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Tour to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

June 12, 2014


State Dept Image/Jun 12, 2014/Arlington, Virginia
Date: 06/12/2014 Location: Arlington, Virginia Description: Foreign media visit the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center on a Washington Foreign Press Center sponsored reporting tour. - State Dept Image

June 12, 2014; Arlington, Virginia
Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Stephanie Kuck
Telephone: 202-504-6354; email: kucksr2@state.gov  

The Washington Foreign Press Center organized a tour to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR) in Arlington, Virginia, to explore the U.S. government’s efforts to combat global intellectual property (IP) theft. IPR Center Director Lev Kubiak briefed journalists on the nature and global challenges of IP theft. The brief included an interactive analysis on how technology makes it more difficult to identify counterfeit items and the entities that sell them. Journalists were also shown various examples of counterfeit items confiscated through interagency and international collaboration. Nineteen journalists from China, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Japan, Korea, Macedonia, Spain, and Yemen participated on this tour