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Industry Associations Back Bill to Protect Fashion Design

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New York–Amended legislation that will provide three years of copyright protection to “unique and original” fashion designs has finally garnered the support of U.S. apparel, accessories and footwear manufacturers who had previously vowed to fight it. The “Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act” was introduced last week by U.S. …

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Business Leaders Welcome Anti-Piracy Strategy

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Washington–Retail associations and other business leaders have welcomed the U.S. government’s first-ever strategy announced this week to fight counterfeiting and intellectual property (IP) theft around the world. In addition to stepping up policing of imports, the Obama administration also sees intellectual-property rights as part of its plan to double exports …