Digital Rights + Internet Governance + Innovation Policy

IP Justice Statement to WIPO General Assembly July 2022

IP Justice submitted the following statement to the 63rd WIPO General Assembly, which was held 14-22 July 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland:  IP Justice Statement Issues Raised: Proposed Broadcast Treaty Domain Name & Country Names Issue Intellectual Property Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines and Medicines IP Justice's Statement at the WIPO 63/GA was drafted by Solveig Legoupil.

California’s Legal Battle with Net Neutrality

ACA CONNECTS v BONTA: CALIFORNIA’S LEGAL BATTLE WITH NET NEUTRALITY, EXPLAINED By Tanuj Dayal (also available as a .pdf) On January 28, 2022, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (“Ninth Circuit”), in the case of ACA Connects v. Bonta[1], affirmed the decision of the United States District Court [...]

Civil Society and Industry Opposition to SHOP SAFE in the Final COMPETES Legislation

On 3 May 2022, a coalition of 38 civil society organizations, trade associations, and companies wrote to U.S. Congressional leaders to share their collective opposition to H.R. 5374, the Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-commerce (SHOP SAFE) Act.  IP Justice joined in this diverse coalition letter to warn against the [...]

IP Justice Requests USTR Take Canada Off the Special 301 “Naughty” List

IP Justice responded to a question posed from the USTR to IP Justice regarding its submission in the 2022 Special 301 Annual Review Process. Specifically, the USTR asked IP Justice to answer: What has changed in the past year that warrants Canada’s removal from the Special 301 List? IP Justice stated that Canada did not [...]

Misguided INFORM ACT Creates Opportunity to Abuse Competitors in Online Marketplaces

Controversial Bill Inserted into COMPETES Act Threatens Privacy Rights and Entry of New Participants By Alyssa Aguilar On October 5, 2021 Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Congressman Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced the INFORM (Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces for Consumers) Act.  This proposed legislation hopes to combat the online sale of stolen, [...]

SHOP SAFE: Ill-Considered Counterfeiting Bill Misses Mark

Making Online Marketplaces Liable for Contributory Trademark Infringement Will Harm Consumers By Alyssa Aguilar In an attempt to protect consumers from defective and unsafe counterfeit products online, Senator Coons (D-DE) introduced SHOP SAFE (Stopping Harmful Offers on Platforms by Screening Against Fakes in E-commerce Act of 2021) in May 2021. Representative Nadler (D-NY) proposed an [...]

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