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.
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, affirmed the decision of the United States District Court [...]
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 Files Amicus Brief Against Texas’ Social Media Censorship Law in NetChoice, CCIA v. Paxton
IP Justice Files Amicus Brief Against Texas’ Social Media Censorship Law in NetChoice, CCIA v. Paxton By Alyssa Aguilar On 7 April 2022, IP Justice filed an Amicus Curiae legal brief in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Plaintiff-Appellee’s, NetChoice, and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA). In the case of NetChoice, CCIA [...]
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 [...]
IP Justice Joins Letter to Congress from 38 Civil Society and Industry Orgs to Raise Concerns About SHOP SAFE Act, Which Threatens to Undermine Free Speech, Innovation, Privacy, and Consumer Choice
Read the joint civil society - industry letter on SHOP SAFE Act here. Related: 26 law professors send similar letter on SHOP SAFE Act here.
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, [...]
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 [...]
IP Justice Urges USTR to Consider Broader Policy Goals in Annual “Special 301” Process On 31 January 2022 IP Justice submitted a comment to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) via its “Special 301” annual review process, which evaluates other countries’ laws and practices regarding intellectual property rights. Each year, the USTR’s [...]
From November 20th to 26th, 2021, IP Justice participated in the World Intellectual property Organization (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP)’s Twenty-Seventh Session. The WIPO General Assembly established CDIP in 2008 to convene all WIPO member states, NGOs/IGOs, and observers such as IP Justice to discuss intellectual property (IP) transfer and address the [...]