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Colombia and the US look to reinforce IP policies

By Vera Abogados - 06/03/2018
Colombia and the US look to reinforce IP policies

Government representatives from Colombia and the United States met in Bogota to talk about a new approachment that will reinforce policies for Intellectual Property protection.

“Many people still do not understand the seriousness of trademark infringement. But when they buy something counterfeited they are supporting this crime. Thus the two countries we will work together to generate greater awareness in this regard”, announced Ann Chaitovitz, a US intellectual property (IP) attaché based in Lima, Peru, to Radio Santa Fe.

"We need a criminal policy in which people understand the seriousness of behaviors such as counterfeiting”, added Chaitovitz, which advises US government personnel and national IP offices, and coordinates the United States Patent and Trademark Office activities in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

In that sense, she said it is essential to intensify the training of Colombian officials on IP crimes, as well as raising awareness among citizens. 

By Vera Abogados - 06/03/2018
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