Intellectual Property Rights

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Trump’s China tariffs explained

Following years of unfair trade practices by China, President Trump is directing the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to take action — including a 25 percent tariff on designated goods from China.
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Trump acts to rebalance the U.S.-China trade relationship

President Trump signed an order proposing increased tariffs on designated Chinese imports to address unfair trade practices that threaten U.S. intellectual property rights.
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President Trump unveils security strategy for new era

President Trump maps out a vision that affirms that strong and sovereign states with diverse cultures are the best hope for a peaceful world.
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Pirates in movies are fun, but movie piracy hurts

Movie piracy doesn't just hurt wealthy movie studios. It robs workers of their pay and hurts economies. The Trump administration aims to stop such piracy.
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The price of that music is higher than you think

Everyone likes a bargain. But buying pirated or counterfeit goods can support organized crime. See what the Trump administration is doing about it.
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Here’s how America protects innovators [video]

American prosperity is built on innovation, and protecting the rights of inventors and creators to profit from their work is a priority.
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For a Swiss tech firm’s 2nd headquarters, the U.S. was an...

When the Swiss tech firm Kudelski looked at where to open a second headquarters, it made what executives say was a logical choice: the United States.
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Thomas Edison protected his bright ideas — all 1,093 of them

Patents protect the ideas and work of inventors and are part of a broad category of legal protection known as intellectual property rights.
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Doing business is getting easier

Finding international business investors or creating a startup is becoming easier, according to survey data collected throughout the world.