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IPR Center: “We still have companies who don’t know we exist”

Ellie Mertens, New York

Steve Francis, director of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), tells Managing IP about its brand protection support for small businesses, the importance of IP education and the counterfeiting challenges that brands face

What are some trends you’ve noticed in counterfeiting?Many of our export-related crimes involve the illegal export of US technology. What we are realising is that most criminals are not “crime specific” in the sense that they are only committing one...

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