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Statement on the Nomination of Andrei Iancu as Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
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On Friday, August 25, 2017 Andrei Iancu was nominated as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Chair and President Brian O’Shaughnessy has issued a statement on the nomination:

"We offer our congratulations and best wishes to Andrei Iancu on his nomination as undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property (IP), and director of the USPTO," said O'Shaughnessy. "We applaud the nomination of such a notable intellectual-property expert who has wide-ranging experience in the field, and who has represented a broad range of clients in diverse matters. We believe that Iancu’s nomination re-affirms our nation’s respect for IP protection as a driver of economic growth, as a valuable incentive for innovation, and as a tool for speeding innovation to market for the benefit of all."

"We encourage the U.S. Senate to promptly take up Iancu’s nomination. We look forward to working with Iancu, and we encourage him to call on us as he discharges his duties toward an IP protection system affording durable, reliable, and equitable property rights in a manner consistent with both public and private interest," said O'Shaughnessy.