NIPLECC

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NIPLECCNational Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination Council
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Created by Congress in 1999, NIPLECC coordinates U.S.
In 2006, NIPLECC adopted the Administration's STOP!
organizational response to international IPR protection and enforcement, particularly that of the National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordinating Council (NIPLECC).
In the 110th Congress, several bills were introduced to repeal and replace NIPLECC. The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (P.L.
(18) NIPLECC, "Report to the President and Congress on Coordination of Intellectual Property Enforcement and Protection," January 2008, pp.
Government Agencies Government FY2008 FY2008 FY2007 Agency Dedicated Activities Dedicated Funding Funding PTO $1.9 Administering patent and $1.8 billion billion trademark applications; policy guidance; training and technical assistance NIPLECC $1 Interagency IPR $900,000 million enforcement coordination Department $13.1 Intellectual property $2.2 million of Justice million investigations and prosecutions; NIPLECC support Copyright $100,000 International Copyright $100,000 Office Institute activities Department $5 Combat intellectual $5 million of State million property piracy under International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Account USAID $2.9 Trade capacity building $2.1 million million for TRIPS and IPR (for 2006) (for 2007) compliance Total $1.92 U.S.
NIPLECC. In addition, the House SSJC Committee Report (H.Rept.
many of the same agencies as NIPLECC, such as Commerce, DOJ, DHS, State,
The FDA is not a part of NIPLECC, but is a participant in
3578) to repeal the mandate for NIPLECC and create a new body called the Intellectual Property Enforcement Network (IPEN) in its place.
However, it does not specify what the establishment of a new interagency body would imply for the status of NIPLECC.
Government Agencies Government IPR Dedicated Activities Agency Funding PTO $1.8 billion Administering patent and trademark applications; policy guidance; training and technical assistance NIPLECC $900,000 Interagency IPR enforcement coordination Department of $2.2 million Intellectual property Justice investigations and prosecutions Copyright Office $100,000 International Copyright Institute activities Department of State $5 million Combat intellectual property piracy under International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Account USAID $2.1 million Trade capacity building for (for 2006) TRIPS and IPR compliance Total $1.81 billion U.S.