11 April 2017
Virginia
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Trump to nominate new IP enforcement coordinator


US President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate a new intellectual property enforcement coordinator in the White House.

Vishal Amin, who currently serves as senior counsel on the House judiciary committee, was targeted for the post on 7 April.

Earlier in his career, Amin worked as associate director for domestic policy in the administration of George W Bush.

Amin will take over from former Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton partner Daniel Marti, who served as the IP enforcement coordinator under President Barack Obama.

The coordinator is charged with developing and implementing the administration's overall strategy for the enforcement of IP.

The coordinator could be a key role for a Trump administration highly focused on trade. Earlier in April, Trump issued an executive order that includes a provision to implement strategies to address the influx of illegal counterfeit goods into the US.

The executive order specifically requires US Customs and Border Protection to share more information about imported fake goods with rights holders.

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