The IP Czar

The Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, better known as the “IP Czar” is Daniel H. Marti, managing partner in the D.C. office of the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. He was appointed in April, 2015.

One of Marti’s first tasks after being nominated has been to reconstitute the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinating Committee, of which he is the chair, with senior department and agency heads.

Marti will also coordinate U.S. law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks and also the continuation of the White House’s Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement.

The Strategic Plan was put together by Marti’s predecessor, Victoria A. Espinel. It contains a wealth of information about the counterfeiting problem.

 

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