In late 2008, President Bush signed the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (PRO-IP) into law. The PRO-IP Act made significant changes to US copyright and trademark laws. These changes allow rights owners to more aggressively police copyright and trademark violations. They also enhance the ability of federal law enforcement agencies to pursue counterfeiting and IP piracy.
My colleagues Nicole Galli and Tony Lovensheimer of Pepper Hamilton LLP recently published an article providing more detail about the PRO-IP Act. For the full article, click here.
For the text of the PRO-IP Act, along with a previous post on this site relating to the bill when it was pending before Congress, click here.