Intellectual property task force report [US DOJ]
Intellectual property task force report [US DOJ]

Report of the Department of Justice's Task Force on Intellectual Property, October 12, 2004 [established to explore ways of strengthening the protection of US intellectual property resources]. An accompany DOJ press release notes that in addition to recommendations regarding civil and antitrust enforcement of IP laws, the Task Force's proposals include:

  • Charging and prosecuting all intellectual property crimes whenever federal law applies, including organized crime, fraud, and illegal importation cases, in addition to strengthening the Justice Department's ability to bring those cases;
  • Updating the legal tools that help the United States to charge IP criminals overseas under American law;
  • Encouraging respect for intellectual property rights through youth education programs; and
  • Increasing cooperation with individuals, businesses, and industries that have been victimized by IP theft.

Read the full text of the report. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.