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  • Title: Q&A: TransAtlantic Business Dialogue | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Home.. Q A: TransAtlantic Business Dialogue.. Q&A: TransAtlantic Business Dialogue.. October 2, 2012.. |.. Anti-corruption.. SHARE:.. We recently had the opportunity to talk with.. Kathryn Hauser.. , the US Executive Director of the.. TransAtlantic Business Dialogue.. (TABD) an organization of chief executive officers from American and European businesses working together with government leaders to strengthen transatlantic economic relations.. Q/ Tell us about TABD and the organization s mission.. TABD was convened by the U.. S.. Government and the European Commission in 1995 to serve as the official dialogue between American and European business leaders and U.. cabinet secretaries and EU commissioners on the transatlantic economic relationship.. Our goal is to achieve the freest possible exchange of capital, goods, services, people and ideas across the Atlantic.. We advocate for a barrier-free transatlantic market that will serve as a catalyst for global trade and investment.. Q/ What progress has been made?.. In 1995, the trade landscape was completely different.. Companies were very much either American or European.. Today, companies and business leaders think in terms of being global and serving customers in every corner of the world.. Fifteen years ago, the transatlantic relationship was primarily a trade relationship.. Today, the cross-Atlantic trade and investment relationship exceeds $5 trillion in commercial sales each year and employs more than 15 million workers.. Investment drives the relationship and, in fact, is three times greater than trade alone.. Because the transatlantic market is so tightly integrated and intertwined, people are surprised to learn of the scale of the cross investment relationship.. Here s an example of the cross-Atlantic employment of two major companies: Siemens, traditionally viewed as a German company, actually has 60,000 employees in the US; and GE, a US company, employs some 70,000 in the European Union.. We have a transatlantic economy and it is imperative that business and government work together to help stimulate innovation, job creation and economic growth.. Q/ How have the issues changed?.. A key focus of TABD in its early years was on driving regulatory cooperation between the U.. and EU.. Divergences of the American and European approaches to regulation have created unnecessary or duplicative requirements, slow time-to-market for products and services, and result in added costs for companies.. We have spent a great deal of time over the years trying to better understand each other s regulatory processes and identifying areas where regulations could be harmonized, made equivalent or streamlined.. Yet, significant regulatory hurdles remain and this continues to be a major issue for the transatlantic business community.. A good example of an issue that has changed over the years is intellectual property protection (IPR).. In 1995, TABD companies in both regions tended to focus on counterfeits and violations of trademarks for luxury and consumer brands.. The scale of global counterfeiting has  ...   proprietary information from private companies.. The impact of trade secret theft can be devastating, with information that has taken years to innovate, being lost in a matter of minutes.. Over the coming months, TABD will be working with the US-EU Working Group on IPR to elicit perspectives on the multi-faceted nature of this IP challenge and its implications for transatlantic competitiveness.. Q/ What is the current focus of TABD?.. In 2007 the U.. -EU Summit Leaders created the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) to be the high-level forum for addressing transatlantic business issues.. TABD is the official business advisor to the TEC and we have been instrumental in driving the work program of the TEC to address key issues of innovation and competitiveness.. IPR features prominently in our work in the TEC because IPR protection is a critical tool to promote innovation and create American and European manufacturing jobs, which, in turn, will enable a resurgence of American and European economic growth.. Furthermore, IPR protection because it fosters innovation in the economy enables the development and uptake of solutions to a range of global challenges with respect to the inter-related issues of the economy, development, environment and health.. The global framework for IPR protection, which is essential to the continued success of TABD member companies businesses in meeting the needs of the market and related challenges, is currently under serious threat in several multilateral forums and emerging markets that TABD member companies depend upon to grow their product and service businesses.. In addition to our role in the TEC, TABD is playing an advisory role to the High-Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth, a body created by the U.. -EU Summit Leaders in 2011.. This High-Level Working Group is tasked with preparing recommendations due to the Summit Leaders by the end of this year to deepen the transatlantic economic and commercial relationship through ambitious trade, investment and regulatory policy initiatives.. TABD supports the launch on negotiations on a comprehensive transatlantic agreement that liberalizes trade across the board.. Q/ Any last comments?.. Many people would be surprised to learn that transatlantic trade represents 50 percent of the world s GDP in terms of value.. # # #.. SUBSCRIBE.. TAGS.. Intellectual Property (46).. Anti-corruption (36).. Supply Chain (17).. Intellectual Property Protection (17).. Counterfeit (15).. Global Supply Chains (11).. Compliance (9).. Trade Secret Theft (8).. IP (5).. FCPA (2).. Corporate Social Responsibility (2).. Events (1).. risk mitigation (1).. corporate compliance (1).. fighting corruption (1).. FEATURED STORIES.. Intellectual Property Protection: Not Just for the Legal Department.. Fighting Corruption: Good for Corporations.. Pilot Update: IP Protection Status – Insight on Asia.. IN THE NEWS.. Foreign Affairs: How to Protect Intellectual Property by CREATe’s Pamela Passman.. Visit News Events.. 2 days 16 hours.. 2 days 22 hours.. 3 days 21 hours..

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  • Title: Global Economics of Intellectual Property | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Keith Maskus: Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century.. September 28, 2012.. Intellectual Property.. Create.. org Advisory Council member, Keith Maskus, launched his new book yesterday at the Peter G.. Peterson Institute for International Economics.. The book:.. Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century.. highlights four ideas:.. The establishment of an easily  ...   and encouragement of competition in national and international collection societies.. The introduction of a small levy placed on applications for industrial property (to protect patents, GI s, PVRs, trademarks and renewals, possibly copyrighted content) to fund better enforcement measures.. A coordinated announcement that technology transfer for development and public needs is a clear global priority.. Watch a video of Keith Maskus presentation.. here.. Order Private Rights and Public Problems..

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  • Title: Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property in Emerging Markets | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: CREATe s Pamela Passman: Protecting Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property in Emerging Markets.. CREATe's Pamela Passman: Protecting Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property in Emerging Markets.. September 19, 2012.. This week, Pamela Passman, the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of CREATe.. org, will speak at the.. 2012 Thomson Reuters Emerging Markets Investment Compliance Forum.. in New York, NY.. The conference brings together industry leaders and compliance experts to discuss the challenges and risks of doing business within rapidly  ...   in the last five years.. For multinational corporations, the protection of trade secrets and intellectual property becomes increasingly complex with the globalization of supply chains.. In the panel discussion, Stuart D.. Levi, Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology, Outsourcing, Privacy, and Media and Entertainment at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom LLP Affiliates, will join Passman to share insights into proactive solutions businesses can use in order to protect intellectual property and data, while remaining competitive in the global marketplace..

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  • Title: Trade Secret Theft in Supply Chains | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: May 1, 2012.. ,.. Supply Chain.. Today, CREATe.. org released a white paper highlighting the prevalence and escalated risk of trade secret theft to multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in global markets.. This paper aims to spark a more public dialogue about how far-reaching and deeply challenging the trade secret issue is for MNCs, and to offer companies practical guidance on securing their supply chains and mitigating the significant risks and costs associated with trade secret theft.. Trade secret misappropriation is a threat that raises barriers for people, economies, and businesses that compete fairly.. It harms efforts to create jobs and stimulate growth.. It also provokes counterproductive behavior that  ...   falls on individual companies.. As such, MNCs would benefit from playing a more deliberate and proactive role in protecting their trade secrets across their global supplier networks.. Among the paper s key guidance for MNCs is that proactive measures must be implemented across organizations to prevent rampant trade secret theft.. These measures include:.. Conducting a strategic assessment of trade secrets;.. Undertaking appropriate pre-contractual due diligence;.. Employing strong contractual protections, backed by enforceable audit rights and penalties;.. Utilizing appropriate operational and security measures; and.. Ensuring appropriate action after a business relationship has ended.. For more information or to learn how to get involved in our efforts, email us at.. info@create..

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  • Title: Counterfeits Uncovered in DOD Supply Chain | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Counterfeits Uncovered in DOD Supply Chain.. May 23, 2012.. Counterfeit.. This week, the Senate Armed Services Committee released a.. report.. documenting a year-long investigation into counterfeit electronics in the Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain.. Among the findings, it was revealed that there were counterfeits found in assemblies intended for Special Operations helicopters, and in a Navy surveillance plane among 1,800 cases of bogus parts.. From these and other cases, suspect counterfeit parts involved exceeded one million.. The investigation was launched by.. Sen.. Carl Levin, D-Mich.. , the committee s chairman, and Ranking Member.. John McCain, R-Ariz.. They stated in the announcement:.. Our report outlines how this flood of counterfeit parts, overwhelmingly from China, threatens national security, the safety of  ...   electronic parts to infiltrate critical U.. military systems, risking our security and the lives of the men and women who protect it, said McCain.. As directed by last year s Defense Authorization bill, the Department of Defense and its contractors must attack this problem more aggressively, particularly since counterfeiters are becoming better at shielding their dangerous fakes from detection.. An.. article.. today mentions that DOD officials continue to step up action and also work closely with the White House s.. intellectual property coordinator.. to strengthen reporting requirements and contracting clauses through changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.. The DOD will also work closely with law enforcement agencies to investigate the situation and prosecute those convicted and debar companies supplying counterfeit parts..

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  • Title: TI Launches Annual Report on Bribery | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: TI Launches Annual Report on Bribery.. September 12, 2012.. Last week, anti-corruption organization Transparency International released its annual progress report on country compliance with the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (OECD Anti-Bribery Convention).. This latest report shows that increased enforcement seems to be a growing trend and one that shows no signs of abating.. It is not just a U.. Issue anymore enforcement has now gone global.. The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requires signatories to legally combat bribery within their countries.. According to Transparency International, the 39 signatory countries of the convention represent approximately 67% of exports and 75% of foreign investment globally.. The report states that 53% of the world s exports come from countries with moderate to active enforcement of the OECD Convention.. The United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Norway and Switzerland are among the countries that most actively  ...   Germany.. 52 cases in Switzerland.. 32 cases in Italy.. The progress report also encourages further enforcement of country-specific anti-corruption legislation.. Eighteen countries were benchmarked at having little to no enforcement and many exporting countries are not signatories to the convention; including China, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia and others.. Transparency International recommends the following to increase enforcement:.. Strengthen government support.. Active intervention of the OECD Secretary General and Executive Council.. Increase adherence to the convention from China, India, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.. At CREATe, we realize that all companies where ever they are headquartered and where ever they do business must be able to demonstrate that their compliance programs are effective.. While companies may not be able to impact enforcement strategies, they can share leading practices to raise the bar on compliance globally.. Explore.. to find out how to effectively combat corruption and encourage responsible business practices.. Download the Full Report here:.. Transparency International..

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  • Title: Benefits of Collective Action | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: The Benefits of Collective Action: Insights from Harvard s Jane Nelson.. The Benefits of Collective Action: Insights from Harvard's Jane Nelson.. September 5, 2012.. Why is collective collaboration essential to solving some of the world s most complex problems?.. Jane Nelson, Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, shared her perspectives on this topic after speaking at a  ...   that a single, proactive multi-national corporation can make progress towards certain ethical standards.. However, for significant and actual change to occur, groups of businesses, governments and civil society organizations must coalesce and work together.. In another.. video.. , Ms.. Nelson explains how CREATe can be a rallying point for all these different actors on the issues of Intellectual Property (IP) protection and anti-corruption..

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  • Title: CREATe Presents at ABPI Congress in Brazil | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: CREATe Presents at ABPI Congress in Brazil.. August 28, 2012.. This week, CREATe s President and CEO Pamela Passman will join Intellectual Property thought leaders and senior practitioners from across South America at the.. XXXII International Congress on Intellectual Property.. in Sao Paulo, Brazil.. The annual event, hosted by ABPI the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association features a program covering a broad range of IP issues important to Brazilian companies from IP rights around biotech, manufacturing and exporting to the latest global developments in patent, copyright and trademark law.. Passman is participating in a.. panel discussion.. on challenges and opportunities  ...   of Software Companies (ABES).. Rodrigo Ouro Preto, Vice President at the International Law Commission.. In the presentation, Passman will discuss CREATe.. org s approach to building compliance by helping companies work with their suppliers to improve processes around the management of IP protection and anti-corruption.. At the event, CREATe is sharing a booth with.. ETCO.. , the Brazilian Institute for Ethics in Competition.. ECTO, a non-governmental organization (NGO) was founded with the mission To promote ethics in competition and fiscal balance striving to business development in a fair and attractive environment for investments.. Link to event:.. http://bit.. ly/SsxL9k.. Program:.. ly/MRiLBs..

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  • Title: Intellectual Property - Innovation and Economic Growth | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Intellectual Property: Powerhouse for Innovation and Economic Growth.. August 21, 2012.. Allen Dixon, CREATe s IP Counsel, was the principal author for a.. prepared by the ICC s Commission on Intellectual Property that explores the role of intellectual property rights (IPR) in economies both advanced and developing.. The report analyzes the benefits that can be realized in five different areas if intellectual property is adequately protected.. Here are some of the key points:.. Benefits to the economy.. As economies get more advanced, their value will be increasingly dependent on intangible goods including IP related to inventions, brands and other works.. Strong IPR will help the firms in these knowledge economies realize the full value of their products which will raise the national GDP and allow the firms to hire more employees.. Robust IPR attracts foreign direct investment and promotes technology transfers to developing countries which in turn, drives development and economic growth.. An OECD.. study.. found that a 1% increase in the strength of patent protection correlates to a 2.. 8%  ...   helps firms monetize their innovations and grow.. As mentioned above, strong IPR protections will allow firms to realize the full value of their innovations.. Trademarks and other intangible IP assets can substantially enhance a company s market value.. A 2010 Interbrand survey found that the value of IP in the brand alone for the top 10 brands world-wide exceeds $25 billion.. Helps small and medium enterprises.. When venture capitalists know that innovations created by small and medium sized enterprises can be protected, they are more likely to give them more money for R D.. SMEs are more likely to apply for patents, trademarks and designs given their innovative potential when compared to enterprises.. This.. found that, on average, SMEs filed 19% more patent applications, 49% more trademark applications and 109% more design-right applications per employee than their large-firm counterparts.. Consumer benefit.. IPR supports the development of a continuous stream of innovative, competitive products and services that benefit consumers.. IPR (especially trademarks) promote consumer trust and protection against counterfeit and pirated goods..

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  • Title: Global IP Center Launches “IP Delivers” Campaign | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: Global IP Center Launches “IP Delivers” Campaign.. August 17, 2012.. On July 30, 2012 the Global Intellectual Property Center, a part of the U.. Chamber of Commerce, launched their.. IP Delivers.. campaign.. The goal of the campaign is to educate businesses and consumers about the value of intellectual property and role of innovation in the global economy.. focuses on four primary areas in which IP improves economies and benefits consumers: jobs, innovation, safety  ...   of counterfeit or pirated goods, in particular unsafe goods and malware.. The campaign also aims to secure intellectual property protections and promote pro-innovation policies, such as improved protections for patents, copyrights and trademarks.. The ultimate goal of the campaign is provide online resources and information to policymakers and innovators with the hope that better information will build an environment in which IP is more protected and respected.. [.. Image.. via The Global IP Center]..

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  • Title: ETCO: Impact of Corruption on Development | CREATe.org
    Descriptive info: ETCO: A Brazilian NGO dedicated to ethical business competition.. August 14, 2012.. What is the impact of corruption on development of emerging economies? That is the topic of discussion at an.. event.. this week being sponsored by the Brazilian Institute for Ethics in Competition (ETCO).. At the session, participants will discuss the ways businesses and political institutions can work together in order to tackle the underlying causes of corruption.. The conference has attracted a number of notable speakers, including:.. Ms.. Ellen Gracie Northfleet, Former Chief Justice of Brazil.. Mr.. Jorge Hage, Chief Minister of the Brazilian Comptroller General s Office.. Otaviano Canuto, Vice President and Head of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM) at the World Bank.. The Brazilian Institute  ...   of unethical business practices and its impact on economic development.. ETCO advocates for.. institutional and legislative improvements.. that will stimulate fair competition and ethical behavior.. ETCO works with government authorities to.. improve current preventative measures and tools.. The Brazilian Institute for Ethics in Competition is led by the Executive Chairman Roberto Abdenur, former Deputy Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to Austria, China, Ecuador, Germany and the United States.. He is one of the most important names in the Brazilian diplomatic community and has spent a lifetime encouraging global development and good governance.. To learn more about ETCO, please visit their website:.. http://www.. etco.. br/about-etco.. php.. [English].. br/.. [Portuguese].. For details about The Impact of Corruption on Development event, please visit:.. valor.. com.. br/seminarios/seminario/corrupcao..

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