IP under Trump: cautious optimism, for now


IP under Trump: cautious optimism, for now

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On January 23, Donald Trump became the 45th president of the US. But with his IP policies far from clear, there is disagreement over whether Trump’s impact on rights owners will be positive. WIPR investigates.

“Cautiously optimistic” is the sentiment expressed by Terry Clark, member at Bass, Berry & Sims, when talking about the impact of President Donald Trump’s administration on the intellectual property field.

It’s safe to say that Trump’s stance on IP is not clear-cut.

“Although there is currently a lot of uncertainty, we should see a significant impact on IP in the next three to six months, providing a better indication as to where IP is going,” says Clark.

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