The new US administration: still more questions than answers

18-06-2017

Travis Johnson

The new US administration: still more questions than answers

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Companies concerned with IP protection and enforcement are wondering what President Donald Trump’s administration will mean for them, says Travis Johnson of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.

Companies concerned with IP protection and enforcement are wondering what President Donald Trump’s administration will mean for them, says Travis Johnson of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.

While the arrival of a new Presidential administration often comes with a degree of uncertainty, and many questions with regard to the direction of policy, it is safe to say that these questions were more pronounced following the election of Donald Trump. This is particularly so because Trump’s populist rhetoric on the campaign trail—especially on issues such as trade—often seemed to clash with the Republican Party’s more orthodox positions.

As a result, the private sector is watching closely for indicators of what course the Trump administration will take on a number of key issues, from immigration and energy to innovation and infrastructure. Equally important is how he’ll manage and cooperate with his own party’s leadership in the House and Senate. With regard to IP, here are a few key matters on which rights owners will be keeping a close eye.


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