WASHINGTON, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Alliance for Jobs and Innovation (NAJI) added the National IPR Center's Report IP Theft Button to the NAJI website, providing business leaders and citizens an expanded ability to report IP theft and potentially harmful products. The Report IP Theft Button is currently displayed on over 190 websites, including sites belonging to U.S. Embassies, Government agencies, and businesses.
"The threat from counterfeit goods is prevalent and shows no sign of abating," said IPR Center Director Bruce Foucart. "As the world grows evermore interconnected, the need to protect intellectual property rights will continue to intensify. One of the key components in combating counterfeit goods is public education. Without adequate public awareness and clear channels for reporting these potentially harmful products, criminals are afforded a license to reoffend. We here at the IPR Center congratulate and support all the efforts of NAJI to help raise public awareness, and put these criminals on notice."
NAJI and its over 400 manufacturing, high-tech, business association, and academic members are committed to ending unfair competition by stopping the theft of data, trade secrets, and other IP. "NAJI was created to help manufacturers and other businesses find a solution when theft occurs and raise awareness about the issue of IP theft," said NAJI President Rob McKenna. "Manufacturing and business is already tough enough without having competitors stealing IP. We encourage victims of IP theft to use the IPR Center Button to report such thefts."
Information submitted using the Report IP Theft Button will be reviewed promptly by IPR Center staff and disseminated to IPR Center partners for appropriate investigative response and tactical use. Additional resources that may aid in reporting thefts and other violations of intellectual property rights can be found on the IPR Center's websites: http://www.iprcenter.gov/.
NAJI is a nonpartisan organization of concerned manufacturers, associations, academics and other businesses. We work together to protect the tools and technologies that U.S. companies use to compete, innovate and succeed. NAJI members are committed to ending unfair competition by stopping the theft of data, trade secrets, and other IP. For more information, visit www.NAJI.org
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