December 18, 2017

ACU Leads Coalition Urging Strong IP Protections for Any Renegotiated NAFTA Deal

Dear Ambassador Lighthizer,

“Intellectual property is a driving force in today’s global economy of constant innovation. It is the wellspring of American economic growth and job creation. With the rise of the digital economy, it has become even more critical that we protect intellectual property rights and preserve freedom of contract rather than create regulatory barriers to creativity, growth, and innovation. …We call for strong action by Congress and a new Republican president to enforce intellectual property laws against all infringers, whether foreign or domestic.”

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and the millions of Americans we represent, we agree with President Trump, who affirmed these words when he accepted his party’s nomination for the Presidency of the United States. Therefore, we urge you to strengthen intellectual property rights for the Digital Age in a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)—because property rights, especially Intellectual Property (IP) rights, are the foundation of a strong digital economy.

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