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The White House, Executive Order 13565: Establishment of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Advisory Committees (Feb. 8, 2011); 76 Fed. Reg. 7681 (Feb. 11, 2011) (full-text).


This Executive Order established two Intellectual Property Enforcement Advisory Committees:

  • Intellectual Property Enforcement Advisory Committee, and
  • Senior Intellectual Property Enforcement Advisory Committee.

Headed by the recently appointed Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), Victoria Espinel, the two committees will consist of heads and representatives of the highest federal departments to

strengthen the efforts of the Federal Government to encourage innovation through the effective and efficient enforcement of laws protecting copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and other forms of intellectual property, both in the United States and abroad, including matters relating to combating infringement, and thereby support efforts to reinvigorate the Nation’s global competitiveness, accelerate export growth, promote job creation, and reduce threats posed to national security and to public health and safety . . .