"The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (PRO-IP Act) directs the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) to coordinate the development of a Joint Strategic Plan against counterfeiting and infringement. To prepare this Joint Strategic Plan, my office worked closely across numerous Federal agencies and departments and with significant input from the public. We heard from a broad array of Americans and received more than 1,600 public comments with specific and creative suggestions. Federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Commerce (DOC), Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), Justice (DOJ), and State (DOS), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Copyright Office participated in the development of this Joint Strategic Plan. An appendix to this Joint Strategic Plan further details public and government input. Through this process, we identified a number of actions the Federal government will take to enhance the protection of American intellectual property rights: (1). We will lead by example and will work to ensure that the Federal government does not purchase or use infringing products. (2). We will support transparency in the development of enforcement policy, information sharing and reporting of law enforcement activities at home and abroad. (3). We will improve coordination and thereby increase the efficiency and effectiveness of law enforcement efforts at the Federal, state and local level, of personnel stationed overseas and of the U.S. Government's international training efforts."
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