Mr. Vishal Amin, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) from the Executive Office of the President of the US (The White House) visited AmCham Croatia to discuss IP enforcement, counterfeits, and digital piracy.
Beside Mr. Amin, his colleagues Ms. Susan Wilson, Intellectual Property Attaché for the EU and European Comission, Mr. Matthew Kohner, IPEC Policy Advisor and John McNair, Department of Homeland Security Investigations, National IPR Center participated in the meeting together with representatives of AmCham IPR Task Force.
Ms. Andrea Doko Jelušić, Executive Director of AmCham Croatia presented the activities that AmCham has conducted in the field of IPR such as publishing the position paper “Recommendations for Improving the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Protection in Croatia”, organization of series of workshops with Customs Administration and education of judges.
Mr. Amin talked about the importance and focus of this administration to IP, especially lawful e-commerce (movement of goods) and fighting counterfeiting and piracy.
The meeting was also an opportunity for Mr. Amin to get acquainted with the experiences of AmCham member companies in the field of IP enforcement.