World Intellectual Property Day, 2019

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 85 (Thursday, May 2, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-09105]
                        Presidential Documents
Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 85 / Thursday, May 2, 2019 /
Presidential Documents
Title 3--
The President
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                Proclamation 9865 of April 25, 2019

World Intellectual Property Day, 2019
                By the President of the United States of America
                A Proclamation
                On World Intellectual Property Day, we celebrate the
                essential role of innovation in the strength and
                expansion of our economy. Our free market continues to
                unleash the imagination of our Nation's talented
                creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs, enabling them
                to develop products that improve and elevate lives
                across our country and around the world. To maintain
                and reinforce our economic competitiveness, we must
                protect intellectual property and related technologies
                so that new industries and innovations can flourish.
                Since the founding, our Nation's incredible
                intellectual property system has empowered Americans to
                make discoveries that have helped us live healthy,
                prosperous, and enjoyable lives. My Administration is
                determined to build on our country's strong tradition
                of protecting intellectual property. Last year, I
                signed the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music
                Modernization Act, which will improve our protection of
                the creative genius of America's extraordinary
                musicians. This groundbreaking legislation modernizes
                our outdated copyright laws so that artists and
                songwriters are justly compensated for the online use
                of their music. Additionally, my Administration
                negotiated the new United States-Mexico-Canada
                Agreement (USMCA), modernizing the North American Free
                Trade Agreement into a 21st century, high-standard
                agreement. The USMCA includes the strongest and most
                comprehensive intellectual property standards of any
                prior free trade agreement. Once approved by the
                Congress, the USMCA will deliver comprehensive
                protections against misappropriation of trade secrets,
                robust border enforcement, and enhanced trademark,
                copyright, and patent provisions that are critical to
                driving innovation, creating economic growth, and
                supporting American jobs. Earlier this month, I also
                issued a memorandum directing my Cabinet to combat
                trafficking in counterfeit and pirated goods in online
                We must stop those actors who engage in unfair and
                unscrupulous practices, including nation states that
                sponsor the theft of American intellectual property. To
                protect our economic and national security, my
                Administration is taking aggressive action to enforce
                both our laws and a fair and reciprocal trade policy.
                For example, a critical part of our ongoing
                negotiations with China includes putting an end to the
                hundreds of billions of dollars of intellectual
                property we lose to China each year. Protecting the
                innovations, creations, and inventions that power our
                country are vital to our economic prosperity and
                national security.
                The theme of this year's World Intellectual Property
                Day is intellectual property in sports. Intellectual
                property is critical to advancing the ability of our
                athletes to compete and increasing the enjoyment of
                sports for fans. We celebrate the innovations of those
                working behind the scenes to create new sports
                equipment, enhance safety, improve branding, and
                broadcast sporting events. From new materials that
                preserve athlete health and promote performance to
                game-changing technological advances in robotics and
                artificial intelligence, intellectual property
                underpins the sports industry.
                Today, we recognize that the success of nearly every
                industry, from entertainment and sports to agriculture
                and technology, depends on a framework that protects
                intellectual property. A brighter and more hopeful
                future is
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                dawning because of the increased attention nations are
                paying to innovation, creativity, and intellectual
                property. As the human mind continues to transcend
                limitations, we will work to empower the creative
                spirit of today's innovators by protecting their hard
                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the
                United States, do hereby proclaim April 26, 2019, as
                World Intellectual Property Day. I encourage Americans
                to observe this day with events and educational
                programs that celebrate the benefits of intellectual
                property to our economy and our country.
                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
                twenty-fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord two
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-

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