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AmCham Mongolia and U.S. Department of Commerce host two-day intellectual property rights seminar
Oct 12,2016 1026

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Mongolia, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia, hosted a two-day intellectual property rights seminar entitled, “Technical Assistance Program on Commercial Law: A Look at Intellectual Property Rights in Mongolia” on September 26-27, 2016. The two-day seminar featured insightful presentations by international experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Justice and case studies presentations by AmCham members Microsoft, Mongol HD TV and Anderson and Anderson LLP. Over 50 stakeholders participated and identified concrete actions to improve the IP environment in Mongolia. The Honorable Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, delivered opening remarks at the IPR Seminar and said, “The United States Government and AmCham Mongolia have already began to work together with the Mongolian Government to fully apply current strong tools in Mongolia's intellectual copyrights enforcement regime and to enhance areas where improvement is possible. And while criminal prosecution for intellectual property rights violations is possible in Mongolia, the United States Government, supported by the business community, would like to see Mongolia use criminal prosecution more aggressively to deter intellectual property rights piracy.”