World Intellectual Property Day, 2020, 23891-23892 [2020-09263]

Download as PDF 23891 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 83 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Title 3— Proclamation 10015 of April 24, 2020 The President World Intellectual Property Day, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation’s history is defined by discovery, ingenuity, and innovation. Americans are known for their resourcefulness and ability to find solutions to a wide range of challenges, including the development of technologies that advance our security, health, and prosperity. This resourcefulness has been a driving force of economic growth and human development since the founding of our Nation, and our future depends on the continued protection of our intellectual property. On World Intellectual Property Day, we renew our resolve to protect and secure the works and innovations of American artists, inventors, and other creators who continually push the boundaries of human knowledge and understanding. Our Founding Fathers recognized the vital role that intellectual property plays in society and in supporting a robust economy. The Intellectual Property Clause of the Constitution reflects their understanding that laws must be in place to ‘‘promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.’’ More than two centuries later, we remain committed to this idea, upholding and strengthening an intellectual property system that encourages greater American innovation and advances our global competitiveness. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC0 My Administration is building on our Nation’s history of securing intellectual property rights. In the United States, intellectual property-intensive industries account for nearly one-third of all employment and approximately 40 percent of our country’s gross domestic product, an estimated $6.6 trillion. To support these industries, in January of this year I signed the United States-MexicoCanada Agreement (USMCA) into law, replacing the outdated and unbalanced North American Free Trade Agreement. USMCA furthers my Administration’s pro-growth agenda by establishing ground-breaking protections for trade secrets, strengthening border security, and enhancing trademark, copyright, and patent provisions. These are the most comprehensive intellectual property standards ever included in a free trade agreement. Additionally, earlier this year I signed an Executive Order on Ensuring Safe and Lawful E-Commerce for United States Consumers, Businesses, Government Supply Chains, and Intellectual Property Rights Holders, which is aimed at finding improved ways to protect intellectual property rights holders from an increasing amount of counterfeit and pirated goods marketed online. The importance of intellectual property has never been more apparent than it is now, as we continue the ongoing battle against the coronavirus. To respond to this national and international emergency, the Federal, State, and local Governments have partnered with the private sector to develop new and powerful tools to combat the spread of the virus and provide care to those in need, focusing every available resource on the fight against the invisible enemy. Relying on strong intellectual property protections, these industries are able to act boldly to invent new tests, begin developing experimental treatments and vaccines, and rapidly produce and reengineer medical equipment to help win this war. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 29, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09263]



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Vol. 85

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April 29, 2020

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The President





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Proclamation 10015--World Intellectual Property Day, 2020


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 83 / Wednesday, April 29, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 10015 of April 24, 2020

                
World Intellectual Property Day, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Our Nation's history is defined by discovery, 
                ingenuity, and innovation. Americans are known for 
                their resourcefulness and ability to find solutions to 
                a wide range of challenges, including the development 
                of technologies that advance our security, health, and 
                prosperity. This resourcefulness has been a driving 
                force of economic growth and human development since 
                the founding of our Nation, and our future depends on 
                the continued protection of our intellectual property. 
                On World Intellectual Property Day, we renew our 
                resolve to protect and secure the works and innovations 
                of American artists, inventors, and other creators who 
                continually push the boundaries of human knowledge and 
                understanding.

                Our Founding Fathers recognized the vital role that 
                intellectual property plays in society and in 
                supporting a robust economy. The Intellectual Property 
                Clause of the Constitution reflects their understanding 
                that laws must be in place to ``promote the progress of 
                science and useful arts, by securing for limited times 
                to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their 
                respective writings and discoveries.'' More than two 
                centuries later, we remain committed to this idea, 
                upholding and strengthening an intellectual property 
                system that encourages greater American innovation and 
                advances our global competitiveness.

                My Administration is building on our Nation's history 
                of securing intellectual property rights. In the United 
                States, intellectual property-intensive industries 
                account for nearly one-third of all employment and 
                approximately 40 percent of our country's gross 
                domestic product, an estimated $6.6 trillion. To 
                support these industries, in January of this year I 
                signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement 
                (USMCA) into law, replacing the outdated and unbalanced 
                North American Free Trade Agreement. USMCA furthers my 
                Administration's pro-growth agenda by establishing 
                ground-breaking protections for trade secrets, 
                strengthening border security, and enhancing trademark, 
                copyright, and patent provisions. These are the most 
                comprehensive intellectual property standards ever 
                included in a free trade agreement. Additionally, 
                earlier this year I signed an Executive Order on 
                Ensuring Safe and Lawful E-Commerce for United States 
                Consumers, Businesses, Government Supply Chains, and 
                Intellectual Property Rights Holders, which is aimed at 
                finding improved ways to protect intellectual property 
                rights holders from an increasing amount of counterfeit 
                and pirated goods marketed online.

                The importance of intellectual property has never been 
                more apparent than it is now, as we continue the 
                ongoing battle against the coronavirus. To respond to 
                this national and international emergency, the Federal, 
                State, and local Governments have partnered with the 
                private sector to develop new and powerful tools to 
                combat the spread of the virus and provide care to 
                those in need, focusing every available resource on the 
                fight against the invisible enemy. Relying on strong 
                intellectual property protections, these industries are 
                able to act boldly to invent new tests, begin 
                developing experimental treatments and vaccines, and 
                rapidly produce and reengineer medical equipment to 
                help win this war. These efforts are saving tens

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                of thousands of lives and reflect the unrivaled power 
                of American industry and innovation.

                This month, we pay tribute to our Nation's long history 
                of ingenuity and advancement, and we recommit to 
                protecting, promoting, and prioritizing a business and 
                economic environment that supports those who carry on 
                this legacy. The pioneering spirit of these artists, 
                authors, inventors, and other creators has improved our 
                lives and the lives of millions of people around the 
                world, and will continue to propel us toward a better 
                future.

                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, 2020, as 
                World Intellectual Property Day. I encourage Americans 
                to observe this day to celebrate the benefits of 
                intellectual property to our economy and our country.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-09263
Filed 4-28-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P