The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“We congratulate Victoria Espinel on her nomination to be the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. She is well qualified for the position, having served as the assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation. We look forward to working with her upon confirmation by the Senate. We believe she will be fair in her approach to intellectual property enforcement issues.”
Note: The Obama Administration was required to appoint an Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (a so-called “IP Czar”) by Sec. 301 of the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008, which was signed into law by then-President Bush on Oct. 13, 2008.
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