US on the search for a new ‘IP czar’ as Espinel leaves role

In issue 43, WTR predicted the people and events most likely to shape the trademark world in the next 18 months – with ‘IP czar’ Victoria Espinel one of the names singled out to watch. Strike one for WTR then, as it has emerged that Espinel left the role this month, with the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ Howard Shelanski taking up the hot-seat until a new coordinator is named.

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