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Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

It's no secret that private property rights constitute a natural human right, as well as the foundation for prosperity and innovation across time and geography.  And among the forms of private property, it's important to recognize that intellectual property (IP) constitutes a core component.

For proof, look no further than the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's annual International IP Index, which year after year confirms the cause-and-effect relationship between IP protections and prosperity:

The most up-to-date data on the benefits of IP protection reveals that IP is, in fact, a critical instrument for countries seeking to enhance access to innovation, grow domestic innovative output, and enjoy the dynamic growth benefits of an innovative economy.  …[more]

April 26, 2017 • 10:37 am

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CFIF Applauds Trump Order Granting Approval to Dakota Access Pipeline Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 24 2017

Today, President Donald Trump signed executive actions advancing the Dakota Access Pipeline.  In response, Timothy Lee, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs for the Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) issued the following statement: 

"Today, President Trump signed executive actions advancing the Dakota Access Pipeline, thereby helping restore faith in due process of law. Company officials followed the letter of the law in their completion of the approval process, and it is a relief to see that diligence recognized by President Trump.

"CFIF anticipates a timely completion of Dakota Access, which paves the way for safe, reliable access to critical energy resources across the region." 

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