About the Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center (GIPSC)

GIPSC was established in March 2005 to provide its clients with of intellectual property (IP) related services, traditional and non-traditional.  Today, intellectual property is about much more than acquiring rights and the commercial exploitation of such rights.  Today, intellectual property is at the center of attention in international trade and law enforcement issues.

GIPSC works to provide clients with domestic and international services that will complement existing IP strategies and add a new dimension to clients’ existing efforts.  All clients receive the personal attention of GIPSC’s founder, Timothy Trainer, and benefit from his extensive government and industry experiences.  Because today’s intellectual property challenges bring entities with common interests together, GIPSC recognizes the benefits associated with serving clients who share common interests as a group.   This approach, where feasible, permits GIPSC to leverage resources effectively and permits clients to realize the associated cost efficiencies.  GIPSC provides a wide array of services, some of which are described below.


1)      Domestic Perspective


The domestic services for IP owners focus on developing and providing diagnostics to determine the IP owners’ internal protection and enforcement capabilities.  In addition, GIPSC, on behalf of clients, seeks to engage both Executive and Legislative Branches of the U.S. Government.  In the Executive Branch, numerous agencies are involved in monitoring progress of trading partners concerning efforts to improve the environment for IP protection, providing IP-related training, and negotiating new government-to-government agreements.  The Legislative Branch is constantly introducing bills to change domestic IP laws.  Recently, new IP caucuses have been formed in Congress and more committees appear to be interested in IP matters and are potential supporters of stronger domestic and international agreements.


GIPSC can assist clients in identifying agencies and individuals involved in both domestic operational IP protection and enforcement and policy development positions.  Both operational enforcement and policy implementation are critical components to a successful corporate IP strategy.


2)      International Perspective


International IP issues have proliferated in recent years.  The international community’s agreement to reduce and eliminate trade barriers has resulted in increased global trade.  Increased trade is linked to the need for greater vigilance against trade in counterfeit and pirate products.  The increased international trade activity requires improved understanding of the importance of IP around the world.  The current threat to IP assets requires constant re-evaluation of corporate enforcement programs and the ability to demonstrate the links between strong IP protection and economic development, which are not mutually exclusive as some opponents of increased enforcement may believe.


Internationally, GIPSC can assist clients in a variety of ways.  GIPSC can provide clients with tools to improve their understanding of foreign IP enforcement systems, identify IP initiatives that will assist clients, identify trends in enforcement that can be pursued in foreign markets, engage foreign officials on clients’ behalf and develop enforcement training and education programs for clients to be delivered either to internal staff or to foreign officials.


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