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Government Assistance and Influence

1. Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, etc., need to be registered in every country where a company does business (desires to protect its interest in its intellectual property). Research and comment upon situations where the country is not a Signatory to the international Intellectual Property Agreements and countries that are lax in enforcing such agreements

2. Government assistance to companies, often referred to as Corporate Welfare, is a very controversial issue in trade agreements. Research and discuss how governments influence and effect national competitiveness. Also discuss the resent government Bailout of the banking and automotive industries.

3. Government assistance to companies, often referred to as Corporate Welfare, is a very controversial issue in trade agreements. Research and discuss how governments influence and effect national competitiveness. This Conference should also discuss the resent government Bailout of the banking and automotive industries

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1. Afghanistan is a country that is not a signatory to the international intellectual property agreements, which makes it very difficult to protect international intellectual property within this country. Due to these factors, many business organizations are reluctant to conduct business operations at high technical levels within this country due to the fact that there is no governmental means by which to protect their highly sensitive and advanced intellectual property. Iran and Iraq are also countries that are not signatories to the international intellectual property agreements, which make it imperative that businesses that are conducting business operations within these countries develop a means by which to protect their intellectual property from being stolen. China is a ...

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