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Trump names IP enforcement officer

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump will nominate Vishal Amin to a key intellectual property role in his administration, the White House has confirmed.

Amin, who is currently Senior Counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, is to be named as Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator in the Executive Office of the President.

Earlier in his career he served in the administration of President George W. Bush at the White House, as Associate Director for Domestic Policy.

Commenting on the appointment, the CEO and chairman of Recording Industry Association of America, Cary Sherman, said prompt nomination and consideration of this position “is critical, and we commend President Trump for his choice”.

“The United States intellectual property industries are a vital economic engine for this country, contributing more than US$1 trillion to the economy and hundreds of thousands of workers.”