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  • ESA Statement on 2022 Special 301 Report

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    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the U.S. video game industry, today issued the following statement on the 2022 Special 301 Report released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

  • Entertainment Software Association Applauds Confirmation of Kathi Vidal to United States Patent and Trademark Office

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    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry, congratulates Kathi Vidal, unanimously confirmed Tuesday, April 5, 2022 by the United States Senate as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark…

  • Entertainment Software Association Praised United States Trade Representative for 2021 Notorious Markets List

    On February 18, 2022, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) praised the United States Trade Representative (USTR) for its release of the 2021 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy, also known as the Notorious Markets List, which identified 42 online markets and 35 physical markets that reportedly engage…

  • Entertainment Software Association Statement on Successful Piracy Prosecution

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    The Entertainment Software Association issued the following statement on the successful piracy prosecution in the Western District of Washington: "The Entertainment Software Association applauds the United States Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington for the successful prosecution of Gary Bowser, a…

  • 2022 International Intellectual Property Alliance Special 301 Report Submission

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    On January 31, 2022, the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) filed its annual Special 301 Report submission with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). As a member of IIPA, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) contributed information on over 20 countries to highlight intellectual property protection and…

  • The ESA Praises Brazilian Partners for Shutting Down Online Video Game Piracy Websites

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    I am the President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which serves as the voice and advocate for the U.S. video game industry. Our members are the innovators, creators, publishers and business leaders that are reimagining entertainment and transforming how we interact, learn, connect and play.

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