PRO-IP Act Law and Legal Definition

PRO-IP Act (“Act”) increases both civil and criminal penalties for trademark and copyright infringement. This Act is officially known as the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008. This Act establishes a new executive branch office to the Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Representative (USIPER). This Act also empowers the Department of Justice to conduct civil suits on behalf of private copyright holders.