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Jose Marquez, President and CEO of TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, the premier voice for Latinos in the technology industry leading issued the following statement today after the Senate voted to confirm Daniel “Danny” Marti as the next Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator:
 
“Intellectual property is an important part of the advancement of tech businesses on the net.  This new position can play a unique role in protecting created works while also fostering creativity and innovation by bringing a variety of voices into the policy discussion which Mr. Marti, will excel at due IP and Trademark work at  Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.  LISTA looks forward to working with Mr. Marti in the future to help drive awareness that improve the lives and grows our economy and ensure intellectual property policy continues to help our community.”    
 

Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator – Danny Marti – White House Bio

IPEC Coordinator Danny MartiDanny Marti currently serves as the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator within the Executive Office of the President. Mr. Marti was nominated by President Obama in August 2014, and Mr. Marti took office in March 2015 following unanimous (92-0) confirmation by the United States Senate. The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Coordinator is charged with developing the Administration’s intellectual property enforcement strategy and is the primary office responsible for coordinating the efforts of the U.S. Government criminal, national security, and economic agencies engaged in intellectual property policy and enforcement.

Prior to joining the Administration, Mr. Marti was a Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he specialized in the protection, management and enforcement of intellectual property in the United States and abroad. Mr. Marti advised clients in connection with international trademark portfolio management, licensing, and other intellectual property-based transactions, and represented clients in a wide range of cases involving trademarks, false advertising, unfair competition, copyrights, trade secrets, cybersquatting and computer fraud and abuse matters before various U.S. federal courts, as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Within Kilpatrick Townsend, Mr. Marti held multiple leadership roles, including serving as the Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Asset Acquisitions & Transactions Group.

Mr. Marti has served on several professional associations and charitable boards, including the International Trademark Association and the American Cancer Society’s National Capital Region Corporate Council. Mr. Marti received a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law.