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  • (d) TRAINING.—The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce shall ensure that each intellectual property attach´e appointed under subsection (b) is fully trained for the responsibilities of the position before assuming duties at the United States embassy or diplomatic mission to which the attach´e is assigned.
  • (e) COORDINATION.—The activities of intellectual property attach´es under this section shall be determined in consultation with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. The Director shall assist in coordinating the policy priorities and activities of the intellectual property attach´es and oversee administrative and personnel matters.
  • (f) TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.—
    • (1) CONSISTENCY.—Using existing resources, all training and technical assistance provided by intellectual property attach´es appointed under subsection (b), or under other authority, relating to intellectual property enforcement and protection abroad shall be designed to be consistent with the policy and country-specific priorities set forth in the most recent report of USTR under section 182(a) of the Trade Act of 1974.
    • (2) ROLE OF IPEC.—Such training and technical assistance programs shall be carried out in consultation with the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. The Director shall assist in coordinating the training and technical assistance programs conducted by intellectual property attach´es.
  • (g) ACTIVITIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES.—In the case of countries that are not identified under section 182(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, the activities of Federal departments and agencies with respect to intellectual property rights in those countries, intellectual property programs and outreach of the United States Government in those countries, and training and technical assistance programs of the United States Government relating to intellectual property in those countries may be conducted to the extent they are consistent with compelling commercial or foreign policy interests of the United States.
  • (h) REPORTS TO CONGRESS.—The Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator shall include in the annual report submitted under section 314 of the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (15 U.S.C. 8114) on the activities of the advisory committee established under section 301 of that Act (15 U.S.C. 8111) information on the appointment, designation for assignment, and activities of all intellectual property attach´es of any Federal department or agency who are serving abroad.

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