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The International Code Council announced this week that Jordana Rubel has joined its staff as General Counsel. Rubel will oversee the organization’s legal matters with a particular emphasis on preserving and protecting its intellectual property rights.
Joining the Code Council from the United States Copyright Office where she held the title of Assistant General Counsel, Rubel has extensive experience in copyright litigation and trademark cases. Prior to that, Rubel was an associate with several D.C.-area law firms where she litigated copyright and trademark cases in federal court. Rubel holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Emory University School of Law, as well as degrees from both Harvard University and Haverford College.
“We are pleased to welcome Jordana to the Code Council,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “We are confident the expertise and knowledge Jordana brings will play a vital role in enhancing our copyright protection, which is critical to the continuation of developing codes and standards.”
The Code Council can only operate at its highest potential through revenues derived from the publication, sale, and licensing of standards, which is made possible by the protection of copyright laws. Without copyright protection for codes and standards, resource-limited government agencies would have to undertake the difficult and expensive task of replicating the current code development system. This system operates with openness, transparency, and balance, and has been highly effective in protecting public health and safety.
“After over 15 years of litigating copyright and trademark cases in federal court, I am thrilled to bring my experience to the Code Council and help continue its legacy of ensuring the safety of the built environment for future generations to come,” Rubel said.
More information on the importance of copyright protection can be found here.
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