Jean A. Bonilla
Director, Office of International Intellectual Property Enforcement
Jean Bonilla is a former U.S. diplomat and has worked for the U.S. Government for over 30 years, first as a staffer in the House of Representatives and then with the State Department. She brings more than 20 years of experience with innovation and intellectual property-related issues in overseas markets to the IPE team. Her last assignment abroad was as Counselor for Labor and Social Policy and Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in London. During her diplomatic career, Ms. Bonilla worked on trade, IP, development, and economic transition policies in Mexico, Central America, Korea, and Hungary. As Director of the Economic Bureau's Office of International Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE), Ms. Bonilla has emphasized public health and safety campaigns against counterfeit medicines, and promoted IP regimes worldwide to spur innovation.
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American IP rights holders who plan to export or just want to learn more about foreign IP regimes, should first visit the Department of Commerce’s StopFakes.gov website, which contains interactive toolkits with information on many trading partners’ IP regimes.
American IP rights holders who are traveling abroad may wish to contact the Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy or Mission to learn more about the IP regime in the host country. The following is a link to all U.S. posts abroad organized by region. Inquiries should be directed to the Economic Counselor at post.