IPR Resources – Stopfakes.gov
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) site is a great resource for Small and Medium-Size Businesses (SMEs) looking into whether their business requires IP protection while abroad. Stopfakes.gov provides a on the different types of IPR, the legal protections available to each of them, and the process of how to acquire and protect your own IPR.
Stakeholders Actively Engaged in Intellectual Property Issues
The in Washington, DC, and local U.S. chambers of commerce chapters throughout the world, as well as are actively engaged in representing member’s IPR interests and often engage with government leaders to promote stronger IP rights and protections.
The (IPR Center) in Crystal City, Virginia, is at the forefront of the United States Government’s response to global intellectual property (IP) theft and enforcement of its international trade laws to protect the public’s health and safety and to stop predatory and unfair trade practices that threaten the global economy. It conducts special investigations, conducts interdictions to in supply chains, and provides domestic and international law enforcement training.
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