Date/Time: September 24, 123 PM PDT
Summary: If you are thinking of expanding your markets overseas, you need to be sure that your ideas, processes, and techniques are protected. The State Department Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE) leads the Department’s efforts to protect American intellectual property (IP) overseas, promoting the economic benefits of IPR globally, and improving foreign country enforcement capabilities. The State Department has 1200 officers working in Washington, DC and around the world to help you understand the local landscape and business practices. We work directly with local and national governments. We can be your eyes on the ground as you investigate foreign markets. We also work with our partner U.S. government agencies to advocate for U.S. innovators rights, stop counterfeits, and improve foreign country intellectual property enforcement regimes. Our presentation gives you a sense of the work that we do for American innovators and will provide key resources that you can use to find out more about the intellectual property rights regimes in countries around the world. Our presentation explains what these reports are and why they should be consulted. Another State Department initiative is the Direct Line to American Business webinar program, which connects U.S. businesses to U.S. Ambassadors and economic and commercial experts overseas to provide actionable market intelligence. IPE will provide contact information to enable those with international IP issues to find the right sources to help solve IP problems overseas.
Presenter: Tarek Fahmy, Director, Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement
Agency: U.S. Department of State
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