Is Your Intellectual Property Protected Abroad?
Protecting intellectual property is critical to a company’s ability to grow, compete, innovate and protect its brand reputation. If you have a registered IP right in the U.S., these protections do not extend to foreign countries. Therefore, you’ll need to file for protection in the countries in which you currently do business, or are certain to do business in the future. The U.S. Commercial Service has compiled several tools and resources to help you take the necessary steps to protect your valuable IP and guard against the damaging effects of counterfeiting and piracy.