The Enforcement Team's mission is to improve intellectual property protection and enforcement domestically and abroad. Since the rights granted by a U.S. patent extend only throughout the territory of the United States and have no effect in a foreign country, an inventor who wishes patent protection in other countries must apply for a patent in each of the other countries or in regional patent offices. Almost every country has its own patent law, and a person desiring a patent in a particular country must make an application for patent in that country, in accordance with the requirements of that country.
- 2008 International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference - Halifax, Nova Scotia
- World Customs Organization IPR strategic Group
- WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Advisory Group on the Protection and Implementation of IPR for Investment
- Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
- United States Customs and Border Protection
- Association of Southeast Nations
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
- IPR-Related Laws - Central America - The Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA in Spanish), with funding from the USPTO, has consolidated and published the IPR-related laws of five Central American countries and the Dominican Republic.