Stakeholder listening session: U.S. intellectual property priorities abroad

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Intellectual property (IP) experts and senior officials from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) discussed the latest developments in the USPTO's international engagements in multilateral and bilateral forums on IP, and how they affect the interests of U.S. IP stakeholders doing business abroad.

This free, in-person and online program, was held on the margins of the August meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) IP Experts Group in Seattle, Washington, was an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss their priorities and concerns regarding the protection and enforcement of their IP rights overseas.

Topics included:

  • Current IP developments at APEC
  • The USPTO’s international IP initiatives and priorities
  • Stakeholder perspectives on IP issues overseas, with panel discussions featuring representatives from various stakeholder groups

Question-and-answer sessions followed the stakeholder panels.

A recording of this event is now available.



Additional information

For more information, visit the registration page or contact Lila Feisee or Kortney Hammonds in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.

This virtual program is hosted by the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, a unit of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA). The office advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international IP legal and policy issues. It also provides technical assistance and training on IP-related matters to U.S. stakeholders and both U.S. and foreign government officials.

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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