IP attaché services


The Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché Program works to improve IP systems internationally by directly assisting U.S. stakeholders (such as businesses, legal representatives, and rights holders) and by advocating to improve IP policies, laws, and regulations abroad. In fiscal year 2022, the IP Attache Program assisted 8,818 U.S. Stakeholders.

Please watch the video below for more about IP attaché services.


    Services the IP attachés provide

    IP attachés advocate for the benefit of U.S. stakeholders to improve policies, laws, and regulations that protect IP abroad. Four real-life examples of these services are listed in the case studies below.

    Services include:

    • Raising issues with foreign government officials
    • Providing training on IP law, enforcement, and administration
    • Conducting public awareness programs
    • Presenting and explaining U.S. government positions

    IP attachés also provide information to help U.S. stakeholders entering foreign markets or conducting business abroad, including:

    • How to navigate foreign laws and regulations
    • How foreign courts and governments work
    • How to protect and enforce IP abroad

    Stakeholder Case Studies

    Through their IP and foreign affairs expertise, the IP attachés help U.S. stakeholders address IP challenges and issues they may face in foreign markets. Here are a few real-life examples of the services IP attaché  provide:

    Preventing the flow of harmful products against a background of a lab worker inspecting a pill.


     Combatting piracy against the background of a person listening to music with earphones showing digital music flowing into them.


    Securing punishments for counterfeiters against a background of shopping district in Shanghai, China


     IP Attaché Case Study image: Facilitating Cooperation