Assistant General Counsel, International, SoundExchange
“SoundExchange is a strong supporter of the USPTO’s IP Attaché Program. All of the IP attachés we have worked with are extremely well-informed and committed to protecting the interests of U.S. rights holders overseas.”
Former Executive Director, American Intellectual Property Law Association
"The IP attachés have been invaluable in helping our members understand what the issues are, the IP issues in those countries and in those regions. If there's a small business, or an individual member, or even a medium-sized company, as they want to go into these countries to do business, especially if they have an issue, maybe a dispute, or an IP issue arises, we really suggest to them that they reach out to the IP attachés."
Senior Vice President, Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
"They know the market, they know the players, they know how to get things done and they know how to work within the US interagency system because there's a lot of tools that can be brought to bear from U.S. trade representative's office to the state department officials that the IP Attachés work with every day. But throughout the government, there's a lot of different tools in the toolbox. Businesses don't have to know what each one of those are because the IP Attachés do."
Former Executive Director, Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
"I would say in one word, indispensable. We have many programs and events here at the Chamber. Our most highly attended event every year is the IP Attaché Roundtable. And what is that telling you? It's telling you the American business community really does consider them indispensable."
Mondy Global, INC., 2018
"[The IP attaché assigned to the] Middle East and North Africa... has been helping [Mondy Global] protect [its] Trademark by working with authorities to stop the illegal activities... [His] efforts have resulted in great achievements and successes for us due to his perseverance."
Ford Motor Company, 2017
"On behalf of Ford Motor Company, I would like to... personally thank [the IP attaché assigned to Shanghai, China] and his team for the... interaction regarding the IPR criminal cases against [defendants] who were found dealing with counterfeit FORD branded airbags..."