IP attaché services

IP Attachés meet with stakeholders at an American Bar Association meeting in Long Beach, California.
IP Attachés meet with stakeholders at an American Bar Association meeting in Long Beach, California.

 

Services the IP attachés provide:

The USPTO’s IP attachés advocate for the benefit of U.S. stakeholders to improve policies, laws, and regulations that protect IP abroad, including:

  • 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

The 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

IP Attaché Program stakeholder survey:

Based on a December 2017 survey of 80 U.S. stakeholders who worked with an IP attaché during the previous seven months:

  • 94% indicated they received a “fast” response to request for assistance
  • 97% found that the assistance they received was “helpful” or better
  • 96% would be “very likely” to recommend IP attaché services

What our stakeholders are saying: 

View some of the comments of U.S. stakeholders who responded to a survey asking them about their experiences with the IP attachés.