Skip to Content

You are here

International Intellectual Property Rights Assistance
The website is currently undergoing maintenance at this time, you may notice some changes between 7:00pm EST and 8:00am EST. You can still browse the site and access all resources available. Thank you for your patience.


The Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR) of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration works with U.S. firms to help them protect their intellectual property abroad. Commerce experts can suggest strategies to evaluate IPR problems encountered abroad and will work with U.S. Embassies around the world to pursue a course of action for resolution of the problems. In many cases, OIPR can provide companies with information to aid in navigating a foreign government's legal system.

The Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR) provides counseling, special programs and tools to help U.S. companies to protect their intellectual property (such as patents or trademarks or copyrights) abroad. In addition, the OIPR supports the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) in U.S. trade negotiations. The OIPR helps companies overcome problems they face protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights overseas. The office develops trade programs and tools to help U.S. businesses and citizens protect and enforce their IPR in foreign markets. The OIPR also coordinates activities relating to IPR trade policy, and conducts outreach to raise awareness. OIPR works with Commerce Department country specialists, industry analyst Commerce Department Intellectual Property attaches, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Office of Trade Representative, the Copyright Office, the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, industry and other private sector stakeholder advisors.

Eligibility: All U.S. businesses

Learn More:

Tags: Counseling, Sales, Training or Mentoring, PTO

Click here to suggest additional keyword tags

Related Content

MSU College of Law Helps Small Michigan Businesses with Intellectual Property Questions
EAST LANSING, Mich. - In coordination with the Holland-located I6 Green Proof of Concept Center, the Michigan State University College of Law is...
Intellectual Property Awareness Assessment
The IP Awareness Assessment, developed under the joint efforts of United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and National Institute of...
Home and Property Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is responsible for providing affordable, timely and accessible financial assistance to homeowners and...
International Trade Remedy Compliance Assistance
International Trade Remedy Compliance staff provide assistance to U.S. businesses that feel that their export markets are jeopardized by the...
Global Teams International Trade Assistance
The International Trade Administration's Global Teams are trade specialist working groups organized by industry and international region. The teams...