STOP Fakes: Exporting Your Intellectual Property

Protecting your company’s intellectual property in global sales transactions means ensuring that America’s creative and innovation assets remain valuable and relevant, able to overcome illegal trade barriers raised by piracy. That covers every exporting American company, whether they sell products or services.

There’s a federal government initiative run by the US Department of Commerce called Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP!), a comprehensive program that makes it easier for rights holders to obtain and enforce their IP rights at home and abroad. Its ultimate goal is to leverage international law enforcement tie-ins to dismantle the criminal networks that manufacture and distribute fake goods.

If you have not already secured your company’s intellectual property rights, then start your own STOP today. Call 1-866-999-HALT or visit www.stopfakes.gov

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