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The U.S. Department of Commerce, in cooperation with the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of International Law and the Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy, announces the launch of the International Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Advisory Program. This program allows American small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to request a free, one-hour consultation with a volunteer attorney knowledgeable in both industry IPR issues and a particular country to learn how to protect and enforce their IPR, such as trademarks, patents, or copyrights, in that country. Expertise is now available for Angola, Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.
The International IPR Advisory Program seeks to:
To request a free consultation with a volunteer attorney or obtain additional information regarding this program, visit the ABA Section of International Law web site: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law/initiatives_awards/task_forces/international_ipr_advisory_program.html.