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Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR)

The Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR) in the Department of Commerce’s Market Access and Compliance (MAC) division works with U.S. companies to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights in foreign markets. OIPR experts can suggest strategies to evaluate IPR problems encountered abroad and will work with our embassies around the world to pursue a course of action for resolution of problems. OIPR works with the Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance (TANC) to ensure that countries’ intellectual property-related trade agreement obligations are monitored and that compliance problems are addressed. Commerce has established a special telephone and Web address designed specifically to deal with companies’ international intellectual property concerns. Companies can contact the Commerce Department about IPR problems abroad at: http://www.stopfakes.gov/ or 1-866-999-HALT (4258).

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