Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.
Last Published: 7/22/2019
Sri Lanka is a party to major intellectual property agreements.  Sri Lanka adopted an intellectual property law in 2003 that was intended to meet both U.S.-Sri Lanka bilateral intellectual property right (IPR) agreements and, to a great extent, trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS) obligations. 

In any foreign market companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property.  For background information, refer to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property and for more resources.

Sri Lanka has signed a number of major IPR treaties, such as the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) copyright treaty, the Berne Convention for Literary and Artistic Works, and the Patent Cooperation Treaty. 

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Address                 :   Embassy of the United States of America
The American Center 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg New Delhi.  110001, India
Telephone             :   91-11-2347-2000
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