Protecting your IP abroad
Most manufacturers understand the importance of patent protection, but patent issues are just the start. Trademarks, copyrights, domain names and trade secrets are often not given sufficient attention. Intellectual property rights held and protectable in the United States do not necessarily provide protection overseas. Instead, you may need to be registered in the targeted export country as well before executing global market expansion plans. Here are some resources that can help.Export.gov: Protecting Your IPManaging IP Newsletter
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