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What more do you think that the international business community could do to protect intellectual property rights?
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The first step a business should take with their intellectual property is to protect it both at home and in the other countries where they do business and source products. Intellectual property rights are territorial, meaning, for example, a U.S. patent or trademark only provides protection in the United States. To be able to enforce your intellectual property rights in other countries, you need to secure protection of that IP in those countries, through local registration.

Companies need to examine their business to see what might be eligible for a patent, trademark, copyright or trade secret status. 

Once it is known what intellectual property a company possesses, the business can then review their options for protecting that property, at home and abroad. The businesses need to research whether foreign export markets or sourcing locations have signed patent or trademark agreements with the United States. Business should attempt to determine if companies similar have experienced problems abroad. Contracts with suppliers and other partners should include specific intellectual property clauses protecting their rights.
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