- U.S. government initiative to educate and assist businesses, consumers, and government officials on IP rights.
- Visit our CES 2023 Series
Intellectual property (IP) rights are essential to the success of businesses and the overall economy. In the United States, IP-intensive industries employ over 55.7 million Americans, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) alone make up half of American employment and contribute to 65% of new jobs. Protecting and enforcing IP rights is, therefore, crucial for the success of the overall U.S. economy.
Unfortunately, IP theft is a significant issue that can stifle innovation, slow economic growth, and weaken the competitiveness of U.S. employers. SMEs are particularly vulnerable to IP theft, as they may have difficulty securing IP rights in foreign markets and combating theft.
To address these issues, the U.S. government has established STOPfakes.gov, a one-stop shop for U.S. government tools and resources related to IP rights. If you are attending CES 2023 in Las Vegas, you can visit STOPfakes.gov at Booth 9630: The CES conference is a major event in the tech industry and an excellent opportunity for businesses to learn about the latest developments in IP protection and enforcement.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the International Trade Administration (ITA) are among the federal agencies involved in IP rights enforcement. They are key players in the STOPfakes.gov initiative.
The ITA’s Office of Standards and Intellectual Property can be contacted at the following address for further assistance:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Standards and Intellectual Property
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20230
By utilizing the tools and resources available through STOPfakes.gov, businesses can ensure that their IP remains a vital driver of innovation and competitiveness in the global marketplace. Learn more about IP protection at CES 2023, and visit STOPfakes.gov at Booth 9630.