Protecting Your Intellectual Property Rights in Foreign Market

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New York Public Library


Wed., May 17, 2023, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Peter Mehravari, Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), discusses best practices for how inventors, brand owners, and creators can protect and enforce their patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, and trade secrets outside the U.S.

Learn about the available U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. Government resources that can support your efforts. Hear real-life stories about successes and challenges in protecting and enforcing IP in foreign markets.

Peter Mehravari is the Director of the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) where he oversees the agency’s international and domestic training on IP policy matters, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, enforcement, and trade secrets.

Pete recently returned to the U.S. after serving as the U.S. Intellectual Property Attaché for the Middle East and North Africa for nearly five years, based in Abu Dhabi, where he helped U.S. companies protect and enforce their IP rights overseas. Prior to becoming an IP Attaché Pete served as a patent attorney advisor in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs and before that as a patent examiner for communication and RFID devices.

Before joining the USPTO over 12 years ago Pete was a patent attorney and patent agent in the private sector. Pete has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a law degree from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.


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