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The Design & Construction Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. design and construction industries, expanding market access, and increasing exports. The Design & Construction Team uses our presence in 200 global cities to help you foster new business relationships and expand the world-wide presence of U.S. firms.

Our team members are experts in international business development and your best resource for business growth and job creation. Some of our core services include:

Market Intelligence
Market Data and Statistics
Top Market Series

Design Resource Guide

Business Matchmaking
Identify and Evaluate potential partners
Trade Events

Trade Counseling
Market Entry Strategies, Regulations, and Customs information
Local Trade Specialists

Market Access and Fair Trade
Trade Barrier Issues


 

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Upcoming Webinar: Protect Your Company’s Product Designs in International Markets – Wednesday, December 6th

U.S. companies are well known for high quality, innovative, and practical product designs. From the aesthetic look of a building to the design and function of advanced machines, a product’s form and function should be protected. A product’s design requires registration in the country where protection is sought. The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical business solution for registering up to 100 designs in over 65 territories through a single international application.

This webinar is the second in a series designed to give exporters tools to protect their intellectual property when selling products internationally.  Boris Milef, Senior Legal Examiner, International Patent Legal Administration, will walk U.S. companies through the process and procedures of the Hague System. The International Trade Administration’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights and the United States Patent and Trademark Office will discuss designs and how to protect them internationally, and provide information on government resources available to U.S. businesses.  Follow-on webinars will cover patents and the Patent Cooperation Treaty and trade secrets.

 

Learn:

  • How product design cuts across industry sectors
  • The types of products and designs that are covered under the Hague System
  • Strategies to protect your new designs from being copied
  • First to file scenarios and why getting your products registered is important to your firm’s intellectual property
  • My designs have been taken…. What do I do now?
  • How to navigate the Hague System and top points of contact.

 

Date: Wednesday, December 6th, 2PM ET
Location: Virtual Webinar (1 hour duration)
Cost: $25
Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=8QAL

   

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Detailed Event Information For Secretary Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama Detailed Event Information For Secretary Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama
Secretary Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq.
Location/Date: Sao Paolo, Brazil 05/12/2013 - 05/18/2013
Event Summary:
The United States Secretary of Commerce will lead an Infrastructure Business Development Mission to São Paulo and Brasília, Brazil, Bogotá, Colombia and Panama City, Panama from May 12-18, 2013. This business development mission will promote U.S. exports to Brazil, Colombia and Panama by helping U.S. companies' launch or increase their business for infrastructure markets. The mission will include government and business-to-business meetings, market briefings, and networking events. In all three countries, the governments and private sector are investing significant money in infrastructure projects. As a result, the mission will focus on export-ready U.S. firms in a broad range of leading U.S. infrastructure industrial sectors with an emphasis on project management and engineering services (including construction, architecture and design), transportation (including road/highways, rail, airports and intelligent transportation systems), energy (including distribution, transmission and smart grid) and safety and security. Companies will have two options to select from when applying for participation in this mission: • Brazil, Colombia and Panama (May 12-18, 2013) • Colombia and Panama (May 14-18, 2013) The delegation will be composed of 20-25 U.S. firms representing the mission's target sectors. Representatives of the Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will be invited to participate to provide information and counseling regarding their suite of programs and services in Latin America.

Contacts:
Cameron Werker, Shanghai
Principal Commercial Officer
Phone: 86-21-6279-7638
Cameron.Werker@trade.gov
Jeane Zuniga, Panama City
Commercial Specialist
Phone: (507) 317-5392
Jeane.Zuniga@trade.gov
Brian Brisson, Mexico City
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 52-55-5080-2006
Brian.Brisson@trade.gov
Daniel Crocker, DDG/USFCS
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 202-482-9088
Daniel.Crocker@trade.gov
Arica Young, OIO-WH
Director of Operations
Phone: 202-482-6219
Arica.Young@trade.gov
Jennifer Andberg, DOC/OSEC/OBL

Phone: 202-482-1360
Jandberg@doc.gov
Katina Rojas Joy, DOC/OSEC/OBL

Phone: 202-482-1360
KRojasJoy@doc.gov
Jenna Dunay, DOC/OSEC/OBL

Phone: 202-482-1360
JDunay@doc.gov
Juan Antia, Bogota
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 571-275-2764
Juan.Antia@trade.gov

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