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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 Financial Support for U.S. Exports: Small Business Exporter Programs Detailed Event Information For Financial Support for U.S. Exports: Small Business Exporter Programs
Financial Support for U.S. Exports: Small Business Exporter Programs -- Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Building Products, Consumer Electronics, Computers/Peripherals, Drugs/Pharmaceuticals, Electrical Power Systems, General Consumer Goods, Medical Eq., Oil/Gas/Mineral Prod/Explor Serv., Telecommunications Eq.
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Jackson, MS, United States 07/16/2014 - 07/16/2014
Event Summary:
Join Elena Mendez, Regional Director, Eastern Office (Miami, FL) of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States in Jackson, July 17, 2014 for a presentation entitled, "Financial Support for U.S. Exports: Small Business Exporter Programs. The presentation will focus on products which will allow small business exporters to increase their export sales of U.S. goods abroad, primarily via Working Capital Guarantees (pre-exporting financing); Export Credit Insurance and Foreign Buyer Financing.

Contacts:
Carol Moore, Jackson
USEAC Director
Phone: (601) 373-0773
Carol.Moore@trade.gov
Jessica Gordon, North Texas
International Trade Specialist
Phone: (817) 684-5353
Jessica.Gordon@trade.gov

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