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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 NAHB International Builders' Show 2018 IBP SELECT Detailed Event Information For NAHB International Builders' Show 2018 IBP SELECT
NAHB International Builders' Show 2018 IBP SELECT -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Building Products, Composite Materials, Construction Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Forestry/Woodworking Machinery, Furniture, Lawn/Garden Eq., Machine Tools/Metalworking Eq., Tools - Hand/Power
Location/Date: Orlando, FL, United States 01/09/2018 - 01/11/2018
Event Summary:
The NAHB International Builders' Show® is the largest annual light construction and residential building industry trade show in North America and is one of the largest building industry tradeshows in the world. In 2018, the NAHB International Builders' Show will be 74 years old, will exceed 565,000 net square feet of exhibit space and attract 68,000+ attendees and exhibitors from 100+ countries. In addition to the exhibition, the NAHB International Builders' Show will offer more than 160+ education sessions and is host to construction-related meetings, special events and workshops. Any and every product used in light construction or residential home building is featured at the NAHB International Builders' Show. It is the must-attend event for all building industry professionals.

Contacts:
Melissa Blackledge, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 2024821765
Melissa.Blackledge@trade.gov
Denise Miller, NAHB

Phone: 202-266-8190
dmiller@nahb.org
Damaris Duarte, NAHB

Phone: 202-266-8321
dduarte@nahb.org
Dustin Ross, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-1108
Dustin.Ross@trade.gov

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