Since the October 2004 announcement of the Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP!), the U.S. Department of Commerce has undertaken numerous activities to assist small- and medium sized American businesses in protecting intellectual property rights, both in the
STOP! Is a comprehensive program to stop trade in pirated and counterfeit goods. Through STOP!, the U.S. Government is working to make it easier for rights holders to obtain and enforce their intellectual property rights at home and abroad. The
The International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has developed a program to promote protection of IPR at both domestic and international trade fairs. ITA continues to strive for the education of trade fair attendees, exhibitors, and organizers about the value of IPR, raise awareness of IPR issues at trade fairs, and promotion at trade fairs and pavilions that the U.S. Department of Commerce certifies and supports.
The following resources have been established for further information:
Website: www.StopFakes.gov / Toll Free Hotline: 1 (866) 999-HALT