Guide

Intellectual property rights when trading in the USA

Introduction

There are many trade and investment links between the USA and the UK.

If you plan to do business in the USA, or if you are already trading there, it is essential to know how to use, guard and enforce the rights you have over the intellectual property (IP) that you or your business own.

This guide explains about IP rights in general, and gives guidance on how to apply these principles in the USA market. It describes the issues you may face with IP infringement in the USA, offers advice on how you can effectively tackle these, and provides links to sources of further help.