Strategy for Targeting Organized Piracy "STOP"
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One-stop shop to help businesses protect their intellectual property at home and abroad.
Please call us if you need information to leverage the resources of the U.S. government to secure and enforce your trademarks, patents and copyrights overseas.
IMPORTANT: If you need assistance at any time with matters other than STOP (patents, trademarks or other USPTO programs), please call 1-800-786-9199 or visit our USPTO Contact Center for other phone numbers, e-mail and regular mailing instructions.
Growing global trade in pirated and counterfeit goods threatens America's innovation economy, the competitiveness of our leading companies and small manufacturers, and the livelihoods of their workers. To help combat this growing problem, the Strategy for Targeting Organized Piracy (STOP) was developed as the most comprehensive initiative ever advanced to smash the criminal networks that traffic counterfeit and pirated goods, stop trade in these goods at America's borders, block these goods around the world, and help small businesses secure and enforce their rights overseas.
As a part of the STOP initiative, a hotline has been established that provides a one-stop shop for businesses to protect their intellectual property at home and abroad. 1-866-999-HALT gives businesses the information they need to leverage the resources of the U.S. Government to lock down and enforce their trademarks, patents and copyrights overseas, both in individual countries and in multiple countries through international treaties.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- International Relations, Congressional Relations and Enforcement
- International Intellectual Property Rights Training Database - IPR Training site sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in conjunction with USPTO and other providers of training and technical assistance for IPR