Protecting intellectual property rights [poster]

Intellectual property rights poster with picture of flag in front of columned building (© Shutterstock)

Protecting intellectual property rights is in everyone’s best interest.

Today, innovation is booming in many parts of the world. But theft of ideas can slow it. Business owners and artists often spend  months or years raising capital and working to turn an idea into a product and then bringing it to the marketplace. But theft of intellectual property — design, symbols, names, images and innovation itself — denies income to such innovators. If pervasive, it even can stop people from developing new products or solutions in the first place.

U.S. laws protect innovators and creative ideas. Everyone benefits, from consumers to artists and businesses.

The U.S. Department of Commerce, depicted in this downloadable poster, includes the International Trade Administration and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

View and Download this free poster and help protect intellectual property rights.