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Where are the IP offices around the world?
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Where are the IP offices around the world?

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    The following list includes a number of intellectual property offices around the world. Each item has information on the intellectual property office address, email, and phone number. For an exhaustive list of patent and trademark offices, check out the World Intellectual Property Organization’s directory

    For any effective brand protection strategy, it’s vital for companies to know how to get in touch with their local intellectual property offices – even those that are still beginners. For this reason, Red Points has created the list below. 

    North America

    United States

    US Patent and Trademark Office 

    Website: www.uspto.gov

    Email: usptoinfo@uspto.gov

    The USPTO recommends you use one of the following subject lines to speed up email correspondence:

    • Patents
    • Trademarks
    • Products and Services
    • Electronic Business Support

    Phone numbers:

    • Toll-Free: 800-786-9199
    • Local: 571-272-1000
    • TTY: 800-877-8339

    Don’t miss out on Red Points’ overview and guide to American trademark registration .

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    United States Patent and Trademark Office locations

    Virginia Headquarters:

    USPTO Madison Building

    600 Dulany Street

    Alexandria, VA 22314

    Texas:

    USPTO Texas Regional Office

    207 South Houston St., Suite 159

    Dallas, Texas 75202

    Phone: 469-295-9000

    Email: TexasRegionalOffice@uspto.gov  

    Colorado:

    USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office

    1961 Stout Street, 14th floor

    Denver, CO 80294

    Phone: 303-297-4600                                               

    Email: rockymountain@uspto.gov

    Michigan:

    USPTO Midwest Regional Office

    300 River Place Drive, Suite 2900

    Detroit, MI 48207

    Phone: 313-446-4800

    Email: MidwestRegion@uspto.gov

    California:

    Silicon Valley USPTO

    26 S. Fourth Street

    San Jose, CA 95113

    Phone: 408-918-9900

    Email: SiliconValley@USPTO.GOV

    United States Copyright Office

    U.S. Copyright Office

    101 Independence Ave. S.E.

    Washington, D.C. 20559-6000

    Phone: (202) 707–3000 or 1 (877) 476–0778 (toll free)

    Red Points also provides an easy-to-follow guide to Copyright, including registration and an overview of protections, fair use and DMCA.

    Mexico

    Mexico trademark office

    Mexican Institute of Industrial Property

    Website: https://www.gob.mx/impi/

    Email: buzon@impi.gob.mx, dp@impi.gob.mx

    Phone numbers:

    (52 55) 56 24 04 01 / 04

    (52 55) 53 34 07 00

    (52 55) 56 24 04 06 – Telefax

    Address:

    PerifĂ©rico Sur No. 3106 

    Piso 9, Col. Jardines del Pedregal 

    Mexico, D.F., C.P. 01900

    Canada

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office

    Website: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/Home

    Email: ic.contact-contact.ic@canada.ca

    Phone numbers:

    Telephone (toll-free in Canada and the United States): 1-866-997-1936

    International calls only: 1-819-934-0544

    Fax: 819-953-2476 or 819-953-6742

    TTY (for hearing-impaired): 1-866-694-8389

    Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

    Address:

    Canadian Intellectual Property Office 

    Place du Portage I

    50 Victoria Street, Room C-114

    Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0C9 (Courier: J8X 3X1)

    South America

    Brazil

    Brazil Trademark Office

    The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

    Website: http://www.inpi.gov.br/english

    An online contact form is available at this link: http://faleconosco.inpi.gov.br/faleconosco/

    Phone number: (21) 3037-3000

    Rio De Janeiro Headquarters:

    Rua Mayrink Veiga, 9 – Centro – RJ – CEP: 20090-910

    Praça Mauá, 7 – Centro – RJ – CEP: 20081-240 

    Mailing address:

    Rua Mayrink Veiga, nÂş 9  – 22Âş andar – Centro – Rio de Janeiro / RJ –  CEP: 20090-910

    Eleven district addresses with emails are available at the link below:

    http://www.inpi.gov.br/Portal/sobre/enderecos-e-telefones-1

    Chile

    Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial (INAPI)

    Website: https://www.inapi.cl/

    Email: inapi@inapi.cl

    Phone: (56 2) 2 887 0400

    Address:

    Av. Libertador Bernardo O’higgins 194, 1st floor, Santiago, Chile

    Argentina

    National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

    Website: http://www.inpi.gob.ar/

    Email: infopatentes@inpi.gob.ar

    Phone: 0-800-222-4674, (54 11) 4344 4902

    Address:

    Paseo ColĂłn 717 

    C.P. 1063 Buenos Aires

    Europe

    The European Union Intellectual Trademark Office

    Website: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/home

    Email: information@euipo.europa.eu

    Phone: 34 965 139 100

    Address:

    Avenida de Europa, 4

    03008 Alicante, Spain

    Germany

    German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)

    Website: https://www.dpma.de

    Email: info@dpma.de

    Phone: (49 89) 21 95 0 (Munich)

    Mailing address: 

    80297 Munich 

    Location: 

    ZweibrĂĽckenstraĂźe 12 

    80331 Munich 

    Netherlands


    Bureau of Intellectual Property Sint Maarten

    Web site: http://www.bip.sx/

    E-mail: info@bip.sx

    Phone: (1721) 543 35 00

    Address:

    Professional Office Park 

    Osprey Drive #4 

    Building 2, Unit 2A 

    Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

     

    Bureau of Intellectual Property Aruba

    Website: http://www.opi-aruba.org/

    E-mail address: opi@aruba.gov.aw

    Phone: (297) 583 1200

    Address:

    1 LaclĂ© Blvd. No. 3 

    Oranjestad 

    Aruba

     

     

    Netherlands Patent Office 

    Web site: http://www.rvo.nl/octrooien

    Email: nloctrooicentrum@agentschapnl.nl

    Phone: (31 88) 042 42 42

    Address:

    Prinses Beatrixlaan 2 

    2595 AL Den Haag 

    Mailing address: 

    P.O. Box 10366 

    2501 HJ Den Haag 

    France

    National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

    Web site: http://www.inpi.fr

    Email: contact@inpi.fr

    Phone: (00 33) 171 087 163

    Mailing Address:

    15 rue des Minimes 

    CS 50001 

    92677 Courbevoie Cedex 

     

    Italy

     

    Italian Patent and Trademark Office 

    Web site: http://www.uibm.gov.it

    Email: contactcenteruibm@mise.gov.it

    Phone: (39) 06 4705 5800

    Address: 

    19, via Molise 

    00187 Roma

    United Kingdom

    Intellectual Property Office

    Web site: http://www.ipo.gov.uk

    Email: information@ipo.gov.uk

    Phone: 030 0300 2000, +44 (0) 1633 814000 (outside the UK)

    Address:

    Concept House 

    Cardiff Road 

    Newport 

    South Wales NP10 8QQ

    Belgium

    Belgium Intellectual Property Office (OPRI) 

    Web site: https://economie.fgov.be/fr/themes/propriete-intellectuelle

    Email: address piie.contact@economie.fgov.be

    Phone: (00 32) 2 277 9011

    Address:

    SPF Economie 

    OPRI – DG de la RĂ©glementation Ă©conomique 

    City Atrium 

    Rue du Progrès, 50 

    1210 Bruxelles 

    Spain

    Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

    Web site: http://www.oepm.es

    Email: informacion@oepm.es

    Phone: (34) 902 15 75 30

    Address:

    Paseo de la Castellana 75 

    28046 Madrid

    Asia

    China

     

    China Intellectual Property Agent Office

    China National Intellectual Property Administration

    Web site: http://english.cnipa.gov.cn/

    Email: sipo@sipo.gov.cn

    Phone: (86 10) 62 08 31 14

    Address:

    6, Xitucheng Lu 

    Jimenqiao Haidian District 

    100088 Beijing

    Japan

     

    Japan Patent Office

    Web site: https://www.jpo.go.jp/e/index.html

    Email: PA1A31@jpo.go.jp

    Phone: (81 3) 3580 9827 (Int. Affairs)

    Address:

    3-4-3 Kasumigaseki 

    Chiyoda-ku 

    Tokyo 100-8915

    India 

    Indian Trademark Office

    Office of the Controller-General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks

    Web site: http://www.ipindia.nic.in

    Email: mumbai-patent@nic.in

    Phone: (91 22) 241 32735

    Address:

    Bhoudhik Sampada Bhavan 

    S.M. Road, Antop Hill 

    Mumbai-400037

    Africa

    South Africa 

     

    South Africa Intellectual Property Office

    Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

    Web site: http://www.cipc.co.za/

    Mr. Lehong, Patents and Designs—Email: tlehong@cipc.co.za Phone: (27 12) 394 1298

    Ms. Lotheringen, IP Enforcement—Email: alotheringen@cipc.co.za Phone: (27 12) 394 1512

    More contact links are located at South Africa’s WIPO page

    Physical Address: 

    Block F 

    The DTI Campus 

    77 Meintjies Street 

    Sunnyside 

    Pretoria

    Mailing Address: 

    Private Bag X400 

    Pretoria 0001

     

    Egypt 

    Trademarks and Industrial Designs Office 

    Web site: http://www.itda.gov.eg/

    Email: info@Itda.gov.eg

    Phone: (202) 267 20 452

    Address:

    4 Nasr Road cross Makram Ebeid 

    Nasr City – Cairo 

    Egypt 

    Oceania

    Australian trademark office

    IP Australia

    Web site: http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au

    Email: international@ipaustralia.gov.au

    Phone: (612) 6283 2002 (Director General), (612) 6283 2999 

    Mailing address: 

    PO Box 200 

    Woden ACT, 2606

    Street address: 

    47 Bowes Street 

    Woden ACT, 2606

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