Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.
The legislative framework on intellectual property rights (IPR) is adequate, but enforcement remains uneven. Trademarks of popular American businesses, usually chain restaurants, are often used or changed slightly to reflect the original brand. Many grocery and hardware stores display American name brand products shipped from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Sudan is not listed in USTR’s Special 301 report nor the notorious market report. For additional information about national laws and points of contact at local IP offices, please see the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s country profiles at:
In any foreign market companies should consider several general principles for effective protection of their intellectual property. For background, link to our article on Protecting Intellectual Property at Stopfakes.gov for more resources.