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    Summary

    This position is located in the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait. The incumbent will serve as an Intellectual Property Attorney-Adviser (IP Attaché) in Kuwait City for the international Trade Administration/Global Markets (ITA/GM) and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The position requires a law degree and knowledge of all fields of IPR and international agreements governing IPR, including IPR office operation and administration, IPR training, and adherence to IPR standards of protection and enforcement. As an IP Attaché, the incumbent will act as a resource on Middle East and North African intellectual property regimes for U.S. Government agencies and U.S industry. This position reports to the FCS Senior Commercial Officer and the USPTO IP Attaché Program Director, which directs the incumbent, reviews the incumbent's performance and ensures consistency with agency and administration priorities. This position must also coordinate with other parts of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City.

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    Responsibilities

    Serves as an expert in intellectual property, as well as international trade, legislative procedures and executive branch decision making related to intellectual property.

    Promotes high standards of intellectual property protection and enforcement in host country and/or region. In doing so, the incumbent carries out U.S. objectives to promote improvements in patent, trademark and copyright legal systems internationally for the benefit of U.S. interests.

    The incumbent develops, in consultation with appropriate USPTO representatives, strategic plans for engaging countries in the region to improve their intellectual property regimes.

    Serves as U.S. Patent and Trademark Office representative on U.S. delegations to international meetings on intellectual property to develop international agreements, revise existing agreements or address implementation of agreements or treaties.

    Responsible for program areas of international trade and intellectual property; and identifies and addresses impediments affecting the program areas.

    Exercises managerial authority over local staff.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Frequency of travel will vary.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    01

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All qualified U.S. citizens.

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