The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks

Patents, copyrights, and trademarks



Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) (State Dept.), Commercial and Business Affairs (CBA), International Intellectual Property Enforcement (IPE), 2201 C St. N.W., #4931, 20520-4931; (202) 647-3251. Tarak Fahmy, Director.

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Handles multilateral and bilateral policy formulation involving patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and international industrial property of U.S. nationals.

Civil Division (Justice Dept.), Commercial Litigation (OCL), Intellectual Property, 1100 L St. N.W., #8000, 20005; (202) 514-7223. Fax, (202) 307-0345. Gary Hausken, Director, (202) 307-0342.

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Represents the United States in patent, copyright, and trademark or trade secret cases. Includes the defense of patent infringement suits; legal proceedings to establish government priority of invention; defense of administrative acts of the Register of Copyrights; and actions on behalf of the ...

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