(written from a Production point of view)
United International Pictures is a film distribution company, based in London, UK. Founded in 1981 as a reorganization of Cinema International Corporation, the company was a joint venture of MGM Studios, Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios. Jointly owned by Paramount and Universal since 2001, UIP is responsible for the distribution of theatrical releases made by the studios outside North America.
UIP is currently responsible for distribution in 20 countries, with the individual studios directly controlling releases in 15 other "key countries". It is presumed that Star Trek will be distributed by UIP in the territories they oversee.