International Intellectual Property
The firm assists our U.S. clients in protecting their Intellectual Property abroad and assists our international clients in obtaining protections here in the U.S. We work with each client to understand the client’s unique needs and then develop a global strategy for the protection of the client’s Intellectual Property based on those needs. The firm also manages the international Intellectual Property portfolios of clients and strategically advises their Intellectual Property position based on client goals.
With regard to patent prosecution, firm practitioners handle Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filings and prosecution, and direct the procurement of patents in individual foreign countries through international law firms. We commonly manage our U.S. clients’ patent prosecution in Europe, Japan, Canada, China, Israel, Australia, and many other jurisdictions around the world.
The firm also handles the protection of client trademarks and service marks through the Madrid system for the international registration of marks, regional trademark systems, such as the European Community Trademark system, and directly through our associates in individual countries.
For our international clients, the firm secures Intellectual Property protection in the U.S., including patent, trademark, and copyright protections, among others. Additionally, the firm manages Intellectual Property due diligence studies for foreign clients including venture capital firms, handles complex litigations in the U.S. for our international clients, and has a network of foreign associates for handling litigation abroad for our U.S. clients.