In today’s global economy, you must take into account international intellectual property protection. Broadly speaking, any intellectual property filing, such as a trademark, patent, or copyright, should be protected in as many countries as possible if it is to stand the test of time. Economic growth overseas, as well as an expanding online commons, have increased the importance of international IP that meets the needs of an international marketplace. However, since international IP is a relatively new area of law, if you want to safeguard your work on a global scale, it’s important that you find a qualified international IP law firm.
Since, in the past, each country held their own intellectual property laws, provisions must be made for potential clashes in regulation. This is especially important for multi-national corporations that house R&D in several locations, or contract with designers across borders. While many IP issues don’t lead to serious disputes, if business is conducted around the world, when an issue does arise, it can be costly and time consuming. If you are dealing with international IP issues, particularly the infringement of patents, trademarks, or copyrights, it pays to have the right legal counsel.
For the modern business, IP must extend beyond international borders. Our firm is experienced with all aspects of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and we can assist you with both: filing and nationalization of patent applications, and US nationalization of foreign patent applications. Under the Madrid Protocol, we oversee the proper filing and maintenance of international trademark applications, and we can also directly file trademark applications anywhere in the world.
Our firm, Dodd Call Black, has extensive experience in IP law, and can help you navigate IP law in jurisdictions around the world. When you want your global business to be a success, we’re the firm you can trust. Prior to beginning any work, we offer a free consultation where we review your situation and help you determine the best path forward. We then provide you with an estimate that includes the total cost of the services you need.