We can frequently take advantage of international treaty procedures to pursue foreign intellectual property rights for our U.S. clients most efficiently. In some cases, however, international treaty procedures are unavailable or inappropriate.
For example, a client may wish to obtain rights in a country that is not a signatory to the relevant treaty, or may wish to seek broader or different rights than those available through treaty procedures. In such cases, we rely on our longstanding connections with a network of trusted foreign agents and attorneys, in virtually every country in the world, to assist us on behalf of our clients.
Based on our long-term relationships with foreign law firms, we can almost always provide an accurate cost estimate in advance for foreign direct (i.e., non-treaty) IP filings. This includes utility patent, design patent, copyright and trademark filings.