International patent and trademark

Our international team manages a portfolio of active trademark and patent applications and granted registrations on behalf of clients all over the world. We routinely collaborate with foreign counsel to receive local legal advice in countries where our clients do business. As long-standing and active members of the International Trademark Association (INTA), we are able to obtain the most knowledgeable, reliable and cost-effective representation for our clients world-wide.

We assist clients in all aspects of international intellectual property, including:

  • Prosecution of patent and trademark applications under international agreements, including the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Community Trademark Office (CTM) and the Madrid Protocol
  • Enforcement efforts against trademark squatters in foreign jurisdictions
  • Negotiation of purchases of previously registered and established marks in foreign jurisdictions
  • Resolution of patent and trade secret disputes using the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Registration of design patents, copyrights and trademarks with U.S. and foreign customs offices and issues related to grey market imports
  • Domain name dispute resolution proceedings before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Global franchising, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property