International IP Protection

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP supports the intellectual property needs of clients anywhere in the world. We handle both outbound and inbound patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement for global leaders in food and beverages, electronics, wireless Internet, packaging, mechanical and medical fields, and other business sectors.

One of the keys to our longstanding capability in these areas is effective development of filing and prosecution strategy. That includes collaborating with our clients and with IP firms throughout the world to assess where to file first, how to write and fine-tune patent applications for filing in multiple jurisdictions, and how to vary prosecution and enforcement strategies to maximize available protection in each market.

We have decades of experience navigating the intricacies of the Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty, the European Patent Office, and the Madrid Protocol. A number of our lawyers and paralegals are fluent in multiple languages, including Japanese, Chinese, German, French, and Russian, helping to streamline our work with certain international clients and correspondent firms.

When filing and prosecuting numerous U.S. patent applications based on inventions developed abroad, we work closely with our overseas representatives to gain the maximum possible protection under U.S. patent law for these inventions. We also counsel a number of international clients on U.S. intellectual property strategies, the avoidance of competitors' rights, and the various unique aspects of enforcing IP rights in the United States judicial system. That includes the option of developing licensing agreements that create international royalty streams while minimizing or avoiding the cost of litigation. Such a business-focused strategy is central to our work.

For many years, Fitch Even attorneys have been active participants and leaders in organizations committed to the global advancement of intellectual property law, including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Trademark Association, and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys. For the convenience of our international clients, we are available 24/7 for telephone and video conferences, and we travel regularly to meet with clients and co-counsel throughout the world.

With our considerable experience in both U.S. and international practice, Fitch Even is uniquely qualified to develop and implement global intellectual property protection strategies for all our domestic and international clients.
 

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