First and foremost, we are intellectual property lawyers, with years of experience in highly technical matters.
While the United States used to provide the gold standard for copyright and trademark registration, today more and more businesses are seeking the added protection of international intellectual property registration in the geographic areas in which they do the most business.
Of course, navigating the legal and procedural channels of international IP management is no easy task. Using trademarks as an example, registering a trademark abroad is accomplished through various international organizations, agreements, and treaties, many of which allow you to file in more than one country at the same time. For example, single registration of a Community Trade Mark (CTM) through the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) makes your trademark rights enforceable in every country within the European Union (EU). Other avenues for international registration include:
Kronenberger Rosenfeld can help you weigh the costs and benefits of registering your trademarks and copyrights internationally and identify the best jurisdictions in which to start. The firm has substantial experience in creating and maintaining the IP portfolios of its clients. We also have a proven track record of enforcing clients’ IP rights against infringers located in both the United States and abroad.