Protecting Your Patents Internationally
Alongside Foreign Co-Counsel
The U.S. registered foreign patent attorneys at Livingston Loeffler work with foreign co-counsel around the world to assist with obtaining U.S. patents and foreign patent protection for our U.S. clients.
Trademarks and service marks are governed by federal law, state law and common law, so it is important to have a full clearance search performed by an intellectual property attorney in order to avoid any infringement issues or other disputes. At Livingston Loeffler, we have experience handling all types of trademark and service mark issues. From our offices in Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota we represent clients throughout Florida and across the country in these types of cases.
Filing for Foreign Patent Protection under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
Livingston Loeffler can obtain foreign patent protection for you under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”). The PCT is an international treaty that allows an inventor to obtain a patent pending in 148 foreign countries using a single filing. The PCT delays the expenses associated with applying for patent protection in foreign countries for up to thirty or thirty-one months (depending on the country), thereby allowing the inventor more time to assess the commercial viability of his or her invention. At the end of the thirty or thirty-one month period we can assist you with choosing which countries you want to pursue patent protection in and then work with our foreign co-counsel to obtain patent protection in those countries.
Patent Prosecution Highway
Under the Patent Prosecution Highway (“PPH”), an applicant receiving a ruling from a foreign patent office that at least one claim in a patent application is patentable may request that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) to fast track the examination of corresponding applications filed in the USPTO. The PPH allows applicants to obtain corresponding patents faster and more efficiently. If you need assistance filing a national stage patent application in the U.S. and or have a patent application that you believe is eligible for the PPH, then the U.S. registered patent attorneys at Livingston Loeffler are here to assist you.
Contact a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney
Livingston Loeffler can help you throughout all stages of obtaining foreign patent protection. We assist clients nationwide, throughout the state of Florida and Southwest Florida, including Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and surrounding communities. Contact our offices today to discuss your questions with a lawyer by calling our toll-free number or send us a message below.
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