In today’s global economy, acquiring foreign intellectual property can be as important as acquiring it at home. This calls for a deep knowledge of intellectual property law and connections with agents around the world. The attorneys at Carstens & Cahoon have a firm command of the regulations unique to international IP law and substantial experience obtaining IP rights around the world.
We are adept at using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) to obtain patent protection in member countries, and we have the network of agents necessary to enter the national phase of a patent application under the treaty. We have also used the Patent Prosecution Highway, to help speed the issuance of patents in various countries.
Trademark laws do not apply globally — only in their country or jurisdiction. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the various international trademark laws and their requirements and limitations. Our clients never need to worry about the limitations of territorial application of trademark laws.