We help our clients to protect their rights outside of the EU via our extensive network of overseas attorneys. We have excellent links with firms in virtually all of the countries around the world which have functioning IP systems. Our own substantial UK and European client base means that we often need local expertise in other parts of the world to provide our clients with a truly global reach.
For overseas attorney clients we are able to guide you through the relevant IP systems in Europe to ensure that your clients’ commercial interests are met. We are alert to the key differences between IP systems in different countries and can advise on potential pitfalls, as well as any additional rights that might be available. To provide the most appropriate level of service, we work with you to establish your clients’ IP objectives. Sometimes, simple protection in Europe may be all that is required. At other times, you may need more detailed technical and strategic advice. We structure our charges, ensuring that our standard processing fees are as low as possible. Our team structure means that we can delegate work to an appropriate level to deliver maximum cost effectiveness.
Throughout the process, we can provide detailed cost estimates, so that you can manage your clients’ expectations. To ensure continuity and targeted advice, we make sure that wherever appropriate, your instructions are managed by the same team within Cleveland Scott York. You will always know who is taking care of your clients, so that you can contact them whenever you need an update.