A patent is a form of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, selling and importing an invention for a limited period of years, in exchange for publishing an enabling public disclosure of the invention. In most countries, patent rights fall under civil law and the patent holder needs to sue someone infringing the patent in order to enforce his or her rights. In some industries patents are an essential form of competitive advantage; in others they are irrelevant.

What is International IP & Why Do You Need It?

If your business intends to distribute, license, or sell your IP internationally and you believe your IP may be copied, you should consider filing for protection. Your IP is valuable and deserves the proper safeguards, so start by consulting with the Law Office of Elliott J. Brown to determine what protections are available to you in your desired markets.