Our extensive global network benefits both our foreign and domestic clients. In today’s global economy, it is no longer sufficient for IP counsel to understand U.S. patent and trademark law alone. To provide effective and relevant legal and business advice to clients with international business interests, it is imperative that IP counsel is well versed in the patent, trademark and commercial laws of many foreign countries, particularly those in Europe and Asia.
Harness Dickey works with nearly 1000 IP specialists in leading law firms and organizations around the world. Simply, our global relationships matter. Our attorneys regularly participate in reciprocal training programs with many of these foreign partners to ensure we remain abreast of the latest developments and changes in international law that can impact our clients’ businesses. Through this extensive and long established network, our clients are assured of on-the-spot legal assistance and protection of intellectual property on a global scale.
Our attorneys are constantly traveling. We devote time and resources to our international clients, as well as participate as invited thought innovators in international IP related symposiums and conferences. Someone is usually abroad practically every day of the year.
We write our patents that originate in the U.S. with an eye toward future patent prosecution in foreign regions. Whether in Japan, Korea, China or Europe, we are frequent flyers who have processed into the tens of thousands of foreign applications coming into the U.S., as well as even more domestic applications that are then filed around the world.
Harness Dickey was one of the first IP firms in the country to form an International IP practice. The Firm trains carefully recruited specialists and support personnel to navigate the myriad of the procedural requirements of the various foreign national and multinational patent and trademark offices, including the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), the International Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and the European Patent Office (EPO), among others. Our Firm includes many multilingual professionals with capabilities in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. As a result, we provide clear and meaningful communication with our foreign clients and on behalf of our domestic clients doing business abroad.