Assistance with International Patent Applications
More and more businesses are becoming global, sending their products and services around the world. To make sure that your intellectual and physical property is protected internationally, you should consider filing an international patent application. Though there is no “international patent” that comprehensively protects your property in every country, the application for an international patent through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) can help protect it in selected countries (eventually, patents will have to be pursued in each country one chooses to send the product to). The intellectual property attorneys of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., can help Dallas business owners file this application.
Benefit of an International Patent Application
There are numerous benefits to filing an international patent application. Perhaps the most important benefit is that this patent application gives a business owner more time to designate countries. With the patent application pending, business owners are typically granted 30 months of protection, as opposed to the 12 of a non-PCT application.
Protection is key when you’re sending your business abroad, and an international patent application can help buy you some time to decide which countries you wish to specifically target.
Contact an Intellectual Property Attorney in Dallas
If you are a Dallas business owner thinking of going global and distributing your product internationally, the attorneys of Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., may be able to help you with an international patent application that will protect your original ideas. Contact our offices today by calling (214) 317-4448 to set up a consultation and learn more about how we can help you protect your intellectual property.