Overseas Clients

Page Hargrave have extensive experience in acting as a local representative for overseas clients. Our services include:

Patents

  • Filing and prosecuting national British applications before the UK Intellectual Property Office;
  • Filing and prosecuting European applications before the European Patent Office;
  • Entering the UK national phase of international (PCT) applications;
  • Entering the European regional phase of international (PCT) applications;
  • Patent watching;
  • Arranging / conducting patent searches;
  • Preparing observations for filing at the UK or European Patent Offices;
  • Conducting Opposition proceedings before the European Patent Office;
  • Challenging the validity of patents before the UK or European Patent Offices;
  • Advising on the infringement or validity of British or European patents;
  • Advising on the assignment or licensing of technology.

Trade Marks

  • Filing and prosecuting trade mark applications before the UK Intellectual Property Office;
  • Filing and prosecuting European Union Trade Mark applications before EUIPO;
  • Filing and prosecuting international trade mark applications via the Madrid Protocol;
  • Trade Mark watching;
  • Arranging / conducting trade mark searches;
  • Filing oppositions against British or European Union trade mark applications;
  • Advising on the infringement of trade marks in the UK and Europe;
  • Advising on passing-off.

Designs

  • Filing and prosecuting UK Registered Design applications before the UK Intellectual Property Office;
  • Filing and prosecuting European Community Registered Design applications before EUIPO;
  • Advising on unregistered design right;
  • Advising on validity and infringement of Registered Designs and design right.

Other services

Page Hargrave also has particular expertise in anti-counterfeiting and domain name issues. For more information see our pages on anti-counterfeiting and domain names.

If you would like further information, a schedule of our fees or powers of attorney, please contact our Bristol Office.