Gerben Law Firm works extensively with international clients and their foreign counsel to assist with the filing of trademark applications in the United States (we serve as a local counsel in the United States in this capacity). Clients (and their attorneys) from over 30 countries have used Gerben Law Firm's local counsel trademark services to [...]
Starting November 7th of this year, a 99th member will be added to the Madrid Protocol. Becoming the 115th country, Thailand will officially become a member of the Madrid Protocol. If you have ever wanted to expand your trademark rights to more than one country, you are probably familiar with the Madrid Protocol. If you [...]
On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted on a public referendum to leave the European Union. This referendum, known as “Brexit” (a combination of Britain & Exit) and has put the future of British trade with other European Union members in a state of turmoil. However, its effects could reach far outside of Europe, [...]
As a business owner in today's world it is likely that you are, at least, tangentially, in business internationally. That’s because you almost certainly have a website for your business, and that website theoretically gives the entire connected world access to your business, products, and services. While the opportunities of the online marketplace are certainly compelling, [...]
The protections and benefits of a registered U.S. trademark come with a series of responsibilities of ownership. One of your most important responsibilities is to maintain and renew your trademark at the required intervals set by the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Upon the initial registration of your trademark, it is important to make [...]
After you have filed for your US trademark, you may want to expand your trademark protection globally to other countries outside of the US. Whether you have a new business opportunity, are targeting new markets for penetration, or simply want to strengthen your trademark protections in the age of global commerce facilitated by the internet, [...]
How can a foreign company file a US trademark? The advantages and disadvantages of using the Madrid Protocol.
If you are a non-U.S. company doing international business, you’ve probably come across the Madrid Protocol as an option for filing trademarks for protection in a number of countries, including the United States. That being said, a common question that is asked is whether a foreign business should use the Madrid Protocol to file a [...]