Managing intellectual property portfolio
Most valuable Intellectual property rights can only be created through registration. Others intellectual property rights exist as form the creation or its publication.
Managing intellectual property rights means taking into consideration all different options and conditions to get full protection of all relevant intellectual property rights.
It is a about the right timing:
– from the start not to harm another right: analyse, prepare and file where appropriate
– keep track on the procedure: schedule and monitor
– follow up deadlines to maintain the rights: renew where possible.
All these actions belong to the core business of intellectual property agents.
Intellectual property managers are either called Trademark & Design attorneys and/or Patent attorneys. They are ‘mandated’ by rights owners to present them before the official offices for the different intellectual property registrations
The main contact advises on the first filing country choice and international filing routes and country selection. A complete network of agents is working together to assist in the complete territorial coverage.
An IP-manager takes care of the day-to-day management of intellectual property portfolios and provides strategic advice on intellectual property rights maintenance choices.