Global IP Filing

Time-saving and streamlined IP filings, globally

Streamlined global IP filings

As a one-stop firm to consolidate all your global IP filings, our specialist attorneys and international partner network guarantee quality, cost-effective filings wherever you are looking to protect your rights. Simply choose your preferred agents and sit back as we manage it all.

Say goodbye to complex dealings with multiple firms around the world — let us manage everything for you. We will consolidate your global filings, give you a single point of contact and save you time, money and stress.

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Worldwide coverage, trusted partners

We can file in any country where IP is available. We have direct representation rights in many European jurisdictions, for everywhere else we use our trusted network of carefully selected partner firms.

Our commitment to quality, responsiveness, and cost management is mirrored by our partners, providing you with complete transparency and freedom of choice. Trust us to navigate the intricacies of international IP filings, so you can focus on innovation.

Complete freedom of choice

Complete freedom of choice

Our partners share our commitments to quality, responsiveness and cost management. While we can recommend the right firm to handle your work, we offer complete transparency and freedom of choice. We are happy to work alongside your preferred firm if it is not already part of our extensive network.

Our expertise

Global IP filing services

We provide:

• Worldwide coverage
• Consolidated global filing and reporting
• Single point of contact
• All work overseen by experienced attorney or paralegal
• Free PCT monitoring service
• Free 24/7 portal access
• Transparent pricing
• One invoice in a single currency

Talk to us to find out more.

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Caroline Blunk

Head of International Filing (US)

Lyndsey Mc Lennan 1280x860

Lyndsey McLennan

Head of International Filing (UK)

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Mark McManus

Managing Director, IP Services

Murgitroyd is well-placed to handle cross-border patent prosecution work for clients in the software, electronics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and life sciences sectors.

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What is copyright?

Copyright is an important component of intellectual property law that grants exclusive rights to the creators of original works of authorship. These works encompass a wide range of media, including such items as literary pieces, dramatic compositions, musical arrangements and artistic creations. This expansive scope extends to various forms of expression, such as novels, films, songs, computer software, and even architectural designs. The owner of a copyright enjoys the exclusive authority to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, and license their work, safeguarding their creative endeavours and fostering a thriving ecosystem of innovation and artistic expression.

How is copyright different from patents or trade marks?

Copyright, patents, and trade marks are all different types of intellectual property, but they protect different things. Copyright protects original works of authorship, literary, artistic, and musical creations. Patents provide legal monopoly rights for inventions or discoveries, ensuring exclusive rights for a specified period. Trade marks play a vital role in safeguarding brand names, logos, and other unique identifiers used in commercial activities, distinguishing the products or services of their owners from those of competitors.

How can I copyright my work?

In most jurisdictions, an original work is automatically protected by copyright from the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. However, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work, you will need to have registered your work with the U.S. Copyright Office. It is also possible to register copyright in other countries, such as China and India.

What is fair use?

Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. These circumstances may include criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

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Tired of complex dealings with multiple firms around the world? Let us manage everything for you. We will consolidate your global filings, give you a single point of contact and save you time, money and stress.

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