What You Need to Know About Seeking Patent Protection Overseas

What You Need to Know About Seeking Patent Protection Overseas

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There was a time when inventors did not have to worry about protecting intellectual property outside their country, largely because products were typically conceived, manufactured and purchased within a circumscribed territory. However, the rise of globalization has changed this. Now, a product produced in one corner of a globe can easily be sold and manufactured all over the world. This new economy presents challenges for patent applicants and/or inventors, one of them how to ensure that an invention is protected in countries that have easy access to your product or process. The solution lies in filing a patent application in any market-target countries — expanding your rights there and making it difficult for competitors to use your products or technology without due authorization.

Ways of obtaining overseas patent protection

It’s is vital to know at the outset that currently, there’s no method…

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