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The Effect of the Hague Convention on Intellectual Property Protection

As businesses become more global, concerns escalate about the ability to protect intellectual property in foreign jurisdictions. A first step toward protecting your intellectual property in foreign countries is to file applications for patent, trademark, or copyright protection in those countries.

However, foreign courts have been reluctant or, in many instances unwilling, to apply court rulings from the United States in foreign jurisdictions.

Attorney Marc E. Hankin practices intellectual property law in the U.S. and throughout the world, representing clients from many nations. He understands the importance of uniform application of intellectual property laws.

He has been integrally involved in the development of a new treaty establishing uniform rules governing service of process, taking of evidence, and enforcement of judgments in intellectual property cases. He has worked with and testified before the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Mr. Hankin has been the only U.S. patent lawyer involved throughout the entire process. He has also been actively involved in international efforts to secure global protection of intellectual property interests through his participation in negotiating and drafting the new Hague Convention on Choice of Courts Agreements.

As chair of the American Bar Association’s International Committee on the Hague Convention, a representative of FICPI, and the International Bar Association, Mr. Hankin personally has negotiated language to ensure that the opinions of the U.S. Patent Office and American courts should be given full faith and credit in jurisdictions around the world. He is fighting to ensure that the intellectual property rights of U.S. companies are protected and enforced in other countries around the world.

For more information on this issue, see the official site of The Hague Convention.

When you need sophisticated intellectual property litigators with worldwide experience, contact Hankin Patent Law to conduct a brief complimentary initial consultation.

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