International Intellectual Property

Kirton McConkie protects intellectual property across the globe by helping clients obtain patents, protect trademarks, secure royalties and litigate to protect their creations. Our experience includes matters involving electrical and computer-related technology, medical devices, pharmaceutical products, biotechnology, bioengineering and a wide variety of mechanical and chemical systems and apparatus. 

Examples include:

  • Patents and Trademarks:  We represent foreign clients in prosecuting patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and assist United States clients in coordinating foreign patent enforcement actions abroad. We also represent clients in patent litigation.
  • Licensing: We have extensive experience licensing intellectual property in established and emerging markets in most jurisdictions. In addition to licensing patents, we have assisted clients in licensing copyrights in films, literature, music, paintings and statues.
  • Franchising:  Our unique experience helping clients license and franchise abroad has served clients in opening Mexican restaurant franchises in South Africa and sports training facilities in the United Arab Emirates. Worldwide, our franchising experience includes assisting clients in industries such as foods and restaurants, computer services, sports equipment and training, cleaning services, clothing suppliers and management services.