Our IP professionals work with associate firms on a regular (often daily) basis, enhancing our offering beyond our respective offices and enhancing the services of our associate firms. Our long-standing valued relationships mean that clients have access to local advisors they can trust, whether to seek local protection or need to deal with a local dispute.
Both we and our associate firms need to grasp quickly the client’s intentions in the context of the relevant home market, culture, and legal environment. In close collaboration, we and our associate firms lead clients to the best route forward in the local market.
The measure of an associate’s pedigree is the application of cross-cultural insight that translates protection from one jurisdiction to another. Advice that stands up to the realities of the local market is essential. Where we receive instructions from associate firms, an in-depth mutual understanding of a client's needs will only come from listening carefully to an instructing associate, not just during initial instructions but throughout the entire process.
Our IP lawyers and attorneys have decades of experience building and retaining close relationships with overseas associates. We have an acute understanding of how client objectives influence filing strategy, commercialisation and dispute resolution. We work with a large number of trusted associate firms from all around the world – from Korea, North America, Japan and beyond. Our mutual trust is built on our high quality advice and understanding.