Intellectual Property Portfolio Management
Many businesses lack the internal resources required to properly maintain their patent and trademark portfolios. Without a working knowledge of the applicable laws and regulations, understanding what steps need to be taken to maintain or renew your patents and trademarks can be challenging. Moreover, overlooking a critical deadline, or failing to fulfill an important requirement, can often lead to the loss of valuable rights.
Henry Query, P.C. has extensive experience with patent and trademark portfolio management. The firm currently manages the worldwide trademark portfolio of a large multinational corporation, as well as the patent and trademark portfolios of several smaller companies. In addition, Henry Query, P.C. is familiar with several of the independent patent and trademark portfolio management companies and presently works with one such company to coordinate the maintenance of one of our client's patents.
Patent Portfolio Management
A company's portfolio of U.S. and foreign patents is a valuable asset. As such, it must be managed properly in order to maintain the patents in force and prevent them from expiring prematurely. Henry Query, P.C. can ensure that your patents will remain active and enforceable by monitoring the patents, tracking critical deadlines, fulfilling all requirements which may periodically arise, and ensuring that all maintenance and annuity fees are duly paid, either directly, through our worldwide network of trusted foreign associates, or in cooperation with your third-party patent maintenance service.
Also, as a company's products evolve, they may eventually outgrow the coverage provided by its existing patents. Continuing to maintain such outdated patents can be costly. Henry Query, P.C. can periodically review your patent portfolio with appropriate company personnel to ensure that your patents provide you with the coverage you need in the countries you require. We can also help you identify and eliminate outdated patents that no longer cover your current products, which can significantly reduce your yearly maintenance expenses.
Trademark Portfolio Management
A company may have dozens or even hundreds of trademark registrations both in the U.S. and internationally. This trademark portfolio is a valuable asset which requires ongoing efforts to manage and maintain. Henry Query, P.C. can ensure that your trademark registrations will remain active and enforceable by monitoring the registrations, tracking critical deadlines, fulfilling all requirements which may periodically arise, and attending to the renewal of the registrations, either directly, through our worldwide network of trusted foreign associates, or in cooperation with your third-party trademark maintenance service.
Also, as a business grows and changes, it may desire to use its trademarks on additional or different products or services, or the company's logos themselves may change. If your existing trademark registrations do not include these additional or different products or service, or if the registrations cover an outdated form of your logo, the registrations may not provide you with the protection you expect. Henry Query, P.C. can work with appropriate company personnel to make sure that your trademark registrations include all of the products and services you require and cover the form of the logo you currently use.