Global IP Law


Crowell & Moring partners with clients seeking to fully leverage their intellectual property assets on a global scale, offering guidance on strategy, protection, and enforcement of these assets in international markets where distinct and often conflicting laws must be navigated in order to achieve IP objectives.

With intellectual property lawyers in our offices across the United States, in Europe, and in Asia—along with a network of firms we team with in various jurisdictions—we draw from the strong technical, trial, and prosecution credentials of our IP practitioners provide legal services worldwide involving patents, trademarks and brand protection, trade secrets, and copyright. Our international offerings include:

  • European IP Law: Assisting with national and cross-border patent, supplementary protection certificates, designs, copyrights, and trademarks counseling and litigation/arbitration issues, and working with leading European and national patent and trademark agents for filing, prosecution, and other registration matters.
  • International Patent: Offering clients a wealth of experience and an impressive infrastructure for filing and prosecuting patent applications throughout the world—while working closely with a select group of associates at firms globally—to provide a cross-border, multi-faceted approach in solving IP issues and to quickly and effectively navigate patent applications through many countries.
  • International Trademark: Searching new marks, formulating an international filing strategy, prosecuting applications, leading large-scale international disputes, and negotiating worldwide co-existence agreements, among additional international guidance.
  • U.S. ITC Section 337: Drawing from our unique combination of IP, international trade, and extensive litigation capabilities to provide counsel on complex technology and branding issues, U.S. customs law and post-remedy administrative procedures, and the presentation of public interest issues before the various federal agencies involved in the review of ITC orders, as well as representing clients in ITC appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and in ITC enforcement actions, advisory opinions, and modification proceedings.