What We Offer

When securing your intellectual property rights, Hilborne offers reduced costs, flexible strategies, and mitigated risks.

Hilborne has extensive direct filing capabilities and we have developed longstanding relationships with trusted local associates. Normally, in order to manage an international portfolio, a firm would incur sigificant administrative costs by interacting with multiple foreign agents. At Hilborne, we reduce costs to our clients by being the single point of contact. We handle the preparation of all substantive prosecution documents and directly manage the process for our clients. 

Because we are singularly focused on intellectual property, Hilborne can provide what most other firms cannot: flexibility. We can adjust to your parituclar needs and work with you to develop registration, enforcement, and maintenance strategies tailored to your unique circumstances.

Most importantly, our expertise and experience as a multi-jurisdictional practice allows us to manage and reduce risks for our clients, especially in more remote and difficult filing jurisdictions. Over the years, we have developed a process and a team sophisticated enough to mitigate the risks commonly associated with dealing in difficult jurisdictions. 

TRADEMARKS

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from the goods of another.

We take great pride in protecting the brands of some of the largest companies in the world. With our vast knowledge of international trademark practices, expansive direct filing capabilities and premier connections with local registries, we make handling your trademark portfolio easy and cost effective. As a full-service IP firm, we can manage large and small trademark portfolios, draft and assist in licensing deals, enforce trademark rights through litigation or help strategize national launches. 

Need to know the status of a mark or conduct an availability search? Hilborne performs trademark searches in nearly 200 jurisdictions worldwide on a fixed fee basis.

 

Our team of highly skilled attorneys, paralegals, and assistants also provides an unbeatable service, from filing of the application to issuance of the final certificate, with the majority of work completed on a fixed fee basis.

 

Unfortunately, not all filings are a smooth process. That's why we offer our clients highly competitive hourly rates to handle office actions, third-party oppositions, and cancellation actions. We are also well equipped to handle enforcement matters, including infringements and anti-counterfeiting disputes. 

Once a mark is registered, Hilborne offers renewal, recordal, and maintenance services to our clients. In this regard, we operate as a one-stop shop for trademark portfolio management.

PATENTS

A patent is a right granted to the owner of an invention that prevents others from making, using, importing or selling the invention without her permission. A patentable invention can be a product or a process that gives a new technical solution to a problem.

Our team not only has expertise in protecting inventions in the United States, but also extensive experience in many jurisdictions in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. We provide quality patent prosecution services for both the modern day inventor and Fortune 500 companies. Our worldwide services include:

  • filing national and PCT applications

  • searching patents and providing opinions

  • responding to office actions

  • preparing and filing patent assignments

  • negotiating license and consent agreements

  • preparing cease and desist letters in the event of infringement

  • resolving infringement disputes

  • managing global patent portfolios

  • maintaining granted patents

COPYRIGHTS AND DOMAIN NAMES

A copyright is the exclusive legal right, given to an originator of a work or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

Copyright protection is vital in a increasingly technological world. Protecting our clients' exclusive legal right to their created works is our top priority. Whether you need protection, advice on how to license your work, or how to obtain permission to use another creator's works, we are here to help guide you through the process. Our services include:

  • filing copyright applications

  • enforcing copyrights

  • resolving infringement disputes

  • providing legal opinions on use of copyrighted works

  • drafting and negotiating copyright license agreements

  • performing copyright searches

A domain is a distinct portion of the internet under the control of a particular organization or individual, usually denoted through the registration of a unique domain name.

Our firm has experience with a variety of domain name related issues. In that regard, we provide the following services:

  • registering domain names​

  • negotiating assignments of domains

  • transferring domains

  • evaluating domain infringement