Services / International Practice

The Ference team has a proven track record of securing rock solid international intellectual property protection for clients. We serve U.S. clients ranging from high-growth companies to global corporations in over 90 countries around the world. We also represent companies headquartered elsewhere to protect their patent and trademark portfolios in the United States.

Our Foreign Filing Network

We have a long-standing, established network of law firms in countries around the world and work collaboratively with them to protect our clients’ IP rights in nearly every jurisdiction. For over thirty years, we have leveraged this network and taken a strategic approach to ensure that our clients’ inventions, processes, creative works and brands maintain and grow in value. When disputes arise, our foreign associates stand at the ready to help to avoid litigation or to mount a vigorous defense in court when necessary.

US Filing for Foreign Clients

Whether working through in-house patent counsel or a foreign law firm, our team develops and implements patent, copyright and trademark strategies for foreign clients doing business in the United States. We ensure that foreign companies utilize all relevant strategies to facilitate the most efficient and effective experience with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and we successfully litigate infringement matters on behalf of our clients.

Delivering Value

We understand that clients have increasing pressure to deliver quality intellectual property services at a reasonable cost. Our firm size and location allow us to deliver the highest level of service and deep technical expertise at an extraordinary value while continuing to outperform our competitors on key metrics critical to your success.

Please reach out and let us know how we can address your global intellectual property needs.

    Pittsburgh Office
    409 Broad Street
    Sewickley, PA 15143
    +1 412 741 8400

    About Us
    Ference & Associates is a Pittsburgh, PA based law firm with a global client base. Our attorneys focus on patent, trademark, and copyright law.

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