A Platform which Connects Attorneys and Distributes Intellectual Property Cases Globally
Published: 06th February 2017
Solving a cross border intellectual property (IP) case is complicated and difficult. However, an online attorney network that distributes intellectual property cases can make everything easier. Web based business network could be a fresh service distribution channel in the future.
The procedure to apply for a trademark in a foreign country and protect the legal right can be long and complicated. The official way to apply for an IP affair is to apply through the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). This process of applying for a trademark is the most economical way. Moreover, there is a negative effect that your proposal can be rejected by WIPO. You have the option to request a review. But you may still need to deal with that affair by yourself in the end. At this point, if you refuse to give up, a more expensive alternative will be brought on your table, which is to apply your cases through commercial IP attorneys. And the next concern is to find a competent attorney at a reasonable cost.
You might search for an attorney of local business through your own network or via advertisement. The attorney you found will need a foreign attorney to solve your case in the country where you apply for the IP case. However, the attorney you found may not have available contacts in that specific country. In that case, the attorney will require the international IP case agency to do the searching. Your attorney cannot provide you any service until the suitable IP attorney in that specific country is found. However, finding the suitable attorney is not easy.
Fortunately, we have the Internet, which offers us an easier way to find what we are searching for, only if the attorneys published their business profile on the Internet. The good thing is that there are some web based platforms for attorneys on the IP field to establish partnerships with each other. As far as I know, there is at least one platform that allows the attorneys to do so. The bad thing is that the platform is still in its very early stage and barely known to us. To a certain extent, the professional network for the IP industry is still immature. Due to this fact, the international IP business is inevitably complicated, difficult and inefficient.
Online professional platform distribution service is similar as the E-commerce website or social networks. Compared with E-commerce and social networks, it distributes service instead of goods connects the professionals instead of everybody. There could be a trend that more professional networks will be created through Internet in the near future. The web based platform for IP attorneys is one of the examples and the beginning of online professional network. In the future, you may create a logistics company, which can book every airplane, train or bus for your customers. Or you can make a tourism platform, which provides information on every destination and travel agency in the world. It is time to take advantage of Internet and mobilize your service online.
The web based platform for attorneys
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