BGL possesses full capabilities in international patent and trademark practice and works with a network of qualified associates around the world. Our international practice serves as a full-service resource for small, mid-sized and large companies by establishing, protecting and enforcing patent and trademark portfolios around the world. Our International Patent Group, headed by Michael Milz, has 13 full-time administrative assistants and paralegals. More than 7,000 international patent files are housed and managed under Michael’s direction. As head of the firm’s International Trademark Group, Mary Squyres runs one of the largest in-house international trademark practices in the country, with more than 15,000 active files and 8 staff assistants. She is one of a small number of lawyers in the country who specialize in the field of international trademark law.
The contacts made through professional organizations and past client matters over the last half-century have permitted us to establish personal relationships with the preeminent intellectual property practitioners throughout the world. We know from experience that the foreign associates with whom we work are competent, dedicated and effective. Our attorneys and paraprofessionals correspond daily on trademark matters with our network of foreign associates worldwide. Our combined use of attorneys and paraprofessionals allows us to manage our international filings and maintenance in the most cost-efficient manner possible.
Litigation encompasses a major part of our practice. Many members of the firm have had significant jury trial experience, which is not common in the intellectual property field. We also have a large number of skilled patent, trademark and copyright practitioners who procure and maintain intellectual property rights for our clients.