“To protect innovation today is to ensure the future.”
Patents and Utility Models
Drafting and Prosecution of Patent and Utility Model Applications
MIA drafts patent and utility model specifications based on the information provided by our clients, with whom our personnel establish a close working relationship by phone, video conference, email or personal meetings. The technical information regarding the invention to be patented is complemented with customized, defined research.
MIA directly handles European, Spanish and international patent (PCT) proceedings. In addition, our firm has a network of trusted partners, which allows us to offer high quality national services in patent and utility model proceedings on a worldwide level.
MIA generates tailored reports on patentability in which it is evaluated whether an invention complies with the requirements of patentability over the prior art, as well as the scope of protection that can be expected.
MIA has vast experience in evaluating the risk of infringement of third party rights by production, sale or use of a specific product or activity. These freedom-to-operate reports are crucial before launching a new product on the market.
In addition to traditional patent processing services, MIA offers global alert systems that allow the latest information on new patent and utility model applications published in specific technology sectors, defined according to technical profiles designed for each client.
Trademarks and Designs
At MIA, we provide advice on all matters of new trademarks and designs, in order to minimise the risks of infraction of rights held by third parties.
Thanks to the experience of the team at MIA, we offer assistance in nullity and infringement proceedings relating to patents, trademarks and designs. Due to our expertise, our employees frequently take part in litigation proceedings concerning patents, trademarks and designs.
Moreover, MIA additionally offers counsel on legal matters such as negotiation of patent, trademark and design licenses, drafting of technology-transfer contracts, confidentiality agreements and protective clauses for inventions in employment contracts.