Are you going to hire a Patent Attorney or Trademark Attorney?
Not sure how exactly you are going to acquire Intellectual Property, Patent or Trademark protection in the best possible way?
Making the correct decision while choosing a Patent Lawyer can be very difficult. Especially because there are so many Lawyers to choose from. However, you need not worry as we are here to help you out. We will tell you how exactly you can hire the best Patent Lawyer or Trademark Lawyer to represent you.
Here’s what you need to consider before you hire a Patent Lawyer or Trademark Lawyer.
Your Trademark Lawyer, in Australia, should have the correct experience. In Australia, not all Trademark Attorneys are Patent Attorneys. You should check to make sure they are a member of the Patent and Trademark Institute. If they are a Fellow, that is the highest level of experience and credibility that can be attained.
They should be an expert in Intellectual Property, and should also be certified. You must make it a point to carefully study the Lawyer’s background before hiring them. This includes their educational qualification and their knowledge. Do an in-depth study before you decide to invest your money in a Lawyer.
Patent Attorney versus Trademark Attorney
You should aim to hire a Patent Attorney because Patent Attorneys also have a Trademark Attorney qualification.
The Patent Attorney can assist you in all facets of intellectual property protection – patents, trademarks and product design protection.
If you choose a Trademark Attorney to trademark your brands, they are not qualified to assist you with Patent or Product Design protection, if it arises.
Experience with the patent
You should have a look at the experience of the Lawyer. This includes the patents that they have worked on in the past, and their google reviews. You should carefully study all the patents that were issued to the Lawyer. This is going to give you an idea of how successful they are at their job. You will also be able to understand whether the Lawyer is perfect for your job, or not.
Your Patent Lawyer should have an excellent success rate. They should have the required experience to get your patent accepted quickly and easily. To understand the success rate, you should ask a Lawyer about the work that they have done with previous clients. This is a very good indicator of understanding how successful they will be while dealing with your case. So, if you get in touch with a Lawyer who has a very high success rate, your job will get a lot easier.
Speed of the patent prosecution
Getting a patent accepted can take years, if not a decade. However, the latter period isn’t something that you want. Most want the Patent process to be fast, and to get there, you should hire a Patent Lawyer who has the experience of handling such cases fast without impacting the quality.
This is also going to reduce the overall cost of getting your Patent issued. You can talk to the Lawyer’s previous clients, or take a look at their Google reviews to know how much time it takes on an average basis to get the patent issued. This will help you to understand how fast they are going to get the job done for you.
And this is how you can hire the best Patent Attorney from a patent law firm in Australia.
If you need any help regarding your Intellectual Property, get in touch with our Patent Lawyers or Trademark Lawyers on 1300 138 802, or fill out our contact form, so we can assist you.