Asia and Middle East
Maxwells are able to advise across the countries and deal with all IP matters from applications to prosecutions. Trade agreements made between countries now means that exporting and importing will grow exponentially. As ideas flow in between countries and cultures, China is now becoming the number one place of Australians to file patents and trade marks, the same for Chinese products and creations flowing in to Australia.
Distribution and licencing agreements are important as are manufacturing and supply agreements as more items are exported and imported between Australia and Asia. Many Australians take their ideas to be manufactured in Asia due to cost of production being lower. Therefore it is essential to ensure all agreements and licences are in place to protect your IP and prevent misappropriation of your IP.
At Maxwells, we are well equipped to assist in minimising the risk of misappropriation of your IP. Customs are different and Maxwells have the ability to provide appropriate staff to deal with cultural and languages barriers.
Speak to our commercialisation team to get advice on the best strategic process before you go overseas.