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How to Protect Your IP Rights Abroad

Many life sciences companies which protect their inventions, brands or product designs through patents, trademarks or registered designs in their home country, do not realise that this does not give them automatic protection in other countries. Intellectual property rights are territorial rights, meaning that the protection afforded by a granted patent or a registered trade mark is geographically limited. Jim Robertson at Wynne-Jones IP submits his white paper on IP rights abroad.