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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Global Intellectual Property

Intelligent protection

Defining and protecting your innovation and creativity is increasingly difficult and complex. Internet marketing and sophisticated counterfeiting operations are expanding risks and opportunities for IP holders, and inefficiencies in the international patent system are leading many to clamor for change.

At Baker & McKenzie, we understand new challenges in IP protection and can provide unique and global solutions. We see IP management as a strategic issue and have developed people, processes and technologies to promote sound and cost-effective stewardship of intellectual property. A leading global IP practice, we are trusted counsel to some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies and our over 400 IP timekeepers worldwide help manage and enforce the IP portfolios of more than 100 multinationals.

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What others say

  • For the second year, Chambers & Partners has named Baker & McKenzie as the Global Law Firm of the Year for Intellectual Property (2014), citing a "stronghold in Asia, where the firm has market-leading practices in China, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines." The publication also recognized the Firm’s "distinctive Latin American IP presence and additional strength across North America and Europe."
  • Asian Legal Business ranks Baker & McKenzie in the top tier for Intellectual Property for 2012. In its editorial, ALB cites a client quote: "Their local knowledge on particular nuances of the law is excellent."

What constitutes fair use? Does local law provide for copyright exceptions? Are there limitations on fair use and fair dealing exceptions? Find answers to these questions and more in Baker & McKenzie's pioneering Fair Use Guide, an interactive resource that touches on fair use principles in more than 30 jurisdictions.
Senior IP Associate James Whymark discusses copycat goods and the problems they pose for brand owners and retailers. In this masterclass, produced for Thomson Reuters' Legal PD service, James looks at enforcement options for lookalike products, considering the strengths of various IP rights, examines how brand owners can prove confusion and protect their brands from copycat products, and looks at recent case law and legislative developments in this area.
Baker & McKenzie is the only law firm to receive multiple listings in all four regions and rankings in 34 jurisdictions in the recent 2014 WTR 1000 Survey by the World Trademark Review.
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Every day our more than 4,000 lawyers, economists, tax advisors and other professionals share insights and best practices across borders and practices. We speak more than 75 languages and represent more than 55 nationalities, and the close relationships among our people fosters the trust needed to develop and deliver world-class solutions to multinational clients.

We share an uncompromising commitment to excellence, which explains why more of our lawyers are included as leading lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers than any other Global 20 law firm.

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Passionately global
We are passionately global — it's in our DNA.

We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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We service clients throughout the world and in some countries where we do not have offices, working with carefully selected local firms to leverage our global knowledge and capabilities.

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We offer world-class career opportunities around the globe, while our entrepreneurial culture makes Baker & McKenzie a unique place to develop professionally.

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