We have a wide network of foreign attorney firms with whom we work on a regular basis, whether working on foreign IP matters for our clients in territories where local attorney representation is required or working on securing or advising on IP rights for the clients of foreign attorney firms where our knowledge and expertise of the UK and European IP systems is required.
If you are looking to engage in IP on an international level, please contact us to find out more about how we can meet your business needs.
Abel & Imray is one of the few UK-based firms which still has an in-house translation department. Our translators are not only familiar with the vocabulary and language of patent specifications, but are also able to liaise closely with our patent attorneys, on technical issues, thus ensuring that the final text of the translation will be both technically accurate and legally authentic. This close cooperation between translator and attorney produces results that are not normally achievable if simply outsourcing translation work.
We specialise in the translation of German and French patent specifications and other texts into English. Whilst our translators are able to handle texts in all technical fields, they have particular experience in the translating of texts relating to pharmaceutical, agrochemical and other chemical technologies, mechanical engineering and fibreoptics.
We are involved especially in the translation of texts in preparation for the filing of English-language patent applications in various countries as well as for the filing of PCT applications in English. Whilst the advent of the London Agreement has removed the need for the full translation of European Patents for validation purposes, we still offer a fully integrated service for the validation of European Patents in the UK, including if required the preparation of a translation of the claims into English for filing at the EPO. We also frequently prepare English translations of the published claims of pending European Patent Applications for the purpose of securing provisional protection under Art. 67(3) EPC.