The attorney or lawyer whom you choose to fight on your behalf should be registered. Now, what does this ‘registered’ mean? A registered attorney is a lawyer whose law degree is recognized by the patent and trademark office of the country where he/she is practicing law. In case the attorney is not registered, the entire labor of your case being represented before a patent examiner will be deemed fruitless. The attorney has to comply with the regulations of the patent and trademark office of the country in order to be admitted to the register maintained by the office. Sometimes it takes years of hard work and patience to give a proper shape to an intellectual property like an idea or a book or even a sculpture. It is the fruit of the application of knowledge gathered or the unique imagination of the creator. How would you feel if someone else enjoys the fruits of your intellectual property without caring to give you the recognition you deserve? Yes, you feel the sting of injustice.
The registered patent attorney has to have a strong moral background, a recognized law degree and the required technical and scientific qualifications. Unless they have a science background they will not be able to put up a strong fight for industrial intellectual properties. It is through the patent attorney that the patent office communicates with you. This is possible only after you execute a power of attorney or an authorization of agent with your patent office. The power of attorney is for the patent attorney, while the authorization of agent gives power to the patent agent for representing your case. Having known about the importance of the IP those who have ignored the same should not waste further time in protecting their rights in order to face the negative consequences in the future times. Undoubtedly a commercial property for business will become much stressful one to the business owners as well as for the concerned individuals if they failed to make use of certain lawyer. Protecting their rights over the important and uncompromising assets is the important thing.