E-filing is straightforward nowadays for patents, trade marks and designs. This means we can, and do, file all of our applications on-line. There is even the advantage that filing costs are (slightly) reduced for those who use the online filing option. For our clients, this is win-win.
The UK institutes (the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys) run certified courses to train support and formalities staff; our staff take and pass the two courses, so we have a dedicated support team for preparation and filing of electronic patent, trade mark and design applications. This keeps us out of the city.
Clients ask us to manage their portfolios, and this too can be done wherever you are. So we pay renewal fees direct, saving our clients the cost of the various middlemen organisations that are otherwise involved.
Our truly international service comes from the beauty of the West Sussex countryside, Littlehampton on the south coast of England. Visitors can choose to enjoy lunch on the beach or overlooking the river (sadly, for this is the UK, weather dependent!).