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Direct Filing (Paris Convention)

Patent holders can choose to file directly under the provisions of the Paris Convention, either as an alternative to or in combination with filing via the PCT process. Direct filing is the only option when filing in non-PCT countries including Argentina, Venezuela and Taiwan. Direct filing is also the preferred method when filing in very few countries because of lower upfront costs, or when an invention needs quick grant, since it ensures faster examination and ideally faster approval.

Fortune 500 patent departments and their outside counsels rely on Morningside’s expertise to translate patents for direct filing in over 150 countries. File via your foreign agents or utilize our network of top-tier foreign associates. Our direct filing solution reduces translation fees while maintaining the highest level of quality, allowing your patent department to focus on substantive work instead.

How It Works

Why Us?

Proven Patent Expertise

  • Highly trained & vetted patent translators
  • ISO-certified QA Processes
  • Deep subject matter & technical field expertise
  • Top-tier patent firms can perform filings as needed

Do More with Your IP Budget

  • Save 35-50% on translation & agency fees
  • Translation memory & repetitive text savings
  • Reduced internal administrative costs
  • Upfront and transparent pricing

Direct Filing Made Easy

  • Translate & file directly in over 150 countries
  • Use our IP Platform to request, manage and track projects 24/7
  • Customized workflows based on clients’ specific needs

White Glove Service

  • 3,100 IP attorneys & paralegals rely on Morningside
  • 8-year average customer tenure
  • Dedicated account manager & live support

Quality Assurance

Morningside’s network of native subject matter experts and in-country patent attorneys deliver uncompromising quality, from initial request to on-time delivery, backed by our ISO-certified QA processes. Our patent linguists have 5+ years of patent translation experience, technical field expertise, and in-depth knowledge of patent law. We can also the file the patent directly via our network of top-tier foreign agents in 150 countries.

Outside Counsel

Our direct filing solution is just as cost-effective for companies that use outside counsel. By instructing outside counsel to obtain translations from Morningside, our clients have dramatically lowered their filing expenses without creating additional work for their in-house patent departments. Regardless of how you currently handle foreign prosecution, we can help you achieve greater efficiency and cost savings immediately.

Morningside IP Platform

Accessing Morningside’s direct filing services is simple and convenient. Instruct us via email or utilize our IP Platform, a secure online platform that streamlines and centralizes the patent translation & foreign patent filing process. Select countries for filing, request and approve quotes, and track projects 24/7/365 from anywhere in the world.