Innovation and the generation of intangible assets are relevant for economic development. Technological changes are increasingly faster and the Internet has changed the manner in which individuals and companies relate to each other. Therefore, it is currently essential to have an Intellectual Property (IP) advisor that is capable of providing comprehensive services adjusted to the needs of  the individual and the companies in this world that is rapidly evolving.

 Our firm provides these comprehensive services. Sargent & Krahn® was founded in 1889 by Thomas Sargent and then joined Otto Krahn, establishing among the first professional firms dedicated to the protection of IP in Chile. The visionary and entrepreneurial spirit of our founders is our inspiration and motivates us to keep our firm in the cutting edge of IP and develop new specialized areas of practice within this field.

At Sargent & Krahn® we firmly believe that it is our responsibility to find the answers to questions that our clients have not considered in regards to the protection of their intangible assets and to guide them in the process of development and improvement of their IP policies. Thus, if you select our firm, we will advise you in regards to the registration and exercise of intangible assets and also provide tailored advice of qualified professionals with experience in their areas of practice.

Our working structure has been planned to put into effect the commitments of Sargent & Krahn® towards its clients. As a result, each client is appointed a general IP counsel who is teamed with a litigation attorney. We also have excellent technical professionals with experience in matters associated to engineering, electronics, chemistry, biology, software and pharmaceutical products.

 

Additionally, at the beginning of our professional relationship and on an ongoing basis, we recommend conducting a revision of your intangible assets. Our experience is that these revisions are an excellent tool to evaluate if intangible assets are adequately protected and at the same time it helps us to develop a close relationship with our clients and to get to know their specific needs.

Our capacity of developing in-house products that differentiate us from our competitors and facilitates the contact with our clients is also a reflection of the visionary spirit of Sargent & Krahn®. In 1991, we published WEEKMARK, which today is a computer platform that our clients can access freely to check the status of their trademarks, as well as conduct certain searches of trademarks that belong to third parties. In 2013, we re-launched this platform adjusting it to the current requirements and included additional services.

Our commitment with Innovation is also reflected in a concrete project. Since 2009, we have organized with a local media and strategic partners, the CONTEST OF INNOVATION, whose primary object is to promote the patenting of inventions and award the winners with free advisory services (professional and technical) of Sargent & Krahn® in the registration process of the patent.