Intellectual property

With a view to protect and value assets such as trademarks, copyrights and related rights, patterns and designs, databases, domain names, patents and know-how, the Firm’s IP department has acquired a comprehensive expertise in all the areas of intellectual property law.

KEY AREAS

Trademarks and domain names

  • Trademark portfolio audit, domain name audit
  • Filing, renewal and oppositions of trademarks and domain names
  • Invalidity action, infringement and unfair competition proceedings
  • Alternative methods of dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, conciliation, uniform domain name dispute resolution policies – UDRP – etc.)
  • Drafting and negotiation of agreements (license, assignment of rights, trademark coexistence, domain names, trade names…)

Patents & Know-how

  • Patent portfolio audit, notably in the context of companies’ sale or acquisition
  • Assignment of employee’s rights on patents
  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts (license, co-ownership, assignment of patents, etc.)
  • Acquisition and use of know-how
  • Infringement action
  • Action for patent ownership

Copyright, database, patterns & design

  • Drafting and negotiation of agreements (in any area: literature, art, fashion, advertising, publishing, etc.)
  • Infringement action and unfair competition action
  • Design of strategies to protect and value intangible assets