Intellectual and Industrial Property, and Trade Secrets

A highly specialized team with extensive experience in all types of services involving intellectual and industrial property matters.

We advise on all matters relating to intellectual and industrial property, image rights, advertising and the right to honor. Our clients include many leading companies in various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, franchise and consumer goods, as well as multinational companies with global brands.

We provide clients with optimal solutions for works and services qualifying for protection under intellectual property law, such as visual, literary, dramatic, musical and audiovisual works; and computer software, video games and databases, drafting and negotiating copyright agreements and contracts for other ancillary rights.

We also have expertise in industrial property contracts and litigation, including brands, inventions—patents, know-how, utility models—and designs, as well as domain names.

SERVICES

  • Copyright: We advise on the protection of works, drafting and negotiating copyright agreements and contracts for other ancillary rights. We represent our clients in infringement and other litigation proceedings relating to the protection of these rights, including licensing and assignment of rights, in sectors such as advertising, music and design. 
  • Trademarks and domain name disputes: We advise on trademark proceedings before national and international authorities. We advise on drafting and negotiating licensing, franchise and other agreements in transactions involving trademark rights, and we represent clients in court and arbitration trademark proceedings. We also advise on domain name disputes.
  • Inventions (patents, utility models, know-how) and designs: We advise on protecting clients’ inventions and designs, and we represent clients in court proceedings involving validity, violation, ownership and other issues relating to patents, utility models, know-how and designs. We also assist our clients when negotiating technology transfer agreements, particularly in the pharmaceuticals sector.
  • Advertising and publicity rights: We advise on all legal matters relating to marketing and advertising, including compliance with advertising regulations and consumer and unfair competition laws, drafting and negotiating marketing and advertising agreements, and representing clients in disputes involving these matters before self-regulatory bodies (in the case of many advertising disputes), and in court and arbitration proceedings. We also advise on protecting publicity rights, by drafting and negotiating agreements involving these rights and representing clients in related court proceedings.

The perfect balance between being a big firm with the muscle to handle big deals and the ability to care for the smaller details and provide good customer treatment.

Chambers Europe, 2021