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Intellectual Property / Copyright

We value our clients’ business areas and make sure we acquire sound knowledge of such areas in order to increase the performance of our legal actions, whether regarding legal advice or litigation.

We assist our clients with the development and implementation of their intellectual property strategies.

Upstream, we define and validate internal creation processes (initial employee or “freelance” contracts).

Downstream, we draw and negotiate license agreements or contracts for the transfer of intellectual property (trademarks, designs, copyright and related rights, databases etc.) of intra-group agreements etc.

We carry out audits (“due diligence”) on portfolios of intellectual property rights portfolios in case of an isolated transfer or in case of a business acquisition, and we identify legal factors liable to sway the court in favor of a legal title.

We appear regularly before judicial bodies (the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance – 3rd Chamber – and the Paris Court of Appeal), as well as before the administrative offices (INPI).

We benefit from the extensive practice of such specialized litigation and regularly implement actions such as:

  • Investigation (including technological investigation) to detect counterfeiting and identify common market practices
  • Seizure of counterfeit goods
  • Infringement actions (civil, criminal and customs-related)
  • Unfair competition actions
  • Provisional prohibitions etc.

 

 

 

English

Bringing a legal action to obtain the payment of a FRAND royalty does not constitute, by itself, an abuse of a dominant position, but the proof of the essentiality of the patents remains a prerequisite

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