We advise, support and represent you in all areas of intellectual property, both in and outside of court.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Focus areas
  • Brands
  • Designs and models
  • Copyright
  • Patents
  • Corporate names, trade names, commercial signs
  • Geographical indications
  • Domain names
  • Databases and software
  • Unfair competition and free riding
  • Image rights
  • Advertising
Advisory Services
  • Distinctive sign validity and availability analysis (including prior rights searches)
  • Negotiation and drafting of agreements (assignments, licenses, coexistence agreements, NDAs, etc.)
  • IP rights audits
  • Recommended strategies for defending intellectual property rights
  • Customs intervention applications
Litigation before civil, criminal and administrative courts and arbitration panels, both in France and in Europe
  • Contracts
  • Validity of intellectual property rights
  • Infringement of intellectual property rights
  • Unfair competition and free riding
Selected representations
  • Emergency interlocutory proceedings on behalf of a major player in the luxury sector seeking to stop the sale of infringing earrings in a vast network of ready-to-wear stores.
  • Appearance before the General Court of the European Union and before the European Court of Justice subsequent to an application for invalidity covering a whisky brand, attacked on the basis of an existing Portuguese designation of origin.
  • Represented a global leader in the agri-business industry in the framework of trademark infringement litigation with an ice-cream maker based on the phonetic resemblance of the names in question.
  • Represented a leader in the energy sector in emergency proceedings to stop the use of its new company name and visual identity.
  • Criminal counterfeit actions commenced following several customs detentions of eyeglasses infringing copyrights and models (registered and not registered) of a major player in the luxury sector.
  • Invalidity action concerning a trademark registered in violation of the rights of a mobile applications leader.
  • Trademark cancellation proceedings commenced before the EUIPO for non-use of a EU trademark used only in France.
  • Drafted a contract commissioning advertising in the spirits industry and assignment of the related rights.
  • Regular assistance in verifying the availability of names to be used in France by an American leader in sporting goods.
  • Advisor to a leader in prepaid corporate services as to its intellectual property rights defense strategy.
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