Industrial property law

The firm handles all types of procedures related to the acquisition, licensing and other forms of use of industrial property rights:

  • search and analysis of availability
  • filings with the French and European offices (applications and subsequent proceedings)
  • management of trademark, design and domain name portfolios
  • negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements (assignment, license, incorporation, coexistence)
  • legal assistance with labeling procedures
  • advice and assistance in patent applications – in cooperation with patent attorneys.

To protect and defend your industrial property rights, we act before the administrative bodies (INPI, EUIPO), as well as before the courts for various types of services:

  • drafting formal notices
  • assistance with customs seizures
  • opposition, cancellation and revocation proceedings before the INPI and EUIPO
  • UDRP proceedings
  • opposition, cancellation and revocation proceedings before the courts
  • assistance during arbitration and mediation
  • requesting evidentiary measures (seizures before order on the merits, measures in futurum) and provisional measures (interim injunction),
  • negotiation and drafting of coexistence agreements and settlement agreements

As part of our due diligence assignments, we analyze the existing situation and make recommendations to eliminate or limit the risks associated with planned acquisitions.

Areas of expertise:

  • French and European Union trademarks
  • domain names
  • French designs, Community designs (registered and unregistered)
  • utility certificates
  • registered designations of origin (AOC)
  • geographical indications (GI)
  • EU quality schemes (PDO, PGI, GI)
  • patents (in cooperation with patent attorneys)