Intellectual property

Our LexCase lawyers have acquired recognized expertise in intellectual property as both consultants and litigators.

The Intellectual Property Department focuses on two main areas:

  • Literary and artistic property (copyright and neighboring rights)
  • Industrial property (trademarks, designs and models, patents)

Its clients are varied, and are both national and international, ranging from innovative startups to international groups in every business sector.

Industrial property and distinctive signs

Consulting:

  • Consulting services on the protection, exploitation and defense of industrial property assets
  • Implementation of strategies for registration and due diligence
  • Analysis of the validity of the various formalities fulfilled
  • Management of appropriate registrations, when applicable, and of related portfolios
  • Drafting and negotiating all of the contracts related to ownership transfers or the exploitation of industrial property assets (co-ownership, transfer, licensing, coexistence, franchising, distribution, publishing, user and other types of agreements)

Litigation:

  • Assistance in all types of proceedings relative to trademarks, designs and models or patents when they are registered (in particular, opposition proceedings) and during the period of exploitation thereof (legal action for a declaration of invalidity, an infringement, unfair competition, etc.) before all competent courts
  • Protection and defense of industrial property assets: prelitigation actions, implementation of a “saisie-contrefaçon” (recording by a bailiff of an infringement), prejudice evaluation, actions for infringement of a patent

Literary and artistic property

Literary and artistic property covers copyrights, regardless of the type of work involved (music, photography, graphics, literary or architectural works, etc.), as well as neighboring rights.

Consulting:

  • Consulting services on the protection, exploitation and defense of copyrights and neighboring rights
  • Ensuring the law is respected in commission and acquisition agreements
  • Contractual arrangements for the exploitation of copyrights and neighboring

Rights

  • Management of relations with copyright collection societies

Litigation:

  • Assistance in all proceedings related to copyrights or neighboring rights
  • Protection and defense of industrial property assets: prelitigation actions, implementation of a “saisie-contrefaçon” (recording by a bailiff of an infringement), prejudice evaluation, actions for infringement of a patent