Our Intellectual & Industrial Property Practice helps drive your business growth by protecting and leveraging your ideas and innovations, your brand, and your creative works. With real specialists, we combine a strategic outlook with deep legal knowledge and a keen understanding of the technological and business factors involved in this area of law. Our experienced patent, trademark, false advertising, copyright, and trade secret litigators appear regularly before courts, arbitration panels, and government agencies providing comprehensive assistance in acquiring, enforcing, defending, and exploiting intellectual property.
We advise companies of all sizes and in virtually all industries across the life cycle of IP assets, from development to commercialization and licensing through to maturity. We also have a deep understanding of and advise on a broad range of issues in closely related areas such as IT contracts, e-commerce, data protection, and all types of media work.
We have considerable depth in the full array of intellectual property law – both contentious and non-contentious – including, including patents, copyrights, trade secrets and trademarks. Clients in telecommunications, information technology, e-commerce, computer hardware and software, consumer products, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and other industries rely on us to address their most important issues involving intellectual property rights.
Our intellectual property litigation and arbitration practice has led our clients to a series of victories in a number of cases in the field. We prosecute and litigate complex IP matters, assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property rights from infringement, counterfeiting, misappropriation and unfair competition. We tailor our strategies based on our clients’ needs, and give practical advice with respect to asserting, defending against, or settling intellectual property claims.
Our intellectual property transactions practice handles complex business deals. We have significant experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating transactions that include licenses; strategic collaborations and corporate partnerships; joint ventures; research and development agreements; manufacturing agreements; supply and distribution agreements; marketing and promotion agreements; outsourcing; and consulting and services agreements.
We also serve as strategic advisors to our clients in order to resolve issues and achieve their aims without the need to resort to litigation. For instance, we help companies evaluate and manage intellectual property risks; provide strategic advice on intellectual property protection and enforcement programs; work with clients in the restructuring of intellectual property assets; and help guide companies through branding and licensing strategies.
Furthermore we use our antitrust experience to realize the full value of intellectual property rights through licensing agreements, joint ventures, and other distribution programs. In particular, we act on complaints, claims and defences involving the assertion of competition law in an intellectual property context.
Our Intellectual & Industrial Property Practice covers all aspects of competition law and intellectual property licensing and involves complex economic and technical issues about pricing, network access, R&D, IP, technology collaboration agreements, software and content licensing, manufacturing, marketing, agency and distribution agreements, service supply and dispute settlement arrangements. Our Intellectual & Industrial Property Practice offers legal/strategic advice and responds to clients’ needs in a broad range of IP issues, including:
- Intellectual Property & Competition Law
- Data Protection, Privacy and Information Management
- Domain Names
- False Advertising and Unfair Competition
- Internet and E-Commerce
- IP in Commercial Transactions
- IP Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Licensing and Technology Transfer
- Media Litigation and Counseling
- IP Audits & Due Diligence
- IP Portfolio Analysis & Management
- Patents – Filing & Prosecution
- Strategic Counseling and Portfolio Development
- Technology Contracts
- Trade Secrets and Confidential Know-How
- Trademarks and Brands