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Intellectual Property Law

We help our clients to manage and enhance the value of their intellectual property rights (IPRs).

In today’s knowledge-based society, an organisation’s intangible rights constitute an important strategic and financial resource. Along with its employees’ experience and expertise, these form the foundation for innovation and value creation.
Our lawyers provide assistance to a wide range of knowledge-based companies, helping them to protect, commercialise and enforce IPRs, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, company names, domain names, designs and commercial secrets.

Wide range of clients

Our clients range from universities and research institutions, through service and supply companies to publishing and digital media businesses, as well as other public and private enterprises.

Our IPR practice is part of an established network of the world’s leading consulting and patent advisory firms. By leveraging our network, we can coordinate commissions across national borders on behalf of our clients.

Protection

Our lawyers have extensive experience of assisting with the establishment of national and international protection strategies, to safeguard the value of IPRs. In conjunction with our clients, we draw up a strategy to enable each company to manage its IPRs in ways that maximise the commercial and strategic value of its intellectual capital.

Commercialisation

In many cases, IPRs must be exploited, licensed or transferred if they are to create value. We advise our clients in connection with the incorporation of companies and the framing and follow-up of technology partnerships, development contracts, licence agreements, etc. We also have considerable experience of working with international technology development projects, particularly in the area of contract administration and the management of project outcomes/IPRs. We emphasise sectoral insight and technological understanding, and focus on adding value to our clients’ processes and projects.

Enforcement

The enforcement of IPRs is necessary to prevent others benefiting from the investments your company has made. Sometimes, you may need to defend yourself from claims that your company is infringing the rights of others. We assist clients involved in infringement and nullity actions. We also coordinate and implement “IPR due diligence” processes, “freedom to operate” analyses, etc. 

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