Intellectual property

The development, management, and protection of intellectual property have become increasingly crucial to business success. Companies are acting aggressively to protect intellectual property rights at a time when these rights have been subject to greater scrutiny and higher standards of proof in litigation from high-stakes legal challenges in TM or other IP disputes to business decisions involving intellectual property strategies, quantitative economic analysis now plays an essential role.

Our IP practice advises on all aspects of creation, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

We represent brand owners in disputes covering the full spectrum of IP rights:

We advise on parallel imports and counterfeit goods as well as on trademark infringement and passing off disputes relating to Internet.

An important part of our practice involves advising on trademark licensing, distribution agreements and franchising deals. Our specialists deal with licensing, collaboration, and research and development agreements and provide strategic advice in managing and commercializing patent and trademark portfolios.