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Intellectual Property (IP)

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Our IP team assists companies and individuals with traditional as well as cutting-edge technology-related IP issues in various creative and innovative sectors. We deal with the protection, exploitation and enforcement of their intellectual and industrial property rights, including copyright, trademarks, design rights, domain names, patents and databases.

We act for start-ups, established local companies and multinationals and provide specialized expertise in matters such as technology licensing and R&D agreements, the establishment of joint ventures and other IP-driven alliances, software development, licensing and distribution, patent litigation, trademark infringement and domain name theft.

The IP team regularly provides tailored advice on various legal aspects regarding the use of open source software and assists companies in techno-legal audits.

We also advise companies in the framework of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, in particular in relation to the negotiation of Consortium Agreements and related IP and confidentiality provisions for funded projects.

Through our network of specialized firms, we are able to provide specialized assistance in cross-border matters. We have in particular developed strong collaborations with partners in the U.S., U.K. and India.

The IP team further advises with respect to the protection of confidential information, know-how and trade secrets, as well as trade practices and consumer protection issues.