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Drawings and models lawyers

Design – the result of increasingly significant investments – is an essential characteristic of the product and plays a major role in its commercial success. While counterfeiting affecting all sectors from luxury to drugs now represents a 500 billion dollar market globally, designs and models law, along with copyright, offers the possibility of protecting a product’s unique design and therefore often the very principle of its value creation. In a context of increased international competitiveness, it is more strategically vital than ever to ensure exclusive exploitation of your products. Our experts are used to becoming involved in the early stages of the creative process and will advise and assist you in the promotion and protection of your innovations.

Our team, which has significant experience in copyright, advertising law, trademark law, drawings and models, domain names and patents, as well as unfair and parasitic competition law, is able to offer you a comprehensive and bespoke service, from auditing your intangible assets (evaluation of drawings and models) to assistance and representation in pre-litigation and litigation. In particular, we support you with the creation, registration and protection of the design of your products (identification and analysis of precedents, registration of national, EU and international designs and models) as well as the negotiation and drafting of your exploitation, licensing, ordering, sale and coexistence agreements. We assess potential infringement risks and, if necessary, bring any proceedings required before French and European courts. Our experts work in close collaboration with specialist lawyers in other fields (tax, customs, competition, etc.) and draw on our international network to guarantee you the most effective support in all circumstances.

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José Monteiro
Jose Monteiro
Of Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
José Monteiro joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in March 2017 as an of counsel with the intellectual property law team. He brings his expertise in the fields of trademark and industrial property l...
Sabine Rigaud
Sabine Rigaud
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Sabine has been working since 2010 on litigation and advice in trademark law, design law and copyright law. She has extensive experience in coordinating international litigation. Sabine writes and...
Jean-Baptiste Thiénot
Jean-Baptiste Thiénot
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jean-Baptiste Thiénot is Counsel in the IP / IT team of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. He regularly advises in industrial property law matters, with a particular focus on patent law. His activity c...
Maxime Hanriot
Maxime Hanriot
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Maxime assists local and international clients in legal counselling and litigation, in particular in the following fields: Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Personal data protection,...