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Intellectual Property

Our law firm – committed to promoting and protecting your intangible assets

The growing complexity of the legal framework surrounding intellectual property requires an expert approach, in a context determined by innovation and creativity.

The areas to be addressed include:

  • assessing the feasibility of your project (availability or freedom to operate study, patentability, validity of your trademarks and designs/models under development…)
  • establishing, developing and defending your intellectual property rights
  • obtain measures to prohibit any infringement of your intellectual property rights or other intangible assets of your company (company name, product names, domain names)
  • growing and preserving your intangible assets

A team ready to answer all your questions

Our team, which specialises in all areas of intellectual and industrial property law, is on hand to provide you with pragmatic and effective support to meet all your needs.

For instance, we can protect your ownership of technological and artistic property created by your employees and service providers and guarantee their protection. We work with you to develop legally and fiscally secure contractual operating arrangements and help you adopt means of dealing with counterfeiting and acts of unfair and parasitic competition.

Recognised experience in complex issues

Our team of lawyers offers you a comprehensive service, from auditing of your company’s intellectual assets to assistance and representation in relation to disputes (patent, trademark, copyright, etc.), registration and monitoring of your intellectual property assets, negotiation and drafting of your licensing, sale or coexistence agreements.

Our expertise is particularly recognised in complex issues, going beyond the strict framework of intellectual property. With this in mind, our experts work in close collaboration with lawyers from other specialist areas (taxation, customs, competition, etc.) to guarantee you comprehensive, appropriate and effective support in all circumstances. Thanks to the CMS network of 150 intellectual property lawyers, we regularly handle international cases, including proceedings involving several European countries.

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Copyright
In the era of open data and artificial intelligence, copyright issues have taken on a completely new significance. In fact the regulatory framework is
Cosmetic products
From the conception of the product to its marketing, our firm's experts can help you understand the complex legal environment of cosmetic products.As
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Designs
Design – the result of increasingly significant investments – is an essential characteristic of the product and plays a major role in its commercial s
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Domain names
Since a company's digital migration is now taken for granted, along with trademarks, domain names now constitute key elements of visibility and develo
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Patent
The team at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats can assist you with your patent law issues. Our team of lawyers based in Paris is well experienced in the fol
Trademarks
All areas of trademark law are affected by the recent EU reforms referred to as the “trademark package”, designed to modernise and harmonise procedure

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