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Intellectual Property

Advice on Moroccan intellectual property law                                    

Protecting your company’s intangible assets – a key issue 

In an era of digital transformation marked by seemingly constant innovation, it is more vital than ever to protect trademarks (trademarks, domain names and designations of origin), creations and inventions. In fact, despite reinforcement of the Moroccan legal arsenal to protect the intellectual property rights and despite the country’s alignment with the highest international standards in this field, the risks of counterfeiting, unfair competition and conflicts are high and represent a significant financial risk. Our legal advisors are acquainted to the legal framework in force and the procedures established by the Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC), and can advise and assist you in securing the ownership and exploitation of your company's intangible assets. 

Expert and comprehensive assistance 

Respecting the established rules and formalities, identifying and drafting specific clauses to anticipate any future issues, anticipating and preventing risks and conflicts, obtaining assistance in the event of litigation, adopting an appropriate and prudent legal strategy to reduce costs – these are just some of the issues requiring genuine expertise in this field.  

Thanks to their technical expertise in the field and in-depth knowledge of the functioning of the relevant authorities, our legal advisors are able to provide you with a comprehensive service, including:                                                                                                                                                   

  • Audit of your company’s intellectual property portfolio, 
  • Filing and monitoring of your trademarks, designs, models and patents (prior art search and analysis, national, community and international filings and opposition proceedings),                     
  • Negotiation and drafting your licensing (royalty), sale and coexistence agreements, 
  • Assistance in case of litigation.                                                                                         

Considering the increasing complexity of these issues – which often overlap with fields outside the strict confines of intellectual property – our experts work in close collaboration with our consultants specialising in other matters (taxation, customs, competition, information and communications technology law, etc.) to offer you the most appropriate and effective advice under all circumstances.

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