Several types of contracts exist in intellectual property matters, which participate in the life of your business and pertain to your intangible assets: patents, industrial designs, trademarks, domain names, know-how, works protected by copyright, software, etc.
As Intellectual Property attorneys, we are capable of assisting you in developing a strategy for choosing these contracts, in negotiating with your partners or opponents, in proposing draft contracts suited to the case in question, in monitoring these agreements throughout their execution, in ensuring that they are lawfully executed.
You may need to develop a contracting strategy at different moments of the life cycle of your intellectual property rights:
- before, with the implementation of confidentiality and know-how communication agreements, for example;
- during the development of your projects, with research and development or co-development agreements with private or academic partners, consortium agreements, including those related to public financing;
- at the time of filing, with co-ownership rules that define the management rules of the jointly held intellectual property rights or co-branding agreements, for example;
- during the life of your rights, with assignment contracts, licensing contracts, technology transfer contracts, etc. and in the prevention or amicable settlement of disputes, with legal counsel in pre-litigation procedures, drafting of official notice letters, implementation and negotiation of settlement agreements, etc.
We are at your side to advise you and assist you in all these processes.
In addition to our expertise in intellectual property, we also rely on our knowledge in obligations law, tax law, competition law, right to privacy and personal data protection.
Even in your business, our experience also pertains to the secrecy clauses and intellectual property clauses applied to your employees, and to audits of contracts with your subcontractors and other partners.
Don’t hesitate to consult us.