Patents

Infringement lawsuit

As intellectual property attorneys, we are capable of intervening in the context of lawsuits for infringement before the courts, affecting your intellectual property rights, including your patents.

To do this, we cooperate with lawyers.

We assist our clients in prosecution and in defence of your rights, i.e. if you are a victim of infringement or if you are accused of infringement.

If you have noticed a violation of one or more of your patents, there are several possible degrees of action.

Firstly, and after the initial verifications of rights are complete, it is possible to contact the opposing party through a cease and desist letter. There is a possibility that this party is unaware of your prior patents, and this first contact is often fruitful.

A lawsuit for infringement can be brought before the competent Court, with proof of your patents being violated (e.g. a confiscation of works infringing copyright (link) carried out beforehand, or proof of purchase, etc.).

The Court may pronounce civil and/or criminal sanctions, such as the payment of damages or the destruction of products or even prison sentences, for instance.

The filing of a lawsuit for infringement requires a perfect mastery over the principle of intellectual property law. Hence, it is recommended to seek the assistance of a firm specialising in intellectual property, particularly patents.

Such a lawsuit incurs certain costs as well as deadlines to be taken into consideration; also, the negotiation route can always be taken up during the proceedings. 

The rules of implementation, time lapse and deadlines related to these lawsuits are specific to matters of intellectual property and merit consulting with experts.

Don’t hesitate to consult us if required.

 

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