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Intellectual Property, IT & Unfair Competition Law

Our lawyers offer a considerable breadth of experience in IP transactional and advisory work, covering the full range of IP subjects in both a domestic and an international context. We protect brands, trademarks and designs against infringements, including product piracy. We cooperate closely and successfully with customs offices to identify counterfeits in order to prevent such products from reaching the European market. Since infringements of trademarks are often acts of unfair competition, we also have a wide range of experience in all legal aspects involving protection against acts of unfair competition. As competition law is increasingly influencing critical aspects of corporate and commercial strategy, professional competition advice is vital for doing business in all sectors. Furthermore, we have broad experience advising on copyright matters such as the protection and transfer of intangible assets (e.g. licenses, trademarks, etc.). Our team advises international clients on an ongoing basis on broadcasting rights, marketing and organizational matters in connection with events.

Our team has extensive experience in provision of advice on:

  • protection against unfair competition, especially infringements of IP rights
  • broadcasting rights
  • international brand licensing
  • sponsorship and franchising agreements
  • copyright-based agreements
  • analysis of IP portfolios (trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights) and IP-related agreements
  • IP-related aspects of M&A transactions, corporate agreements and financing projects
  • IP risk assessment on proposed new ventures and advice on risk minimization
  • advice on best practice use and protection of IP, unfair competition, including criminal law charges
  • cooperation with patent offices on applications and registration
  • advertising and marketing matters
  • software agreements
  • agreements on the implementation of IT solutions
  • IP-related disputes

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