Intellectual Property

Emerging technologies are becoming more complex, with changes in legislations that demand intellectual property (IP) registrations, applications or disputes. Staying well-informed on new challenges and opportunities, enables us to draw on our specialized expertise, knowledge and insight to effectively safeguard our clients’ innovations and technologies.

Whether a start-up or large corporation, we work with clients of all sizes to achieve the best possible result. Tailored services and client-focused business solutions are delivered in an efficient and cost-effective manner by combining our specialized expertise and our clients’ objectives. We also employ a pragmatic and proactive approach that allows us to provide superior client service, from the initial IP strategy through to defending our clients in court. Our consistent involvement and highly responsive nature not only makes us easily accessible, but it also allows us to foster a relationship built on trust.

Our technical background in technology and depth of knowledge in all aspects of patents, litigation, copyright and trademarks allow us to offer a full range of IP services while being sensitive to our client’s practical business needs and concerns. By converting our understanding of innovations into essential legal agreements, processes and procedures, we are able to protect our clients’ IP rights efficiently and effectively. For issues that require input from a wide range of legal areas, our lawyers are able to provide expert knowledge on competition & antitrust, restructuring & insolvency, technology, corporate, M&A and tax matters.

We work collaboratively with IP lawyers throughout the world to help our clients explore international markets, and to protect and leverage their IP to its full advantage. No matter where our clients are located, we are able to provide strategic advice and representation on IP management to enforcement matters in countries throughout Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific. This scope of expertise and geographical coverage, allows us to offer integrated, cross-border services to meet our clients’ global needs.

Our IP practice consists of  lawyers who have represented clients across a full range of industries and technologies, including the e-commerce, industrial manufacturing, life sciences, consumer products, media and communications, banking and financial technology, manufacturing, environmental and government sectors, media and entertainment, computer software, agriculture, automotive, retail, pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries.

With a thorough understanding of various companies, brands and related IP issues, we offer focused client-service in the following areas:

  • Strategy
  • IP portfolio management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Collaboration documentation
  • Enforcement and protection of IP rights
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Industrial design
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Arbitration, mediation or negotiation
  • Creation, selection and registration
  • Acquisition
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic licensing deals
  • Sale of IP rights
  • Copyright
  • Licensing agreements
  • Infringement/validity
  • IP-backed asset financing
  • Taking security interests over IP assets
  • Prosecution
  • Clearance searches