More than ever, intangible assets represent a critical component of companies’ overall worth. Trademarks, patents, know-how, data… your creativity deserves optimal protection in today’s challenging world. Our method: a cross-disciplinary approach to all legal and intellectual property issues. Our promise: the guarantee that your intangible assets are protected and valued over time.
François Pochart & Grégoire Desrousseaux
the 360° approach by August Debouzy
18 experts: attorneys-at-law, French patent attorneys, including 9 European patent attorneys
Image and Privacy Rights
Supplementary Protection Certificates
in 6 Steps
Advise on implementing strategies to protect your intangible assets (searches for prior art, registration, granting and opposition procedures). Our network of international law firms allows us to act and advise you on all the markets you are targeting. We provide your freedoms to operate in view of third parties’ rights.
In-depth experience in disputes: infringement actions, invalidity actions, infringement seizures and preliminary measures, SYRELI (French alternative dispute method for domain names) and UDRP proceedings, actions following customs seizures or parallel imports, disputes over the employee inventions, litigation before the European Patent Office.
Our team drafts and negotiates all of your intellectual property contracts (licenses, R&D, sales contracts, broadcasting and production contracts, coexistence agreements or litigation termination, technology transfers, consortium agreements, trusts, pledge agreements, transfers of employees' designs and inventions, etc.).
Working closely with our tax department, our team analyzes the value of intellectual property rights portfolios, particularly in connection with cross-border transactions and research tax credit.
In relation to your M&A transactions, our team works with our Corporate law team to check the extent and validity of the target’s intellectual property rights (checking filings, registrations, renewals, reviewing license, transfer, confidentiality and co-development agreements, analysis of ongoing litigation, reviewing the scope and strength of IP rights, etc.). Our team is experienced in ascertaining the freedom to operate and in identifying potential risks related to running your business.
In line with our corporate-focused approach, we organize personalized training sessions at our clients’ offices on a full range of intellectual property topics.
Business Sectors of our customers
In-depth knowledge of sectors, including
Design and Art
Chambers & Partners Europe 2022 : Band 1 (TMT Information Technology, Intellectual Property)
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 : Tier 1 (IT and Internet, Data privacy and data protection, Patents, Copyright) - Tier 4 (Trademarks and designs)