Businesses creating new products and services need effective intellectual property policies to protect and exploit their intellectual assets.
Our dedicated intellectual property team advises and defends the interests of public and private economic players of all kinds, from start-ups to international companies.
Our lawyers are recognized for their expert technical knowledge and their responsiveness and are distinguished by their strategic, multi-sectoral and international approach in this field.
Our lawyers advise clients putting strategies in place to protect their intangible assets.
Thus, our team carries out prior art searches and the various filing formalities (for trademarks, designs and domain names) as well as working with opposition procedures before national and European intellectual property offices. Our lawyers also manage our clients’ portfolios of rights (notices of lapse, monitoring, registrations and renewals). Their network of foreign correspondents also allows them to represent and advise clients throughout the world.
Our team provides advice and prepares strategic plans in all areas of intellectual property and for businesses in all sectors (industrial, artistic and cultural sectors).
Our lawyers assist and represent our clients at the pre-litigation and litigation stages of all kinds of intellectual property proceedings before national, European and international courts. In particular, our lawyers provide assistance with infringement class actions and have developed expertise in the area of infringement seizures and emergency measures.
Our team prepares and negotiates any agreements relating to intellectual property (such as licence, assignment and coexistence agreements, transfer of know-how, trusts of trademarks, authors’ contracts, publishing, production, adaptation and broadcasting agreements, and journalists’, presenters’ and producers’ agreements, etc.).
Our lawyers also collaborate with our employment law department to assist our clients with the drafting of employees’ intellectual property assignment clauses.
For more than 20 years, our team has assisted many press companies, broadcasting services, literary publishers, production companies, authors and artists, art galleries and dealers, auction houses, photographers, live event organizers, communication and advertising agencies and distribution companies, providing them advisory and litigation support.
Our lawyers regularly appear in court on behalf of political and financial personalities to defend their reputation, their privacy and their image rights. Our team has often assisted and advised major companies and administrations during periods of media crisis caused by industrial accidents or health incidents resulting in smear campaigns. Our team also provides protective monitoring of internet links to many clients.
Our team regularly works in close collaboration with our tax and corporate departments to value and audit portfolios of intellectual property rights, particularly in the context of cross-border transactions.
Our lawyers can assist our clients with the drafting and filing of requests for interventions by customs and in case of customs detention of goods in connection with trademarks and designs infringements.
Our team has therefore developed excellent relationships with the customs authorities and has a strong experience in infringement cases before the criminal courts.
We are convinced that sharing experiences stimulates individual and collective talent, and we therefore pool our expertise through initiatives and training, whether at our offices, at our clients’ premises or at professional associations, training organizations or universities.
We can provide a very wide variety of training, and are always careful to tailor it to the audience concerned (lawyers, works councils, salesforces, students, etc.) in order to achieve the desired objectives, and to illustrate what we say with concrete examples taken from our practice.
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"Grégoire Desrousseaux maintains his position as a leading practitioner in the French IP market, as well as in cross-border mandates. He demonstrates impressive skill in contentious matters, chiefly patent infringement proceedings and appeals as well as unfair competition and copyright disputes. Impressed sources say: "He is very technically competent and is an excellent communicator."
Intellectual Property: Grégoire Desrousseaux
"Exceptional team advising on all aspects of IP cases. Notable expertise in patent issues before the French courts and the European Patent Office, in addition to experience in trade marks and unfair competition. Recent mandates also include handling copyright infringement cases. Instructed by an array of international names from the pharmaceutical and fashion industries. Also handles IP issues arising in the telecommunications and transport sectors."
Intellectual Property: Grégoire Desrousseaux
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