Mediation and arbitration

Contract strategy, development and negotiation

Our experts, and in particular our attorneys, can support you in drawing up your contractual strategy, drafting, negotiating and monitoring agreements relating to all your intangible assets: patents, designs, trademarks, domain names, know-how, copyrighted works, software and new technologies.

In addition to our expertise in intellectual property, we draw on our knowledge of contract law, tax law, business law (including competition law) and personal data law. We advise you during production and for the acquisition or preservation of your creations and innovations by setting up :

  • R&D agreements with private or academic partners, consortium agreements, including in the context of public funding
  • co-development agreements
  • contracts for services and technological or artistic development
  • due diligence and contracts for the acquisition of intellectual property rights and titles
  • agreements protecting know-how (confidentiality, communication of know-how);
  • intellectual property and confidentiality clauses adapted to each type of employee working in your company: employees, trainee consultants, Cifre PhD students, etc.
  • systems for intra-group management of inventions and industrial property portfolios.

We can advise you on how to exploit or enhance the value of your intangible assets by establishing :

  • rules for the management of jointly-held intellectual property (transfer of shares and co-ownership regulations or joint ownership management agreements)
  • agreements relating to the exploitation of intellectual property rights and titles and, more generally, technologies: patent licenses, know-how communication agreements, trademark licenses, design and model licenses, technology transfer agreements, software licenses, cloud-based IT services.
  • agreements relating to the transfer of intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights), including in the context of business transfers and mergers & acquisitions
  • intellectual property clauses in contracts for the sale of “technological” products or services, for industry or new technologies.

Defending your rights and disputes

We support you in exercising your rights, preventing or settling disputes out of court:

  • reminding third parties of their legal or contractual obligations: analysis and advice on existing contracts, drafting letters of formal notice,
  • agreements to prevent or terminate litigation: trademark coexistence agreements, patent licenses or cross-immunity agreements, transactions.

More generally, we assist you in pre-litigation and litigation matters to resolve your disputes amicably or before the courts, whether they concern the performance of contracts or the exploitation of intellectual property rights.