Mediation and arbitration

« Can the form or shape of my product constitute a design?»

Designs allow the ornamental aspect of a two-dimensional or three-dimensional design to be protected. The design must be new and must have individual character.

We analyse your two-or three-dimensional work and provide our opinion on whether it is appropriate to consider protecting it by applying for registration of your design.

We undertake to file the application for design registration in France, in the European Union, internationally or in foreign countries (if equivalent protection exists). We monitor the application procedure until the registration of your design.

We take action against third parties who infringe on your rights, in particular by drafting and sending letters of formal notice. We help you decide whether it is appropriate to negotiate, to file a suit or, on the contrary, whether it is advisable to end litigation.

We address any issues you have in relation to designs, in particular in the event of a third party using a design identical or similar to yours, and we monitor the internet in order to detect any infringements of your design rights.

« What are the requirements to protect my artwork ?»

We examine whether a copyright exists in relation to your work (logo, design, software, etc.) and advise you on the means to establish proof of creation.

If you have designed software, you may know that its form and the manner in which it is written may be eligible for copyright protection. Every choice by the programmer reflects the stamp of the author’s personality and could therefore be eligible for copyright protection. In such a case, the copyright would also apply to all preparatory documents even if they do not contain the definitions or instructions of the final software, and to the software documentation.

In the event of a dispute with a third party, we review the evidence in order to advise you on how to proceed, in particular whether it is appropriate to file an infringement suit or to conduct negotiations.