Our firm permanently advises our clients in matters involving IP or IT. Here are a couple of recent examples :

- General IP law : We assist our clients during a sale or an acquisition of a company, either by preparing all IP/IT related documents and files of the dataroom or by performing the due-diligence review of such documents, for instance during the acquisition of French group by a Swiss listed company in the luxury business, or more recently during the divestment by a US listed company of one of its branches in the automotive industry or the sale of the going concern of a German listed pharmaceutical company.

- Copyright : We represent our clients during trials for copyright infringement before French courts, for instance during a lawsuit between a French manufacturer of toys against a German competitor which had copied several models, or for the developer of a new original version of a famous sportscar model from the 1970s.

- Patent law : We represent our clients before the French courts during the preparation phase (planning and execution of seizures on the French territory) and during trials for patent infringement and unfair competition, on behalf of the plaintiff for instance for a German manufacturer of military vehicles against his competitor which had presented infringing products during a fairshow, for a manufacturer of plastic containers against a competitor selling patent infringing products in France, for a US listed corporation manufacturing air-conditioning equipments against his Japanese competitor and his French distributor, as well as for the defense of a German manufacturer of coin deposit locks for supermarket trolleys against a French competitor in a multimillion euros case or for a German manufacturer of chipcard reading systems against a competitor.

- IT Law : We frequently represent our clients before courts or specialized arbitration institutions in case of domain names hijacking, recently for the French leading company in GSM networks quality auditing, but we also assist clients for the negociation of complex software licensing agreements, for instance a US listed company leader for mail processing softwares or the subsidiary of a major US listed company selling compliance solutions and softwares for the financial and banking industry.

For any question on IP/IT related matters, please refer directly to our partner Bruno WEIL, who is the partner in charge.