Intellectual property & Technology law

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Our Intellectual Property and Technology Law attorneys assist clients with identifying, protecting and enhancing the value of their intangible assets, including trademarks, patents, designs and models, databases, software or software packages, still or animated images, websites and, more generally, all creations that are already protected or eligible for protection.

The department also has extensive experience in the advanced technologies field, notably as related to information technology, the internet, embedded intelligence, data protection, healthcare technology, biotechnology, energy, the environment and electronic communications.


IP portfolio management: Brand and Domain Name
– Trademark clearance / availability search
– Trademark registration formalities in France and EU, and domain names
– Monitoring of trademarks and domain names
– Pre-litigation and litigation defense:

  • Formal notices (cease and desist letters)
  • Actions before the INPI and EU-IPO
  • Legal proceedings
  • Alternative dispute resolution procedures

Authors’ rights (Copyright) & software protection
– Project analysis and development
– Works’ protection and assistance
– Software escrow, valuation and audit:

  • Easy registration
  • Controlled registration
  • Certified registration

– Software licensing

IP Litigation
– Trademark litigation in Court and before competition authorities
– Copyright litigation and arbitration
– Patent litigation, employee invention litigation

Unfair competition
– Probationary litigation and pre-litigation (orders on requests)
– Unfair competition litigation

Know-how Litigation
– Civil litigation, as well as criminal proceedings where cases of infringement of trade secrets and know-how are involved.


Data protection
– Privacy and data protection compliance
– Performance of audits
– Provision of strategic guidance and advice
– Carrying out of prior formalities with the CNIL (data protection authority)
– Drafting and negotiation of binding corporate rules
– Drafting and negotiation of transborder data flow agreements
– Assistance with on-site CNIL compliance reviews
– Assistance with issues for data protection officers
– DPO services

– Analyzing the legal feasibility and validation of e-commerce projects
– Drafting Terms and Conditions, legal information and data protection or cookies policies;
– Managing of personal data for marketing purposes
– Negotiating IT contracts for website creation

IT Law
– Cloud computing
– Solution Supply Contract SaaS
– ASP Contracts
– Integration Contract
– Licences / Disposals / Software Development
– Maintenance Contract / Outsourcing
– IT security
– Migration service
– Management of domain name portfolios
– Writing Quality Assurance Plans (QAP) and Service Level Agreements (SLA)


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DÉCIDEURS 2016/2017

BIGNON LEBRAY’s Intellectual Property & Technology Law practice is ranked in the following categories:

Computing: «Renowned practice»
Internet: «Renowned practice»
Trademarks and Designs: «Renowned practice»

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LEGAL 500 EMEA 2018

BIGNON LEBRAY is recommended in:

Industry focus – IP Telecoms and the Internet : “Benjamin Mourot heads Bignon Lebray’s IT offering and recently assisted a joint venture with the setting up of its new IT infrastructure. Of counsel Elise Dufour oversaw the introduction of digital document management tools as part of a hospitality client’s digital transformation process, and acted for clients in website design and regulatory issues. Also noteworthy is Julien Lecat who is representing a start-up in negotiations with an IT solution provider, and represented an online payment solutions provider in a dispute arising from a security breach. The team is also adept at connected e-health matters and data privacy issues.”

Intellectual Property (2015)