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.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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

 

E-COMMERCE

– 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)

Rankings

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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: IT, telecoms and the internet (2019)

“Data protection, e-commerce and IT law all fall within Bignon Lebray‘s areas of expertise. Practice head Benjamin Mourot is currently advising a chemical manufacturer on all contractual negotiations and drafting in connection with the implementation of new IT infrastructure, while from the Aix-en-Provence office Julien Lecat is representing an online payment solution provider in a dispute arising from a security breach. The group also provides ongoing advice on GDPR compliance. Elise Dufour was promoted to the partnership in January 2019. Nicolas Moreau  was a new arrival from Brunswick La Morinerie.”

Intellectual Property (2015)