The importance of IPR services cannot be overstated for companies that rely on innovation and creativity to succeed in a competitive marketplace. By protecting their intellectual property, companies can prevent their competitors from using or exploiting their inventions, designs, and brands. They can also license or sell their intellectual assets for profit, thus generating additional revenue streams.
D’Andrea & Partners has profound knowledge in this legal area and has created a specific department specialized in the protection and utilization of intellectual properties such as trademarks, patents, models of utility, protection of trade secrets, know-how, copyright of names and domains and other companies’ distinctive signs.
In this area, the legal services provided by D’Andrea & Partners also include contractual assistance, as the negotiation and drafting of contracts of transaction, license, franchise and other ancillary agreements, shall always be in compliance with the latest regulations.
D’Andrea & Partners has successfully assisted numerous clients in actions against unfair competition and is even able to provide services in the delicate phase of the acquisition of the necessary evidence to support lawsuits worldwide.
D’Andrea & Partners can also assist its clients in dispute resolution concerning rights infringement, such as fraudulent usage of domain names over the internet.
D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel offers assistance in major exhibitions including in China with a duration of more than two days providing direct support to organizers and exhibitors, also administering the constitution and management of the required IPR office.
The legal services involved in intellectual property rights protection include:
· IPR Audit, which is a comprehensive examination and review of all IP assets, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets;
· IPR strategy development on how to best protect and manage a company’s IPR assets. This can involve prioritizing the IPR assets, determining the most appropriate form of protection, and devising strategies to protect them from infringement;
· Patent registration through preparing and filing the patent applications, responding to actions against the filing, and representing the company before the patent office;
· Filing trademark registrations, which includes conducting comprehensive trademark searches, preparing and filing the trademark applications, responding to actions against the filing, and representing the company before the trademark office;
· Assistance in licensing their IPR assets to third parties or acquiring IPR assets from others. This includes drafting and negotiating license agreements, conducting due diligence, and assisting with IPR transactions;
· IPR enforcement, which involves litigation or other dispute resolution methods to protect the company's IPR assets from infringement or unauthorized use, in administrative, civil and criminal law proceedings;