The acquisition, management, exploitation and defence of intellectual property rights are today at the root of the success of many companies, both product suppliers and service providers. It is for this reason that Eltea Avocats includes intellectual property law and new technologies in its commercial and business law practice.
The firm manages both the litigation and advisory aspects, in permanent liaison with industrial property counsels, professional associations, collective management companies and national and international offices for the deposit and registration of creations, which are the carriers of intellectual property rights.
Our areas of expertise include, in particular:
- literary and artistic property, copyright;
- industrial property (trademarks and other distinctive signs, designs, patents, know-how);
- new technology and Internet law (software, databases, domain names, etc.);
- audiovisual law;
- press law;
- the right to one’s image and privacy.
Eltea Avocats has acquired extensive experience in the management of portfolios of intellectual property rights and in the negotiation and drafting of contracts (particularly assignments and licences), both in the context of individual acts and business assignments and acquisitions and restructuring operations in the main sectors of industry and commerce.
The firm also specialises in the management of national and international litigation, both as plaintiff and defendant, in the context of actions for infringement, unfair competition, parasitism and on the basis of infringement of image and privacy rights. These actions, often preceded by seizure operations, are carried out both through civil and criminal proceedings, with the firm working in close collaboration with the customs services.
Finally, Eltea Avocats has recognised expertise in personal data law, to bring companies, whatever their size and whatever their field of activity, into compliance with regulations.