IP due diligence and analysis of the IP portfolio during extraordinary corporate transactions (sales, acquisitions, mergers etc.) to identify critical issues and risks that require additional and specific guarantees
Valuation of IP assets for ordinary business needs or licensing for the promotion of intangible assets and their appraisal
Synergies with national tax consultants and international IP professionals for integrated economic valuations and assessments, including of complex IP portfolios
We define the scope of analysis and the objectives of the IP Due Diligence
We carry out research and analysis on the registration status of the IP portfolio
We identify critical issues and risks that require additional and specific guarantees
We deliver you a report of the IP Due Diligence analysis carried out on IP portfolio
Synergies with tax and legal consultants for integrated economic valuations
The objective of the due diligence of Intellectual Property rights is to verify the validity of the rights of different IP assets by identifying any critical issues that may affect their validity or jeopardise their ownership.
And this can greatly affect their economic capitalisation.
For example, if it is found that a trademark is unregistered and thus only used as a de facto trademark, or its registration has expired, or there are other potentially conflicting distinctive marks or pending litigation, in the case of extraordinary transactions or the transfer of licences for use, this may significantly alter the basis for negotiation between transferor and transferee and the economic valuation of the intangible asset.
Designation protection strategy External IP office
Strategic asset portfolio management Support for marketing and legal departments
Synergy for the defence and protection of trademarks and designs | Support for IP due diligence
Synergy in the choice of naming, trademarks, designs and domains
IP compliance management in accordance with Italian and EU regulations
Protection strategy support | External IP office
Planning the strategy for the establishment and defence of exclusive rights
Due diligence consists of research, investigation and analysis regarding the validity of a trademark in terms of its absolute and relative requirements.
Due diligence is particularly recommended in the case of a trademark transfer: the transferor or transferee has every interest in understanding the characteristics of the trademark to be transferred (e.g. whether it is registered or not, what it’s registered for etc.) in order to make a targeted, informed choice.
The information gathered during due diligence is compiled into an opinion by an expert trademark consultant, which will then form the basis of economic assessments by a tax expert. This synergistic legal/fiscal collaboration makes it possible to define the value of a trademark as a corporate intangible asset.