Strategic guidance in the choice of the most suitable contracts and verification of compliance and possible updating of existing templates taking into account your objectives and suggesting the most appropriate legal instruments
Support in the drafting and negotiation of IP contracts according to Italian, European and international laws, also thanks to a network of professionals with specific legal expertise in various foreign countries
Ongoing assistance with legal opinions to help you assess risks and opportunities before making business decisions and strategic choices so as to avoid possible litigation or future damage to the company
contracts of exclusive,
merger and acquisitions contracts,
The proper management and updating of intellectual property contracts with agents, suppliers, contractors, distributors and customers enables the protection and promotion of the company’s intangible assets and helps to avoid possible future disputes between the parties regarding licences, research and development, confidentiality, supplies and business relations.
A customised contract, which takes into account the specific needs of the parties and the unique characteristics of the given situation, helps to fully define the relationship between the parties and prevent possible future conflicts.
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
A trademark may be freely transferred to others in whole or in part (for part of the goods and/or services) by an agreement between living persons or via succession at death.
The assignment contract is the agreement made between the party wishing to transfer the trademark and the party wishing to become its owner.
The owner, while retaining ownership, may grant the full or partial use of its trademark to third parties.
A licence contract is an agreement between parties aimed at regulating the right to use the trademark in several different respects. For instance, in the contract the parties stipulate the subject matter, duration, territorial scope, exclusivity or non-exclusivity of use, consideration, respective obligations and warranties or limitations of use.
This kind of registration is an administrative formality that, in the case of an assignment contract, makes the change of ownership of the trademark or design/model known to third parties.
In the case of a licence agreement, it discloses the fact that the use of the trademark or design is licensed to one or more parties.
In Italy, registration is not mandatory, but it is recommended if one intends to make such facts enforceable against third parties.
Italian law provides for a system of preference for the first to register a document, which prevails over other possible assignees.
Therefore, in the event of a conflict between several buyers of the same industrial property right and the same owner, the first to register the purchase document is preferred.