Intellectual Property – New Technologies

The Intellectual Property & New Technologies department is involved in all the legal and judicial areas relating to the running and operation of companies (small and medium-sized businesses, companies governed by private law or public law, mixed-economy companies…), in the principal missions of intellectual property and/or new technologies, but also in cooperation with the other departments of the firm.

Ydès expertise in the area of intellectual property and new technologies has been enshrined for several years, by various ratings, in particular in the Leaders League (Décideurs) of the best law firms for 2015 for the following skills: Internet, IT, personal data and trademarks.

THE AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Ydès expertise is recognised in the main areas of intellectual property (patent, copyright, trademark, etc.) and new technologies as well as in the related area of competition law:

  • Legal advice

Legal opinion in the area of intellectual property and/or new technologies.
Drafting and negotiation of agreements relating to intellectual property assets (transfer, license, distribution agreements, etc.).
Assistance with the valuation of intangible assets.
Drafting and negotiation of agreements in the IT and/or telecommunications sector (IT development, maintenance, IT outsourcing, distribution, etc.).
Drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements or partnerships.
Setup of contractual solutions for e-business in B2B or B2C (general terms and conditions of sale, conditions of use, distribution or affiliation agreements, etc.).
Transfer or acquisition of businesses, in particular on-line activities.
Audit of intangible assets.
Support for the firm’s merger-acquisition activities.
Employee cyber-monitoring.

  • Pre-litigation & litigation

Infringement actions.
Cybersquatting of domain names.
Issues of promotional hyperlink texts, in particular Google AdWords.
Contractual liability for activities and projects in IT, telecom and Internet.
Tortious liability for technical intermediaries.
E-reputation.
Media law (defamation/libel).

Ydès also draws strength for certain missions, from a firm of consultants in industrial property, in particular for the management of industrial ownership titles across the globe, as well as from specialised foreign partner firms.

THE TEAM

The intellectual property and new technologies department is present in Paris and is comprised of five lawyers, including two partners, and one assistant.

The partner in charge of the department is also arbitrator and mediator with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and lecturer in the intellectual property module at the Paris Bar School.