Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

The firm has extensive experience in intellectual property, in particular in the defense of copyright and trademark rights, as well as in the negotiation of licensing or exploitation agreements for related rights.

Our lawyers have developed a strong expertise in the protection of assets related to video games (drafting of development, publishing or co-publishing agreement and localization agreements).
We also assist our clients in their trademark filings and carrying out prior art searches to ensure that the proposed trademark is not likely to infringe any prior rights.
If necessary, we work in partnership with industrial property attorneys and use the services of third party companies (designers, marketing service providers, etc.) to offer services that can cover all our clients’ needs.

In addition to our contractual activity, we can represent you before French courts, such as the Tribunal de Grande Instance (infringement litigation), the Commercial Court (unfair competition), the INPI (opposition proceedings) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (domain name litigation).

Leben Avocats also defends the intellectual assets of several distribution networks (trademark, logo, domain name, website, etc.).

Our firm is registered with several patent attorneys in order to assist you in the event of patent litigation.

Our lawyers have successfully dealt with...

  • Drafting f license agreements and trademark assignment agreements;
  • Filing French, Community and multi-state trademarks applications;
  • Opposition and defense against trademark opposition before the INPI;
  • Litigation before the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center;
  • Intervention with inventors to defend a patent against a University Hospital Trust;
  • Drafting of employment contracts for performers;
  • Handling of all contractual documentation for a video game localization company (management of translators and voice actors);
  • Intervention with a playwright in the context of a counterfeiting case;
  • Preparation of contractual documentation for software and application developers (assignment of rights, maintenance obligations, etc.);
  • Setting up a partnership between a composer and a publishing house;
  • Contractual monitoring of the transfer of image rights of web influencers.

And many other exciting missions.

Leben Avocats has also developed real know-how in relation to the regulations applicable to personal data, through its partnership with the data protection officer VIRTUAL-DPO.