Our clients’ intellectual property is often of very significant value. The Froriep IP team has the knowledge base and expertise to help our clients make the most out of these important assets.
We believe in advising our clients on a proper IP strategy. This includes structuring their IP portfolio as well as choosing the right tools of protection. We file and prosecute trademarks and designs, relying on our strong network of first-class international correspondents.
IP transactions, licensing and joint development projects form a significant portion of our IP team’s work.
We also regularly and successfully represent our clients in IP and unfair competition litigation and in IP-related international arbitrations.
From software to literary works via sculpture and photography, a very wide range of works enjoy copyright protection, and the scope of that protection is currently changing as copyright laws undergo reform for the digital age. Our team advises on copyright licensing and assignment, assisting copyright holders to commercialise their work. We also represent clients in litigations to enforce copyright or to defend against infringement claims.
We assist clients with all aspects of patent law. Our lawyers are very experienced in drafting and negotiating patent licenses, research and development agreements and collaboration arrangements. With support from our cooperation partner Rentsch Partner AG, we can also provide assistance with patent filing, patent due diligence, freedom to operate searches and patent litigation.
Brands play a central role in the business strategy of many of the clients to which we provide trademark services; others simply want to prevent others benefiting from their good name. We advise on trademark protection strategies, file trademark applications, assist with trademark oppositions by third parties or objections by the trademark registry, administer trademark portfolios and enforce or defend claims of trademark infringement in the courts.
Giving protection for shapes, patterns and forms, design rights can be a powerful tool for protecting the work in a product. Together with our cooperation partner Rentsch Partner AG, our team assists with design right applications and registrations and with design right litigation.