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Intellectual Property

Part of the interdisciplinary legal advice and assistance that is provided by KBL Law consists in our team of experienced professionals protecting our Clients’ IP portfolios both in and out of Court.
Our Clients operate mainly in the IT & E - Commerce, Fashion & Design, TLC (Telecommunications), Comics, Media & Entertainment and Sports fields.

 

Trademarks

  • Brand portfolio rating and strategic planning
  • Prior rights searches
  • Drafting and filing of (Italian, Community, International) applications for registration
  • Trademark litigation, with particular reference to motions for interim relief (descriptions, injunctions, seizures, discovery orders)
  • Drafting of contracts (assignment of rights, licensing, co-branding, etc.)

 

Patents

  • Patentability assessment (also in relation to computer programs)
  • Drafting and filing of (Italian, European, International) patent applications
  • Patent litigation, with particular reference to motions for interim relief (descriptions, injunctions, seizures, discovery orders)
  • Drafting of contracts (assignment of rights, licensing, etc.)

 

Utility models

  • Assessing patentability of utility models
  • Drafting and filing applications for utility models
  • Utility model litigation, with particular reference to motions for interim relief (descriptions, injunctions, seizures, discovery orders)
  • Drafting of contracts (assignment of rights, licensing, etc.)

 

Designs

  • Assessment of protection of designs (i.e. individual character and novelty)
  • Drafting and filing of (Italian, European, International) design applications for registration
  • Design litigation, with particular reference to motions for interim relief (descriptions, injunctions, seizures, discovery orders)
  • Drafting of contracts (assignment of rights, licensing, etc.)

 

Copyright

  • Assessment of protection of works (analysis of innovation and originality)
  • Filing at SIAE and similar bodies of foreign States
  • Copyright litigation, with particular reference to motions for interim relief (descriptions, injunctions, seizures, discovery orders)
  • Digital entertainment (provision of on-demand, download-to-own, streaming, simulcast content, etc.)
  • Digitization of content (with particular reference to the legal issues connected to so-called "Orphan Works")
  • Contracts (assignment of rights, licensing etc.)

Software

  • Assessment of software legal protection (copyright and/or patent)
  • Contracts (software development, assignment of rights, licensing, etc.)
  • Filing at the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (S.I.A.E.) and analogous foreign collecting societies
  • Software litigation, with particular reference to motions for interim relief (descriptions, injunctions, seizures, discovery orders)
  • Protection and development of free and open source software
  • Reuse of software in P. A.

 

Databases

  • Assessment of protection of databases (in terms of copyright and sui generis rights)
  • Filing at the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (S.I.A.E.) and analogous foreign collecting societies
  • Database litigation, with particular reference to motions for interim relief (descriptions, injunctions, seizures, discovery orders)

 

Denominations of Origin

  • Drafting and filing of applications for PDOs and PGIs
  • PDO and PGI litigation, with particular reference to contesting trademarks and/or distinctive signs conflicting with PDOs and PGIs
  • Drafting and filing of applications for collective (national and Community) trademarks

 

New Plant Varieties

  • Drafting and filing applications for the registration of New Plant Varieties
  • Litigation concerning New Plant Varieties

 

Domain Names

  • Preliminary assessment of domain name usability
  • Domain name Registration
  • Domain name litigation, including the national (Italian Network Information Center -NIC) and International - WIPO) reassignment administrative procedures