Intellectual property of intangible assets
Protecting my firm’s intangible assetsSo, you created an app? Your employees developed software?
It is essential to protect your intangible creations in order to secure your rights and prove priority.
SEA Avocats advises you on the best protection strategy and assists you in completing all filing formalities with the relevant authorities (filing with the APP - Agency for the Protection of Programs, filing trademarks with INPI, filing domain names with domain manager AFNIC).
Avoiding the risk of infringement actionUsing a creation ordered from a provider, or more generally developed by a third party, involves ensuring the appropriate intellectual property rights are available for such use.
It is wrongly believed that ordering a work is synonymous with transfer of rights over the ordered work. Yet, this is not the case.
To secure your rights, SEA Avocats proposes the appropriate legal mechanisms:
- Drafting transfers of rights and license agreements
- Drafting an assignment clause in employment and service provision contracts
- Defense of your rights in cases of infringement action
Collaborative innovation without fear of the consequencesWhat does this mean? The fact, for a research body or company, of working with external players on innovative projects, and thus no longer focusing solely on internal resources.
Intrapreneurship, corporate hacking, hackathons, open innovation or Fab Labs are all new ways of innovating and creating.
These all involve companies settling issues of intellectual property and know-how in order to protect the fruits of their labors.
SEA Avocats helps you to choose the appropriate legal mechanism.