From the moment you consider applying for protection and long after your rights are granted, our lawyers will accompany you on a journey to acquire, maintain and optimize Intellectual Property.We employ a strategic approach in protecting your IP rights and aim to integrate our practices in your business model. Accordingly, we work closely with you on understanding your target markets, competitors, business goals and timeline to optimize your model and provide you with value across each and every step of the process.

We offer a comprehensive range of IP services across the different stages of your protection journey, including but not limited to:

ALL WORKS

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IP Portfolio

Availability Searches Before applying for an IP right protection, we recommend instructing us to conduct an availability search, where applicable, to minimize infringement risks and the expenses related to investing in developing your IP and marketing it. Our lawyers will assist you in conducting these searches to determine the availability of your right for use and registration. Registration Our teams are well versed at registering your Intellectual Property anywhere in the world. We follow a structured registration process and data management systemfrom filing to registration. During the process, we follow up closely with the corresponding authorities and provide you with updates on your application progress as they are due. Prosecution Our teams are dedicated to prosecute your Intellectual Property applications and are highly experienced in responding to Office Actions, interacting with examiners, handling oppositions, appeals and any other prosecution cases. Recordals of Change in Ownership Maintaining up-to-date ownership of your IP applications or registrations is highly recommended and in most cases is a must. It is a prerequisite to enforce your Intellectual Property rights and litigate in case of infringement. We will work closely with you to prepare the supporting change in ownership documents and file the necessary recordal applications in due time at the corresponding IP Offices. Renewals While registering your Intellectual Property rights is crucial, keeping your registrations valid by renewing them before expiry is equally important. Our teams will diarize the expiry deadlines and seek your instructions to renew your rights well before the expiry dates.
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Legal IP

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Commercial IP

Due Diligence Our lawyers have an extensive commercial experience in advising our clients on all aspects of IP due diligence to better understand IP risks associated with business transactions. We analyze your actual or potential IP assets and liabilities to optimize creating value through your IP portfolios. We conduct exhaustive investigations when evaluating a possible company merger, acquisition or sale, negotiating a license or a franchise agreement or your behalf or selling your intellectual property right. Our lawyers employ a rigorous approach to investigation that entails developing unique checklists for each investigation based on a thorough understanding of the main purpose of the investigation.Licensing Intellectual Property assets are sources for sustainable financial gain. After conducting a careful due diligence on potential partnerships, we engage in licensing your rights by entering into licensing agreements with third parties. As a licensor, licensing enables you to gain value by securing new income, expanding your business across borders, improving specific features of your product or service, cross-selling and targeting new potential audiences. You can license your right on exclusive or non-exclusive basis, by territory or specific field of use and within specific periods of time in return for royalty fees. However, despite its inviting financial appeal, the process of licensing doesn’t come without challenges. If not carefully planned and calculated, licensing can cause harm to your company’s reputation and affect the trust of your consumers not to mention investment losses. We advise you to seek professional advice and require a thorough due diligence before entering into partnerships or business transactions of any kind. Our Intellectual Property lawyers are adept at drafting licensing agreements to protect you from proprietary losses. Franchising Franchising is another way you can grow your business model by giving the franchisee full access to your IP and operating system. As opposed to licensing, a franchisee usually gets territorial exclusivity and follows exactly the system dictated by the franchisor and his know-how. Franchising is an appealing model to the franchisor especially that the latter has more control over the brand and the process not to mention the considerable financial returns. It also allows the franchisor to expand his model across territories and regions and further promote his business. Furthermore, franchisors provide training to franchisees on how to manage the business and monitor closely all branding and marketing activities. Our lawyers are dedicated to guide you through the franchising process and draft your agreements to protect your rights and deploy your terms anywhere in the world. We also engage in all types of Commercial IP like Copyrights Licensing or any other Commercial IP to optimize your financial gain and mitigate image related risks and their long-term impact on your financials.
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Other Services

Company Registration Our international local partners are able to engage in registering your company in any territory or jurisdiction where you are planning to setup your business around the world. Our lawyers will help you determine the best type of company to register according to your business needs and manage your company registration from A to Z.