Droit d’Auteur & Modeles

Copyright & Design



Our legal service advises and represents you in the fields of literary and artistic copyright and design rights.







OUR COPYRIGHT AND DESIGN SERVICES:


Exploitation and Defence of your designs and your literary and artistic property
  • Disputes and pre-litigation, negotiations
  • Couterfeit seizure actions
  • Infringement proceedings
  • Actions for unfait competition and free-riding
General consultancy and acquisition of your rights
  • Advice on copyright and design rights
  • Search for registered designs
  • Registration in France, Monaco, the EU and abroad
  • Procedure following
  • Examinations of design validity
Consultancy and actions concerning your competitors’ rights
  • Freedom-to-operate studies
  • Procedures for revocation of EU designs
  • Actions for forfeiture
  • Monitoring competitors designs
Management, commercial development and protection
  • Audits, portfolio evaluation
  • Due diligence
  • Agreements of coexistence
  • Licensing and sales contracts
  • Negotiations with your partners


WE ARE PARTICULARLY SPECIALIZED IN THE FOLLOWING FIELDS:

  • Construction
  • Safety
  • Interior decoration
  • Agro industry
  • Leather goods
  • Automotive industry
  • Ready-to-wear
  • Lighting
  • Perfumes and fragrances
  • Hardware
  • Cosmetics
  • Household electrical appliances
  • Table arts
  • Construction plant and equipment
  • Pharmacy


RENEWED INTEREST FOR DESIGN PROTECTION


Historically confined within specific economic fields such as the fashion industry, this type of protection, which addresses the aesthetics or the design of an object, is currently being rediscovered by many businesses and corporations. There are two reasons for this: the first is that very often a design brings a major competitive edge, even to the most technical products. The second is that legal developments have recently rendered design protection procedures more attractive, in particular by the introduction of European Union design harmonisation.



LEGAL EXPERTISE, BUSINESS EXPERIENCE


The design law could roughly be defined as a hybrid between industrial property law and literacy copyright, and therefore requires particularly specialized legal expertise. Indeed a strong protection often involves several distinct protections e.g. the author's design and artistic copyright combined with a patent protection. The protection strategy is built to adapt to your business needs. In addition, an efficient strategy of protection usually requires having both technical and lawing background.



INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE


Cabinet Hautier’s professionals are accredited by the French Patents & Trademarks Office (INPI), the Office for Harmonisation of the Internal Market (OHIM), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the Monegasque Patents & Trademarks Office. We also have long-standing relationship with a global network of foreign partners specialized in intellectual property assisting our clients extend and take advantage of their rights in all countries throughout the world.



FULLY COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTANCY SERVICE


With specialists in all fields of intellectual property law, Cabinet Hautier provides a comprehensive advisory service that takes all types of protection into account: not only copyright and design but also patent and trademark registration.

All these rights are closely interwoven and complementary. Their synergies should be harnessed in order to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

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