Contracting and Licences of Rights

The commercial exploitation of intellectual property rights forms part of the value chain derived from the ownership of a patent, trademark, design or copyright. This exploitation may be carried out directly by the owner or through third parties that have the necessary industrial technology and means to do so.

Whether in the context of a negotiation for the exploitation of intellectual property rights or that of an arising dispute, our team of lawyers has an extensive experience in consultancy and the preparation of contractual agreements relating to usage licences, transfers of ownership and other contractual aspects of intellectual property rights.

These agreements, which can be formalised within the framework of a process of technology transfer, franchising, distribution, marketing or business merger and acquisition, provide for the regulation of different aspects which affect the ownership, use, assignment, license, sale or purchase of a trademark, patent, design, software or other intellectual property rights.

Thus, the owners of intellectual property rights can set out their terms and conditions of use in the form of temporary or territorial limitations. They may also specify, where appropriate, the exclusive or non-exclusive nature of the licensing contract.

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