Intellectual Property

Protection & Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights:

Our firm provides advice on a broad range of intellectual property matters in relation to fields as diverse as biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, computers, software, media and entertainment. We undertake the full range of enforcement, management and transactional matters.

Our enforcement work includes advising, prosecuting and defending our clients’ IP rights, including initiating urgent court applications for injunctions, search and seizure orders.

We also plan, manage and coordinate regional anti-counterfeiting programs.

Our team includes specialists in information technology (IT) disputes, such as those relating to software projects, technology-licensing and domain names.

Our IP protection & management work encompasses patents, designs, trademarks and trade dress. We provide advice regarding the clearance, protection and exploitation of IP rights, as well as manage and co-ordinate our clients’ IP portfolios in Lebanon and worldwide. We also undertake IP audits and due diligence exercises.

Our transactional team handles technology and communications matters, including drafting and reviewing contracts, assisting in negotiations and advising on regulatory compliance. The areas we cover include IT, Internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, research and development, biotechnology, franchising, technology transfer and IP licensing.

IP Litigation & Enforcement

The IP litigation and enforcement department advises on and undertakes contentious matters in relation to copyrights, trademarks, designs and patents. The services that we provide include initiating urgent applications to court for civil and criminal search warrants, interim injunctions and restraining orders. In addition, the team also provides advice and handle disputes on a broad range of IT issues connected to Internet, e-commerce, technology-transfer and computer software projects. It also has extensive experience in domain name disputes and Internet piracy matters.

Technology, Communications, Licensing & Media

Our technology & communications team advises on the commercial aspects of IP and IT rights. We assist in negotiating, drafting and reviewing of IT and IP transactions and agreements, including software turnkey projects, licensing and distribution arrangements and R&D collaboration agreements. We also assist in registering and renewing domain names.

IP Protection & Management

The IP protection & management team counsels clients and develops strategies for the use, protection and exploitation of their trademarks, patents, industrial designs and trade dress. We provide assistance in the clearance of brand names, application and prosecution of trademarks, industrial designs and patents, as well as manage and coordinate their IP portfolios, locally, regionally and worldwide. In addition, the protection & management team also prepares, advises and reviews IP commercial agreements, advertising and marketing issues, consumer and product regulations, unfair competition, comparative advertising.