In a developed economy, importance must be placed upon intellectual property such as trademarks and copyright in order for a business to differentiate itself from its competitors. The trend towards more diligent protection of intellectual property rights is growing worldwide. Understanding our clients’ business and the concept of the designer or copyright holder is just as important as a thorough understanding of the relevant laws and regulations.
We act as legal counsel for a significant number of couture fashion brands and other multinationals, protecting and defending their intellectual property. As legal counsel, we respond to infringements and acts of unfair competition against our clients’ intellectual property. Where applicable, we will utilize our expertise in cases that have traversed through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). To ensure that we are on the cutting edge of legal issues, we regularly participate in conferences dedicated to updating the legal community on recent developments in intellectual property laws and practices.
We provide legal advice, prepare agreements, and deal with legal issues, mainly with regard to copyright, related to the entertainment and media industry including film, music, television, programs and computer software. In this capacity, we advise companies that reach and entertain consumers worldwide.
In addition, with regard to patent rights and utility model rights, we not only handle disputes such as infringement cases, cases regarding the rescinding of appeal/trial decisions, cases regarding the benefits for inventions by employees and invalidation trials, but also provide our legal advice on negotiations of license agreements and other strategies concerning intellectual property.