Intellectual Property

 

Intellectual Property is one of the most complex and interconnected areas of the law. In a dynamic business environment marked by rapid technological developments, patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and trade secrets can be significant assets for any business enterprise. The protection of intellectual property assets requires proactive and targeted legal advice and assistance.

PotamitisVekris is ideally placed to offer comprehensive and expert advice on the identification, registration, protection and defense of all intellectual property rights. We advise on the entire range of commercial agreements in this area, including trademark assignment and licensing, distribution, selective distribution, sponsorship, franchising and R&D agreements. Our practice works closely with our transactional teams on mergers and acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, in the context of which technology or brands are integral to the deal structure or value.

We have extensive experience in the establishment of sophisticated licensing structures, the conduct of complex due diligence exercises on substantial portfolios of patents, trademarks and copyright works, and advising on the creation and enforcement of security interests over intellectual property assets. We also provide strategic advice on the management and commercialisation of trade mark portfolios. Together with our Civil & Commercial Litigation and Arbitration practice, we represent clients in disputes arising from the infringement of trademarks including anti–counterfeiting, copyright including piracy, technology, database and design rights, and complex unfair competition and patent actions.