Copyright

Protect your original creations

Our office helps its clients to protect and value their copyrights in all the areas concerned, including the literary sector, music, film and fashion.


Expertises

The protection of creations by copyright can be a source of difficulty as, unlike for trademarks or patents, no formality of filing is required. It is classically said that copyright is born simply because of its creation, which can lead to practical difficulties.

Our office has developed strong skills in this area as a result of its experiences, and can help you determining whether your creation meets the requirements for a protection by copyright. Our team also assists you in the formalities required to benefit from an effective protection, as well as in drafting and negotiating contracts relating to your copyright.

Finally, our office can assist you in pre-litigation and copyright litigation actions, advising you regarding the actions to be taken and representing you before the courts.

How we can help you

Copyright protection

Outside any litigation, our team helps its clients to protect effectively their creation and warn them regarding any future damage that could arise.

  • Study of creation’s compliance with copyright protection requirements
  • Search for previous rights
  • Evidence of authorship and date of creation
  • Deposit of creation (blockchain, Soleau envelope, bailiff, notary)

Copyright and contracts

Our office assists its clients in drafting and negotiating contracts involving the implementation of copyrights in a variety of sectors, including music, publishing, photography, fashion, art and software.

  • Publishing contracts
  • Commission contracts
  • Artist contracts
  • Assignment and licensing contracts

Copyright litigation

In case of copyright litigation, our office intervenes at the pre-litigation stage and can represent you before the relevant courts.

  • Sending a cease and desist letter
  • Seizures
  • Infringement actions

References

Infringement action
Textile industry

Defending an Italian company specialized in the textile sector in an infringement action regarding a copyright on lace.

Infringement action
Luxury – shoes

The office has defended a luxury shoe designer against a chain of shoe stores that copied several models of this designer.

Infringement action
Textile industry

Defending the creations (copyright designs) of a famous Spanish ready-to-wear brand.

Publishing contracts
Literary domain

We assisted an author of illustrated children’s books as part of the negotiation of the publishing contract.

Assignment of copyright rights
Software

We assisted a French company specialized in the sector of software for the assignement of copyrights on its softwares and for the establishment of a partnership.

Pre-production, production, publishing and distribution contracts
Video games

Assisting video game studios in the pre-production, production, editing and distribution of video games.