Supporting creativity and innovation in cross-border relations.
Intellectual property is at the heart of all industrial and commercial projects, particularly in a context of free competition.
Intellectual property and competition law are at the centre of a growing number of acquisitions and reorganisations of companies, as well as of research and development joint-ventures.
In terms of creation and innovation, contracts with designers and inventors secure the utilisation of their works protected by intellectual property rights.
Franchise and distribution contracts protect the marketing of these works.
Brands, prestigious ones in particular, when affixed to these works, identify the manufacturer and contribute to its visibility.
Intellectual property rights protect the holders, companies or designers, against counterfeiting of their innovative products. This protection may be supplemented by actions relating to unfair competition or discriminatory trade practices.