In the modern world, the ability to use and protect your? intellectual property (IP) is often just as important as the ability to create it. Disregarding this fundamental truth may cost the rights holder dearly. It is enough to remember Laszlo Biro, who invented a ball-point pen and lost millions of dollars in 1945 because he failed to obtain an American patent in time.
It is also impossible to do business without an ongoing search for answers to various IP&IT questions. Is it possible to import products under someone else's trademark without signing a licensing agreement? Do the good's technical specifications constitute know-how? Is is permitted to extend the licensing agreement to the relations between the parties which arose before the agreement was signed? How can you take back a domain seized by a cyber squatter? We are ready to give the answers to these and other questions that are important to your business.
Our IP&IT team includes experienced lawyers who can successfully address complex and extraordinary issues in this area of professional advice.
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