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Intellectual Property, Digital Technology and Data

Our intellectual property, digital technology and personal data team is committed to its clients, be they start-ups or international groups, and works to protect and defend their intangible assets and support them with the legal and strategic aspects of all their IT projects.

Multi-disciplinary know-how

The team brings together an international culture, proximity, and on-the-ground expertise and works closely with other DS Avocats teams, including the employment, corporate and tax law teams, among others, to assist with both transactional and contentious matters in the following fields :

  • All aspects of intellectual property ;
  • IT projects ;
  • Personal data processing and information system safety.

Intellectual property

- Trademarks, domain names and other distinguishing marks and design :
  • Intellectual property portfolio management ;
  • Disputes before intellectual property authorities (inpi, euipo, wipo) ;
  • Nullity and infringement litigation ;
  • Operating agreements.
- Patents and technological innovation :
  • Operating agreements;
  • Nullity and infringement litigation.
- Literary and artistic property :
  • Operating agreements;
  • Infringement litigation.
- Image and publicity rights.

- Press.

- Advertising : action for misleading and comparative advertising.

Digital technologies and data

- Internet, e-commerce.

- Design, drafting and negotiation of IT contracts :
  • Cloud computing ;
  • Saas ;
  • Integration ;
  • Outsourcing ;
  • Development ;
  • Licensing / maintenance ;
  • Open-source licensing ;
  • Etc.
- Legal aspects of information system safety and cybersecurity.

- Legal assistance with digital transformation projects :
  • E-health ;
  • Fintech ;
  • Insurtech ;
  • Artificial intelligence ;
  • Self-driving cars ;
  • Intelligent cities and regions ;
  • Etc.
- Personal data protection, big data, connected objects, algorithms.

- Information system dispute resolution :
  • Compliance breach ;
  • Safety breach ;
  • Non-compliance with deadlines ;
  • Digital evidence of facts and legal acts ;
  • Etc.
- Ensuring compliance with EU regulation on data protection (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR).

- Preventative audit of legal compliance as part of vigilance and risk prevention obligations.

- Project management of projects based on free software technology (open source).


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