Intellectual & Industrial Property
Our Intellectual & Industrial Property department is highly specialized in advising on the registration, exploitation and protection of all types of intellectual and industrial property rights, including:
- know-how agreements
- brand names
We take an innovative and creative approach to assisting our clients in the protection of their rights and advise on all issues arising in this area of law, including the fiscal implications of rights ownership and the drafting of agreements granting licenses for the use of such rights as well as their transfer.
Christopoulos & Associates has a particular expertise in the area of film, television, including satellite and cable, and stage and our clients include:
- stage designers and managers
- script and lyric writers
- sound engineers
- instrumental artists
We also represent investors in the film industry and have extensive experience in the protection of industrial patterns and models.
Piracy in the fashion, electronic commerce, electronic media, television and film making industries is growing by the day and this increases the need for watertight protection of our clients’ rights and readiness to take the appropriate actions when a breach occurs. Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice has extensive experience in representing our clients in the event of infringement and breach of their rights, and unauthorized use of their intellectual property. We advise on protection against crimes such as cyber squatting, hacking, cracking, forging and falsification of data by viruses. We also represent clients in conducting appeals before administrative tribunals in relation to the rejection of applications to register trademarks.
Our lawyers work with overseas firms where necessary to ensure the registration and protection of our clients’ rights on an European and international level.