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Kimbrough & Associés

Paris, France

Intellectual Property

Examples of our activities in the following areas of Intellectual Property:

Industrial Property

Our firm is experienced in providing advice and representation in legal proceedings in matters involving industrial property, such as patents, trademarks and know-how, in the context of transactions and litigation, mergers and acquisitions or contract negociation and drafting. We work in close cooperation with engineers and other industrial property specialists.

Examples of Matters Relating to Industrial Property :

  • Negotiation and drafting of agreements authorizing the use of technology in the defense industry and advice regarding the confidentiality aspect of the transaction.
  • Representation of a French company in connection with the negotiation and drafting of a license agreement relating to the use of hybrid seeds by an Indonesian joint venture company.
  • Representation of a Canadian company in connection with the negotiation and drafting of an agreement governing the use of a secret non-patented industrial process by a French industrial entity.
  • Negotiation and drafting of license agreements, and agreements for the transfer of patents, know-how, trademarks, designs and models, copyright covering graphic and plastic works, and confidentiality agreements pursuant to such agreements.
  • Due diligence review on behalf of a European airline company, one of the world's largest, of applicable trademark registrations, contracts relating to logotypes, and contracts for the transfer of patents and software.
  • Negotiation and drafting of a patent license agreement relating to equipment for the conservation of agricultural harvests, on behalf of its inventor.
  • Due diligence review of patent filings in the context of an acquisition in the area of mass distribution, on behalf of the purchaser.
  • Negotiation and drafting of license agreements for patents and know-how in fields of high technology, as applied to European railways.
  • Representation of a company member of a large industrial group in the field of automobile spare parts, concerning a process of electrolysis of chrome, including the drafting and negotiation of agreements for setting up testing of the process prior to industrial production.
  • Negotiation and drafting of agreement for installation and use of test facilities for thermal motors on behalf of a company member of a large industrial group in the field of automobile spare parts.
  • Representation of a distributor of filters in litigation brought against it as an importer, based on alleged patent infringement.