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Kimbrough & Associés

Paris, France

Intellectual Property

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


As part of our firm’s activity in the area of new technologies, we provide advice and assistance in relation to the full spectrum of internet issues, from the creation of start-ups through contract assistance.

Examples of Matters Relating to the Internet :

  • Legal assistance to a service supplier of a large French aeronautical company for the digital formulation of information on the operation and maintenance of planes, with subsequent Internet transmission of such information by the company to its customers.
  • Preparation and negotiation of photographers' contracts of a well-known photography agency in France, relating to diffusion by the Internet of the photographs managed by the agency, following its acquisition by one of the world leaders of the diffusion of digitized images.
  • Drafting of a technical surveillance contract relating to the developments of Internet sites, in the field of optics.
  • Assistance in France to an international executive recruiting company in the installation of data bases interconnected through an Intranet.
  • Assistance to a US company for export to France of American encryption software.
  • Analysis of questions concerning the transfer of significant and sensitive civil and military significant information: encryption, liability of access and hosting providers, protection of personal data, intellectual property rights.
  • Examination of methods for protecting against the risks of illegal use of material on the Internet by others.
  • Study made for private companies concerning the liability of access and hosting providers in the event of infringement copyright and related rights on the Internet.
  • Study on the nature of copyrights and their protection on the Internet in the European Union, for a group of lawyers, magistrates, government and private sector executives of the Andean Community of Nations: comparison of the markets between Europe and Latin America; historical experience; application of the economic and moral rights concerned; liability of service providers, in particular on the international level; international jurisdictional competence and conflict of laws, hyperlinks.
  • Studies on the international provisions in international conventions relating to copyright in connection with the Internet: scope and implementation of the rights concerned, enforcement of rights, technical measures to communicate information on intellectual property rights and to ensure their defense.
  • Assistance to a company belonging to a large industrial group in the field of the automobile spare parts, with regard to the installation of its Internet site and, more particularly, with regard to the examination of third party rights called into question by the contents of the site.
  • Study of the Internet in International copyright conventions.