LALIVE provides advisory and dispute resolution services in all aspects of industrial and intellectual property (IP) including:
- Technical creations: patents, designs, semi-conductors, software
- Distinctive signs: trademarks, geographical indications, indications of origin, proper names (companies and individuals), get-up of goods, domain name
- Artistic creations: copyrights, neighbouring rights
The firm provides specific advice on competition law issues, including unfair competition and restraints of trade by IP rights, licence agreements, franchise, character merchandising, registration and protection of trademarks, designs and domain names.
LALIVE also provides assistance and advice in establishing tax advantageous structures for the international exploitation of IP rights and full dispute resolution services, including litigation before the Swiss courts, arbitration under the Arbitration Rules of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, and ADR.
The firm’s intellectual property services are not limited to Swiss law and cover European law (such as Community trademarks) and the application and interpretation of European and international conventions, including the European Patent Convention, EC Treaty, Agreement on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), Paris Convention, Rome Convention and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
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