Results of intellectual property are a valuable asset that either underlies the company’s business activities or is its integral part. Legal protection of intellectual property objects maintains the Company’s competitive position and provides an advantage in the target market.
The long-term experience of Yakovlev & Partners Law Group in resolving disputes in intellectual property allows us to ensure a high level of protection of the interests of our clients not only in resolving disputes that have arisen, but also in their prevention at the stage of concluding agreements with counterparties, provided timely request of legal support. This is achieved largely by careful formulation of contract terms, which serves as prevention of disputes, thus reducing the risk of their occurrence.
Legal support for the transfer of exclusive rights to the results of intellectual activity:
- Preparation, analysis and registration of contracts for the transfer of exclusive rights to a patented invention (assignment of a patent), assignment of an application for a trademark, license agreements, franchising agreements.
Legal support of projects for the registration of the exclusive rights of the client to the results of intellectual (creative) activity produced in the process of creating complex objects:
- Preparation of draft confidentiality agreements
- Development of the Regulations on Commercial Secrets in the enterprise
- Advising on the registration of legal relations with authors in the sphere of registration of the employer’s rights to the results of intellectual (creative) activity created in the performance of official duties
- Legal support for registration of rights to «unified technology» in accordance with Part 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation
- Support of cases in state and other bodies on registration of trademarks, service marks, copyrights, license and franchising agreements, obtaining patents, renewing the validity of patents
Advising on the use of rights to inventions:
- Preparation of the Works Contract for the development of technical documentation for a patented device
- Preparation of a license agreement for the production of patented products in Russia and abroad between the Russian patent owner and a foreign company and legal support for their registration with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks
- Preparing applications for the restoration of patents for inventions and filing petitions to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks
- Preparation of an agreement on transfer (assignment) of exclusive rights to patented inventions (assignment of patents) and support for its registration with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks
- Conducting a preliminary search for the identity and similarity of the presented designations in the Database of Trademarks of the Russian Federation
- Execution of applications for the registration of designations as trademarks and their submission to the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks;
- Legal support of applications in the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks, including receiving notification of acceptance of applications for consideration, obtaining decisions on registration of trademarks, obtaining trademarks certificates
- search for analogues of the invention
- conducting a comparative analysis of formulas of inventions under applications filed in Russia and other countries
- execution and filing of an application with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks for a Eurasian patent for an invention
- legal support of the application with the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks on all matters pertaining to the procedure for the examination of an application for a patent for an invention
- Preparation of draft agreements on the copyright and related rights transfer
- Legal analysis of concluded agreements on the transfer of copyright and related rights in terms of forecasting the results of judicial settlement of existing differences
- Representation of artists in the conclusion of producer contracts and other contracts with producer companies, TV channels
- Legal support for the execution of producer contracts and other contracts with producer companies, TV channels
- Representation of artists in recovering debts from a foreign record company under a producer contract in the United States of America Advising on the creation, production and distribution of audiovisual works, including the transfer of copyright and related rights by performers of audiovisual works in the show business, the film industry.
Registration of trademarks:
Obtaining patents for invention
Submission of a Eurasian application for a patent for an invention, including:
Advising on issues related to the copyright and related rights protection, including those in the Internet:
Legal support for the activities of artists during the implementation of musical projects:
Representation of interests of rightholders in courts on disputes over illegal use of a trademark and recovery of compensation for illegal use.