Intellectual Property rights are like any other right. This category of property includes intangible creations of the human intellect, and primarily encompasses copyrights, patents, and trademarks. It also includes other types of rights, such as trade secrets, publicity rights, moral rights, and rights against unfair competition. Artistic works like music and literature, as well as some discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs can all be protected as Intellectual Property. These rights are outlined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights, which provides for the right to benefit from the protection of moral and material interests resulting from authorship of scientific, literary or artistic productions. Our practice involves a variety of aspects, services, defense and enforcement in Intellectual Property and related areas, including:

Trademark services

  • Trademark search
  • Trademark application preparation, filing and registration in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East
  • Consulting on Trademark protection strategies
  • Post-registration services: Licensing, transfer, franchise etc.
  • Brand counseling
  • Litigating Trademark infringement matters, including false a
    dvertising, counterfeit etc.
  • Royalty disputes, litigation and arbitration

Patent services

  • Patentability search and opinions
  • Patent application preparation, filing and registration in Lebanon and throughout the Middle East
  • Designs, prototypes and technology
  • International patent prosecution
  • Patent licensing and negotiation
  • Patent infringement, enforcement and litigation

Copyright services

  • Copyright filing and licenses
  • Litigating Copyright infringement actions
  • Royalty disputes, litigation and arbitration

Trade secrets

  • Confidentiality, Non-disclosure and Non-competition Agreements
  • Protection strategy
  • Trade libel and passing off
  • Infringement matters, litigation and arbitration

IP Licensing, including valuation, negotiation and preparation of contracts and Licensing agreements and due diligence on venture capital transactions.