Felsberg Advogados has extensive experience in the market and is structured to offer both Brazilian and foreign clients a complete range of services regarding the protection of intellectual and technological property in Brazil, Europe, China and the United States. In addition, our professionals have wide knowledge of intellectual property, and we are proud to say that our intellectual property department is made up of attorneys who are specialized in practices involving information technology.
Listed below are some of the services offered by our firm in this area:
Advice on and implementation of trademark protection in Brazil and overseas; research into the previous registrations of trademarks and procedures for registration with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI); Monitoring of trademarks owned by third parties, as well as registration of company and domain names that could provide a conflict of interest for our clients; Drafting of cease and desist letters, as well as the respective appeals and responses to conflicting issues with third parties; diligent monitoring of trademark registration procedures.
Analysis and evaluation of the patentability of inventions and improvements in all areas of technology; development and monitoring of utility models and invention patents in Brazil and overseas; international inclusion of patents under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT); advice and counseling on the protection of designs and procedures for the inclusion of industrial design registration requests with the INPI; analysis and drafting of legal opinions on violation of patents.
Investigation, registration and maintenance of domain names in Brazil and overseas; advice in cases involving disputes concerning brands and domain names; representation of clients in administrative proceedings and mechanisms for the resolution of disputes.
Full assistance in the negotiation of transactions that involve intellectual property; franchise agreements, technical assistance and transfer of technology, licensing and granting of brands, patents, plans and authors’ rights; advice and assistance on the procedures involved in the registration of contracts with the INPI.
Consultancy on the protection of the rights and interests of clients regarding competition issues; strategies and appeals in case of unfair competition; drafting of agreements for the protection of commercial secrets and “trade dress”.
Registration of contracts and software with the INPI (protection of copyright);
Advice on matters concerning the protection of copyright; analysis and development of licensing or assignment of copyright; drafting of agreements and contracts for the commercial development of works projects, advertising, artistic productions and similar; representation of clients before the National Council for Self-Regulation in Advertising (CONAR).
Advice on disputes that involve intellectual property; specialized legal auditing in the area.
Within this context, Felsberg Advogados has experience on the regulation and structuring of business and agreements in the media markets in general, with clients including journalistic companies, editors, TV and cable operators, MMDS and DTH, and broadcasting.
Our professionals also provide assistance on business and contracts involving the production and distribution of radio and television programs, the publication of books and periodicals, music, films and other content, as well as legal issues relating to electronic commerce, such as the legal structuring of different types of agreements, website-use policies, electronic transactions, data transfer, security, regulatory and tax issues, domain names, encoding, advertising, online marketing among others.
Structuring of businesses nationally and internationally;
Issues relating to the hardware, software and outsourcing industry (Datacenter and EDI issues);
Licensing, distribution and development of software;
Procurement, systems implementation and integration;
Service level agreements; OEM contracts;
Agreements involving the provision of means of communication;
Security of information in outsourcing processes;
Issues relating to information protection and confidentiality;
Dispute resolution in issues involving information technology and intellectual property.