INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INTERNET LAW
SPS provide assistance in intellectual property matters, including trademarks, patents, know-how, industrial design, copyright, software, confidential information and domain names, both in the traditional off-line market and in the on-line market. We deal with all aspects of IP practice and litigation, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts and the handling of any regulatory aspects and requirements needed to obtain, protect, acquire, sell and license intellectual property rights as well as representing and assisting our clients in front of the competent authorities, including the Patent Office and the Naming Authority. The Firm assists domestic and foreign clients in applying for patent and trademark protection, and can also take care of preliminary investigations aimed at ascertaining the existence of all the necessary requirements.
Our lawyers have acquired a specific expertise in IT and electronic commerce issues, ranging from outsourcing to joint ventures, digital signatures and data protection, on-line services, B2B and B2C. By way of example, we have obtained two of the first Italian judicial injunctions forbidding the use of a misleading domain name and we provide assistance with respect to the acquisition and sale of domain names, taking care of the related requirements and procedures before the Italian Naming Authority.