What is real
is not external form.”
We recently finalized the procedure of recovering a domain name, for a fresh chocolate Suisse producer. Every country has its specific legislation and requirements to be complied with in order to achieve the above-mentioned transfer.
Firstly, we helped our client to obtain the respective Canadian domain name from its previous owner. We negotiated with the latter, stage that ended successfully with the recovery of the .ca domain name. The previous owner agreed that the name was more relevant for our client’s business than the purpose he was using it for.
Secondly, we assisted the client in the registration process of the respective domain name that would have conferred him full rights in using it. To make this happen, several specific requirements of the Canadian authorities, related to registrants, had to be accomplished. For instance, the person who wants to register a .ca domain name has to either own a previously registered Canadian trademark – pending trademark registrations are not accepted, or it has to have an open subsidiary in Canada or to hold Canadian citizenship.
A fun fact is that if you are Her Majesty the Queen of England you can obtain the registration by default.
A large part of our team has been present at the most important IP-event held this year in Boston, in May 2019. Our colleagues have met several partners and colleagues. They have also negotiated, during face-to-face meetings, key aspects of pending deals in the name of our clients. It was also another year when our ( learn more )
Among our recent large mandates, we are proud to count the IP due-diligence performed in the name of a famous US investment-fund, who just bought a network of private clinics in Eastern-Europe. The focus is not only on the brand itself, but also on additional good-will which can be captured through several assets including websites, ( learn more )
We represent an important Swiss company in the FMCG industry, in relation to a foreign patent extended to Europe. Our task is to help them in preparing the file able to stop the expansion of the patent to Europe. The difficulty resides in the need to find earlier public documentation, a soft-skill necessary in this ( learn more )