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MOLITOR's IP, IT & Media practice

MOLITOR launched its IP, IT & Media practice in 2007 following an increased demand for legal advice in this area of law. MOLITOR offer advice on all IP, IT & Media issues, including know-how, copyright, registered design and trademark issues, and assist our clients in streamlining and valorising their IP portfolios, particularly through corporate structuring plans and effective contractual schemes.

Experts in the practice:

Our services

Intellectual Property

Protection

  • Due diligence on IP rights portfolio (optimising, M&A projects)
  • Availability searches on company names, domain names and trademarks
  • Registration and management of trademarks and domain names
  • Assistance for patent and design registration
  • Protection of software source codes and copyrights
  • Non-disclosure agreements

Exploitation

  • IP rights assignment agreements
  • IP rights license agreements
  • Intra group IP license agreements
  • Franchise, distribution agreements and general terms and conditions
  • IP tax regime

Defence

  • IP rights infringement proceedings
  • Proceedings before the Benelux IP Office, the OHIM and the WIPO
  • Representation before the European Court of Justice
  • Unfair competition


Information Technology

E-commerce

  • Website legal notice and online terms and conditions
  • Online privacy policies
  • Website creation and hosting maintenance agreements
  • Auditing of websites

Computing law

  • Software assignment and license agreements
  • Software development and integration agreements
  • Service level agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • E-archiving
  • Cloud computing agreements

Data protection

  • Luxembourg data protection office formalities
  • Compliance with the new EU legal framework
  • Cross-border data transfer agreements
  • HR personal data issues
  • Monitoring of workers and forensic investigation
  • Ethics alert lines and whistleblowing schemes
  • Corporate Internet policies, use of computing resources and BYOD charters

Media

Advertising law and commercial practices

  • TV, press, radio, website, mobile communications
  • Comparative advertising
  • Green marketing
  • Behavioural marketing
  • Chance-based sweepstakes and skill-based contests
  • Prospective emails
  • Marketing agreement and advertising contracts

Product regulations and labelling

  • Foodstuffs
  • Non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices
  • Electronic devices
  • RFID Tags

Press law

  • Freedom of speech
  • Image rights and privacy
  • Defamation
  • Right of reply
  • E-reputation

IP Litigation

The IP, IT & Media team combine with MOLITOR’s renowned First Tier Litigation Department (The Legal 500) to represent clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters in respect of IP, IT and Media issues.

Related News & Publications

What happened in 2016 / What to expect in 2017?

30 January 2017

2016 was a year full of developments in the IP, IT and Media fields. The beginning of this New Year gives us the opportunity to look back at the key legal developments of 2016 in these areas and to be well prepared for the major projects that await us in 2017.

Entreprise magazine: Le statut des agents commerciaux en droit luxembourgeois

29 November 2016

L’agent commercial est un acteur important dans les réseaux de distribution des biens et services au Luxembourg. La présence de cette profession correspond à la nécessité économique des entreprises d’étendre leurs activités commerciales à un secteur géographique déterminé, au sein duquel la création de structures stables, telles que l’implantation d’une succursale ou la représentation par […]

New legal framework for out-of-court settlement of consumer disputes: consequences for businesses established in Luxembourg

03 November 2016

On 17 February 2016, the legislator enacted, a new law to promote out-of-court settlement of consumer disputes (the “Law”). The Law applies to disputes arising from sales or service contracts between a trader established in Luxembourg and a consumer residing in the EU (including Luxembourg), and transposes the Directive 2013/11/EU[1] obliging EU Member States to […]

Personal Data: What can you expect?

24 October 2016

Following the recent adoption of the EU data protection reform, companies handling personal data will need to focus on their privacy policies and internal practices to ensure they meet the high new reformed standards. In this context, it is crucial to draw the line between personal data to which data protection rules apply and simple […]