IP Litigation and consulting
We assist our clients by providing evaluations, memorandum, drafting of contracts, license, distribution and franchising agreements. We assist clients in transfer or acquisition of IP rights as well as for regulating research and development activities. We can provide targeted and specific assistance in drafting any type of tailored contract to regulate the exploitation of IP rights.
We assist clients in IP litigation before the Italian specialized Courts. We have gained a strong experience in the field of legal protection of all IP rights and unfair competition, both in pre-trial and ordinary proceedings.
We handle domestic, international and online anti-counterfeiting, with a wide experience in the assistance to the most renowned Italian and international fashion houses and luxury brands. We offer a full package of Customs monitoring services aimed at preventing the import and export of counterfeit products. We developed over the years a network of correspondents around the world. We use the latest and most sophisticated software available for anti-counterfeiting.
trademarks, patents, designs and utility models
The Firms assists both national and international clients in all the activities related to the defense and the safeguarding of trademarks, patents, designs and utility models, among which we mention, by way of example: filing and registration of national, EU and international IP rights; oppositions to registration and procedures for the cancellation/invalidation of such IP rights; watching/surveillance services; strategic management of world-wide IP portfolios; drafting of license, sponsorship, merchandising and franchising contracts; drafting of contracts for the establishment of warranty rights on IP rights; corporate consultancy, including due diligence and economic assessment of IP rights.
Internet and domain names
We help clients in protecting their intellectual property rights online: we conduct procedures aimed at allowing legitimate owners to recover domain names of their exclusive ownership; we obtain the closure of social networks pages that illegitimately use our clients' IP rights; we monitor the web for the purpose of intercepting and suppressing illicit uses of our clients' brands; we protect online reputation (right to be forgotten) and register domain names in all countries of the world.
Privacy and GDPR
We support companies wishing to comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, helping them to protect and safeguard sensible data that they are managing. BCIP provides highly specialized consultancy services in the field of personal data processing, also cooperating with the Italian Data Protection Authority. We draft not only internal polices and information notices to employees, customers and suppliers but also agreements for data sales or transfers and data processing outsourcing agreements.
Unfair competition, unfair commercial practices and misleading publicity
BCIP assists the clients with reference to defamatory and comparative advertising, servile imitation, exploitation of notoriety, parasitism and enticing away of employees. The activity often includes legal advice regarding campaigns, loyalty programs, advertisement and announcements, in order to verify their lawfulness and correctness and to formulate alternative proposals, if necessary. The Firm provides also assistance in negotiating and drafting contracts that intervene between operators in the sector, as well as defends and represents clients in any disputes before the Ordinary Judicial Authority, the Jury of the Istituto dell’Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria, the Competition and Market Authority and the other competent administrative Authorities.
Copyright and media
BCIP provides assistance in judicially defending copyrights and in drafting contracts relating not only to copyrights but also to linked rights, with reference to traditional works and intellectual products (such as traditional publishing, cinematography, discography, photography, architecture, figurative arts, etc.) as well as to works and intellectual products of the digital era (media law).