Our profession : your intellectual property rights

Coralis Harle Phelip protects, enhances value of and defends your intellectual property rights and helps you develop an in-house expertise all along these same lines in order to :

  • better understand how to protect the goods, processes and brands which you create or upon which you have rights ;
  • build effectively upon the intellectual property rights ;
  • avoid infringing intellectual property rights of third parties.

We provide high quality services, covering all the aspects of intellectual property: patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, unfair competition, as well as the contracts and disputes that are related thereto.

Coralis Harle Phelip brings together highly qualified specialists with degrees of higher studies in law and science. We can thus offer a wide range of services of legal consultancy and representation for the acquisition, consolidation, value enhancement and use, in the attack as in the defence, of your Intellectual Property rights.

The tasks that are most commonly assigned to us are as follows :
  • acquisition of rights to protect and enhance value of your intellectual property rights: drafting and preparation of registration application documents and conduct of procedures for the grant of patents, trademarks, designs, software in France, in Europe and worldwide ;
  • prior art searches and monitoring of trademarks, domain names, patents, designs,
  • patent licence, assignment, joint ownership contracts and other related agreements (both in France and abroad); transfers of technology and research and development and collaboration agreements ;
  • developing strategies and means of defence or of circumvention in relation to the intellectual property rights of your competitors; monitoring and analysis of such rights; preparing detailed opinions on the validity of these rights and on your freedom to exploit or on your dependency status with respect to these rights ;
  • valuation of intellectual property portfolios and in particular of patent and trademark portfolios, for example in the context of an accounting process, of a sale of business or of assets (due diligence), of cross-licences or of patent pools, etc ;
  • trademark and patent oppositions ;
  • proceedings before the arbitration authorities in matters related to domain names ;
  • pre-litigation and litigation proceedings over all the aspects of intellectual property, in the attack as in the defence, including confiscation of works infringing copyright, actions for infringement and nullity and revocation actions (invalidation),
  • expert opinions.
We have the various accreditations required to carry out these tasks and, therefore, are able to directly represent our clients as authorised attorneys before :
  • the INPI (French National Institute of Industrial Property),
  • the EPO (European Patent Office),
  • the OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market responsible for the registration of European trademarks and designs) and
  • The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).
Moreover, we have an extensive network of correspondents throughout the world, which allows us to offer you our services anywhere in the world.