Intellectual Property

Pini Franco's broad Intellectual Property experience means we are ideally placed to help you protect and develop your company.

From fighting copyright infringement to licensing issues, patent assignment and, if it comes to it, litigation, Pini Franco has the expertise to deal with all your Intellectual Property issues, leaving you to focus on what you do best.

A close understanding of the fashion industry and furniture design industry coupled with in-depth knowledge of Intellectual Property allow us at Pini Franco to best assist our clients (whether designers, manufactures, models or retailers) in negotiating and drafting satisfactory contractual documentation.

Partner Rocco Franco is an expert in brand management and regularly lectures on this topic at the Istituto Marangoni design school. We have in-depth industry knowledge and understand how Intellectual Property issues play out in the design world and what it means for your brand. Our clients include high-end contemporary designers, manufacturing companies and companies producing designs for furniture and related products as well as several fashion businesses.

We believe that working with our clients to develop proactive Intellectual Property strategies is the most efficient and cost-effective way to protect Intellectual Property.

Our strong international focus permeates the Intellectual Property department and we can oversee the protection of your rights abroad.

Our recent experience includes:

  • Seeking Court orders to remove and remedy fake copies of our client's designer stools.
  • Successfully defeating a claim for alleged breach of copyright of a book for our client screenwriter.
  • Drafting Intellectual Property licences relating to design software for banks.
  • Challenging the use of a domain name.
  • Patent assignments on behalf of a product designer.

Pini Franco is a full service law firm. Our team are leaders in their respective fields and able to assist with all your commercial or individual needs.


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