Intellectual Property

Doing business requires that you invest in your products and services on a daily basis. These investments need to be protected. Intellectual Property rights (IP rights) can offer important protection for such investments. For instance in regard to the development of new products and services, the branding of your company, the creation of your website or a new advertising campaign. For such protection, your IP rights need to be managed properly.

An IP right, such as a copyright, trade name right, trademark or design, is an exclusive right. With such exclusive right you can prohibit, under circumstances, any third party to use identical or similar designs, names or signs.

Our IP attorneys are specialized in all aspects of IP law. In addition to the more classic IP rights such as copyright and trademark law, this includes media and entertainment law, advertising law, unlawful publications, protection of know-how and slavish imitation.

We assist various international companies, as well as medium-sized and small businesses in relation to the management and protection of their IP rights. The expertise of Banning covers various sectors, amongst which fashion, automotive, food and sports. We’d be happy to be your advisor concerning the (re)structuring, licensing or transfer of your IP rights as well as to assist you with drafting IP (related) contracts.

Should anyone infringe your IP rights, or should you have become aware that you allegedly infringed another one’s IP rights, we are there to assist you. Our litigation experience is comprehensive.

Our expertise goes beyond borders. Banning’s IP attorneys have an extensive international network of IP specialists. We are a member of national and international specialized associations such as the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) in which we participate in the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee, the Dutch Copyright Society (VvA) and the Benelux society for Trademark and Design law (BMM).