Our team of experienced lawyers have a deep understanding of the unique legal challenges faced by companies active in the industrial design sector, whose uniqueness is to have innovation – at times even extreme and conceptual innovation – live side-by-side with tradition. Our law firm is geographically placed in the heart of one of the World’s home furniture and fixtures design capitals, Milan, and we at emlex strongly relate to the whole city’s vivid and caring attention towards the design community. Our team of experienced lawyers can provide comprehensive legal advice and representation in all areas of industrial design law.
Our sector specific expertise in the industrial design sector includes:
- Design protection: Our team can assist industrial design companies in protecting their designs through various means, including trademarks, copyright, and design registration.
- Licensing and transfer agreements: Our lawyers can draft and negotiate licensing and transfer agreements for industrial design companies. We can also provide advice on licensing and transfer agreements to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and make sure that rights are securely acquired or assigned.
- Contract drafting and negotiation: We can provide legal advice on all types of contracts in the industrial design sector, including design, manufacturing, distribution, and supply agreements. We have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating contracts that protect the interests of our clients.
- Dispute resolution: Our team can provide legal representation in disputes related to industrial design, including infringement, breach of contract, and unfair competition. We have acquired specific expertise in the relatively novel area of copyright protection to designs, in which we have obtained one of the first decisions ever in Italy, that have recognized copyright protection to works of industrial design.
- Regulatory compliance: Our lawyers can provide guidance on compliance with regulatory requirements related to industrial design, including environmental regulations, safety standards and product labelling.
- Corporate structuring and transactions: Our team can provide advice on corporate structuring and transactions related to industrial design companies, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. We understand the complex legal issues involved in these transactions and can provide guidance to ensure a smooth process.