Vincent Rodriguez

Your intellectual property lawyer in Paris

The law firm intervenes in all areas related to intellectual and industrial property (copyright, neighbouring rights, trademarks, designs, models, patents), both with actors in the artistic and design world, and with economic actors eager to protect their assets.

In our modern world, the value of a company or a creator no longer solely resides in its tangible assets, but also in what we call intangible assets: its know-how, reputation, brand, etc. Protecting these assets is therefore essential to ensure the longevity and success of businesses and creators.

Intellectual property encompasses several types of rights aimed at protecting works of the mind, interpretations, and distinctive signs, whether in the artistic, literary, or scientific domain. Here are the main ones:


  1. Copyright: It concerns literary, musical, dramatic, graphic, plastic, architectural, software works, etc. It allows the author to be recognized as the creator of the work and to benefit from an exploitation monopoly. Copyright is well protected in France.


  1. Neighbouring rights: They concern performers, producers of phonograms and videograms, as well as broadcasting organizations. Holders of these rights have the possibility to control and authorize the use of their performances by third parties.


  1. Trademarks: They allow for the distinction of a company’s products or services and guarantee their origin. By registering a trademark with a competent authority, such as the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle (INPI), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the World Intelectual Property Organization (WIPO), you obtain an exploitation monopoly over this trademark for a renewable period indefinitely.

Industrial property is also related to the protection of inventions and technical innovations. Three types of rights are mainly involved:


  1. Designs and Models: They concern the external appearance of a product (shapes, outlines, patterns, etc.). A design or model must be new and possess individual character to be protected. Registering this type of creation provides legal protection for a maximum duration of 25 years.


  1. Patents: They protect technical inventions meeting three criteria: novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability. A patent grants a monopoly on the exploitation of the invention for a maximum duration of 20 years.


  1. Plant Variety Certificates: They concern the protection of new and distinct plant varieties. They provide a monopoly on the exploitation for a duration of 25 to 30 years, depending on the type of plants.

Intellectual and industrial property concerns a wide range of actors in the artistic, cultural, and economic domains:

  • Authors, composers, performers, directors, screenwriters, etc.
  • Designers, architects, graphic artists, stylists, etc.
  • Researchers, engineers, inventors, software developers, etc.
  • Companies of all sizes and sectors, who wish to protect their innovations, brands, logos, etc.
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Intellectual Property Lawyer

In a few words

As an intellectual property lawyer in Paris, the firm daily handles copyright, neighbouring rights, trademarks, designs, and models, which constitute its core activities.


Recognizing the strong interactivity between the worlds of art and design with digital and media, the firm also operates in the field of e-influence, press, and communication.


Artists, performers, agencies, small and large businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers, influencers, individuals, designers, architects, musicians, writers – the firm accompanies you both in advisory and litigation matters, with a focus on total availability and proven expertise.


Operating throughout French territory, the firm also provides representation before the courts within the jurisdiction of the Paris Court of Appeal.


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