Last updated: March 10, 2020
Moeller & Co. S.A. operates the site https://www.moellerip.com/. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
We use your Personal/Company Data only for providing you information and details regarding the legal services we offer in connection with Industrial and Intellectual Property matters. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Policy.
Information Collection and Use
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. The information we receive from you is stored and kept under strict secrecy, complying with the strongly secured data measures. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your:
Company Position –in case you work inside an organization-
Purpose of your visit to our website
Kind of consult
Any other information required only for commercial matters
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data").
This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics in kind.
In addition, we may use third party services such as search engines, free available and official websites from public offices or even your company website - that collect, monitor and analyze said data.
We may use your Personal and/ or Company Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional services and/or any other information that it is considered relevant to answer your inquiries as regard to IP matters.
You can request, at any time and through our communication channels, the cessation of the sending of our newsletters or other information provided by Moeller & Co. S.A.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.
Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site. For more information please visit “Cookies Statement”.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, still be reminded that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use high standards of commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
However, we inform you that our data security systems are permanently reinforced with the adoption of strong measures to keep your information safe and secure.
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Gathered data will only be used in a way that is compatible with the uses outlined to you. We won’t share your information with any other organizations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes and we don’t pass on your details to other websites. We explain the purposes for which we process personal data (which may include data collected via Cookies) in our Privacy Statement.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small amounts of data (often including unique identifiers), in the form of text files, which are stored on your browser, device, or the page you are viewing. This data allows the Website to distinguish you from other users and to remember information about your visit, like the language and preferred options, which helps us facilitate your next visit by enhancing functionality. Some cookies are deleted once you close your browser, while other cookies are retained even after you close your browser so that you can be recognized when you return to a website. Further information regarding cookies and how they work is available at https://www.allaboutcookies.org.
1. to recognize your computer when you visit the website
2. to track you as you navigate the website,
3. to improve the website’s usability
4. to analyze the use of the website
5. in the administration of the website
The following cookies are currently being used by Moeller IP’s website:
Are those that allow the user to navigate through the Website and use the different options and/or services that it provides.
For example, control traffic and data communication, identify the session, access to the restricted parts of the Website, remember the elements that make up an order, make the request for registration or participation in an event, use security elements during navigation and store content for the diffusion of videos or sound.
Are those that allow the user to access the service with some general characteristics predefined in his terminal or that the user himself defines.
For example, the language, the type of browser through which the service is accessed, the selected content design, geolocation of the terminal and the regional configuration from where the service is accessed.
Statistical Analysis Cookies
Are those that allow the monitoring and analysis of user behavior on Websites. The information collected through this type of cookies is used in the measurement of the activity of the Website and for the elaboration of navigation profiles of the users of said site, in order to introduce improvements in the service based on the usage data that users generate.
How can you manage or remove cookies on your computer?
If you do not wish to receive cookies you can review your Internet browser settings, in order to restrict, block or delete them. Most modern browsers allow for such options under the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menus.
If you disable or delete certain Cookies in your Internet browser settings, you might not be able to access or use important functions or features of this Sites, and you may be required to re-enter your log-in details.
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Protect, License and Enforce your Intellectual Property Rights Internationally
Intellectual property rights are legal protections for creations of the mind, including artistic, literary, and musical works, designs, inventions, and business assets, like brand names and logos. Common forms of intellectual property legal protections include trademarks, copyright, and patents. An intellectual property lawyer helps individuals and businesses to properly register, protect and manage their IP through a variety of non-contentious (e.g. registering a right) and contentious (e.g. fighting an infringement) work. This is vital for ensuring owners of IP maximise the commercial value of their work.
Where to start – identifying your IP
Identifying intellectual property rights should be a focus for all businesses, whether you are an entrepreneur, start-up, SME or international organisation. IP is not just for technology start-ups. All businesses face competition, and a good awareness and protection of your IP rights goes a long way towards giving you a competitive advantage and strong brand which you can monetise. Some IP rights arise automatically but others (and stronger, more easily enforceable forms of protection) need to be registered at the appropriate registry.
Why should you protect your intellectual property?
For many individuals and companies, intellectual property law protects more than just an idea or a concept – it protects genuine business assets that may be integral to the core services of a business, its overall value and its long-term financial viability. Intellectual property is a complex area of law. It can involve analysing a complex myriad of UK, EU and international laws. With the help of an IP lawyers/attorney, you can cover many different forms of creative work, from logos and corporate identity designs to products and services that set your business apart from your competitors. However, there are many traps and pitfalls for the unwary. It is particularly disappointing for us when clients come to us too late and only after they have missed the chance to protect their creations to the maximum extent possible. Because of this, it is often essential to consider the intellectual property law implications at the outset of any important new business project.
Our Intellectual Property Law Expertise
You can be confident that we will understand your business and its intellectual property protection needs. Our intellectual property lawyers work with many businesses including regional corporates, multinationals, schools, universities, further education colleges, charities, family businesses, local and national public sector bodies, and individuals. We value them all and take pride in our knowledge of them and the sectors in which they operate, which means that they benefit from our wider intellectual property protection experience and expertise.
Protect Business Growth
If you are a business – irrespective of size - it is crucial to protect unique products or services for which you own the IP rights, as competitors can use your success to effectively reduce your market share, resulting in slow growth or loss of revenue. If this happens to your business, our IP lawyers attorneys will advise you on the appropriate course of action to take. Losing market share early in the life of a business can have a profound effect on its ability to attract investors, employ staff and ultimately increase profits. It’s important to remember that no one else will check to see if your intellectual property rights have been protected and/or are being infringed.
Our experienced Intellectual Property Law team are well recognised, having worked with household names and international brands.
Intellectual Property encompasses a vast and diverse array of business property from software and other copyright materials, to designs and logos and inventions and processes. The laws surrounding Intellectual Property fall into a few areas, copyright, trademarks, design rights and patents.
Intellectual Property - what to consider
Your IP is the value of the creative assets your business generates. All businesses, no matter how big or small, will own some form of IP. It is crucial to appreciate what this umbrella term comprises and how it applies to your business. You can do all these things if you identify, protect, and exploit your Intellectual Property (‘IP’). Without this understanding, you will be at a considerable competitive disadvantage to other companies who have this knowledge and who exploit their IP to their benefit. Seeking intellectual property legal advice at the earliest possible stage in the development of your business is always advisable and worthwhile. Intellectual Property can subsist in literary, dramatic, and musical works and include trademarks, design rights, copyrights, and patents. They may be relevant to a wide variety of assets including text, graphics, artwork, photographs, packaging, inventions, videos, audio, websites, databases, software and apps. Understanding what IP, you have in your business/brand and how best to protect, use and exploit it, is fundamental to profitability.
- Transactional and contentious IP legal advice
- Working out what IP you own, when/how the IP was created and by whom
- Registering and protecting that IP, so other people can’t use or steal it
- Advising on whether the launch of a new brand is viable, and the name is cleared/free to use
- Making sure you are not at risk of infringing anyone else’s IP
- Helping to protect and maximise the value of confidential information
- Helping you commercialise the value of that IP, including via licensing and assignment
- Negotiating instances of domain name disputes and cybersquatting
- Advising on the status of IP rights pre and post the Brexit transitional period
- Advising on IP in the context of corporate transactions
- Anti-counterfeiting which prevents your competitors from imitating your brands, products, and designs.
- Copyright and database rights our copyright lawyers can help across a range of areas, including disputes and litigation, commercial transactions, general clearance and advisory work, intellectual property rights audits and chain of title research.
- Design rights helping you to protect your creative investment and negotiate the complex legal maze of multiple overlapping design laws.
- Know how, trade secrets and confidential information through commercial agreements and litigation measures we can help you protect and exploit these valuable assets.
- Patent litigation from multi-million-pound patent claims in the High Court to more modest, but vital patent claims in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, our team has the skills and experience to manage all forms of patent litigation.
- Trademarks and brands we can advise you across the whole spectrum of trademark rights and related rights (such as passing off), including clearance searches, protection and registrability issues, co-ordination, and management of trademark filings, branding and franchise agreements, disputes, and litigation.
- Domain name law we have successfully acted both for those bringing and defending domain name proceedings.
Brand Protection. Protecting your brand and business assets
It is important for businesses to protect their assets, and this includes the non-tangible assets that the business owns. Registering your ownership of those assets that can be registered is key but equally important is vigilance to stop unauthorised use. It is important to take action to stop other individuals and companies from infringing your rights as if you do not act, it can later be argued that you have granted an implied licence for your works to be used.
IP Infringements. Intellectual property infringement?
We are highly experienced at being able to resolve disputes regarding Intellectual Property including claims, providing pragmatic and commercial advice to you and your business. Often disputes such as these can be resolved without the need to resort to litigation and early involvement from us can ensure that the infringement is stopped promptly.
WHO CAN WE HELP?
As international leading experts in intellectual property, we have the capability, experience, and resources to work with any client – whether you’re a small, independent creator or a global brand. And since our founding, that’s exactly what we’ve done. We’re proud to have worked with clients of all shapes and sizes across a wide variety of sectors, from household names to individual artists.
EXPLOITING AND LEVERAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Our intellectual property experts work closely with you to understand your business goals and safeguard your creative ideas both now and in the future.
ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS NATIONALLY AND WORLDWIDE
Intellectual property rights help your business maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Our specialist intellectual property lawyers enforce these rights against infringers to protect and enhance your business success.
TRADEMARK CLEARANCE, REGISTRATION AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT NATIONALLY AND WORLDWIDE
Our experts take a commercial approach to trademarks, conducting thorough clearance searches to highlight any third-party rights that may restrict the use of your chosen trademark either now or in the future and advising on all aspects of registration and portfolio management to get the best results for your business.
PASSING OFF AND TRADEMARK LITIGATION
Whether your rights are registered or unregistered our team of litigation specialists will take swift action to protect your business and your brand if misrepresentation or trademark infringement has occurred.
Counterfeiting of goods has never been more prolific. Fake products that are lower quality and potentially dangerous to consumers can harm your reputation as well as your bottom line. Our specialist team provide advice on legal and enforcement strategies to protect your business against counterfeiting.
COPYRIGHT LICENSING AND LITIGATION
Our expert lawyers advise on all aspects of copyright licensing and act swiftly and decisively in pursuing litigation relating to copyright infringement.
PATENT AND DESIGN RIGHT LICENSING AND LITIGATION
Our experts IP Lawyers create agreements to help protect and exploit your design rights. We have a proven track history in successfully pursuing litigation if these rights are infringed by competitors.
PROTECTION OF TRADE SECRETS AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
All businesses should protect themselves against trade secret theft. Our specialist team of IP lawyers can help you put processes in place from restrictive covenants to intellectual property clauses in employment contracts to help protect your confidential information. We can also help you act if a breach of confidentiality occurs.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AUDITS AND DUE DILIGENCE
Our expert IP lawyers help your business perform a systematic review of your IP assets – highlighting related risks and identifying opportunities.
BRAND PROTECTION AND REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
A good reputation is one the of most valuable business assets you can have. If your reputation or privacy is at risk, our experienced lawyers can help protect you and your business.