BbpLegal are able to assist clients in cases of rights violations resulting in counterfeiting, slavish imitation or simply confusion between brands, models and designs, providing warnings and complaints with assistance during preliminary investigations and proposing ordinary and emergency procedures against counterfeiting in the competent civil courts. BbpLegal act in the legal defense of entrepreneurs – victims and owners of counterfeit articles – and in proceedings relating to the infringement of trademarks, models and designs.
BbpLegal also provide assistance to clients to protect registered brands, models and drawings by means of:
a. Searches, to verify that a sign chosen as a trademark has not been previously registered by third parties;
b. management, monitoring and care of brands, models and registered designs, interfacing with the patent attorney;
c. registration of trademarks and designs in countries not covered by the registration, interfacing with the patent attorney;
d. management and care of activities under the EU Regulation 608/2013 on the protection of intellectual property, preparing “applications for action” under said EU Regulation, interfacing with the Italian and foreign Customs Agency. Through such applications, the Custom Authorities of EU countries are then able to identify cases of counterfeit articles, promptly notifying the contractor who can take the appropriate action to protect his property: seizing and destroying the counterfeits and starting the appropriate criminal and/or civil proceedings against those responsible.