An audit of IP rights (trademarks, domain names, patents, designs) was required in the context of the planned acquisition of a US company with various establishments in Europe. The technology being transferred was central to the operation’s strategy. A consistent policy to protect this technology was thus critical to the acquisition.
We checked a portfolio of approximately 140 titles to the rights held, either directly or through various establishments, and identified the problems and anomalies attached to the intellectual property rights (validity of titles, ownership, possible registered encumbrances on the rights). Our intervention also extended to checking the consistency of the overall policy of registering and managing rights.
The client is now positioned as a major player in the acquired technology.