Dispute resolution is our core practice.
Our multi-lingual team helps clients prevent, settle and resolve legal disputes through compliance counselling, contract drafting, negotiation, court litigation, arbitration or other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Most of the disputes we handle involve litigation before national civil, commercial and administrative courts, before European courts and administrative bodies, in ad hoc arbitrations and before leading arbitration institutions around the world.
We have a particular experience in specific sectors or industries such as Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Media & Entertainment, Internet, and Fashion. We have also worked extensively on matters related to Postal, Telecoms, Energy, Construction & Real Estate, Automotive, Aviation & Aerospace, and Distribution.
PETILLION helps clients in all aspects of the management and protection of their intellectual property portfolio.
We provide expert advice and represent clients in disputes related to copyright and related rights, trademarks, designs and patents.
We handle registrations before various intellectual property offices, including the BOIP, EUIPO, EPO, Swiss IPI, USPTO, etc. We advise on the management of trademark, design and patent portfolios.
We represent clients in both litigation and arbitration proceedings regarding the infringement of their intellectual property rights. We regularly appear before panels of WIPO, CAC, Cepani, ICC and ICDR (AAA).
Technology innovation transforms society and creates new challenges to businesses. PETILLION understands technology, its legal challenges and opportunities.
We assist technology vendors, system integrators, software developers, automation service providers, etc. and their clients in drafting contracts, negotiating licensing agreements and resolving disputes.
Our experience includes privacy, big data and GDPR compliance, cloud computing, apps, mobile devices, VoIP, cookie technology, social networking, telecom platforms and 4G technology.
PETILLION offers unique expertise in Internet governance, e-commerce and ISP liability.
We have successfully defended the latest applications for new TLDs before ADR bodies WIPO, ICC and ICDR. We have represented clients in landmark arbitrations related to the liberalisation of the Internet and the accountability of ICANN.
Our team assists clients in developing both offensive and defensive strategies towards ICANN’s new gTLD Programme, and provides regulatory, policy and contractual advice to both established and new players in Internet-related industries.
Our experience in online brand protection through litigation, ADR (including UDRP), and policing social networks is beyond comparison.
Media & Entertainment
Content creation and distribution is an ever-evolving field, which currently faces dramatic developments. The constant increase of content sharing on social media and the Internet in general creates a highly competitive market in which every player needs to adapt in order to be successful.
PETILLION closely monitors all regulatory changes on both the EU and the domestic level to provide the most up-to-date advice to its clients. We have extensive expertise related to the negotiation and drafting of all types of deals such as:
talent agreements (screenwriters, film directors, actors, composers, production designers, etc.);
broadcast licensing agreements;
advertising, models, and author agreements;
IP transfer and licensing agreements.
PETILLION also assists clients on issues related to defamation, the right of free speech, personality rights and privacy rights.
We represented several production companies in negotiations and litigation with regard to the protection of their content (such as the format of a television show) or brand.
Intellectual property is an essential part of the fashion business, and counterfeiting is one of its biggest challenges.
PETILLION advises on various preventive measures to protect IP rights and a business in general through prosecution and transactional work. We also handle all types of proceedings related to brand protection and anti-counterfeiting, going from out-of-court solutions to injunctive relief and court or arbitration proceedings.
PETILLION assisted a leading luxury brand with its online brand strategy including its Top-Level Domain, and represented several clothing, shoes and eyewear brands in trademark infringement and counterfeit matters.
Other Fields of Expertise
Apart from our main practice areas, Petillion also has a notable expertise in the following fields:
- Construction & Real Estate
- Aviation & Aerospace