PRACTICES

IP-Digital

Mastering the legal processes at work in innovation is one of the firm’s recognised areas of expertise.

The specialised lawyers of the IP – Digital team meet the needs of a wide range of innovative companies from various sectors (TMT, AI, IoT, pharma, semiconductors, F&B, etc.), for all matters relating to the protection, defence and exploitation of their innovations.

The team has acquired a sophisticated practice in digital technologies (software, data, AI, IoT) and in all matters relating to copyright, database law, and the protection of personal and non-personal data.

It also has recognised experience in patent and trademark law, in advising on and implementing strategies for the management and protection of trade secrets, and in negotiating and drafting contracts related to open innovation.

The IP – Digital team favours a multidisciplinary approach and has developed strong partnerships with experts, such as patent attorneys and experts specialised in data analysis and IT security, to handle the technical side of its cases with confidence.

Digital technologies (software, data, AI, IoT)

DALDEWOLF assists companies in the negotiation, drafting and review of “IT” contracts, covering the provision of digital services, the development and operation of software solutions, access to and use of data with a focus on clauses relating to the protection of intellectual property rights and business secrets, the protection of personal data and liability issues.

The firm advises clients in structuring the protection of their digital solutions, combining exclusive rights, contracts and confidentiality, based on a detailed analysis of the client’s business model (and the relative importance of software, algorithms and data in that model).

The firm’s clients are active in various sectors (autonomous vehicles, logistics, medical/healthcare) and exploit different digital technologies (data management and analysis, including artificial intelligence, platforms and software as a service, hardware and software IoT).

The team has extensive experience in digital litigation (including infringement seizure proceedings and common law proceedings for the preservation of digital evidence).

Exploitation of works

The firm represents clients in the music, audiovisual, sports (football), visual arts and publishing sectors by providing advice on copyright and related rights, assisting them in contractual negotiations, studies and litigation before the Belgian and European courts.

Protection and management of trade secrets

DALDEWOLF has defined an offer dedicated to the management and protection of its clients’ trade secrets, in compliance with the recent legislation in this field which requires the proactive adoption of secrecy protection measures.

The mission of the team’s specialist lawyers is to reduce the risk of misuse of clients’ confidential information and to enable them to act more effectively in the event of misappropriation and wrongful disclosure of their trade secrets.

Protection of intangible assets in China

The China Desk assists clients in all matters related to the protection, exploitation and defence of their intangible assets in China.

Contracts and open innovation

Open innovation is at the heart of the IP – Digital team’s practice, with proven experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing innovation-related contracts (licensing, development, collaboration, co-ownership, assignment, NDA, consortium between universities and private companies), as well as in providing strategic and expert advice in this area.

Depending on the design of the technology, the team’s specialised lawyers analyse the obligations and responsibilities of the parties involved, incorporate the requirements for the protection of intellectual property rights and trade secrets and translate them into practical and readable documents.

Protection of personal data (RGPD)

The firm has developed particular experience in the field of personal data protection.

The team is involved in the compliance of companies with the RGPD, ranging from an analysis of the elements of non-compliance, the drafting of a compliance plan according to the client’s priorities, through the drafting of a register of processing activities, to the implementation of corrective measures. The team has experience in compliance for European and non-European companies and international organisations.

DALDEWOLF regularly assists its clients in particular aspects of the GDPR, such as data protection impact assessments for the deployment of high profile technologies, notification procedures following a personal data breach and communication to data subjects and proceedings before the Data Protection Authority.

In the context of personal data breaches, the team regularly works with specialists in IT security and public communication.

EXPERTS

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Legal 500 – INDUSTRY FOCUS: IT AND TELECOMS – 2020

‘They offer business-oriented solutions and the ability to handle complex procedural files and sharp deadlines.’

‘Strong team that is able to think with you while still providing the best legal advice. They go the extra mile.’

Leaders League – COPYRIGHT LAW – Highly Recommended – 2020

Leaders League – TRADEMARK LITIGATION – Recommended – 2020

Leaders League – PATENT LITIGATION – Recommended – 2020

Leaders League – IT-DATA PROTECTION & TELECOMS – Highly Recommended – 2020

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