Original creations are a source of wealth for a company. All fields of activity are concerned: beyond the fashion world, industrial sectors adapt to the needs of their markets and need to protect their innovations' design.
Often, originality is also decisive in constructing a strong image and in the recognition of a company's innovative character.
Faced with fierce competition, differentiation is often achieved through a color, an attractive shape, or a logo representing a service or product.
French law provides strong protection for these original creations so long as they are simply original.
But this unique French characteristic must not become an illusion, and in the global economic context, you need to ask yourself:
- who benefits from the protection?
- how can one become a protected "author"?
- when does the protection begin?
- what is an "original" creation?
- how can this protection create value?
Our teams are here to meet all your needs. More specifically, the ViDON Group has developed expertise that enables it to work with its customers to implement a methodology adapted to their company in order to:
- identify copyrightable creations
- guarantee an effective description;
- set up appropriation in favor of the company
- with an unquestionable priority date
The value of the original creation is the result of the existence of this formalized right. This protection is usually combined with that obtained by filing a drawing or model, at least in France.
Thus formalized, the creation can be exploited and effectively defended.
Given the complexity of cumulative protections and the lack of international harmonization of the conditions for copyright protection, the ViDON Group provides its customers with the expertise of its experienced collaborators.
Our teams are here to meet your requests and foresee your needs.
The ViDON Group has also developed a strong reputation in the field of defending copyrights for authors and drawings and models for its customers in France and abroad, to combat the infringements observed. The ViDON Group systematically studies the various forms of legal and extra-judicial actions (complaints filed with the specialized bodies concerned, including administrative bodies in China, for example; detention under customs control, etc.) available to determine the most suitable action to take depending on its customers' interests and the context of the dispute.