战略分析

MBM single services strategicmapping

我们致力于理解您的总体商业目标,并据此精心设计我们的法律服务。

我们对您商业目标的了解越深入就能越好地提供完善的战略分析来实现商业成功。


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尽职调查

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我们的事务所专精于开发知识产权价值途径包括

为了采购、出售或融资目的对知识产权综合方案进行评估范围/有效性/可实施性

自由使用权意见

侵权和有效性意见

所有权/可转让性评估

知识产权审计

准备综合方案由第三方进行尽职调查

许可和制造协议

技术转让和保密协议

审核雇佣和协商协议中的知识产权问题

商业秘密方案

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在获得专利前保护您的权利

商业秘密可能很复杂如专有工艺和实现产出最大化的化学反应也可能很简单如客户列表中包含的数据。商业秘密尤其可以用来在申请专利前保护权利,以保护不能申请专利的信息,或者在专利执法不现实或不必要的情况下替代专利保护。

法律保护范围广泛的商业秘密免受窃占。但是,商业秘密的拥有者必须积极采取措施来保护其机密性。一旦由于拥有者的有意行为而失去机密性,法院不提供任何追索权。我们将帮助您采取积极措施来限制这种情况发生的可能性。

商业秘密保护不同于其它形式的知识产权保护而且可能具有巨大价值。我们将与您共同确定和定义您的商业秘密。我们将帮助您实施结构化的保护方案,处理商业秘密存档、外部人员参观实验室、计算机密码和雇佣合同等方面的事务。我们提供商业秘密针对专利保护方面的指导。在商业秘密或专利二者之间做出不同选择可能会影响权利和补救措施,以及您的知识产权保护中涉及的成本。

 

药品申报部

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MBM 的药品申报部能够就与药物、天然保健品、医疗器械/诊断、食品和化妆品相关的众多法规问题为客户提供咨询。该小组由多学科律师组成,他们曾在加拿大卫生部工作,从事食品和药品法及相关法规的实施和执法,或者曾在大型制药公司工作:

我们的专业技能包括但不限于以下方面

各种法规制度下的产品分类;

法规审批过程中的操作包括向监管机构预提交和提交材料的活动,对于提交材料所获裁决的上诉;

专利药品合规性声明条例下的专利名单以及数据保护资格/排他性;

专利药品价格审查委员会申请以及处方清单和赔偿

如果您有任何问题需要我们的监管实践小组提供帮助请联系Susan Chao

 

许可和知识产权交易

 Licensing and Intellectual Property Transactions

技术可能是您的商业核心也可能只是提供了运营所需的技术设施但是如果您的商业利益包括知识产权资产您需要保护和最大限度提升这种价值。

我们支持客户创造、收购、使用、以商业方式开发和利用技术及相关知识产权帮助他们提升商业利益并规避风险。

MBM精于知识产权交易包括

保密协议

涉及知识产权的商业合同

电子商务和互联网协议

许可,包括技术和商标

其它技术转让协议

结算和中止协议

研究、临床实验、联合开发和协作协议

推销、广告和市场营销协议

现有和提议交易的意见和尽职调查

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版权

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今天在公共和私营行业的几乎每个方面都可以看到版权。我们从最初即提供审慎的法律意见,帮助版权所有人保护珍贵的商业资产,同时避免为了解决随后可能出现的法律纠纷而产生的不必要开支。

我们的专业人员对版权法有着透彻深入的了解采取创新方式来保护和执行版权所有人的权利帮助他们在国内和全球范围内实现业务目标。凭借精湛的业务能力,我们的律师能够在众多领域协助客户,包括获得版权作品的核准,防止版权作品受到侵权,通过和解、替代性纠纷解决程序 (ADR) 以及诉讼寻求赔偿。

我们的服务

我们的团队通过以下版权相关服务来帮助客户

在加拿大、美国和海外注册版权作品

版权综合方案战略和管理

提供与受版权保护技术和数字内容许可有关的建议

撰写版权相关协议

撰写转让所需的法律文件

撰写公司版权政策制度

撰写与版权有关的合同

域名争议解决

核准/获得版权保护作品的许可证

版权尽职调查

关于加拿大版权法的建议

通过和解、ADR /或诉讼对受版权保护作品实施执法

工业品外观设计

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保护您的注册设计。

企业正越来越多地利用工业品外观设计来将自己的产品与竞争对手的产品区分开来并在此过程中为自己打造品牌。

通过注册工业品外观设计您可以阻止其他人制造、进口、销售、出租或推销或出租其设计与您的注册设计相同或无显著差异的产品。

我们的专业人员在法律、专利和商标部门接受交叉培训在工业品外观设计的注册申请和起诉方面拥有丰富经验。无论是为您起草和注册工业品外观设计申请,还是为您的产品商业化撰写自由使用权意见,我们都确保您得到良好保护来开展业务。

我们可以对您的设计进行深入的技术和文化分析对同类产品进行深入研究以确保我们在起草和注册您的设计时您可以得到良好保护。

 

商标

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一个坚实的品牌是您商业成功营销的最重要工具之一。同样,您的商标必须得到严格保护和积极维权以捍卫您的品牌声誉。

我们经验丰富的商标团队由诉讼律师和商标代理人组成这个团队拥有渊博知识和创新技能能够最大限度增强您的商标保护并充分执行您的商标权利。在公司名称、品牌名称、徽标和标语的选择、保护和执法(包括注册和许可)方面,我们为加拿大和全球市场的客户提供建议。

我们的律师成功地在各级法院执行商标保护包括加拿大最高法院、联邦上诉法院和联邦法院。在一项里程碑式判决中,我们还促使加拿大商标局修改了他们的惯例。

 

诉讼和争议解决

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诉讼前谈判。

对于诉讼而言,有许多重要考虑因素其中之一是将其作为最后的手段。我们将帮助您研究解决争议和可以避免诉讼的可能的选择,包括例如许可、调解、谈判、仲裁、通过互联网名称与数字地址分配机构(ICANN)解决域名争议以及异议或撤销程序等。

基于任务计费提供更好价值

当诉讼是唯一选择时我们将与您携手制定经济高效的战略,以便在所有知识产权领域获得最可能好的结果。我们经验丰富的全球律师网络随时帮助您处理跨越国界事务。我们的诉讼部门与其他部门成员密切合作,以确保法律和技术问题得到最有效分析,并且与您的总体知识产权综合方案的管理相结合。

战略考虑

确定存在风险的关键利益

考虑诉讼将对您的组织产生的影响您的目标是要阻止侵权还是要建立一个先例

考虑需要什么来证明自己的主张

诉讼将会耗费多少时间和金钱您能否承受这些费用您能否承受不提起诉讼的后果

导致成本增加的因素

微观管理

情感投入存在风险的地位和利益

诉讼律师心态拒绝与另一方进行谈判

无法获得足够信息

沟通不畅

专利

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我们的优势在于根据客户的短期需求和长期商业目标,与客户共同制定战略性专利综合方案这是一种强大的商业资产。我们提供广泛的与加拿大、美国和全球专利相关的服务,例如:

将结合您的业务目标来制定发明保护战略

起草、提交和处理专利申请

初步专利信息检索

全面的现有技术检索以及自由使用权意见

综合方案管理

全面的专利起诉服务

侵权和有效性意见

监管及合规指导

专利形式审核和专利审计

所有权验证和产权链问题

 

竞争技术监控

许可

调解和仲裁

我们的服务

 

您的创新对于我们来说至关重要。保护这些创新是确保您商业成功的第一步。我们希望了解您的商业目标,以便能够与您共同制定适合您的知识产权战略。

 

专利

诉讼

商标

工业品外观设计

版权

许可和知识产权交易

商业秘密方案

尽职调查

药品申报部

战略分析

Clean & Sustainable Technologies

Plant Breeders Rights

Strategic Mapping

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Plant Breeders' Rights

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Plants have become increasingly valuable in today’s economy in agricultural and environmental contexts. MBM can apply for the registration of your plant breeders’ rights to obtain protection of your new plant variety. Let our professionals counsel you with respect to the intellectual property protection available for new plant technologies and assist you with the commercialization and branding of your plants.

Licensing and Intellectual Property Transactions

 Licensing and Intellectual Property Transactions

Technology may be central to your business, or may simply provide the infrastructure necessary to operate, but when your business interests include intellectual property assets, you need to protect and maximize that value.

We support clients who create, acquire, use, commercially exploit and leverage technology and associated intellectual property, and help them advance their business interests and mitigate risks.

MBM has expertise with IP transactions, including:

  • Confidentiality agreements

  • Commercial contracts involving intellectual property

  • e-commerce and internet agreements

  • Licensing, including technology and trade-marks

  • Other technology transfer agreements

  • Settlement and stand-still agreements

  • Research, clinical trials, joint development and collaborative arrangements

  • Merchandising, advertising and marketing agreements

  • Opinions and due diligence on existing and proposed transactions

Copyright

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Today copyright can be seen in almost every facet of both public and private industry sectors. Prudent legal advice at the outset allows rights-holders to retain prized business assets while preventing unnecessary expenditure in ensuing legal disputes that may arise subsequently.

With a thorough understanding of copyright law, our professionals strategize creative ways to protect and enforce rights of rights-holders to achieve their business objectives domestically and globally. Our lawyers are proficient with assisting clients in a multitude of areas including gaining clearance of copyrighted works, preventing infringement of copyrighted works, seeking damages from infringement through settlement, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and litigation.

Our Services

Our skilled team assists clients with the following copyright related services:

  • Registering copyrighted works in Canada, United States, and abroad
  • Copyright Portfolio Strategy and Management
  • Advising on the licensing of copyrighted technology and digital content and preparing related agreements
  • Preparation of legal documents needed for transfer
  • Preparation of company copyright policy regimes
  • Preparation of copyright related contracts
  • Domain-name dispute resolution
  • Clearing/Attaining licenses for copyrighted work
  • Copyright due diligence
  • Advice regarding Canadian Copyright Act
  • Enforcement of copyrighted works through settlement, ADR, and/or litigation

MBM's Regulatory Practice Group

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MBM's Regulatory Practice Group advises clients on a broad range of regulatory issues related to drugs, natural health products, medical devices/diagnostics, food and cosmetics.  It is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of practitioners with past experience working at Health Canada in the application and enforcement of the Food & Drug Act and associated regulations, as well as working within major pharmaceutical companies:

Our expertise includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Classification of products under the various regulatory regimes;
  • Manoeuvring through the regulatory approval process including pre-submission and submission activities with regulatory authorities and appeals of submission decisions;
  • Patent listing under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations and eligibility for data protection/exclusivity; and
  • Application of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and formulary listing and reimbursement. 

 

 

Patents

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Our strength is working with our clients to develop a strategic patent portfolio that works with both their short term needs and long term business goals to create a portfolio that is a strong business asset. We offer a broad range of services with respect to Canadian, United States and worldwide patents, such as:

  • Strategy development for the protection of inventions that will integrate with your business goals
  • Drafting, filing and processing patent applications
  • Preliminary patentability searches
  • Full prior art searches and freedom to operate opinions
  • Portfolio management
  • Full range of patent prosecution service levels
  • Infringement and validity opinions
  • Regulatory and compliance guidance
  • Patent formality reviews and patent audits
  • Verification of ownership and chain of title issues
  • Monitoring of competing technologies
  • Licensing
  • Mediation and arbitration

Trademarks

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A solid brand is one of the most important tools for a successful marketing of your business. Likewise, it’s imperative your trademarks are protected and vigorously enforced in order to preserve your brand reputation.

Our experienced trademarks team, comprised of litigators and trademark agents, has the wealth of knowledge and innovative skill set to maximize your trademark protection and fully enforce your trademark rights. We counsel clients on the selection, protection, and enforcement of company names, brand names, logos and taglines for Canadian and worldwide markets, including filing, prosecution, registration and licensing.

Our lawyers have successfully enforced trademark protection before all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and Federal Court. We also caused the Canadian Trademarks office to amend their practices in a land mark decision.

Strategic Analysis

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We strive to understand your overall business objectives and craft our legal services to compliment those.

The better we understand your business objectives, the better we can offer sound strategic analysis to achieve business success.

Our intellectual property strategy

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Due Diligence

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Our firm has expertise in leveraging intellectual property value via:

  • Assessment of IP portfolios (scope/validity/enforceability) for acquisition, divestment or financing
  • Freedom to operate opinions
  • Infringement and validity opinions
  • Assessment of ownership/transferability
  • Intellectual property audits
  • Preparation of portfolios to undergo due diligence by a 3rd party
  • Licensing and manufacturing agreements
  • Technology transfer and confidentiality agreements
  • Review of Employment and consulting agreements for IP issues

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Negotiation before litigation.

One of many important considerations that should be given to litigation is that it should be regarded as a tool of last resort. We will help you examine the possible alternatives to resolve a dispute and possibly avoid litigation, including licensing, mediation, negotiation, arbitration, domain name dispute resolution through ICANN, and opposition or cancellation proceedings, to name just a few.

Task based billing for better value

When litigation is the only alternative, we will work with you to develop a cost effective strategy for the best possible outcome in all areas of intellectual property. Our worldwide network of experienced counsel is always available to assist when matters cross international borders. The litigation department works closely with the members of our other departments to ensure that the most effective analysis of the legal and technological issues occurs in tandem with the management of your overall intellectual property portfolio.

Strategy considerations

  • Identify which key interests are at stake
  • Consider the impact that litigation is going to have on your organization
  • Is your goal to deter? Or to set a precedent?
  • Consider what is required to prove the claim
  • How much will litigation cost both in terms of time and dollars? Can you afford it? Can you afford not to do it?

Factors that increase costs

  • Micromanagement
  • Emotional involvement (position vs. interests at stake)
  • Litigator mentality – refusal to negotiate with the other side
  • Inadequate access to information
  • Poor communication

Trade-Secret Programs

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Preserve your rights prior to patenting.

A trade-secret can be as complex as a proprietary process and a chemical reaction that maximizes yields, or it can be as straightforward as the data contained in a client list. In particular, trade secrecy can be used to preserve rights prior to patenting, to protect information that cannot be patented, and to act as an alternative to patent protection when enforcement of a patent would be impracticable or unnecessary.

The law will protect a very broad range of trade-secrets from misappropriation. However, the owner of a secret must take active steps to protect its secrecy. Once secrecy is lost through the conscious actions of its owner, the courts offer no recourse. We will help you take active steps to limit the possibility of this occurring.

Trade-secret protection is distinct from other forms of intellectual property protection, and can be of immense value. We will work with you to identify and define your trade-secrets. We will help you to implement a structured program for protection, addressing such things as archiving of secrets, laboratory visits by outsiders, computer passwords and employment contracts. We offer guidance regarding trade-secret protection versus patent protection. The choice of one over the other can affect rights and remedies, as well as the cost involved in the protection of your intellectual property.

Industrial Design

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PROTECT YOUR REGISTERED DESIGN.

Design is increasingly used by companies to set their products apart from the competition and to build a brand for themselves in the process.  

The registration of an industrial design provides you with the ability to prevent others from making, importing, selling, renting, or offering for sale or rent, an article having a design that is the same as or not differing substantially from your registered design.

Our professionals with cross training in the legal, patent and trademark departments have extensive experience with the filing and prosecution of industrial designs. We ensure you are well protected to do your business, whether we are drafting and register your industrial design application, or preparing a freedom to practice opinion for the commercialization of your product.

We can do an in-depth technical and cultural analysis of your design along with thorough research of similar products, to ensure you are well protected when we draft and register your design.

Clean & Sustainable Technologies

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Over the past several years, it has been a privilege to provide our services to a number of clients focused on clean and sustainable technologies (‘cleantech’).

The cleantech arena utilizes ideas that span a broad range of scientific disciplines such as microbiology, chemistry, physics, engineering, software etc. Our firm’s collaborative work approach and the world class expertise of our professionals in these scientific disciplines allow us to cater to the unique needs of this arena.

We have assisted our clients with drafting and global prosecution of IP rights, management of IP assets, valuation and enforcement of IP rights, and development of business strategies that optimally leverage all forms of intellectual assets (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, trade secrets and copyrights) for enhanced value extraction.

Our Cleantech practice group understands the global reach of clean technologies. In this regard, MBM can provide valuable assistance and insights into gaining meaningful protection in many jurisdictions, including developing world countries.

Our Services

Your innovations are of upmost importance to us. Protecting them is the first step to ensuring your business' success. We want to understand what your business objectives are so that we can work with you to develop an intellectual property strategy that is right for you.

Our firm practices exclusively in the area of Intellectual Property. It is all we do and we do it well! Our services include:

Patents

Litigation

Trademarks

Industrial Design

Copyright

Licensing & IP Transactions

Trade-Secret Programs

Due Diligence

Regulatory Practice Group

Strategic Analysis

Clean & Sustainable Technologies

Plant Breeders Rights

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