Intellectual Property
& Entertainment

FIRSH assists companies in defining their intellectual property strategy, and in particular in defending their creations and innovations, through the protection of trademarks, designs, copyrights, sui generis rights, patents and know-how.

This assistance is twofold:

    • Upstream, at the consulting level, with an anticipatory protection strategy through the protection of intellectual property rights, as well as the drafting and negotiation of associated contracts;
  • Downstream, at the pre-litigation and litigation level, to defend against third-party infringement in order to put an end to it as quickly as possible.

Objective :

To guarantee effective protection, conferring competitive advantages and allowing the company’s intangible assets to be valued. 

Our missions cover in particular :

    • Securing your filings through in-depth searches
  • Management of filings, registration procedures and renewals of your trademarks throughout the world
  • Negotiation and drafting of all contracts intended to secure or enhance the value of your intellectual property rights (coexistence agreements, licenses, assignments, commercial contracts, agency, distribution, franchise)
  • Trademark monitoring to react quickly and efficiently to infringements of your rights
  • Representation and assistance in proceedings before INPI, EUIPO, WIPO and AFNIC (opposition, invalidity, UDRP, Syrelli…)
  • Formal notices, seizures, summary proceedings
  • Enforcement procedures to secure the claim
  • Mediation, alternative dispute resolution procedures
  • Invalidity, claim, infringement and unfair competition actions before the competent courts
  • Arbitration proceedings


FIRSH has developed a particular expertise in film, audiovisual, live performance, press and publishing law, commonly called media and entertainment law.

Our objective is to protect creation and its authors from development to exploitation, whether it si cinematographic, audiovisual, musical, scenographic or literary.

Our missions cover in particular :

  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts for the transfer of copyrights, adaptation of pre-existing works, acquisition of foreign formats
  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts for scriptwriters, for the acquisition of adaptation rights, for author-directors, for options, for the renewal of rights, for co-productions, for distribution and sales, but also for the acquisition of adaptation rights, for “synchros”, for the commissioning of musical compositions
  • Drafting and negotiation of production, adaptation, staging and set design contracts
  • Drafting and negotiation of publishing, adaptation, translation and illustration contracts.
  • Assistance in the context of infringement actions, litigation between authors and publishers, publishers and authors and co-authors, or plagiarism
  • Image/ Pictures rights and e-reputation litigation (civil and criminal)
Our expertise
Tech, Data, Cyber
& Artificial Intelligence
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Web 3.0, NFT,
Metavers & Blockchain
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Impact projects
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