About us

MANIFESTO

We made our debut while Google was still running in a garage. We’ve been living the transformations of intellectual property and the digital world for more than twenty years. Together, we are in a position to assist you with the agility, the perspective, the rigor and the tenacity needed to ensure that your projects shape tomorrow’s evolutions.

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Founders

Founder

Vincent Varet

Vincent has been impassioned by the emergence of digital technology in immaterial law for twenty five years.

Founder

Xavier Près

Xavier has had several professional lives, with art as a common thread.

In the age of immaterial, mutations are accelerating. These mutations create risks and opportunities. We help you anticipate the former and seize the latter.

PROFESSIONAL RANKINGS

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Our books

BOOKS

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Le droit de la musique

Sous la direction de Jérôme Huet, en collaboration avec Matthieu Chabaud, Jérôme Huet, Céline Cohen, Stéphanie Maury, Célia Pinès,LGDJ, 2016

Publishers website

Droit d’auteur et dématérialisation

Vincent Varet in Études en l’honneur du Professeur Jérôme Huet, LGDJ 2017

Publishers website

Directives 2019/790 et 2019/789 sur le droit d’auteur dans le marché numérique

Sous la direction de Nicolas Binctin et Xavier Près, Bruylant, à paraître, Année : 2020-2021

Our presentations

PUBLICATIONS

(Français) De quelques enseignements de l’affaire Vinnik pour les entreprises victimes de cyberattaques, Revue pratique de la prospective et de l’innovation, juillet 2021

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Vincent Varet et Xavier Près

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Artificial Intelligence & Data

Advice to a private operator specialized in artificial intelligence regarding the exploitation and commercialization of a healthcare data warehouse.

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Art & Cultural Heritage

Assistance, advice and recommendations to several cultural public operators: drafting of loan and deposit contracts, insurance of works of art, modalities for enhancing the value of collections, status of works, modalities for operating a photographic fund donations and fundraising.

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Art & Intellectual Property

Structuring the contractual documentation of the subsidiary of a public institution operating in the cultural and music sector (audit of contracts and practices, drafting of numerous standard and individual contracts, including in particular a contract for the commissioning of works of art, a rights assignment contract, a co-production contract, an intellectual property rights assignment clause to be inserted in the framework of public contracts and articulation with the CCAG-PI, delegation of signature, confidentiality agreement, etc.).

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Publishing & Personal data

Assistance to a publisher in the context of a pre-litigation with a service provider regarding a security breach that led to the disclosure to third parties of the publisher's employees' personal data.

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Personal data & IT

Assistance to a publisher of websites and applications in the negotiation of a contract with an "ad-exchange" platform for the sale and purchase of advertising spaces.

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Audiovisual & Intellectual Property

Representation before the Tribunal of Paris of an audiovisual broadcaster in the context of an action for infringement of alleged copyrights on a TV series project.

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Publishing & Unfair competition

Assistance to a publisher in pre-litigation proceedings against a competitor regarding the covers of the collections published by each of them.

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Publishing & Digital

Advice and assistance to a publisher of digital books for the evolution of its activity and its positioning with regard to the law on the price of digital books and the exploitation of audio recordings of readings of published books.

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Personal, non-personal data & IP

Advice to an industrial company on the possibility of offering its clients, connected services using personal and non-personal data generated by the sensors it manufactures, for industrial equipment.

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Music & Copyright

Assistance to a collective management society in a dispute with one of its members regarding the inscription of certain works of the latter in the society's repertoire

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Art, Luxury & Copyright

Drafting of a contract for the commission of work of art to decorate the front of a future palace in Paris.

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Music, Luxury & Copyright

Drafting of a contract for the use of sound in the various areas of a future palace in Paris.

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Audiovisual & Financing

Drafting of various agreements relating to the financial guarantees that can be taken on audiovisual catalogs (in particular, pledge and revenue delegation contracts).

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Trademarks & Local authority

Assistance to a public local authority for the transfer to its benefit of a strategic portfolio of trademarks and domain names, in the context of a transaction related to a property complex owned by the State for 500 years and managed by a private operator.

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Art & Cultural Heritage

Assistance to a public operator in the context of a litigation with the representatives of an artist acting on the basis of the author's moral rights.

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Art & Cultural heritage

Assistance to a public operator concerning the status of an important collection of works of art with regard to the conditions for making this collection available to this public institution.

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Commercial & Brutal Breach

Advice, recommendations and representation of a private operator in the context of an action before the Commercial Court for abusive termination of established commercial relations.

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Internet & Data

Assistance to a leader of online classified ads in the context of a litigation aiming at stopping the plundering of its data by another operator.

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Internet, Misleading advertising & Unfair competition

Assistance to a private operator specialized in professional training in the context of a pre-litigation with a competitor following the latter's online publication of erroneous reviews, on the basis of misleading advertising and unfair competition.

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Publishing & Intellectual Property

Assistance to a publisher in the context of a pre-litigation relating to the imaginary biography of the hero of a famous film saga, involving trademark law, copyright and unfair competition.

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Publishing & Intellectual Property

Representation of a publisher and its manager in the context of several legal actions initiated in the field of infringement, unfair or parasitic competition.

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Luxury & Intellectual Property

Drafting a set of contracts involving trademark and copyright law between a luxury house and various services providers for the operation of a luxury hotel in Paris.

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Internet & Cybersecurity

Advice, recommendations and representation of a private operator operating in the cultural sector, victim of a cyber attack.

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Trademarks

Management of trademark portfolios for several operators, private or public, including local authorities: trademark registrations, prior art searches, oppositions, surveillance, notification, letters of formal notice, coexistence and assignment agreements.

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Advertising & IP

Assistance to an operator in the context of a dispute opposing it to a communication agency with respect to an exploitation allegedly carried out without the authorization of the rights holder (negotiation and amicable settlement).

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Tourism

Advice of several travel agencies on the contractual and operational management of travels in the context of the health crisis related to COVID-19.

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Tourism

Representation of a travel agency before the Court of appeal of Toulouse in the context of a dispute opposing it to travelers who tried in vain to claim its liability.

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