Disagreement over an agreement? Found imitation copies of your product in the marketplace? Slapped with an alleged patent infringement?
Not everyday will be smooth sailing – there will be times where your IP assets will be challenged, or that you will need to challenge others.
When thinking of disputes, people often relate this to court-related action and to parties facing off in court, armed with their respective lawyers. This is not a false statement, rather a misconception that disputes are all about the courts and the lawyers.
At Advanz Fidelis, we try to resolve disputes before it even goes anywhere near the courtroom. Miscommunications, misunderstandings, misguidance – are often the reasons why matters end up in disputes. Utilizing our years of experience in dispute resolution, we bring both sides of the picture together, and try to resolve disputes between parties amicably and with both parties being satisfied with the results. We use different approaches for each case, and our team spends time discussing and trying out new, innovative solutions that will be beneficial to this area of service. We find that 80%-90% of these cases are solved outside the walls of the courtroom.
Where it comes to your rights being infringed, we act aggressively, and are very focused in ensuring that the matter is resolved expeditiously and that no damage to the quality and reputation of your IP is incurred.
Where matters end up in court, our role transitions to being your strategic advisor. We will assist your selected lawyer (or you may utilize our experienced panel of lawyers) in the direction of the case, and will provide key strategies and practical advice that will assist the lawyer in managing the case.
Our team, with its combined experience and expertise, are on hand to resolve disputes in all areas of intellectual property, be it tackling issues with alleged infringers, being the recipient of an alleged infringement action, or carrying out assertive actions to prevent others from riding on the reputation of other people’s hard earned IP assets.