Corporate Intellectual Property

The Corporate Intellectual Property group has deep experience in a range of intellectual property matters, including intellectual property licenses, intellectual property and information technology-related agreements, development, publishing, distribution and service agreements, and joint venture arrangements in which intellectual property is the key asset. The practice also encompasses intellectual property, information technology, data privacy and cybersecurity aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, bankruptcy-related reorganizations, private bond offerings and financings.

The Corporate Intellectual Property group counsels clients on legal and market developments in intellectual property, social media, information technology, data privacy and cybersecurity issues, both in relation to clients’ general business conduct and in the course of transactions, across the media, telecommunications, entertainment, fashion, sports, alcohol and beverage, hospitality, pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, insurance and private equity industries. The practice is recognized for its industry expertise and clear commercial judgment.

A true partnership in every sense of the word, Debevoise takes a genuinely collaborative approach to every assignment. Chambers USA noted that a Debevoise client “is a client of the whole firm,” enabling Debevoise partners to “handle the matter in a seamless way.” In keeping with these core strengths and values of the firm, lawyers in the Corporate Intellectual Property group work regularly with the firm’s mergers and acquisitions, finance, capital markets, employee benefits, tax, litigation and bankruptcy practices to craft practical, commercially savvy and cost-effective solutions.