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Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property Rights

TRADE MARKS

A service mark or service mark is a trademark. used to recognize the service rendered by the service provider to public. For instance service rendered by Hotels, Insurance companies, Educational Institutions, airlines, Bank sectors, Service rendered in Constructions, Software developments. Etc.

The following are the services provided by us in the field of Trade Marks & Service Marks:

Providing of Trademark searches.

  • Filing , prosecuting trademark and service mark applications and obtaining registrations.
  • Prosecuting trademark and service mark applications and obtaining Trademark registrations internationally with the cooperation of our foreign associates. Infringement and validity opinion.
  • Litigation : opposition, rectification, appeals, criminal and civil suits for infringement and passing off before District Courts and before High Court. Assignment, Licensing and franchising.
  • Anti counterfeit action
  • Contesting opposition, appeals before appellate board (IPAB) has been constituted based in Chennai for speedy disposal of Appeals and rectification applications.

The Trade Marks Act, 1999, provide the protection of trade mark for a term of 10 years from the date of filing Trade Mark application

Trademark Watch Services

A trademark watch service is essential as it falls on trademark owners themselves to police their marks by ensuring that others do not register trademarks that are similar to theirs. Therefore, trademark watch services will identify applications for marks that you may want to consider opposing. Our trademark watching services allow trademark professionals to systematically uncover potential conflicts involving newly filed trademark applications in India. Trademark watching will assist you to detect the conflicting trademark applications, which are published, allowing you to file oppositions in time to stop third-party incursion. The aim of trade mark watching is to prevent the registration of new trade marks, which are identical to or very similar to trade marks that may infringe a company's existing trade marks, or registered trade marks

COPYRIGHT

The copyright Act 1957 grants protection to all categories of copyrightable work including Literary Work, Dramatic Work, Musical Work, Artistic Work, Cinematograph Film, painting, Photograph, portrait, Work made in the course of employment, Lectures delivered in public, Government Work, Work made on behalf of a public undertaking, Work of certain international organization, Question papers of an examination, Collective work, Plan of a building or a structure, etc. The main aim of copyright registration in India is to place on record a verifiable account of the date and content of the work in question, so that in the event of a legal claim, or case of infringement or plagiarism, the copyright owner can produce a copy of the work from an official government source. The copyright registration in India is to let copyright registrants increase economic rewards for their efforts and thereby encourage further creativity and development of new materials that benefit the country.

Copyrights Registration Services: Copyright Application in India

The following are the services provided by us in the field of Copyrights:

  • Filing copyright applications
  • Assignment, licensing and transfer
  • Infringement and validity advice.
  • Specific agreements.
  • Litigation : opposition, rectification, appeals, civil suits for infringement.
  • Anti-piracy measures.

DESIGN

Design means only the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or color or combination thereof applied to any article whether two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms

Designs Act, 2000 provides registration of designs for a limited period to stop others from making, using or selling the product without their permission.

Essential requirements for the registration of 'Design' under the Designs Act, 2000

he design should be new or original, not previously published or used in any country before the date of application for registration. The novelty may reside in the application of a known shape or pattern to new subject matter.

The design should relate to features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation applied or applicable to an article.

Duration of the Registration

The duration of the registration of a design is initially ten years from the date of from the priority date.

Design Registration Services:

The following are the services provided by us in the field of Designs:

  • Filing and prosecuting applications for registration of designs.
  • Infringement and validity opinion.
  • Litigation: opposition, rectification, appeals, civil suits for infringement.
  • Assignment and Licensing.

PATENT

A Patent is a legal monopoly, which is granted for a limited time by a country to the owner of an invention.

A Patent is a statutory right for an invention granted for a limited period of time to the patentee by the Government, in exchange of full disclosure of his invention for excluding others, from making, using, selling, importing the patented product or process for producing that product for those purposes without his consent.

Essential requirements for the registration of ' PATENT ' under the Patents (Amendment) Act 2005

An invention relating either to a product or process that is new, involving inventive step and capable of industrial application can be patented.

The following are the services provided by us in the field of Patents:

  • Preparing provisional and complete specification.
  • Filing of Indian and PCT applications.
  • Prosecution of Patent applications before the Indian Patent Office and WIPO.
  • Preparing of specifications and applications for filing at patent offices throughout the world in co-operation with our foreign associates.

The Patents Act 1970, as amended by The Patents (Amendment) Act 2005. The Patents Rules, 2003, as amended by The (Amendment) Rules 2006 provides registration of Patent for a period of 20 years to stop others from making, using or selling the product without their permission.

Geographical Indications

Geographical indications are…indications, which identify a good as originating in the territory…or a region or locality in a territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin." It can also be defined as a sign used on goods that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that is due to that place of origin. Most commonly, a geographical indication consists of the name of the place of origin of the goods. For example, Msyore Silk, Channapatna Toys, Kancheepuram Sarees, Darjelling Tea, Mysore Sandal Soap, Dharwad Peda, Kullu Shawl etc.