INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The IP practice at the firm asserts considerable expertise in IP based transactional and regulatory matters and additionally excels in IP prosecution and IP litigation (anti-piracy / enforcement based and big ticket litigation).

The practice is populated by specialist IP practitioners who have spent years living and breathing Intellectual Property law combined with expert grounding & sectoral experience in every aspect of the IP Practice spectrum such as:

  • Prosecution [Trademark, Patent, Copyright & Designs];
  • Business transactions [structuring, licensing, franchising, joint-ventures, mergers & acquisitions, IP audits / Due Diligence];
  • Litigation (including enforcement / anti-piracy);
  • Policy Development [advisory as well as legislative drafting support, deposing before parliamentary committees etc].

We advise clients on a variety of intellectual property agreements involving trademark licensing and assignment, distribution agreements, and IP related aspects of franchising transactions. We also assist in conducting legal due diligence on portfolio of patents, trademarks and copyright works.

Our law firm provides a variety of Intellectual Property services in the fields of Trademark, Patent, Copyright, Design, Trade Secrets, Geographical Indication, Data Protection, etc.

Our clients come from a wide range of industry sectors including pharmaceuticals, technology, media, consumer goods and retail

Our law firm conducts IP due diligence and IP audits for companies going for acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures. The practice areas of our law firm broadly include the following:

  • Trade Mark
  • Patent
  • Copyright
  • Designs & Trade Secrets
  • Geographical Indications
  • Licensing & Franchising

TRADE MARK

The firm deals in all aspects of trademark practice from conducting trade name searches to filing application for registration of trademark, drafting and filing reply to objections and representing clients at hearings.

We assist clients in registration of Trade Marks and Service Marks. We have a great deal of experience working with the Trademark Examiners at the Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks, India.

Our law firm routinely advises large and 17px businesses, corporate, firms and individuals in a wide variety of industries on the maximization of their current trademark portfolios and selection of new marks for products and services including trade dress.

In addition, our law firm conducts international trademark searches and coordinate worldwide trademark availability opinions for clients seeking to adopt new marks.

PATENT

The firm deals extensively with Patent laws in India. Our law firm provides assistance to domestic as well as foreign clients in conducting patent search, assisting in filing patent application (new application/PCT application/divisional application) and provides full assistance for grant of patents in India.

Our law firm also provides referral service to foreign clients for registration of patent in India.

Our patent attorneys have great deal of expertise in drafting patent licensing, patent assignment and patent security agreements.

We also specialize in providing opinion on pharmaceutical patents. We also provide legal advice and opinion relating to infringement of patents.

We assist clients in filing and prosecuting patent applications including pre-grant and post grant oppositions, revocations, and represent clients before the Appellate Tribunal.

Our law firm has filed patent applications for many of international clients and has obtained patents for their inventions.

COPYRIGHT

The firm deals extensively with the copyright laws in India. Our firm’s copyright practice covers all aspects of copyright law.

We provide clients with assistance in registration, licensing, policing and enforcement of their copyrights. We negotiate, draft and vet copyright purchase, sale and license agreements, software licensing agreements and other related documents.

Our lawyers have a solid technology and engineering backgrounds to their legal practices, therefore, the firm’s copyright practice is particularly well-suited to solve technology related copyright issues arising in the context of trade secrets and computer software.

Our law firm represents clients before copyright boards and the courts for copyright infringement and passing off proceedings.

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Our law firm deals in all aspects of geographical indications. We conduct search and due diligence; assist clients in registration of geographical indications and renewal.

We draft sale, purchase and license agreements for geographical indications and related documents. Our law firm represents clients in infringement proceedings and passing off actions.

LICENSING & FRANCHISING

Our law firm offers clients an extensive background in all forms of intellectual property transactions. We draft agreements for licensing, franchising, assignment, sale and purchase of all various kinds of intellectual property including trademarks, patents, copyrights and designs. We also assist companies in IP management and conduct IP due diligence and audits.

Our law firm’s services also include registration of trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs and geographical indications at the competent offices.

DESIGNS & TRADE SECRETS

The firm offers comprehensive services on ‘Designs’. The Designs Act 2000 defines designs to mean the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament, or composition of lines or colors applied to any article, whether in two or three dimensional, or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual or mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye; but does not include any mode or principle of construction.

Our law firm’s practice includes conducting due diligence, registration of designs, renewal, reinstatement, opposition petitions, negotiating, drafting, vetting design assignment & license agreements and related documents with respect to designs.

Our law firm represents clients in design infringement proceedings and passing off actions before the tribunal, High Courts and the Supreme Court.

We also deal in designs portfolio maintenance and management and designs rights enforcement and execution services