Patents

  • Patent prior art search
  • Freedom to operate (FTO) searches
  • Preliminary advice on the patentability of an invention.
  • Drafting provisional and complete specifications (Ordinary/PCT/USPTO/Convention) applications
  • Filing and prosecuting PCT national phase entry in all designated countries
  • Patent illustrations
  • Patent watching/monitoring
  • Patent landscapes
  • Preparing responses to office actions
  • Maintenance of patent by paying annuities.
  • Legal opinion on infringement issues/Patent infringement analysis
  • Cease & desist legal notice
  • Filing oppositions and revocations
  • Alternative dispute resolution/Negotiating and settling patent disputes.
  • Litigation in matters relating to patent rights/defending against allegations of infringement.
  • Drafting assignment and License agreements.
  • Monetization of potential patents.
  • Post Grant Opposition and defence
  • Due diligence

Trade mark / Service mark

  • Trademark search.
  • Advising on the register ability of Trademark / Service Mark
  • Filing and prosecuting trademark applications in India
  • Filing International trademark application as per Madrid protocol by claiming priority
  • Filing trademark applications in individual countries
  • Filing EU community trademarks
  • Prosecution (oppositions and hearings)
  • Registration of a Trademarks or Service marks in India or worldwide.
  • Preparations of Trademark caution Notices / other warning notices to be published from time to time.
  • Maintenance of a Trademark, ie., periodical payment of renewal fees, recording the changes of ownership of Trademark / Service mark etc.
  • Legal advice on infringement of a trademark, passing off or any kind of unfair competition
  • Cease & desist legal notice
  • Alternative dispute resolution/Arbitration and conciliation.
  • Litigation in case of infringement, passing off or any kind of unfair competition.
  • Assignment/ Licensing.
  • Post Grant Opposition and defence.
  • Due diligence.

Industrial Design

  • Conducting official and online searches.
  • Preliminary advice on the register ability of an industrial design.
  • Filing and prosecution of an Industrial design in India and various countries
  • Filing responses to office actions
  • Legal advice on infringement of design
  • Cease & desist legal notice
  • Alternative dispute resolution.
  • Litigation in case of infringement.
  • Drafting of assignments
  • Recordation of assignments
  • Due diligence
  • Renewals
  • Civil and criminal enforcement against infringement/piracy.

Copyright

  • Consultancy in matters of Copyrights.
  • Registration of Copyrights.
  • Advice/opinion on non- infringement and infringement issues
  • Cease & desist legal notice
  • Alternative dispute resolution.
  • Litigation in matters touching Copyright and related rights
  • Assignment and licensing agreements
  • Cancellation proceedings
  • Civil and criminal enforcement against piracy
  • Conceptualizing and designing anti-piracy enforcement campaign
  • Organizing and conducting anti- piracy enforcement campaign

Domain Names

  • Legal advice on infringement of Domain names, passing off or any kind of unfair competition
    Cease & desist legal notice
  • Alternative dispute resolution. providing solutions for and resolving domain name disputes on behalf of clients facing cyber-squatting, online infringement and other related issues .
  • Litigation in case of infringement, passing off or any kind of unfair competition. Prosecuting domain name complaints under the UDRP, before the WIPO Arbitration centre and under the .IN Registry / National Internet Exchange of India (NiXi) as well as domestic courts.
  • Managing domain name portfolios on behalf of clients which would include registration and sale of domains, tracking of renewals, transfers etc.

Managing IP Transactional Issues and Agreements/Trade Secrets

Preparing agreements and Licenses such as non disclosure agreement, employer-employee agreement, confidentiality agreements, assignments, license agreement etc.

  • Technology transfer agreements.
  • Franchisee agreements
  • Vetting of agreements.
  • Litigation arising from breach of agreements.
  • Arbitration arising from breach of agreements.
  • Partner searches.
  • Due diligence in relation to potential partners.
  • Surveillance & investigations.
  • Recording of assignments at both pre-registration stage and post registration stage;
  • Recording of Licenses.

Customs and Border Control Measures

As per THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IMPORTED GOODS) ENFORCEMENT RULES, 2007 a rightful owner of intellectual property is entitled to apply to Customs Authority for restricting entry of counterfeiting or infringing goods into the territory of India by way of recording and registering their IP rights with the Indian Customs. Procedure is simple, less expensive and quick. It could help in averting unnecessary litigation.