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IP team is dedicated in handling all types of intellectual property related matters including contracts disposing of, acquiring, exploiting or licensing intellectual property rights. Our IP team also regularly handles the resolution of disputes concerning the infringement and misuse of intellectual property rights whether by litigation, arbitration or mediation. The team acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants.
The Trade Mark Act 1999 governs the registration, protection & enforcement of trade marks in India. Word, name, device, label, numerals or a combination of colors that can be represented graphically (in a paper) can be registered as a trademark. The trademark, to be registered, must also be distinctive for the services or goods for which it is proposed to be registered. Identical or deceptively similar trade mark to an existing registered trademark or trademark for which application for registration has been made, cannot be registered.
Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work.
The Patents Act 1970 governs the process related to Patents in India. 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 by excluding others from making, using, selling, importing the patented product or process for producing that product for those purposes without his consent. An invention relating either to a product or process that is new, involving inventive step and capable of industrial application can be patented. However, it must not fall into the categories of inventions that are non- patentable under the law.