Brands and trademarks are an integral part of any business – very often they will be among a business’s most valuable assets. They enable the business to distinguish itself from its competitors, and its products and services from those of its competitors. Obtaining adequate and effective trademark protection, and taking appropriate steps to prevent unauthorised use, is crucial.
We provide the full range of trademark services, including :
An effective trademark search will enable you to detect potentially conflicting marks. Our searches cover not only the official database of the Trademark Registry, but also the companies Registry’s records, as well as other relevant resources such as the internet and trade journals and directories.
FILING AND PROSECUTION OF TRADEMARK APPLICATION IN INDIA
Our approach is creative – we have a reputation for ‘thinking out of the box’ when it comes to reporting and responding to the examination reports issued during prosecution of trademark application in India.
TRADEMARK TRANSACTIONAL WORK
Trademarks play an important role in many commercial transactions, from mergers and acquisitions to franchising and licensing arrangements. We assist our clients in all aspects of transactional trade mark work, from conducting due diligence exercises and IP audits, to negotiating and drafting all relevant documentation including trade mark licences and assignments.
We keep a regular watch for infringing activity so that our clients are in a position to take timely action. We also work with our clients to develop appropriate and cost-effective enforcement strategies. We have extensive trade mark enforcement experience: we know our way round the local scene and are able to determine the most appropriate forum for each particular case.
OPPOSITIONS AND RECTIFICATIONS
We conduct regular searches of the trademark journals and bring to the attention of our clients any applications for the registration of conflicting marks. This gives them the opportunity to oppose registration within the prescribed period. We also regularly advise clients of relevant conflicting registrations so that they can, if they wish, take steps to seek cancellation of the trademark registration.