Intellectual Property Laws

Intellectual Property Rights

Trademarks

Cholamandal IP provides trademark services including strategising and advising clients, registration, filing and litigation support including oppositions and cancellation proceedings; renewal of Trademark; searching and analyzing; drafting of assignment, licenses, registered user agreements, franchise agreements; Intellectual Property auditing; in addition to civil, criminal and administrative enforcement.

We are actively engaged in development of our clients’ brand, protecting their brand, enforcing their rights and commercialising their brand.

Our specific services include:

  • Counseling, support and strategy
  • Search and watch services including due diligence, investigations, market surveys, negotiations for co-existence agreements, buy-outs.
  • Filing and Prosecution of applications, oppositions and cancellation actions; Post registration maintenance including Renewal and Restoration.
  • Representation before and liaison with the Trade Mark Registry

Patents

Our Patents Team is offers services related to protection of patent in the form of strategising and advising clients; filing and drafting high-quality patents; representing clients while dealing with contentious issues before the Indian Patent Office, the Intellectual Property Rights Appellate Board and various courts; commercializing the patent portfolio by licensing, creating technology transfer agreements and auditing patents; along with searching and analyzing in the form of Freedom to Operate searches and validity searches.
Cholamandal IP is capable of handling patents from diverse fields. We aid in Patent Search, Patent Filing and Registration, Patent Drafting, Patent Litigation Management, Patent Opposition, Patent Prosecution, Patent Invalidation/ Revocation and Patent Portfolio Management. We have a full-time Patent Agent to assist with Patent matters at all times.

Our specific services include:

1. Search and watch services including due diligence, freedom to operate and invalidity opinions.
2. Drafting Patent specifications in all fields of technology.
3. Filing of Patent applications emphasized by a proactive post filing approach to minimize formal objections.
4. Solution-centric advisory on prosecuting Patent applications keeping in mind long-term enforceability criteria.
5. Initiation of and defense against opposition and revocation/ cancellation matters before the Patent Office
6. Maintenance of granted Patents and filing of annual working statements for Patents.
7. Preparation of Complete/Provisional Specifications to meet client-defined standards for filing in USPTO, EPO, JPO, PCT, India and other countries.
8. Proofreading of Patent Application to understand and ensure that every patent application is semantically and syntactically correct
9. We provide efficient patent filing services to Indian and International Corporates, Individual inventors and Law Firms.
10. Our prosecution services include:

  • Drafting of Responses to Examination Reports
  • Strategizing amendments and arguments for the patent application for maximizing impact
  • Technical Analysis of Examination Report
  • Technical Analysis of Cited Prior Arts

Copyright

We offer copyright prosecution and registration; aid in the commercialisation of copyright by drafting licensing and assignment agreements; assist in contract negotiation as well as drafting; total due diligence; assistance with regulatory compliances and enforcement of clients’ rights.

Our specific services include:

  • Counseling, support and strategy
  • Search and watch services including due diligence, investigations, market surveys, negotiations for co-existence agreements, buy-outs.
  • Filing and Prosecution of applications, oppositions and cancellation actions; Post registration maintenance including Renewal and Restoration.
  • Representation before and liaison with the Copyright Office

Design

Design protection in India is granted to new or novel designs.

Our Design Team aids clients with filing and registration of design applications; prosecution; proceedings for cancelation; searching and analyzing; license and assignment contract drafting; client IP auditing and enforcement of clients’ rights.

Our design expertise extends to designs of different natures such as handicrafts, industrial products, automotive products, house-ware etc.

Our specific services include:

  • Search and watch services including due diligence, freedom to operate and invalidity opinions.
  • Filing of Design applications emphasized by a proactive post filing approach to minimize formal objections.
  • Solution-centric advisory on prosecuting Design applications keeping in mind long-term enforceability criteria.
  • Maintenance of granted Designs

Geographical Indication

Our team provides our clients with services related to Geographical Indication (GI) filing and registration; application prosecution and enforcement of clients’ rights. We have a rich history of filing Geographical Indication applications and have succeeded in registering many different GIs across India.

Register your GI with us to make it a distinct product that is differentiated from cheap imitators and highlights the uniqueness of its manufacturing or growth process.

Our specific services include:

  • Counseling, support and strategy
  • Search and watch services including due diligence, investigations, market surveys, negotiations for co-existence agreements, buy-outs.
  • Filing and Prosecution of applications, oppositions and cancellation actions; Post registration maintenance including Renewal and Restoration.
  • Representation before and liaison with the Geographical Indications Registry

Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design

We assist in the registration of original and distinctive layout design for creators of layout design and ensure that the exclusive right is made available to the registered proprietor. We aid in the assignment and transmission of layout design.

Furthermore, we are engaged in protecting the interests and rights of our client from infringement in the form of reproducing, selling, importing and distributing of integrated circuit layout design for commercial purposes.

Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights

We, at Cholamandal IP are proficient at assisting our clients with filing, prosecution, litigious matters and enforcement of client rights involved under The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001. We are involved in making representation for our clients before the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority, National Green Tribunal and the High Courts.