IP Protection Services

PATENT INVESTIGATION
A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state or intergovernmental organization to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. Patent infringement is the commission of a prohibited act with respect to a patented invention without permission from the patent holder.
We harbour the experience and expertise of having worked in multiple high-value patent investigations from the Pharmaceuticals and Engineering sector.Our in-depth investigations provide our client with a Comprehensive Report and Evidence (as may be procured) which help to determine-
  • The infringing entity/s
  • The extent of infringement of the patent
  • The presence of the infringing product in the market

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COUNTERFEIT INVESTIGATION

Counterfeits are to brands what plastic is to the environment. They are non-recyclable, harmful to the brands and the world is a better place without them. We do the rag picking exercise for brands when it comes to counterfeit. We aim to weed out every counterfeit from the market and won’t stop until we have found the last one.

COPYRIGHT INVESTIGATION

Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country, that grants the creator of an original work exclusive right for its use and distribution. Copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS (ID)

In a legal sense, an industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. An industrial design may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape of an article, or two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or colour.

We have conducted investigations for infringement of Industrial Designs, spanning diverse sectors such as Food Stuff, Home Appliances, and Automobiles.

MARKET SURVEY AND RESEARCH

Market Research helps in assessment of the market for the following parameters: Prior presence of a trademark/ trade dress/ patent/ any other form of IP similar to that of a to-be launched brand. Presence of infringing property in the market. Threat imposed by infringements/counterfeits on the original property.

SURVEILLANCE

With our futuristic venture “CopyKitten” and its vigilance network we are adept in offering surveillance services for all IP related matters across industry segments. We are happy to be your watch-force against IP infringement.

LEAD GENERATION

Our in-house team has in place, an ongoing system with optimum risk-to-output ratio, of generating and securing infringement leads. You may opt to be notified for any leads on violation of trademark/trade-dress/other forms of IP of a concerned entity.

TRADEMARK ACQUISITION
Any IP can be acquired/assigned like any other tangible property. We facilitate such transaction by making it worthwhile for both the assignee & assignor of such IP. We also provide the necessary legal support for the transaction.
PLANT VARIETY

Plant variety matters needs to be taken care of against prying infringement hazards. We have gained considerable experience in keeping them in check.

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.

While India already has many registered Geographical Indications, surveillance on infringements of GI is not yet fortified. Our dynamic surveillance team is always on the lookout for any commercial infringements of registered GI’s. We have a repository of multiple potential infringements, primarily from the FMCG sector.

E-COMMERCE BRAND PROTECTION

The future (most of the present too) of consumer transactions is through E-commerce. So just like the traditional markets, even the online marketplaces are prone to transaction of infringed products and services. We provide a 360-degree brand protection & vigilance service against anything that is an infringement in the E-Commerce environment.

TRADE FAIR EXHIBITION MONITORING

Trade fairs are perfect places for budding enterprises to showcase their products, ideas and services. However, these are also the hotbeds for potential infringing products, ideas and services to gain momentum through exposure to potential consumer/clients. Hence, they are perfect places to identify such IP trespasses and nip them in the bud. We are adept at extracting crucial information from such forums.

TRADEMARK INVESTIGATION

Trademark is a brand name, a mark or symbol which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of an entity from those of others. Trademark provides protection to the owner of the mark by assigning him exclusive rights.

We investigate by conducting field enquiries and market inspections to document and collect evidence on the illegal use of the trademark or brand.