Intellectual Property

With more than 15 years’ experience, ILO’s intellectual property practice is one of the most reliable and highly regarded in the country. What is unique about our IP practice is that we are at a cutting edge of not just IT, biotech, pharma or digital media industries and not just patent litigation, trademark search, copyrights, design and domain names, but all of the above.
 
Our clientele range from Multi-national companies to MSMEs, NGOs, individuals and entrepreneurs. We assist with full life cycle from acquiring, exploiting and protecting the intellectual property to its commercial use and handling of infringement and other challenging issues. We have a trusted network of advisors in other countries which help us to register and monitor trademarks anywhere in the world.
 
Trademark:
 
  • Search and Analysis: Name availability & International searches, preparation, filing and prosecution of trademark applications
  • Trademark portfolio audits and strategic counseling, due diligence for mergers & acquisitions
  • Trademark licensing agreements and Investigations related to the trademark rights of others
  • IP Enforcement and Litigation – filing of civil and criminal suits as well as pursuing administrative remedies before various courts and tribunals in India and abroad
Copyright:
 
  • Assistance with conducting searches, preparation, drafting and filing as also prosecution of applications for copyright registration before the Copyright Office of the country.
  • Licensing and Transactions involving IP: Transfer of technology transactions, both on behalf of the licensor and licensee
  • Due diligence investigations for analyzing overlapping third-party rights, as in cases of software licenses; conducting audits and managing online content and portfolio management.
Patent:
 
  • Patent Searching: Patentability Search, Invalidity Search, Freedom to Operate, State of Art Search
  • Patent Analytics: Patent Landscape, Market Intelligence, Competitor Watch, Expert Patent Analysis
  • Standard Essential Patents Analysis: Patent-to-Standard Mapping, SEP Verification
  • Preparation and Prosecution: Patent Drafting, Patent Filing in USPTO, EPO, JPO, PCT, IPOS, India and other countries, Patent Illustrations, Patent Prosecution
  • Monetization: Infringement Analysis/ Evidence of Use Chart, Patent Valuation
Design:
 
  • Assistance with designs, draft, finalization and filing of design applications
  • Search and seizure operations
  • Drafting and review of affidavits, pleadings, plaint, petitions, reinstatement of design applications, vetting of design licensing and assignment applications.
  • Portfolio management and maintenance of designs and enforcement of design rights.
Geographical Indications:
 
  • Drafting, finalization and filing of GI applications.
  • Prosecution of application at all levels with the Office of the GI Registry.
  • Renewal of GI registration.
Portfolio Management:
  • Arrangement of intellectual property, research and development and business stratagems for the advancement of the forthcoming IP portfolio.
Product Design & Prototyping:
  • Assistance with product design, development and its prototyping as also linking it with the targeted clienteles and building a brand.
Privacy & Data Protection:
  • Data Processing, Risk management mechanism including, insurance policies, Identification of nature of data breach and mitigating loss in case of any breach, Transfer of personal data to other entities/countries
Domain Name Resolution & Cybersquatting:
  • Handling Domain Name and Cybersquatting disputes and help mount a litigation strategy to resolve the contention.
Plant Variety:
  • Assistance with filling, prosecution, contentious & enforcement related matters under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act of 2001.
Media & Entertainment:
 
  • Legal advisory, copyright protection, drafting of various agreements, their vetting and ratification.
  • Negotiating deals on behalf of clients and provide anti-piracy enforcements services media pertaining cases.
Fashion Law:
 
Protecting designs under the Designs Act and pursue apt remedy for piracy as well as advice on trademark protection and contractual agreements viz. merchandising, celebrity endorsements, brand management, advertising, labour and taxation laws linked with the industry.

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