Intellectual Property Rights

The IPR Group at I.G. & Associates extensively handles matters relating to prosecution, registration, protection and enforcement of Trade Marks, Patents, Industrial Designs and Copyrights. This covers conducting of feasibility searches in national & international IP databases, filing applications to register new IP, drafting patent applications, providing infringement analysis & opinions including Freedom to Operate opinions.

In addition to the traditional IP issues, the IPR Group advises on the law of unfair-competition, domain-name matters, IP infringement on the internet and IP issues concerning media and advertising. The IPR group assists clients in drafting their corporate IP policy, conducting extensive IP audits to review and analyse the scope and status of IP assets – both registered and unregistered covering not only the classical IP areas but matters concerning employee know-how, confidentiality and trade secrets as well.

The IPR Group works closely with clients on issues relating to monetization of their IP assets covering complex IP licensing and cross-licensing deals. The IPR Group also undertakes extensive IP due-diligence exercises as part of M&A transactions.

The specialised IP enforcement team comprising of experienced investigators & litigators track infringement activities against products & services of its clients and initiate appropriate legal proceedings in Indian Courts covering both the Civil as well as Criminal Law remedies. The team has considerable experience in strategising anti-counterfeiting measures for clients which includes launching raids at the premises of counterfeiters with the assistance of local police & law enforcement authorities.

The IPR Group provides its services to clients in emerging fields such as pharma & life sciences, biotechnology and IT enabled sectors and in the more conventional industrial verticals such as automobile & auto ancillaries, aviation, banking & finance, chemicals and heavy metals, defence, food, healthcare, heavy engineering, oil & natural gas, power, publishing and retail.

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