OUR SERVICES

 

TRADE MARK





 

The Trade Marks Registry was established in India in 1940 and presently it administers the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and the rules thereunder. It acts as a resource and information centre and is a facilitator in matters relating to trade marks in the country.

The objective of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 is to register trade marks applied for in the country and to provide for better protection of trade mark for goods and services and also to prevent fraudulent use of the mark.

The main function of the Registry is to register trade marks which qualifies for registration under the Act and Rules.




PATENT





 


Ask yourself this question: "what's your ultimate goal?"

 

It is probably one or more of those listed below:

 to prevent others from being able to patent or use your invention
 to profit from your invention through licensing the technology
 to preserve your rights to obtain patent protection while you develop the invention for financial gain
 to create a visible example of your contributions to society's body of technical knowledge
 to protect the outward ornamental appearance of your work of industrial art to make the invention publicly available so that others can     freely benefit from your invention
 to maintain an advantage over your competition.

 

 

COPYRIGHT





 










What is the scope of protection in the Copyright Act,1957 ? The Copyright Act, 1957 protects original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and cinematography films and sound recordings from unauthorized uses. Unlike the case with patents, copyright protects the expressions and not the ideas. There is no copyright in an idea.

Copyright is a right given by the law to creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematography films and sound recordings. In fact, it is a bundle of rights including, inter alia, rights of reproduction, communication to the public, adaptation and translation of the work. There could be slight variations in the composition of the rights depending on the work.

DESIGN REGISTRATION

Industrial designs refer to creative activity which result in the ornamental or formal appearance of a product and design right refers to a novel or original design that is accorded to the proprietor of a validly registered design. Industrial designs are an element of intellectual property. Under the TRIPS Agreement, minimum standards of protection of industrial designs have been provided for. As a developing country, India has already amended its national legislation to provide for these minimal standards.

The essential purpose of design law it to promote and protect the design element of industrial production. It is also intended to promote innovative activity in the field of industries. The existing legislation on industrial designs in India is contained in the New Designs Act, 2000 and this Act will serve its purpose well in the rapid changes in technology and international developments. India has also achieved a mature status in the field of industrial designs and in view of globalization of the economy, the present legislation is aligned with the changed technical and commercial scenario and made to conform to international trends in design administration.


G.I. OF FOODS





 

Geographical Indications of Goods are defined as that aspect of industrial property which refer to the geographical indication referring to a country or to a place situated therein as being the country or place of origin of that product.

Typically, such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness which is essentially attributable to the fact of its origin in that defined geographical locality, region or country.