Our USP for Intellectual Property lies in providing a comprehensive service model. This includes conducting Intellectual Property Rights audits among many other consultancy services as a leading Trademark, Copyright, Patent and Design Attorney in India. Our strength lies in knowing each phase of the Intellectual Property life cycle and providing a comprehensive solution in terms of cost, processes and time.
Intellectual Property, or IP, in layman’s terms is property emanating from the mind of an individual. Any creation thereto is covered in the ambit of such a right. The legal definitions of such a right has thereafter been created to compartmentalize these rights:
A “Trademark” is therefore the mark or an identifier for the purpose of trade, or in other words a sign by which one distinguishes one’s goods or services from goods or services of all others. The earliest documented use of trademarks was by blacksmiths who made swords in the Roman Empire.
Companies worldwide, acknowledge the fact that since you are using the mark and creating your brand presence, one needs to understand how to not only secure these rights but also defend them in a trademark infringement.
Similarly, “Copyright” is defined as the “the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (such as a literary, musical, or artistic work)”. Put very plainly, the text you are seeing now is my copyright, as are the songs created, sung by a singer/songwriter.
“Patent” is the exclusivity that is given to an inventor for the unique or novel device, method, composition or process that one creates. This is done in exchange of the public disclosure made.
“Design” is the protection of the outer structuring or contours of a given product, which needs to be unique or novel. The ornamental aspect therefore is the key to obtaining a copyright on the industrial design.
There are other forms such as “Geographical Indications”, “Plant Varieties” and “Trade Secrets”, etc.
Today, with the Internet being both a boon and bane, it becomes important to protect one’s rights in a formal way. The undocumented idea has no protection in the eyes of any law across the globe. Therefore, if your idea is not formally documented, you might just end up losing your right over it.
Now with Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights interfacing with each other, the lines of each of the above listed forms of IP are really blurring. However, it becomes important to secure your rights by using the most appropriate IP tool.
As a leading Trademark, copyright, patent and design attorney in India, we offer legal and techno legal advisory and consultancy on Trademark infringement, on issues related to Trademark filings and Design filings in India, and in conducting Intellectual Property Rights audits, among others.
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