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With our team of experienced attorneys and deep understanding of intellectual property law, we are dedicated to protecting and enforcing your valuable IP assets.

Intellectual property (IP) refers to the legal rights granted to individuals or organizations for their creations or inventions. It encompasses a range of intangible assets that are the result of human creativity and innovation. Intellectual property rights provide protection and exclusivity over these intangible assets, enabling the creators or owners to benefit from their work and prevent others from using, copying, or profiting from their creations without permission.

There are several types of intellectual property including:

At Finlaw Associates, we understand the vital importance of protecting your intellectual property (IP) rights. Our dedicated team of experienced attorneys specializes in providing comprehensive legal services related to intellectual property law. With our deep knowledge of IP laws and expertise in IP protection and enforcement, we strive to safeguard your valuable creations and innovations.

How is Intellectual Property Protected in India?

Intellectual Property (IP) in India is protected through various legal mechanisms and international agreements. The major types of intellectual property rights include patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Here's an overview of how each of these forms of IP is protected in India:

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    Patents: In India, patents are granted for inventions that are new, involve an inventive step, and are capable of industrial application. The patent protection is administered by the Indian Patent Office, which operates under the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks (CGPDTM). The patent application process involves examination and, if the criteria are met, the patent is granted, providing the inventor exclusive rights over the invention for a limited period (usually 20 years from the date of filing).


    Trademarks: Trademarks are protected in India under the Trade Marks Act, 1999. The protection is granted to distinctive marks, including logos, symbols, words, or a combination of these elements, that are used to identify goods or services. Trademark protection can be obtained through registration with the Trademark Registry. Once registered, the trademark owner has exclusive rights to use the mark and can take legal action against any unauthorized use or infringement.

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    Copyrights: Copyright protection in India is governed by the Copyright Act, 1957. Copyright is automatically granted to original literary, artistic, musical, and dramatic works, as well as cinematographic films and sound recordings. Although registration is not mandatory, it is advisable as it provides legal evidence of ownership. Copyright protection typically lasts for the lifetime of the creator plus 60 years.


    Industrial Designs: The protection of industrial designs is governed by the Designs Act, 2000. It grants protection to novel and original designs applied to articles, giving the owner exclusive rights for ten years, extendable to a total of fifteen years.

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    Trade Secrets: In India, trade secrets and confidential information are protected under common law and contract law. To safeguard trade secrets, businesses often use non- disclosure agreements (NDAs) with employees, partners, or third parties to maintain confidentiality.

Additionally, India is a signatory to several international agreements that protect intellectual property, such as the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

Enforcement of intellectual property rights is crucial for effective protection. If any infringement or violation of IP rights occurs, the aggrieved party can seek remedies through civil or criminal legal action. Indian courts and tribunals handle IP disputes and grant appropriate relief to the IP rights holder, including damages, injunctions, and seizure of infringing goods.

It's essential for creators, inventors, and businesses to understand and utilize these IP protection mechanisms to safeguard their intellectual assets in India.

Our IPR Litigation Services:

Patent Litigation

We represent clients in patent infringement disputes, providing comprehensive legal strategies to defend your patented inventions or assert your rights against infringers.

Our attorneys possess technical expertise across various industries, allowing us to effectively handle complex patent litigation cases.

Trademark Litigation

We offer expert counsel and representation in trademark infringement cases, safeguarding your brand identity and reputation.

Our attorneys work diligently to enforce your trademark rights and secure favourable outcomes through negotiation, mediation, or litigation.

Copyright Litigation:

Our legal team has extensive experience in copyright litigation, protecting your creative works from unauthorized use, reproduction, or distribution.

We navigate the complexities of copyright law to ensure your original works receive the utmost protection under the law.

Trade Secret Litigation

We provide comprehensive guidance in cases involving misappropriation or theft of trade secrets.

Our attorneys work closely with clients to develop effective strategies for preserving the confidentiality and competitive advantage of their trade secrets.

Licensing and Royalty Disputes

Our firm assists clients in resolving licensing and royalty disputes related to intellectual property agreements.

We offer skilled negotiation, arbitration, and litigation services to ensure fair compensation and protect your licensing rights.

“Protecting your intellectual property rights from infringement or exploitation is our main objective”.

Why Choose Finlaw Associates for IPR Litigation?

Our attorneys specialize in intellectual property law, with extensive experience in handling IPR litigation cases.

We stay up to date with the latest developments in IP law to provide you with cutting-edge legal strategies.

We prioritize your goals and interests, tailoring our strategies to meet your unique needs.

Our attorneys maintain open lines of communication, ensuring you are informed and involved at every stage of the litigation process.

We are committed to achieving favourable outcomes for our clients, whether through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, or litigation.

Our track record of successful IPR litigation speaks to our dedication and skill in protecting your intellectual property rights.

We understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of your intellectual property. You can trust us to handle your case with the utmost discretion and professionalism.

Our firm assists clients in resolving licensing and royalty disputes related to intellectual property agreements.

We offer skilled negotiation, arbitration, and litigation services to ensure fair compensation and protect your licensing rights.

Protect your intellectual property rights with Finlaw Associates. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how our experienced attorneys can assist you with your IPR litigation needs.

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