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Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time. Intellectual Property Rights includes the following :

Trademark Registration - A unique logo or wordmark or combination of both that represents a business or its products is known as Trademark. A Trademark not only protects the trademark rights of a  party but also prevents usage of trademark by other businesses. Trademarks in India are listed by the Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. click here to read more

Trademark Objections – It could be possible that the Trademark status in the Indian Trade Mark Registry website is shown as ‘objected’, implying that the Trademark examiner has raised an objection against your Trademark. Objections can be raised by Trademark Registry against the application under Section 9 or Section 11 of the Trademark Act, 1999 after carefully analyzing and going through the Trademark application. click here to read more

Trademark Action - In case your Trademark is infringed by another brand then we can take Trademark action against the business who has infringed your Trademark. Sections 29 and Section 30 of the Trademark Act, 1999 provides for protecting the registered Trademark in case it is infringed by someone else. To throw more light on Section 29 and Section 30 of the Act, Section 29 of the Act provides that a registered Trademark is infringed when an unregistered proprietor or licensee uses the said trademark for trade and business purposes and Section 30 provides for situations which do not amount to infringement of Trademark. click here to read more

Trademark Renewal - A registered Trademark remains valid for 10 years from the date of successful registration. On expiration of Trademark after 10 years from the date of its registration, Trademark needs renewal and you will receive a prior intimation at your registered office regarding the renewal of your Trademark. Generally, companies forget to renew their Trademark but the Registrar informs them regarding the same 6 months prior to expiration. click here to read more

Patent RegistrationOnce the patent is registered, the patent holder gets intellectual property rights to an invention. After the patent is registered, you get exclusive right of making, using, selling, or importing the product or process and prohibits others from copying it. In India, patents are governed by the Patent Act 1970 and Patent Rules 1972. A Patent is granted in India for 20 years. click here to read more

Copyright Registration - An intellectual property right protection with which you become a legal owner of your creative work is known as copyright. Copyright in India is registered under the Copyright Act, 1957. Copyright material cannot be used without the permission of the author or creator. If you wish to use the Copyright material then you need to pay a certain amount to the owner of the Copyright.  click here to read more

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