ILA's Member Law Firms (MLFs)  are leading law firms  specialized in registration, protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, i.e. Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Copyrights, Internet Laws and Domain name, Geographical Indications and other allied matters in India as well as in abroad. Our MLFs offer IPR registration worldwide at a professional level. In addition to handling of all these IP matters worldwide, our MLFs are able to assist clients in filing, managing and enforcing intellectual property matters with the help of our strong network of international associate members.

Our MLFs are professionally managed Intellectual Property Law Firms and offer prompt and reliable professional advice and assistance in registrations and prosecutions for protection of intellectual property rights. Our MLFs act swiftly in matters pertaining to infringement of trademark and copyrights.

The practice areas of our MLFs broadly include the following:

The IP practice at our MLFs assert considerable expertise in IP based transactional and regulatory matters and additionally excels in IP prosecution and IP litigation (anti-piracy / enforcement based and big ticket litigation).

 Intellectual Property law combined with expert grounding & sectoral experience in every aspect of the IP Practice spectrum such as:

  • Prosecution [Trademark, Patent, Copyright & Designs];
  • Business transactions [structuring, licensing, franchising, joint-ventures, mergers & acquisitions, IP audits / Due Diligence];
  • Litigation (including enforcement / anti-piracy);
  • Policy Development [advisory as well as legislative drafting support, deposing before parliamentary committees etc].

 
 Trade Mark

Our MLFs deal in all aspects of trademark practice from conducting trade name searches to filing application for registration of trademark, drafting and filing reply to objections and representing clients at hearings. Our MLFs assist clients in registration of Trade Marks and Service Marks AND have a great deal of experience working with the Trademark Examiners at the Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks. Our MLFs routinely advise large and small businesses, corporates, firms and individuals in a wide variety of industries on the maximization of their current trademark portfolios and selection of new marks for products and services including trade dress. In addition, Our MLFs conduct international trademark searches and coordinate worldwide trademark availability opinions for clients seeking to adopt new marks. Attorneys at Our MLFs have a great deal of experience in representing clients in all types of trademark disputes including domain names and have expertise in drafting agreements for trade mark licensing, assignment and sale and purchase, technology transfer, valuation of intellectual property of the client etc .  Our MLFs deal in litigation pertaining to trade mark infringement and passing off.

 Patent

Our MLFs deal extensively with Patent laws worldwide and provide assistance to domestic as well as foreign clients in conducting patent search, assisting in filing patent application (new application/PCT application/divisional application) and provides full assistance for grant of patents worldwide. Our MLFs also provide referral service to clients worldwide for registration of patent worldwide. Patent attorneys at Our MLFs have great deal of expertise in drafting patent licensing, patent assignment and patent security agreements. Our MLFs also specialize in providing opinion on pharmaceutical patents and also provide legal advice and opinion relating to infringement of patents. Our MLFs represent its clients in infringement cases. Our MLFs assist clients in filing and prosecuting patent applications including pre-grant and post grant oppositions, revocations, and represent clients before the Appellate Tribunal. Our MLFs has filed patent applications for many of clients worldwide and obtained patents for their inventions.

Copyright

Our MLFs deal extensively with the copyright laws worldwide and copyright practice covers all aspects of copyright law. Our MLFs provide clients with assistance in registration, licensing, policing and enforcement of their copyrights and  negotiate, draft and vet copyright purchase, sale and license agreements, software licensing agreements and other related documents. Lawyers at Our MLFs have a solid technology and engineering backgrounds to their legal practices, therefore, Our MLFs' copyright practice is particularly well-suited to solve technology related copyright issues arising in the context of trade secrets and computer software and  represents clients before copyright boards and the courts for copyright infringement and passing off proceedings.

Designs & Trade Secrets

Our MLFs offer comprehensive services on ‘Designs’. The Designs defines designs to mean the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament, or composition of lines or colours applied to any article, whether in two or three dimensional, or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual or mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye; but does not include any mode or principle of construction.

Our MLFs practice includes conducting due diligence, registration of designs, renewal, reinstatement, opposition petitions, negotiating, drafting, vetting design assignment & license agreements and related documents with respect to designs.

Our MLFs represent clients in design infringement proceedings and passing off actions before the tribunal, High Courts and the Supreme Court worldwide. Our MLFs also deal in designs portfolio maintenance and management and designs rights enforcement and execution services.

Geographical Indications

Our MLFs deal in all aspects of geographical indications,  conduct search and due diligence; assist clients in registration of geographical indications and renewal,  draft sale, purchase and license agreements for geographical indications and related documents. Our MLFs represent clients in infringement proceedings and passing off actions.

Licencing & Franchising

Our MLFs offer clients an extensive background in all forms of intellectual property transactions, draft agreements for licencing, franchising, assignment, sale and purchase of all various kinds of intellectual property including trademarks, patents, copyrights and designs. Our MLFs also assist companies in IP management and conduct IP due diligence and audits, registration of trademarks, patents, copyrights, designs and geographical indications at the competent offices.

Intellectual Property Law