TRADEMARK / COPYRIGHT / DESIGN
One of the most valuable assets of a business or a product is the name and goodwill associated with it. Industries, SMEs and startups should be more aware of the importance of a registered trademark and be ready to invest in marks that may have millions of dollars worth of goodwill.
At EIP, we have specialized and dedicated team of Trademark Agents for protecting the names, logos that drive businesses around the worldwide. Protecting the name may very well be the most important business decision to be made and as such, before the company spends time and money investing in their business, we make absolutely sure that the name is not already owned by someone else and that it is available for use.
Some of the services we offer in this regard are:
Company need professional guidance to make a good business decision. A trademark search acts as a preemptive measure to determine whether or not the same or a similar name is already in use by others and to ensure the availability of the name. We have registered trademark attorneys who are well versed with every aspect of trademark laws and their applicability. The trademark search includes a search of up to date databases of trademark Offices of all the major jurisdictions in the world for all registered, pending, expired, canceled or abandoned trademarks and service marks, common law, and domain names.
Trademarks are territorial rights and have to be registered in each jurisdiction for protection. However, though the considerable principles are same, but there is procedural differences exist between different jurisdictions. EIP has it’s network of foreign associates in all the jurisdictions, we assist our clients in filing and prosecuting their trademark applications in all the jurisdictions in a cost-effective manner.
A design registration (or a Industrial design registration) is granted for a novel ornamental design of an article of manufacture. The design registration is granted for protecting only the design of the product and not the technical features of the invention.
In India, once granted the design registration is valid for 10 years from the date of filing of the design, which can be renewed for 5 more years. We assist our clients in obtaining protection for their designs.
Copyright protects expression of thoughts and ideas in the literary, scientific and artistic domain, in any mode or form of expression. Copyright provides protection to the authors of “original works of authorship” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. Copyright protection provides benefits in the form of economic rights, such as by making copies, issuing copies to the public, performing in public, broadcasting and use on-line and to obtain monetary benefits therefrom.
We have a specialized team of professionals who search and retrieve copies of records open to public inspection in up to date databases and the records of the Copyright Offices in various jurisdiction of the world.
We assist our clients in filing copyright applications in all the major jurisdictions of the world through our network of foreign associates in a cost-effective manner.