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Any original work of the human mind, whether it be artistic, literary, technological, or scientific, is considered intellectual property (“IP”). The legal right granted to an inventor or creator to keep their idea or innovation secret for a predetermined amount of time is known as intellectual property rights (“IPR”). For a predetermined amount of time, these legal rights grant the inventor/creator or his assignee the only right to make full use of their innovation. The importance of intellectual property in the modern economy has long been established.


Though it is arguably the most significant type of protection for businesses, R&D centres, and other organisations involved in IPR, the protection of concealed knowledge is least well-known to and discussed by IPR stakeholders. Generally referred to as trade secrets or confidential knowledge, undisclosed information encompasses any formula, pattern, compilation, programme, device, method, technique, or procedure. Protection of trade secrets and confidential information is nothing new to humans; throughout history, people have developed strategies to keep valuable information private, usually by sharing it only with close relatives.


In 2016, India released its initial National IPR policy. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“DPIIT”) now oversees the portfolios of patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights, geographic indications, and semiconductor integrated circuit layout design. India’s National IPR Policy is to be implemented by the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management within DPIIT. It leads the Indian government’s initiatives to improve enforcement, encourage commercialization, raise awareness of IP, and streamline IP procedures.

The Indian government has strengthened its intellectual property rights (“IPR”) regime over the last five years with initiatives like updating its IP offices, hiring more staff, using IT and technology to e-file applications, delivering digital certificates of grant and registration for patents, trademarks, and designs, cutting down on the number of trademark forms, using video conferencing to hear IP applications, expediting examination processes, and raising public awareness of IP issues.


Although practically all forms of intellectual property rights and enforcement methods are covered by laws in India, the legislative process is frequently drawn out and unpredictable, and the same issues can be debated for years before they are resolved. Industries may become unsure as a result, and making strategic judgements on IP enforcement may become more difficult.

The Commercial Courts Act was created to help shorten turnaround times and improve knowledge in judicial intellectual property cases. It was passed in 2015 and revised in 2018. Nevertheless, the Act has only helped a small number of courts thus far. The effectiveness of the commercial courts has reportedly been diminished by jurisdictional issues, according to rights holders, and insufficient funding for staffing and training persists.


It is clear that managing IPR involves a variety of tasks and techniques that must be in line with international treaties, national laws, and best practices. It is no longer solely motivated by a national viewpoint. IP and related rights are significantly impacted by market demands, consumer reaction, the price of converting IP into a business enterprise, and other factors. To put it another way, trade and commerce factors play a significant role in IPR management. distinct IPR types necessitate distinct approaches, management, preparation, and tactics, as well as the involvement of experts in several fields, including science, engineering, medicine, law, finance, marketing, and economics.


Our services encompass various facets of intellectual property law, including:

  • Assistance in Registration and Prosecution: We provide guidance on the registration and prosecution of trademarks, designs, copyrights, and geographical indications.
  • Infringement Suits and Compensation: Our team is well-equipped to assist with filing infringement suits and seeking compensations related to intellectual property violations.
  • Transaction Document Negotiation: We offer advisory and assistance in negotiating transaction documents, ensuring that our clients’ interests are well-protected.
  • IP Portfolio Management: We handle the prosecution and management of intellectual property portfolios, offering comprehensive protection for our clients’ innovations and creations.
  • Preserving Trade Secrets: Safeguarding proprietary information and trade secrets is a key focus area, ensuring that our clients’ competitive edge remains intact.

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