Intellectual Property Rights

We at Singhania & Partners advise and assist clients on Intellectual Property comprising trademarks, patents, copyright, designs, geographical indicators, plant varieties, by creating an awareness and redefining what Intellectual Property can do for the their business. Our core expertise lies in hand holding clients from the time they conceive an idea, identifying the IP in it, advise on commercialisation and strategies for protecting the IP.

Our team comprises of qualified and seasoned attorneys, technical experts in areas such as life sciences, pharmaceuticals, electronics, engineering, and investigators, who maintain client IP portfolio, perform IP audits to enhance the commercial benefits, assist in identifying infringers, and obtain injunctive relief.

Some of our recent experiences in Intellectual Property Protection & Management are:

Advising one of the world’s leading Vulnerability Management company, eEye Inc. on various Intellectual Property Matters. Advising the company on Trademark Protection in India, including opposition to an infringing trademark filed by Apple Inc.

Successfully represented a globally reputed/ an International Air Charter service providing company on various intellectual property matters, including representing the company in.IN Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (INDRP) arbitration proceeding and protection of the trademark in India including rectification of an infringing trademark filed by an Indian company with the Indian Trademark Registry.

Advising Institut National des Appellations d’ Origine (INAO), a French government organization charged with regulating French agricultural products with protected Geographical Indication, in India and Nepal. Successfully resolved several contentious IP matters /issues with the Trademark Registry related to famous Geographical Indications such as Cognac, Champagne, Martinique, Le Hermitage, Floc de Gascogne, Normandie, etc.

Advising a leading international publication house, McGraw Hill Education, on various contracts and publishing agreement with the authors and subsequent termination of some of the contracts, including advise and necessary action on copyright issues related to raid and seizure of infringing books and materials. The firm has taken enforcement actions against the infringer for sale of infringing/pirated books for the said company.

Successfully advising, maintaining and enforcing IP rights for over a decade of a world’s leading paint manufacturing company.

Have been counselling for over a decade to one of the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments for protecting and maintaining their patent portfolio in India.

Successfully represented world’s leading frozen food manufacturing company in domain name dispute cases involving India specific extensions with UDRP.

Have been advising to several Startups under Startup India scheme in understanding and protecting the IP of their company. Our counsels are on the panel of India’s most reputed management institute Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta’s- Innovation Park ( The Start-up Incubation Centre) to facilitate the startup and companies coming up with innovative ideas under Make in India plan.

Our counsels are also on the panel of Intellectual Property Facilitation Center which is a joint initiative of Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and PHD Chamber of Commerce (one of the oldest Industry Association in India) to facilitate MSMEs in understanding and protection of their IP.

We are an extension of your in-house legal team

The client’s satisfaction is evident from years of their association with us, more than a decade for a lot of them. We act as an extension of in-house legal teams and act as External Legal Counsel to you. Our efforts are towards being strategic partners in your growth and not to be just a law firm.

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