Intellectual rights, as the name suggests, is related to the intelligence of human beings. Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, logos, images, crafts used in commerce etc. Patents, copyrights, and trademarks are some of the major channels through which intellectual property is protected. Recognition and/or financial benefit are mostly the main agendas of protecting one’s effort. The aim is to foster an environment where innovation and creativity can flourish beyond boundaries. Sadly enough, IP rights are under a serious wave of threat in today’s time. Individuals, groups and corporate entities often bring cases of intellectual property infringement. We, at B&B Associates, recognize the fact that it is extremely important to have necessary capabilities, result-oriented strategies, and objectivity when dealing with IP related matters. We, therefore, have a team of most competent and best lawyers for Intellectual Property Rights in Chandigarh. All necessary steps are taken by our best IP Lawyers to help people secure and restrain the unauthorized use of their Intellectual Property.
A patent is a legal document that is granted by the government to the inventor for a limited period for the invention that he/she has created. Such a protection confers exclusive monopoly rights to the patent holder to exploit by making, selling and using the invention and deriving maximum benefit out of it. Any person who is a true and first inventor or his assignee or his legal representative can apply for patents. Stating with the filling of the application, the Patent search is the first step that needs to be covered when looking for the grant of a patent. Once a thorough search has been complied with, then comes the preparing the patent specification, which again requires highly skilled techno-legal language. A team of best lawyers for Patent in Chandigarh, (patent attorney, and patent agents), are well versed with the importance of patent specifications and thereafter filling of the Patent well in time. The priority date is the essence of Patent filling because if the Patent claim is publicly available before the priority date is taken in, then the question whether to grant patent protection or not becomes imperative. Delay of any kind in securing the priority date can risk the information into the public domain and adversely affect the possibility of the patent grant.
Trademark is any symbol, word, name, logo, design or any combination of these, that provides exclusive rights to the owner with respect to that mark. Having a good Trademark helps in identifying the product or the service of one entity from that of another and helps the consumer identify the source of the product or the service. Trademark is a valuable asset for business (start-ups/established) as it represents the brand value and hence it is very important to have a comprehensive trademark search. At B&B Associates we understand the importance of having a strong trademark protection for both trademark owners and the consumers and therefore, the team of best lawyers for the trademark in Chandigarh are always ready to uphold the laws that would ensure proper protection to trademark. Sometimes, an unregistered mark that has acquired a lot of goodwill and brand value by consumer recognition over time, comes into the radar of being questioned if any third party comes up with a similar registered mark, then a passing off action comes into play protecting the first owners of the mark. For unregistered Trademark ™ symbol can be used and for the registered Trademark, ® symbol be used.
Copyright is bundle of rights, subsisting in any original by expression (published or unpublished) works of Literary, Musical, Dramatic, Artistic, cinematograph films and sound recording. No copyright can be acquired in an idea, therefore, it is important to have an original expression of that idea in some form. The word ‘original’ in a simple sense means work that has not bee copied from any other source. The exclusive right includes right of adaptation, a right of reproduction, right of publication, right to make translations, communication to public etc. and such rights are only available to the author or creator of the work who is also the first owner of the copyright. Copyright is the only intellectual property right that is acquired as soon a work is created. However, the best lawyers for copyright always advise, to apply for registration of copyright. Such an action is required so that there is prima facia evidence in the court of law.
In general sense, a design is an on the face look or the outlook of an article. According to the definition so laid under section 2 (d) of the Designs Act, 2000, “A design only menus the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colors applied to any article whether in two dimensional or three dimensional or both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, 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 or anything which is in substance a mere mechanical device, and does not include any trademark or property mark or artistic work. At B&B Associates we also recognize the ambiguity between copyright protection and design protection when it comes to fashion law. Having had an expertise in the field of fashion law, the best lawyers for designs in Chandigarh are empowered to deal with the challenges of the fashion world related to securing the exclusivity of design.
B&B Associates specializes in a full range of IP services starting from search, registration, and litigation involving any kind of Intellectual Property Rights. A team of best lawyers of IPR in Chandigarh are also well versed with other domains of IP rights like Geographical Indications, Franchising Law, Anti-Counterfeiting law, Domain Names etc.
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