Indian Companies - IP around the Globe

 

Overview

 

We help Indian companies protect their IP in India and also help them build global IP portfolios. IP protection around the globe is a key part of business strategy for most Indian cpmpanies now. Most companies start with protection of their IP in India and its neighboring countries, thereafter taking the business to the west and other countries around the globe.

 

In the past decade or so, there has been a big increase in the number of foreign filings by Indian companies and we work with numerous Indian companies towards building their Global IP Portfolios.

 

 

Our Services for Indian Companies:

 

 

 

  • Patent searches, drafting and filing around the world including PCT Applications and National Phase applications in over 100 PCT member countries as well as through Paris Convention route

 

  • Trademark filing around the world including Madrid Applications for International Registration

 

  • IP protection in Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, China, South America, Africa, Midde East and over 100 countries around the world

 

  • Trademark watch in over 100 countries

 

  • Clearence searches around the world for global brands

 

  • IP training to corporate employees on IP generation, identifcation and protection around the globe

 

  • Working closely with in house legal teams and management on several aspects of IP

 

  • Portfolio Management Services (PMS)

 

  • File Management Services for global portfolio (FMS)

 

  • Protection of IP rights

 

  • Advisory on IP rights and enforcement

 

  • Commercialization outside India

 

  • Foreign Filing License for Indian inventors

 

  • IP Audits

 

  • Investigations

     

 

Just get in touch with us at info@candcip.in for your requirements and we shall be glad to advise you further.

 

More information on our services is available at Services and Documentation Tab on top of this page

 

 

How to file outside India

 

India is a part of key treaties for IP Protection, including:

 

  • PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty

 

It is possible to file Patent applications outside India through the PCT National Phase route and this is certainly a very popular route for patent filing outside India. More information on PCT International Applications is available here

 

  • Madrid Protocol - for Trademarks

 

Madrid protocol is a highly popular route for trademark filing outside India and is now used by a large number of Indian companies to protect their trademarks outside India. As filing through this route ensures timely examination within statutory 18 month deadline, it is certainly helping accelerate examination around the world. More information on International Registration through Madrid Protcol is available here.

 

  • Paris Convention - for Patents, Trademarks and Designs

 

The Paris Convention route for Patents is highly popular with companies looking to get early Grant of Patents. This route offers several benefits to Indian companies including quicker grant of rights.

 

In terms of trademarks and designs as well, the Paris convention helps secure the priority date and is a popular route to protect the priority date in the current globalized scenario where new brands, designs and inventions travel to the other corner of the world almost immediately close to the launch.

 

 

Enforcement in India

 

Apart from above protection strategies, the enforcement part in India is really positive. With exceptions of a few debated decisions concerning second medical use patents, the enforcemennt for Patent matters has been extremely good with a very high percentage of injunctions.

 

In terms of Trademark enforcement, the Indian courts have repeatedly decided in favour of brand owners and have recognized the concept of first use and adoption.

 

In terms of Copyrights, Microsoft has been very active in enforcement of copyright in software and has very often obtained injunction orders as well as damages. 

 

In terms of Designs, the Indian courts have again been very active in upholding rights of design owners and providing them equitable reliefs.

 

More information on IP enforcement in India is available here.

 

 

Start Ups

Start Ups

Leveraging their IP

International Desk

International Desk

Your Inventions, brands, designs = IP

Foreign Filing License

Foreign Filing License

Get License to file abroad

Neighbouring Countries

Neighbouring Countries

Special desks for Neighbouring Countries

Subscribe for Updates