IPR SERVICES BY STEINBEIS INDIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ADASTRA IP SERVICES
- Drafting & filing in India
Drafting and filing patent applications in India. Before drafting patent application a thorough, global, prior art search or pre-filing search is conducted to determine novelty, and the drafting is commenced based on the results of such a search.
Analysis of Examination reports issued by patent office during examination of patent application and filing appropriate response in order to get grant.
- Opposition & Litigation
Assistance in case of any opposition or litigation matters.
- Patent Analytics
Evaluation of new/ innovative ideas for novelty which is a pre- requisite for patentability of any invention. Extensive worldwide patent and non-patent search is conducted using free and paid databases.
- Patent Landscape
Patent landscapes are prepared by extensive patent searches for purposes such as determining their R&D direction, competitor patent watch, patent trends, technology trends, etc.
- Clearance / Freedom to Operate opinion
Freedom to operate search is conducted for any new idea or product to ensure freedom to sell, manufacture, use, import products without infringing patents of third parties in different countries. A thorough FTO search is conducted via paid as well as free databases in different countries and this search is specific for a country and a different FTO search is required for countries of interest to get FTO clearance.
- Invalidity search
A patent invalidity search can be used to determine the viability of an invalidity claim while facing a patent infringement suit. Conversely, it can be used to invalidate a patent which is or may be asserted. An extensive prior art search is conducted to find a single prior art reference that can anticipate the main claim of a patent.
- Litigation support
Third party litigation support is provided.
Drafting and filing of trademark applications, responding to examination reports & hearing until registration. Any oppositions or litigations matters are also resolved.
- Industrial Designs
Industrial Design Rights registration provides protection to the aesthetic
or visual designs of an object that may not have technical or industrial
utility per se. Services for IDRs include searching, filing and prosecuting applications for registration of Industrial Design Rights, attending to renewals, responding to objections/oppositions, clearance/infringement searches and opinions.
- Plant variety rights in India & South East Asia
Any traditionally cultivated plant variety which has undergone the process of domestication/improvement through human interventions can be registered and protected subjected to fulfilment of the eligible criteria. The Plant Variety Protection Act gives breeders up to 25 years of exclusive control over new, distinct, uniform, and stable sexually reproduced or tuber propagated plant varieties.
Copyright is the exclusive right to control creative works created by the author, copyright owner and performer for a specific period. Copyright is a right given to the creators of literary (includes computer programs and websites), dramatic, musical and artistic works and producers of cinematograph films and sound recordings.
- Geographical Indication
Geographical indications refer to any indications which define the goods as originating in the territory of a country or a region or locality in that territory, provided a given quality reputation or other characteristics of the product are attributable to its geographical origin. A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place.
- General IP advisory
This included general IP enquiry, IP training programmes on a periodic basis to build IP awareness and explain ways to align IP with individual businesses.