Patent

Invention Protection Services

Why do we need Invention Protection?

There are two points to understand this need, Emotional and Commercial.

Every idea is a brain-child of the creator of the idea. Brilliant ideas are results of condense brainstorming. Efforts like this definitely needs protection because unprotected ideas are nothing less than an undispatched invitation to idea-pirates to copy.

From business point of view, protected business products and methods to produce such products are more valuable, and ensure monopoly.

How to start?

Filing a patent application for protection of the invention is first step of the idea protection. A granted patent gives rights to the patentee to stop others from using, selling, or importing his invention.

What is the life of a granted Patent?

Each granted Patent has a life of 20 years from the date of filing or priority date, whichever is earlier. After this duration, the Patent expires and invention that it protected comes in public domain.

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Patent Services

What We Offer in Patents

Indian Ordinary Patent Filing

InPatent provides Indian ordinary patent filing services. An ordinary Indian patent application for patent is a patent application filed in the Patent Office which does not claim any priority of a prior application.

PCT International Applications

A PCT Application is governed by the Patent Cooperation Treaty. A single International patent application can be filed in order to seek protection for an invention in a large number of countries throughout the world.

Patent Convention Application

A patent application is conventional that claims priority from date of filing of the same or substantially similar application in the convention countries. Team InPatent is expert in filing Convention Application.

PCT Indian National Phase

When a PCT International application is made designating India, an applicant can file an Indian patent application as PCT national phase application in India within 31 months from the international filing date or the priority date of PCT International application (whichever is earlier).

Indian Patent Prosecution

Patent prosecution comprise all the necessary formal and technical compliances from the filing of a patent application till its grant.

FER Objections Response

InPatent provides services to respond the objections raised by the Controller of the Patents in the First Examination Report (FER) after the examination.

Patent Renewal

InPatent provides services related to renewals the granted patents on time with our attention on deadlines, and update our clients about upcoming renewals.

Oppose a Patent/Patent Application

InPatent provides services related to patent opposition via Pregrant opposition and Post-Grant opposition.

Defend a Patent/Patent Application

InPatent provides services related to defending inventions against Pregrant opposition and Post-Grant opposition.

Foreign Patent Application Filing

When an Indian person wishes to secure their invention outside India, InPatent's team assists through our foreign associates at every step to make whole process hastlefree.

Applicant Name Change

InPatent provides services related to change in name of a Applicant/Inventors. Our team of experts do the job in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

Applicant Address Change

InPatent provides services related to change in address of a Applicant/Inventors. Our team of experts do the job in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

Patent Assignments

InPatent provides services related to patent assignments from one Applicant to other in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

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Trademarks

Brand Protection Services

Why do we need Brand/Trademark Protection?

Brand protection helps a business to ensure that none who is manufacturing a similar product or providing a similar service as that of the brand owner can take advantages of the reputation of its brand without his/her consent.

How to start?

Filing a trademark application for registration of the brand is one of the initial steps. A registered brand has always a stronghold on market than an unregistered trademark/brand.

What is the life of a registered trademark?

Unlike any other Intellectual Property (Patents, Copyrights, and Designs), a Trademark has infinite life subject to renewals.

Each trademark has registeration status validity of 10 years. The trademark owner is required to renew the trademark before its expiration. This cycle continues till the owner wishes.

The Lion symbol has been in continual use by Lowenbrau beer since 1383.

What are different types of trademarks that may be registered in India?

There are number of different types of trademarks that can be registered in India. Few examples are as follow:

  • Any name (including personal or surname of the applicant or predecessor in business or the signature of the person), which is not unusual for trade to adopt as a mark.
  • An invented word or any arbitrary dictionary word or words, not being directly descriptive of the character or quality of the goods/service.
  • Letters or numerals or any combination thereof.
  • The right to proprietorship of a trademark may be acquired by either registration under the Act or by use in relation to particular goods or service.
  • Devices, including fancy devices or symbols.
  • Monograms.
  • Combination of colors or even a single color in combination with a word or device.
  • Shape of goods or their packaging.
  • Marks constituting a 3- dimensional sign.
  • Sound marks when represented in conventional notation or described in words by being graphically represented.

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Trademarks Services

What We Offer in Trademarks

Trademark Search

A comprihensive trademark search before filing enables an applicant to identify if the mark which he/she wants to register is available for registration or is already taken.

Trademark Filing

A trademark filing is a first step to protects brand names (words), logo slogans, and sound that uniquely identify a business or brand and distinguishes it from others.

Trademark Renewal

InPatent provides services to renew the registered trademarks on time with our attention on deadlines, and update our clients about upcoming renewals.

Examination Reply

InPatent provides services to respond the objections raised by the Registrar of the Trade Marks in the Examination Report after the examination of trademark.

Oppose a Trademark

InPatent helps you if anyone has applied for a deceptively similar trademark as that of yours, and it has been published in the trademark gazette.

Defend a Trademark

InPatent defends your trademark if someone opposes registration of your trademark, by serving a counter statement to the opponent on your behalf.

TM Watch

InPatent provides services to respond the objections raised by the Registrar of the Trade Marks in the Examination Report after the examination of trademark.

Foreign Filing

When an Indian business entity wishes to secure their brand outside India, InPatent's team assists through our foreign associates at every step to make whole process hastlefree.

National Filing

InPatent provides expert services related to entry and filing of foreign trademarks in India. Our team of experts do the job in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

Name Change

InPatent provides services related to change in name of a Applicant/Prop./User. Our team of experts do the job in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

Add. Change

InPatent provides services related to change in address of a Applicant/Prop./User. Our team of experts do the job in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

TM Assignment

InPatent provides services related to trademark assignments from one Applicant/Prop. to other in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

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Industrial Designs

Designs Protection Services

Why do we need Designs Protection?

A Design refers to the features of shape, configuration,pattern, ornamentation or composition of lines or colours applied to any article, whether in two or three dimensional (or both) forms. This may be applied by any industrial process or means (manual, mechanical or chemical) separately or by a combined process, which in the finished article appeals to and judged solely by the eye. Design does not include any mode or principle of construction or anything which is a mere mechanical device. It also does not include any trade mark or any artistic work.

What are the essential requirements for Designs registration in India?

A design must:

  • Be new or original.
  • Undisclosed to the public anywhere by publication in tangible from or by use or in any other way prior to the filling date, or where applicable, the priority date of the application for registration.
  • Be significantly distinguishable from known designs or combination of known designs.
  • Not comprise of or contain scandalous or obscene matter.
  • Not be a mere mechanical contrivance.
  • Be applied to an article and should appeal to the eye.
  • Not be contrary to public order or morality.
  • Not be prejudicial to the security of India.
  • Who can apply for registration of a Design in India ?

    Any person or the legal representative or the assignee can apply separately or jointly for the registration of a design.

    The term "person" includes firm, partnership, small entity and a body corporate. An application may also be filed through an agent in which case a power of attorney is required to be filed.

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    Industrial Designs

    What We Offer in Industrial Designs

    Industrial Designs Filing

    An Industrial design application is filed in India to obtain protection for the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornaments of an article. Under the Designs Act, 2000 the “article” means any article of manufacture and any substance, artificial, or partly artificial and partly natural and includes any part of an article capable of being made and sold separately.

    Industrial Designs Search

    A comprihensive Industrial Designs search before filing enables an applicant to identify if the Designs which he/she wants to register in India is available for registration or is already taken.

    Examination Reply

    InPatent provides services to respond the objections raised by the Controller of the Designs in the Examination Report after the examination of Design Application.

    Industrial Designs Renewal

    InPatent provides services to renew the registered Industrial Designs on time with our attention on deadlines, and update our clients about upcoming renewals.

    Foreign Filing

    When an Indian business entity wishes to secure their Industrial Designs outside India, InPatent's team assists through our foreign associates at every step to make whole process hastlefree.

    Applicant Name Change

    InPatent provides services related to change in name of a Applicant. Our team of experts do the job in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

    Applicant Address Change

    InPatent provides services related to change in address of a Applicant. Our team of experts do the job in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

    Designs Assignment

    InPatent provides services related to designs assignments from one Applicant to other in fast and efficient manner at competitive cost.

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