ALG India Law Offices LLP

A law firm in India having an international outlook

Trademarks, Servicemarks, Geographical Indications

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Smita Chandra       Sheja Ehtesham



- We conduct availability and common law searches for marks in the TM Office database, GI Official Journals, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) database, online investigations, market surveys, local directories, International Non-proprietary Names (INNs) and INN stems, etc. and provide comprehensive clearance reports to our clients.

- We assist clients in filing through registration of trademarks (including service marks, certification marks, series marks, sound marks, smell marks etc.) and prosecution thereof including preparing responses to office actions, attending hearings, recordals, assignments etc.

- We advise and assist clients in strategizing and initiating enforcement actions including issuing legal notices (cease and desist cum demand letters), conducting on-site investigations, registering marks with custom authorities to prevent import of infringing products, conducting negotiations, etc.

- We represent clients in several contentious and non-contentious proceedings such as oppositions, cancellations and rectification actions before Registrar (TM & GI) as well as before Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB).

- We have extensive experience and successful track record in in litigation matters involving infringement, passing off, unfair competition, declaration, damages, injunction, civil and criminal remedies against counterfeit goods, etc.

- Drafting, reviewing, revising, advising and counseling with respect to trademarks aspects of IP license and assignment agreements, franchising agreements, co-branding agreements, distributorship agreements, joint-venture agreements, valuation of trademarks and other such rights structuring activities is a part of our practice.

- We advise clients on valuation of trademarks for licensing, assignment and transmission, payment of stamp duty, preparing affidavits of use/commencement of use, company name registration etc.




- Represented a Fortune 100 hotel and world leader in the hospitality sector in respect of its series trademarks for retail services and for condiments in relation to its café-bars in multiple locations.

- Represented an Indian forest products company in relation to its range of brands for newsprint, commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products and the respective trademarks and service marks therefor.

- Represented one of the world’s largest alcoholic beverage companies in respect of its brands of gourmet wines and of vodka.

- Represented a globally top-ranking media and broadcasting company in relation to its well-known mark pertaining to a popular television channel aimed at pre-teens and teenagers.

- Represented a prominent workforce and professionals performance certification institute in relation to its certification marks pertaining to workplace learning and performance professionals.

- Advised an NGO working for preservation and promotion of traditional handicraft techniques in relation to Channapatna toys (a particular form of wooden toys and dolls with distinctive lacquering and string-work), a geographical indication.

- Represented a prominent electronics manufacturing major with respect to a range of sound marks, 3D marks and hologram marks as part of an aggressive marketing campaign by it targeted towards younger consumers.


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