R.G Rane & Company has a competent Intellectual Property department which assists clients in prosecution, advisory, enforcement, non-contentious transactional work, and contentious litigation work involving all forms of intellectual property including patents (including drafting and filing patent specifications in all disciplines of science and technology/engineering), trademarks, copyright, designs, geographical indications and domain names.
The IP team provides clients with practical, innovative, comprehensive and custom-made strategies and solutions. We are known for providing holistic advice that incorporates the complexities of the industries and business environments within which our clients operate.
We advise clients on a variety of intellectual property agreements involving trademark licensing and assignment, distribution agreements, IP related aspects of franchising transactions. We also assist in conducting legal due diligence on portfolio of patents, trademarks and copyright works.
- Advising and counselling clients in relation to their overall intellectual property protection and enforcement strategy in India, including undertaking anti-counterfeiting actions and other contentious proceedings before various tribunals, High Courts and other Courts in India
- Representation of clients on various contentious matters in the areas of trademark, trade dress, designs, copyrights and patent infringement, domain names anti-cybersquatting, comparative and false advertising, trade secrets and confidential information
- Drafting, negotiating and advising clients on trademark, patent and technology licensing and acquisitions, co-branding, franchising, software license agreements, research and technology collaboration agreements
- Conducting brand and intellectual property audits including audits on intellectual property management practices adopted by a company