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Remfry & Sagar

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Managing Partner: Ashwin Julka
Number of partners: 14
Number of lawyers: 100+
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Established in 1827, Remfry & Sagar has pioneered IP law in India. The firm’s depth of experience is hard to match and its ability for fresh thinking in changing scenarios is self-evident. Offering services across the spectrum of intellectual property law, its dynamic team of over 100 lawyers and 150 professional staff has equal competence in both IP prosecution and litigation. A group of corporate law experts also advises on wide ranging commercial matters. More than 8,000 clients across diverse industries in over 70 countries are testimony to the firm’s leading capabilities.

Remfry & Sagar’s expertise is particularly strong in the Indian subcontinent, however, its long history has fostered close associations across geographies, facilitating easy fulfilment of a client’s global IP needs. The firm’s efforts towards crafting seamless IP solutions include extensive participation in global IP fora including the INTA, ECTA, AIPLA, AIPPI, APAA, FICPI, ITMA, LES and PTMG platforms as well close involvement with domestic industry forums such as FICCI (The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). This lends it a broad world view with deep insight into the demands of modern business. Remfry & Sagar also continually engages with policy makers thus contributing towards a larger change in India’s IP milieu.

Practice Areas:
Patents Designs
Trade Marks
Copyright
Geographical Indications
IP Litigation
Corporate & Commercial Law
Unfair Competition & Trade Secrets
Piracy, Anti-Counterfeiting & Border Control Measures
Technology, Media & Telecom
Internet & Social Media
Domain Names
Plant Varieties & Bio Diversity
Alternative Dispute Resolution
IP Commercialisation
IP Licensing, Audit & Due Diligence
Start-Up Counselling

Main Areas of Practice:

Patents, Designs & Plant Varieties:
■ Expertise in all spheres of technology, including chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, food and related fields, telecommunications, software, electrical and electronics
■ Search and watch services; due diligence; freedom to operate and invalidity opinions
■ Drafting patent specifications
■ Filing and prosecution of patents, designs and plant varieties applications
■ Opposition and revocation/cancellation matters before the Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) Maintenance of granted patents and registered designs and filing of annual working statements for patents
■ Assignment and licensing advisory as well as effecting seamless recordals
■ Filing and prosecuting applications under the Biological Diversity Act

Trade Mark, Copyright & Geographical Indications:
■ Search and watch services; due diligence; investigations, market surveys; negotiations for co-existence agreements, buy-outs
■ Filing and prosecution of applications (including Madrid applications), oppositions and cancellation actions; post registration maintenance including renewal and restoration
■ Assignment, licensing and franchising
■ Registration and maintenance of domain names
■ Representation before the IP offices and IPAB

Litigation:
■ Enforcement of trade marks, patents, copyright, designs and geographical indications encompassing suits for infringement, passing off, unfair competition, appeals, writ petitions, special revocation petitions, counter claims etc. before various courts/tribunals
■ Criminal enforcement actions including those pertaining to anti-piracy/counterfeiting
■ Alternative dispute resolution
■ Commercial litigation
■ Domain name complaints before WIPO/National Arbitration Forum and INRegistry/NIXI
■ Border control measures including filing of custom watch notices

Corporate & Commercial:
■ Legal advice relating to foreign investment, joint ventures, company formation/management, competition law, labour laws, food laws, packaging and labelling regulations etc.; legal due diligence
■ Representation before the Foreign Investment Promotion Board, the Reserve Bank of India, the Office(s) of the Registrar of Companies, etc.
■ Obtaining all kinds of commercial/ statutory registrations
■ Advising on and drafting agreements pertaining to trade secret and data protection