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S Majumdar & Co

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Principal/Managing Partner: Mr Subhatosh Majumdar
Number of attorneys-at-law: 27
Number of patent agents: 21
Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil

Firm Overview:
SMCO was founded in 1993 and has since established itself as a leading intellectual property firm in India, manned with professionals in diverse areas of technology starting from engineering, telecommunications, software, electronics, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and not to mention lawyers with expertise in all areas of IP, qualified to represent clients across all judicial and quasi-judicial forums. Its patent proficiency extends to drafting, filing and prosecution of patent applications, oppositions, revocations, patent journal monitoring, patentability and infringement searches and opinion. The firm has represented in a large number of patent oppositions and has been mostly successful in such proceedings. A dedicated team handles design matters. Its trademark proficiency extends to availability searches and opinion on adoption, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, trademark watch services, oppositions and rectifications, investigations and other related matters including recordal and enforcement of IPR with the Customs Office. SMCO has successfully handled several domain dispute cases before the WIPO and the local authorities. The firm also has expertise in handling matters relating to assignment, licensing and transaction of IPR. It also has a robust litigation team which is active in areas of civil suits, writ petitions and criminal actions relating to IPR.

Practice Areas:
Patents
Trade Marks
Designs
Domain Names
Copyright
Geographical Indications
Litigation
Customs Enforcement

Main Areas of Practice:

Patents:

■ Drafting of provisional and complete specifications (Ordinary/PCT/Convention applications)
■ Filing and prosecution of applications (including Attending to the technical objections raised by foreign Patent offices)
■ Filing and prosecuting National phase entry in all PCT designated states
■ Maintenance of patents (post registration services)
■ Oppositions and revocation
■ PCT- third party observations
■ Monitoring Patent Gazette (Journal)
■ Searches and opinions: novelty searches
■ Patentability, invalidity and infringement/freedom to operate(FTO) searches
■ Licensing and assignment agreements, due diligence and all other related activities

Trade Marks:
■ Searches
■ Filing and prosecution of applications (including Madrid route)
■ Monitoring Trademark Journals
■ Infringement and validity opinions
■ Opposition proceedings, rectification and cancellation proceedings
■ Civil and criminal suits based on infringement action and passing off
■ Post registration services (renewals)
■ Registered user agreement
■ Licensing, assignment, transmission and franchise agreements, due diligence and investigations

Designs:
■ Searches
■ Filing and prosecution
■ Registration and post registration services
■ Cancellation proceedings
■ Infringement and validity opinions
■ Infringement suits
■ Assignment and licensing agreements
■ Due diligence

Copyright:
■ Filing, prosecution and registration
■ Cancellations proceedings
■ Infringement actions under the civil and criminal law
■ Assignment and licensing agreements

Geographical Indications:
■ Filing and prosecution
■ Opposition and cancellation proceedings
■ Infringement actions

Litigation:
■ Litigation involving IP rights across all forums
■ Conducting pre-litigation investigations

Domain Names:
■ Dispute resolution before the WIPO Arbitration Centre, .IN Registry and other fora

Customs Enforcement:
■ Recordal of IP rights before the customs office
■ Enforcement of IP rights before the customs office

International Work:
■ Filing and prosecuting National phase entry (through associates) in all PCT designated states
■ Dispute resolution before the WIPO Arbitration Centre
■ Filing and prosecution of TM application in all countries through associates
■ Filing and prosecution of TM application through Madrid

Contact:
Name:
Amrita Majumdar
Tel: +91 33 2455 7484/85/86
Email: [email protected]

Memberships:
Members of INTA, AIPPI, APAA, AIPLA, ITMA, ECTA, FICPI and of several INTA sub-committees.