Intellectual property rights
Intellectual property rights are similar to any other property rights which allows creators, or owners, of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. Intellectual Property laws protects the creations of the mind, which have both a moral and a commercial value. It grants the author/owner of an intellectual creation exclusive rights for exploiting and benefiting from their creation. Piracy, counterfeiting and the theft of intellectual property assets pose a serious threat to all businesses as they face unfair competition in domestic and abroad markets as they face legal, health and safety risks from the threat of counterfeit goods entering their supply chains. Thus, protecting the intellectual property is crucial to the success of any business. Intellectual property consists of items that you have created that are unique and provide with an economic benefit. Intellectual property includes inventions, designs, original works of authorship and trade secrets. With the ever-increasing ease in which information can spread, it is becoming harder to secure intellectual property or product ideas and ensure they are not unfairly recreated or produced by someone else. Whether you are running a small start-up or a multinational organisation, taking steps to protect your intellectual property should be a priority within your business. If a company is coming up with a unique brand name, logo, great idea, design or invention, it should ensure that no one else has the right to take that product and claim it as their own. Intellectual property is protected and governed by various national and international laws, depending on where the idea was created, what the idea is and many other determining factors.
Copyright is an important property of the owner. Copyright protects companies, authors, writers, software developers, artists, designers, architects, musicians, creative geeks and media houses to protect their creations like software, web content, books, videos, artwork, films, songs from copycats. Copyright owners can prevent others from reproducing or communicating their work without their permission or may sell these rights to someone else. Copyright does not protect ideas, concepts, styles or techniques.
Patent Your Invention
A patent is an exclusive right for an invention provided by the law for a limited time to the Patentee. By patenting an invention, the patentee is able to control the making, using, selling or importing of the patented product or process for producing that product without his/her consent. For an invention to be patentable in India, the invention must be a new product or process, involving an inventive step and capable of being made or used in an industry. Patent registrations have a validity of 20 years from the date of filing of the patent application.
Design registration is a type of intellectual property protection, under which newly created designs applying to an article created under an industrial process can be protected from counterfeiting. Under the Design Act, 2000, a shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or colour or combination applied to an article can be registered. For a design to be registered, it must satisfy the following conditions.
Corporate law is to provide business enterprises with a legal form to operate a business with five core structural characters viz., 1) Legal personality, 2) limited liability, 3) transferable shares, 4) centralized management under a board structure, and 5) shared ownership by contributors of capital. Corporate Law (company law) deals with the formation and operations of corporations and is related to commercial and contract law. It involves legal tasks including corporate taxes, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structure issues, employment law, and government reporting. Corporate law includes the various branches of law that determine the rights and liabilities or persons taking part in business transactions such as Contract Law, Banking Law, compliance of legal procedures and Government regulations of business.
Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 offers a standardized, comprehensive financial condition legislation encompassing all corporations, partnerships and Sole Proprietorship. One in every one of the elemental options of the Code is that it permits creditors to assess the viability of the debtors and encourage reconciliation for its revival or a speedy liquidation. The IBC creates a brand new institutional framework, consisting of insolvency professional, regulatory professionals, and adjudication forum to facilitate a proper and time-bound insolvency resolution process and liquidation.
Arbitration / ADR
Alternative dispute resolution has expanded over the last several years and has become an important step in the dispute resolution process.We are a well-known law firm in India providing alternative dispute resolution services. Our Firm assists clients with resolution of disputes in all areas of general and special practices in a broad range of industrial sectors including Oil and Gas, Power, Mining, Construction and Infrastructure, Real Estate, Entertainment and Media, Banking and Finance, Aviation, Insurance and Reinsurance, International Finance, International Investments, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Telecommunications, etc.
Corporate & Commercial
A Commercial Contract refers to a legally binding agreement between parties in which they are obligated to do or not do certain things. Contracts may be written or verbal and drawn up in a formal or informal way. Most businesses create contracts in writing to make the terms of agreement clear, often seeking legal counsel when drawing important contracts. Contracts may encompass all aspects of a business, including hiring, wages, employee safety, leases and loans.
Merger & Acquisition
Mergers and acquisitions is one of the best processes of corporate restructuring that has gained substantial prominence in the present day corporate world. Restructuring usually means major changes and modifications in the corporate strategies and beliefs. This shift in strategic alliances is done with a desire to have an edge over competitors, eventually creating a new economic paradigm.
The art of litigation is a blend substantive and procedural laws along with a well-established system of judicial enforcement of rights. Indian Law provides an elaborate mechanism for grievance redressal under various statutes. The hierarchy of courts and tribunals has been set up with three tier system of judiciary, which includes District Courts, at the first tier, comprising judges for adjudicating upon civil disputes and criminal cases at the lowest level. At the second tier, each state in India has a High Court which has the appellate and supervisory jurisdiction over all the courts and tribunals in such state.
We represent a number of government bodies, companies as well as individual clients with respect to all types of civil and commercial litigation in all the courts and tribunals in the country. We have our network of civil litigation attorneys around the country and thus our clients do not have to engage local lawyers
We represent clients on all types of criminal cases across courts and tribunals. We have our network of criminal lawyers around the country and thus our clients do not have to engage local lawyers. We have in our panel of advocates, Advocates on Records (AOR) who can file Petitions directly with the Supreme Court.
We at Unimarks Legal Solutions, take up and conduct, for and, against cases that may pertain to any type of Matrimonial Laws applicable throughout India. Experts in our law firm have an advisory role in these matrimonial matters, but also take up Court matter pertaining to Maintenance and Criminal Cases under section 498-A-IPC, Domestic Violence Cases & Divorce Cases The divorce lawyers in our firm help our clients to understand their rights and advise our clients regarding child custody etc and other allied related issues.