Patent & Trademark Attorneys

IP Chambers - Services

We understand and respect that building and maintaining a company or a project or embarking on a new business is an uphill task, especially in IP-intensive or knowledge-based industries. Whether an entrepreneur, a private company, a partnership or a multinational, we are geared to assist our clients to pursue their business dreams, overcoming hurdles and reaching their goals.

Providing a range of Intellectual Property related legal services for personal and corporate Intellectual Property matters in Sri Lanka, we move with the changing times, anticipating challenges and advancing ourselves to better meet our clients’ Intellectual Property requirements.

Our comprehensive Intellectual Property services in Sri Lanka include the following:

Service Types


Trademarks

We assist both local and international clients with all aspects of trademark protection in Sri Lanka and Maldives. The services provided by IP Chambers include:

  • Availability search & registrability opinions
  • Filing and prosecution of Trademark applications
  • Oppositions
  • Renewals
  • Assignments
  • Recordal of changes of Name/Address
  • Recordal of License Agreements
  • Amending a Registered Mark
  • Amending the Specification of a Mark
  • Renunciation of a Registered Mark
  • Drafting and publication of Cautionary Notices
  • Appeals from rejection of Trademarks
  • Infringement, Unfair Competition, Non-Infringement and Nullity Actions

We further assist in Trademark risk evaluation and management with advice and opinions regarding non-infringement of third party Trademark rights. We further specialize in Trademark based business strategy formation and monetization for local clients and investment and transactional due diligence in prospective Trademark and Brand Acquisitions.

Patents

IP Chambers boasts of a highly competent team conversant with all aspects of Patent protection, and provides the following services:

  • National stage filing of foreign applications
  • Drafting, filing and prosecution of Patent applications
  • Providing Infringement/Non-Infringement opinions
  • Providing invalidity opinions
  • Providing patentability opinions
  • Payment of renewal fees and maintaining patents
  • Patent Infringement, Non-Infringement and Nullity Actions
  • Patent Assignments
  • Recordal of changes of Name/Address
  • Recordal of License Agreements
  • Pre-grant Amendment of Claims
  • Surrendering of a Patent or Claims
  • Patent risk evaluation and management
  • Patent based business strategy formation
  • Patent monetization
  • Investment and transactional due diligence

Industrial Designs

IP Chambers provides the following services in respect of Industrial Designs:

  • National stage filing of foreign applications
  • Filing and prosecution of Industrial Design applications
  • Providing Infringement/Non-Infringement opinions
  • Providing invalidity opinions
  • Providing registrability opinions
  • Payment of renewal fees and maintaining Designs
  • Design Infringement, Non-Infringement and Nullity Actions
  • Design Assignments
  • Recordal of changes of Name/Address
  • Recordal of License Agreements
  • Renunciation of a Design
  • Design risk evaluation and management
  • Design based business strategy formation
  • Design monetization
  • Investment and transactional due diligence

Copyright is not registrable in Sri Lanka and IP Chambers team provides the following services in relation to Copyright protection:

  • Providing opinions on Copyright, software protection under Copyright regime, Related Rights (Performers Rights, Rights of Producers of Sound Recordings, Rights of Broadcasting Organizations)
  • Copyright Assignments
  • Copyright License Agreements
  • National Intellectual Property Office dispute resolution
  • Copyright risk evaluation and management
  • Copyright based business strategy formation
  • Copyright monetization
  • Investment and transactional due diligence
  • Copyright infringement actions

Domain Names

IP Chambers provides services relating to Domain Name registrations (.lk domain), Domain Name litigation and complaints under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP’s) and Anti-Cybersquatting Actions.

IP Litigation and Enforcement

IP Chambers team has an extensive litigation experience in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law and provides unmatched in-house counseling services including devising litigation strategy, infringement, invalidity or nullity opinions, drafting and filing of pleadings and litigation, including supporting for preliminary injunctions, pretrial discovery and trials.

Anti-Counterfeiting

IP Chambers advises clients relating to Anti-Counterfeiting strategies and combating counterfeiting by liaising with Government Authorities such as the Customs Department and the Criminal Investigations Department. We also assist our clients with Criminal Litigation in relation to counterfeiting and obtaining Search Warrants and Seizure Orders.