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Geographical indications

What is a geographical indication?

A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g. a town, region, or country). The use of a GI may act as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, is made according to traditional methods, or enjoys a certain reputation, due to its geographical origin.

Geographical Indication applications in India are governed by the Geographical Indications of Goods Act (Registration and Protection), 1999.

Our core services include:

- Geographical Filing and Prosecution
Preparing of forms and collection and preparation of documents for filing of a GI mark is done in-house by the legal and paralegal staff.

The Office of the GI Registry located in Chennai, where the application is to be filed.

PROCEDURE

REQUIREMENTS: GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION QUESTIONNAIRE

REQUIREMENTS: GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION FORMS (GI-1, GI-2) and TARIFF

Plant variety

What is a plant variety?

A plant variety is the recognition of a cultivated plant (a cultivar) as a "variety" in this particular sense provides its breeder with some legal protection so-called plant breeders' rights. Plant breeders' rights (PBR), also known as plant variety rights (PVR), are rights granted to the breeder of a new variety of plant that give him exclusive control over the propagating material (including seed, cuttings, divisions, tissue culture) and harvested material (cut flowers, fruit, foliage) of a new variety for a number of years.

Plant Variety application in India is governed by the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001.

Our core services include:

- Plant Variety Filing, and Prosecution
We are able to help farmers and cultivators to file for plant variety rights.

PROCEDURE

REQUIREMENTS: PLANT VARIETY QUESTIONNAIRE REQUIREMENTS: PLANT VARIETY FORMS (PV-1, PV-1a, PV-2), and TARIFF

IC Layout Design

What is an integrated circuit (ic) layout design?

A semiconductor integrated circuit is a product having transistors and other circuitry elements, which are inseparably formed on a semiconductor material or an insulating material or inside the semiconductor material and designed to perform an electronic circuitry function. An integrated circuit topography, also known as a layout design, semiconductor chip, or mask work, is the three-dimensional disposition, however expressed, of the elements at least one of which is an active element, and of some or all of the interconnections of an integrated circuit, or such a three-dimensional disposition prepared for an integrated circuit intended for manufacture.

A layout design is granted on the following counts:
- Original;
- Not commercially exploited anywhere in India or in a Convention country i.e. any country that the Government of India notifies in the Official Gazette for the fulfillment of a treaty, convention or an arrangement with any country outside India and which affords to citizens of India similar privileges as are granted to its own citizens;
- Inherently distinctive;
- Inherently capable of being distinguishable from any other registered layout-design.

IC layouts applications in India are governed by Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Act, 2000 and the Semiconductor Integrated Circuits-Layout Design Rules, 2001.

Our core services include:

- IC Filing, and Prosecution
We are equipped to represent our clients for registration of IC layout and advising them in the steps to do so.

The application for registration has to be filed with the Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Registry.

PROCEDURE

REQUIREMENTS: INTEGRATED CIRCUIT LAYOUT QUESTIONNAIRE

REQUIREMENTS: TARIFF