Intellectual Property

WELCOME TO Intellectual Property

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

Our intellectual property team has expertise in all areas of trade/service mark, trade secret, design, copyright and patent law. We advice our clients on the selection, availability, use and registration of all of the above. This practice area consists of several individuals with scientific backgrounds to facilitate patent prosecution. We have the expertise to negotiate on behalf of celebrities and draft relevant agreements. Additionally, we advise on worldwide domain name registration and disputes, on-line infringements other issues relating to Internet law mainly rooted from trade mark and copyright law. We also have attorneys who have extensive experience in the litigation of intellectual property conflicts. In addition, our team is also experienced in negotiating and drafting a variety of license agreements.

PATENT

 

we have a full-service patent practice and we service our clients with our in-depth knowledge, resources and experience when handling their Patent Portfolios. Our services follow and support the life cycle of the patent including search, application drafting and prosecution, amendments, maintenance, licensing, assignment, opinions and litigation.
This group comprises of an effective amalgam of technical and legal professionals. The Firm provides a gamut of legal services in the patent field.
The Firm has handled a variety of technology licences and technical assistance agreements for joint ventures.
Reproduced below is a non exhaustive list of our services in this field:

 

1) Prior art searches

2) Applications and prosecution

3) Advice on patentability, infringement and validity of patents

4) Patent litigation

5) Licensing;

6) Assignment

7) Portfolio management

 

TRADE MARK

 

At FM we realize that Brands are crucial to the success of most modern business. Therefore, apart from undertaking conflict searches, filing and prosecution of the trade mark applications, FM also provides a watch service. We not only help our clients register their marks but also help police them. We promptly advise our clients of any attempts by third parties to use and/or register similar/same/confusingly similar trade marks and assist in putting an end to such use or registration.
We send out Cease and Desist letters to anyone found infringing our clients trade marks asking the infringers to cease and desist from the use of marks identical or similar to our clients marks.
We regularly send updated status reports of all the trade marks held by the clients to ensure that the clients stay regularly informed of the current status of their trade marks.
We also provide comprehensive anti counterfeiting options to our clients. We obtain court orders (search & seizure); liaise with the police or official receiver and even participate in the raids that are conducted, be it civil or criminal.
We conduct due diligence in connection with mergers, asset purchases and the assignment of trade mark rights.
Additionally, SLS regularly advices, negotiates and prepare license, assignment, franchising and co-existence agreements on behalf of our clients.
Reproduced below is a non exhaustive list of our services in this field:

1) Availability searches and opinions

2) Filing and prosecution

3) Settlement Agreements

4) Oppositions

5) Domain name disputes and registration and maintenance

6) Anti – counterfeiting strategies

7) Infringement opinions

8) Licensing and permitted use agreements

9) Portfolio management.