Name: Anomi Wanigasekera
Firm Name: Julius & Creasy
Country: Sri Lanka
Expertise: Litigation

Telephone: 94-11-2422601
Fax: 94-11-2446663
Email: pts@juliusandcreasy.lk

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Professional Biography:

Anomi Wanigasekera is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Sri Lanka on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anomi directly using the contact details above.

Anomi heads our Intellectual Property Group.

She has extensive experience in the full range of enforcement, management and transactional matters pertaining to Intellectual Property law, including representing clients before the National Intellectual Property Office, acting for multinationals as well as Sri Lankan conglomerates in respect of infringement actions, applying for injunctions and search and/or seizure orders.

Anomi also overlooks the drafting and reviewing of contracts and advises on regulatory compliance matters.

Memberships:

Anomi Wanigasekera’s current list of memberships can be found below:

  • Bar Association of Sri Lanka – Life Member
  • Colombo Law Society – Member
  • Council Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • Jt Secretary, Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Sri Lanka Group
  • Member of the International Trademark Association

Firm Overview:

Julius & Creasy is a Civil law firm established in the year 1879. With its 140-year history, Julius & Creasy is one of the oldest law firms in Sri Lanka. Its reputation is one that has been built on rich tradition as well as the calibre of professionals passing through its corridors. The firm offers an extensive range of full legal services in the fields of Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Tax, Property and Construction, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Infrastructure, Shipping, Maritime and Admiralty, Commercial Litigation, Arbitration and Employment Law.

The Intellectual Property division of the firm advises on diverse areas ranging from patent, trademark, copyright, industrial designs, domain names, involving sundry fields such as biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, computers, software, media, entertainment etc. Our clients represent numerous multinational companies, which include a majority of the Fortune 500 companies. We also act for several leading Sri Lankan conglomerates. We are regularly instructed by some of the leading Trademark Agents in the UK, USA, EC, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

We undertake a full range of enforcement, management and transactional matters. We advise foreign and local clients on the registration, clearance, protection and exploitation of Intellectual Property rights, as well as manage and co-ordinate our clients’ Intellectual Property portfolios in Sri Lanka. We represent clients before the National Intellectual Property Office (NIPO) in respect of application, registration, ex parte and/or opposition inquiry, recording of assignment, recording of license, renewal of registration etc. of trademarks/patents or industrial designs to overcome objections. We regularly liaise with the relevant authorities and keep clients appraised of the status of their applications. We also undertake Intellectual Property audits and due diligence exercises and also file trademark applications with the Sri Lanka Customs.

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