Name: Anomi Wanigasekera
Firm Name: Julius & Creasy
Country: Sri Lanka
Expertise: Intellectual Property Law

Telephone: 94-11-2422601
Fax: 94-11-2446663
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Anomi Wanigasekera is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law 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. She 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
  • International Associati of Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Sri Lanka Group – Member
  • Member of the International Trademark Association

Firm Overview:

Julius and Creasy is one of the oldest civil law firms in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1879, the firm has established itself on rich tradition and the highest professional principles. Julius and Creasy’ s wealth of expertise and experience in a wide range of specialised fields of Law enables it to offer innovative legal and business solutions to a diverse, sophisticated and high profile clientele.

Our firm from its inception has been involved in intellectual property work. Our work relates to both contentious and non-contentious matters. We file a large number of trademark applications for overseas clients being instructed by our associates in several countries including UK, European Union, USA, India, Singapore, Hongkong, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea.

We are also involved in registering overseas trademarks of well known exporters of Sri Lankan products

In contentious matters we represent clients both at the National Intellectual Property Office in opposition proceedings and in infringement proceedings before Courts, Infringement proceedings are instituted in the Commercial High Court and where necessary criminal proceedings are also instituted in the Magistrate’s Court.

Although our practice is to a great extent trademarks, we have substantial portfolio of patents as well. A large part of this portfolio is related to PCT applications filed in Sri Lanka, We also file number of design applications for overseas clients in Sri Lanka and for Sri Lankan clients overseas through our associates in various countries. We also have trained staff and do Patent drafting on behalf of our clients. We also advise on copyright issues including reviewing of copyright agreements and advise publishers. We engage ourselves in IP due diligence work and also file applications for registration at the Sri Lanka Customs.

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