The Indian subcontinent or South Asia, extends from south of the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean. It consists of 7 countries, housing almost 17% of the world population. It is perhaps the most culturally diverse 4.4 million square kilometres land mass in the world. India, the largest country in the region, consists of 28 States divided on lingual basis. Hence, people of each state speak different languages, wear different clothes and eat different kinds of food. Add to this mix, countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives, which is a cultural conundrum waiting to be explored.
We at Lall & Sethi understand this cultural diversity and respect. We also respect the fact that our friends who may not be completely familiar with the region do not completely understand the legal and practical nuances of this diversity. We get the picture and bridge the gap, by constantly developing strategies relevant to the local situation and aligning it to clients’ needs.
We Hear You:
Lall & Sethi, as an organization of professionals, is passionately dedicated to the IP laws including trade-marks, copyrights, designs, patents, confidential information & trade secrets, entertainment and sports laws, information technology laws. We provide a complete range of services including filing and prosecution of applications, oppositions and cancellation proceedings, searching and watching services, renewals, licensing and registered users, franchising, IP audits and enforcement of rights through civil, criminal or administrative measures.
We ensure that our attorneys and staff are trained with best practices followed across the globe and understand and respect client needs. Training is also imparted on local practices of courts and IP offices in the region. Such training and knowledge has resulted in some of the path breaking decisions in the region, with intellectual property having taken birth on the desks of Lall & Sethi offices, be it decisions on well-known and famous marks, version recordings in music, unique region specific John Doe and Anton Pillar type search and seizure orders. All litigation including drafting and court appearances are handled by in-house experienced litigators.
We Give You The Edge:
We pride ourselves for having the best IT systems in the world. Our IP Management Software, developed in-house, ensures that timely responses are sent and deadlines are strictly adhered to. The docketing systems have minimal manual interface, virtually eliminating human errors. On other fronts, an assembly-line approach ensures that each task is undertaken by a member of staff who is thoroughly familiar with the task having undertaken it multiple times after being imparted top level training. On client reporting, it is possible for a client to monitor the work on real time basis by requesting password protected access to the database. The files are completely electronic and digital. An optional fixed fee schedule ensures that the cost benefits of repetitive services on bulk files and use of efficient systems is passed on to the client. The client has full knowledge of, and access to, the administrative staff, and often communicates with them on a first name basis.
The accounting is completely transparent internally and to the client, with each advise and its corresponding transaction recorded electronically. We have a policy of zero tolerance to bribery or graft at all levels.