Prakash Rasaily

Prakash Rasaily is our exclusively recommended Trademark, Patent and Industrial Design Law expert in Bhutan in the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Prakash directly using the contact details listed above.

The CLUES & COLLEAGUE, earlier City Legal Unit has been established on 30th June 1996. The Founder, Prakash Rasaily, a former senior civil servant is the brain behind the growth of the firm.

Section 21 of Article 7 of the Constitution of Bhutan honours the noble tradition that is access to legal counsel of one’s choice, the right undeniable by law. It was enshrined in the Thrimzhung Chhemo (the supreme law) enacted in 1953.

Over the journey of 23 years, CLUES & COLLEAGUE, the first ever law firm in the history of Bhutan, had overcome challenges and maintained its images and practices until today. The firm always kept the clients’ priority at the top pedestal and served with confidence and trust.

The founder, teamed by experienced colleagues devoted themselves to the success of the firm and is well known before the national and international organisations and firms. We continue to keep this motto.

Olusola Ogundimu

Olusola Ogundimu is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Ghana on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Olusola directly using the contact details listed above.

Admitted to the Nigerian Bar 1992, Ghanaian Bar 2007, Education: Ghana School of Law 2007; Nigerian Law School [B.L 1991-1992]; Obafemi Awolowo University Ile – Ife [LL.B Hons. 1991]; University of Ile-Ife [BA Hons. 1986]; Work: Director, Integrated Legal Consultants, Accra Ghana since April 2007; Fugar & Company – Accra Ghana 2006 – 2007; Wright & Co – Freetown, Sierra Leone 2003 – 2005; Fourah Bay College – Freetown Sierra Leone, 2003- 2005; Aluko & Oyebode – Lagos Nigeria, 1994 – 2001; Oceanic International Bank – Port Harcourt River State Nigeria 1993 – 1994. Member: Nigerian Bar Association, Ghana Bar Association, International Trade Marks Association, International Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

Integrated Legal Consultants was founded in April 2007 and was established to offer dedicated and innovative corporate legal services while ensuring that the Ghanaian and West African business community and our network of international clients benefit from the highest quality of corporate and commercial legal services that the Practice seeks to provide.

Internationally, Integrated Legal Consultants benefits from extensive support capabilities which are derived from correspondent relationships with leading law firms in Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, these complement our ability to provide efficient and cost-effective services to our clients on a coordinated basis.

Integrated Legal Consultants Directors have over 41 years of combined legal experience in corporate and commercial legal practice, having worked in some of the top law firms in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Ghana.

Tania Petsinis

Tania Petsinis is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Tania directly using the contact details above.

A trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognisable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks. The trademark owner can be an individual, business organisation, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a label, a voucher, or on the product itself. For the sake of corporate identity, trademarks are often displayed on company buildings. It is legally recognised as a type of intellectual property.

The first legislative act concerning trademarks was passed in 1266 under the reign of Henry III, requiring all bakers to use a distinctive mark for the bread they sold. The first modern trademark laws emerged in the late 19th century. In France the first comprehensive trademark system in the world was passed into law in 1857. The Trade Marks Act 1938 of the United Kingdom changed the system, permitting registration based on “intent-to-use”, creating an examination based process, and creating an application publication system. The 1938 Act, which served as a model for similar legislation elsewhere, contained other novel concepts such as “associated trademarks”, a consent to use system, a defensive mark system, and non claiming right system.

The symbols ™ (the trademark symbol) and ® (the registered trademark symbol) can be used to indicate trademarks; the latter is only for use by the owner of a trademark that has been registered.

Mehmet M. Gençoğlu

Mehmet Gençoğlu is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Turkey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mehmet directly using the contact details listed above.

Mehmet is a licensed attorney admitted within the Istanbul Bar of the Turkish Bars Association. In his education years in Ankara University, Mr. Gençoğlu founded and presided the Moot Court Society and ILSA, Ankara Chapter. Accordingly, he served on the Ankara Law Journal and organised several panels, symposiums, and workshops. Mr. Gençoğlu attended the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Vis Moot Law Competitions and many Pre-moots as an arbitrator and also as a team member and a team coach of the Ankara University Team. Mr. Gençoğlu also has a passion for commerce. He is he is the board member of Gençoğlu Group Inc., and has worked in several fields of domestic and international trade.

Firm Overview:

Gençoğlu Partners Law Offices is an innovative, client-driven firm, missioned to providing global litigation and legal consultancy services in accordance with international standards of quality and excellence, for both its local and international clientele.

Despite being a very young Firm, with its dynamic and expert team of attorney’s, each of whom is leaders in their fields, Gençoğlu Partners has already expanded its services to a wide range of areas regarding corporate counselling and litigation, and international transaction matters.

Gençoğlu Partners is based in Istanbul and has offices in Paris, Moscow, São Paulo and Rotterdam. Thus, the Firm is able to offer its local clientele legal assistance in foreign jurisdictions.

Naomi Assia

Naomi Assia is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Israel on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Naomi directly using the contact details above.

Naomi Assia Law Office and Patent Attorneys is one of the leading high tech and intellectual property law firms in Israel. Since its establishment in 1987, the firm has earned an international reputation for catering to the overall needs of traditional high-tech, biotech, start-up, and venture companies in a wide range of legal matters.

The Firm has handled a multitude of intellectual property matters, gaining unparalleled experience. The Firm offers clients a comprehensive analysis of their problems and objectives, applying our knowledge and experience to find innovative and cost-effective solutions. In this respect, we view ourselves in the same light as many of the companies who seek our advice – solution providers.

The Firm’s expertise goes beyond the private sector to include working with the Chief Scientist of Israel, the Israel Commissioner of Privacy, the Israel Commissioner of Patents, Designs & Trademarks and drafting Israeli government contracts. Our attorneys and technical advisors apply their unique practical understanding of science and the law to the business needs of our clients. We learn easily, respond quickly, and produce comprehensive results efficiently, and with personal attention.

More about our trademark department and services – Trademarks and trade names are used by every business to distinguish their goods and services from others. The Firm assists clients in obtaining and maintaining registered trademarks, in Israel and worldwide, including conducting all necessary trademark searches, filing applications, preparing and filing necessary affidavits and renewal applications, defending opposition proceedings and handling all other matters that may arise before the Israel Trademark Office.

Another aspect of our trademark practice involves due diligence studies for clients acquiring or selling trademark portfolios. We help our clients exploit their existing trademark rights through licensing. Because licensing has become a very lucrative way for companies to expand their brand identities, our experience in negotiating and drafting complex agreements has become increasingly important to our clients.

Our vision of the firm is a commitment to professionalism and excellence and providing high quality legal services to our clients.

Sharad Vadehra

Sharad Vadehra has worked as a Manager in the Research and Development Department of a leading Indian pharmaceutical company. He was also associated with two leading Patent Law firms in New Delhi including Remfry and Sagar as head of the Patent Department and as a Senior Patent Attorney and Consultant dealing with Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Mechanical and Electronic Patents and the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications in India. He has rich experience of filing and prosecution of International Patents.

He is one of the senior Patent Attorneys of the country who has a technical background and a legal qualification and has over twenty six years of experience in handling both domestic and International companies and Research Institutions.

Specialisation:

• Media and Marketing Law, Commercial disputes, Sweepstakes and Promotions.
• Intellectual Property
• Trademark Filings and prosecution. Drafting of Pharmaceutical and chemical Patent specifications, prosecution and Patent and Trademark
Litigation, Opinions of patentability of subject matters in India and on infringement proceedings, pre-grant and post-grant oppositions and
invalidation proceedings.
• He has made presentations on Intellectual Property Laws and practice in over three hundred institutions and corporate bodies in India and
overseas.
• He is credited with more than twenty six years of experience in the related fields and in handling matters of both domestic and International
companies and Research Institutions as well as of fortune five hundred companies.
• The prosecution of more than eight thousand Patent applications is to his credit. He presently is the Senior Partner of the firm with over thirty five
Patent Attorneys and six Consultants.
• He also heads the Intellectual Property Litigation department which has over 10 Litigators.
• He has for over 26 years advised fortune 500 companies on Intellectual Property, Media, Entertainment, Sweepstake and Promotions.
• He is also the author of the Book “Indian Patents Law and Practice” which has been published by Chosakai in the Japanese language in Japan.

Education:

• B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc (Specialization Chemistry)
• LLB – Faculty of Law – University of Delhi, Diploma in Rubber and Rubber related Chemicals.
• Advocate, Registered Patent and Trademark Attorney

Firm Overview:

Kan & Krishme is a firm dealing exclusively with matters relating to Intellectual Property Law, Media and Entertainment Law, Sweepstakes and Promotions and Advertisement Clearance.

The practice includes both domestic and international prosecution of Patent and Trademark Applications and Design and Copyright registrations. The firm has association with leading Patent Law Firms all over the world handling the international filing and prosecution of Patent and Trademark applications of the firm’s clientele.

The Firm comprises Attorneys who bring a superior record of academic professional and civic achievement to the firm. The firm prides itself on combining the sophistication and expertise of a large firm with the responsiveness and the personal dedication of a small firm.

Advantages of Working with our Firm:

• Being a small to medium sized firm, we can give a personal attention to our clients. The Firm is a good mixture of young and senior Attorneys.
• Unlike a firm which has so many clients, we have a selected list of clients who we can serve better and give more time.
• The Senior Partners of our Firm have several decades of experience in handling Patent matters in the Indian Patent Office.
• Very professional relationship with the Examiners of the Indian Patent Office of members of our Firm has helped the firm in being involved in the drafting of the Indian Patents Act and Rules.
• The Firm is a very respectable Firm in Japan amongst both Patent Attorneys and companies and enjoys the trust and faith of Japanese friends.

• The members of our Firm are available in several international conferences both in Japan and elsewhere and is always available for free and fair discussion and interactions.
• Highly technically and Legally qualified professionals who are adroit in conversation abilities.

Last but not the least…

• With the ever increasing number of Patent filings in India and not many Patent Attorneys both in terms of quality and quantity, the requirement is of an experienced, capable and qualified firm which can deliver results and understand your needs Kan & Krishme can meet all such requirements.