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Intellectual Property

As a startup IP law firm in Chennai, TRM & Associates with URL “” is a law firm specialising in IP services, including litigation. It is led by an Indian Air Force Veteran making a humble start to delivering authentic quality legal services to its clients. TRM & Associates lawyers have invaluable insight into intellectual property rights practices and procedures. The IP professionals on staff are formally educated in many technologies and have acquired extensive industry experience that enhances their ability to provide a full range of IP services.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are an indispensable element of the global business fraternity which includes Indian business as well. TRM & Associates understands the needs of its clients in great detail and creates a product that supports any size office. It commits to encouraging start-ups, SMEs, and Educational Institutions to get their IPR service at a very reasonable price, including pro-bono consultation. Further, it plans to provide pro-bono services to young college and school students to get their patent and other IPR protection (Official fees not included).

What are intellectual property rights in India?

Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are rights granted to individuals over the creations of their minds: inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, and images used in businesses. They give the creator the exclusive right to use their creation for a certain period.

Intellectual property rights in India mainly include patents, industrial designs, trademarks, service marks, trade names, etc. Each class of intellectual property covers a different set of properties and work.

Laws that relate to Intellectual Property Rights in India


The Patent act came in 1970 and came into force in 1972.

The first amendment came on 26th March 1999, enacted by retrospective effect from 1995.

The second amendment came in 2002 and came into force on 20th May 2003.

The third and last amendment to the Patents Act, 1970 came by the Patents (Amendment) Ordinance, 2004, which was thereupon superseded by The Patent (Amendment) Act, 2005, and Patents (Amendment) Rules, 2006, with retrospective effect from 1st January 2005.


The earliest law was the Patent and Designs Act of 1911.

A new design act came into force in 2000.

Trade Mark

The first law was the Trade Marks Act, 1940, which had similar laws to the UK Trade Marks Act, 1938.

The Trade and Merchandise Marks Act of 1958 was enacted, and the current law is the Trade Marks Act 1999.


The first copyright law was the Copyright Act of 1957, amended several times in 1983, 1984, 1992, 1994, and 1999.

The latest amendment was made in 2012.

Integrated circuit layout design

The Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design Act came up in 2000.

Protection of non-public information

No specific law protects undisclosed information, but it comes under the Indian Contract Act of 1872.

Geographical indication

Geographical Indication of Goods Act 1999.

Protection of plant varieties and farmer’s rights

Farmer Rights Act 2001 and Plant Variety Protection

Protection for biological diversity

The most recent law is the National Biodiversity Act of 2002, enacted under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Types of Intellectual Property Rights in India

In India, intellectual property rights include the following:


Copyright is a legal phrase that defines creators’ rights over their literary and artistic works. This work ranges from music, books, sculptures, paintings, and films to computer programs, advertisements, maps, databases, and technical drawings.


A patent is an exclusive right or monopoly. It is granted for an invention or a process, which generally provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution.

An exclusive right or monopoly includes limited rights to manufacture, use, sell, offer, or import any product or technology.

Trade Dress

Trade Dress is the visual appearance, characteristics, and overall look of a product or its container, design, or packaging that indicates the source of the product to the consumer.


A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Intellectual Property Rights protect trademarks.

A Mark includes a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, shape of goods, packaging or combination of colours or any combination thereof.

Services you get

The firm intends to establish and develop the values such as Integrity and commitment, Technology adoption, and process innovations.

Principally, TRM & Associates offers the following intellectual property services:

Patent Services

These range from conceptualisation and patent authorisation in your name to complete security.

Trademark Services

These IP services can offer your business or work remarkable distinctiveness, lasting goodwill, and ever-increasing profits.

Copyright Services

These services help you protect your creation and to get complete authority over all your business or official matters.

Industrial Design Services

These services will help our clients advance in their areas of business or work.

Other intellectual property services

Our other IP services are intellectual property agreement and license and portfolio management.

Other services include Arbitration, Mediation, Armed Forces Tribunal matters, Environment Law, and Cyber Law, Paralegal—Contract Drafting.

How our expert Intellectual Property Rights lawyers in Chennai can help?

If you are planning to start your own business, you must know intellectual property laws to avoid any problems later on. A lawyer will advise you on all the technical details. But the best part is that he will also be able to guide you through the process.

Most companies related to this industry are in Chennai, so you will have everything you need to work in all over India. You can easily move to any part of India if you want, and you will never face any difficulty when it comes to working.

What will lawyers do for you?

The lawyers with us at TRM & Associates Intellectual property office Chennai will:

  • Draft provisional and complete patent specifications and relevant documents for other intellectual property rights

  • File and prosecute relevant IP rights applications before the IP Offices.

  • Advise you on validity and infringement.

  • Our IP lawyers are good at appellate court proceedings.

  • In litigation, our attorneys may oppose, correct, or appeal to a competent administration.

  • Offer consultancy in the field of clearing titles and searching for domain names.

  • Also provides registration and renewal services.

Contact us

Call us for details of IPR and IPR counsel fees, other expenses, and processes.


Get the best IPR advisors for drafting legal notices and litigation in all IPR-related cases and get support in other areas of Arbitration/Mediation.


Old No.36, New No.81,
Loco Scheme, 2nd Street,
Jawahar Nagar, Chennai-600082
Tamil Nadu, India

Mobile: +91-9444751387 / +91-9444206923

Landline: +91-44-26703307

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