SMCO was founded in 1993 which has since established itself as a leading Intellectual Property Firm in India, manned with professionals in diverse areas of technology starting from engineering, telecommunications, software, electronics, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and not to mention lawyers with expertise in all areas of IP, authorized to represent clients across all judicial and quasi-judicial forums.
SMCO’s patent proficiency extends to novelty searches, drafting patent specification, filing and prosecution of patent applications in India and abroad, oppositions, revocations, patent journal monitoring, interface with the inventors, patentability and infringement opinion; freedom to operate (FTO) analysis. The firm has filed the maximum number of patent oppositions both pre-grant and post-grant under the 2005 statute and the success rate is about 80%. SMCO also has a dedicated team handling design matters.
SMCO’s trademark proficiency extends to availability searches and opinion on adoption, filing and prosecution of trademark applications, trademark watch services, oppositions and rectifications, investigations and other related matters.
SMCO also efficiently handles copyright matters for its clients.
SMCO has also successfully handled several Domain dispute cases before the WIPO and the local authorities. The firm also has expertise in handling matters relating to Assignment and Licensing of IPR.
SMCO is also efficient in handling recordal and enforcement of IPR with the Customs Office.
SMCO also has a robust litigation team which is active in areas of civil suits, writ petitions and criminal actions relating to all kinds of IPR.
SMCO also successfully represents its clients in the neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Last updated 13th June 2016