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Anomi Wanigasekera

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Anomi Wanigasekera
Julius & Creasy

Our firm practises all aspects of IP law.

 

• Trademarks
– Prosecution and enforcement
– Conducting Trademark and proprietor searches at the National IP Office
– Filing of Trademark applications
– Filing submissions and attending hearings
– Recordals of assignment, change of name, change of address
– Drafting and filing Licence agreements
– Trademark renewals

 

• Patents
– Conducting searches including Prior Art searches
– Filing Patent applications
– Recordals
– Renewals

 

• Industrial Designs
– Filing and renewals

 

• Even though there is no provisions to register Copyrights in Sri Lanka, we advise on Copyright matters

 

• Drafting contracts and agreements

 

• Advising clients on IP related legal matters including digital infringements

 

• Liaising with clients and counsels on IP Litigation

 

In the modern era, infringement through digital media where tracking the physical location of the infringer is difficult is a challenge.

Conduction thorough investigation and searches inconspicuously is one of the most important parts of combating digital infringement.

There is a Registry to obtain .lk domain names separate from the National Intellectual Property Office. A party must confirm they are not infringing rights by obtaining a particular domain name. In the event there is a violation/dispute, the Registrar will attempt to settle the matter.

Litigation is usually used only as a last resort.

The differences between two jurisdictions in the context of enforcement proves to be a challenge as expertise is required for each jurisdiction. The specificities of each case also matters as well.

User in each jurisdictions as well as registrations of Trademark and Patent rights are invaluable.

Once again a challenge arises due to digital infringement where the infringing party is from another jurisdiction.

Due diligence such as searches and surveys are important for certain types of goods and classes for Trademarks given the competitive nature of the market.

Our firm takes pride in being prompt. We always swiftly respond to clients and law firms. We strive to meet deadlines and follow up maters until the conclusion.

We have competitive cost quotes and are always willing to accommodate particular needs despite being the leading law firm for IP in Sri Lanka.

Our team consists of expert professionals and studious assistants. We have a wide variety of expertise and have excellent teamwork to provide the best of services to clients and law firms.

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