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Intellectual Property — Sri Lanka


John Wilson Partners - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong track record in advising both domestic and international clients on IP matters, including a continuous flow of work on trade mark filings and oppositions. Also adept in tackling contentious issues concerning infringement and counterfeiting, as well as industrial design and copyright matters.

Strengths One observer notes the group's strong market reputation: "They are a professional outfit and do good work, they're perceived as a strong competitor."

Notable practitioners

John Wilson is the main point of contact for the team.

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Julius & Creasy - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned team handling a broad range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Offers an established trade mark filings practice, and regularly involved in trade mark opposition and infringement cases, as well as having a significant patent practice. Additionally involved in patent portfolio management and copyright issues. Acts for major brands from a range of international markets, including Japan, South Korea, the USA and the EU. Also well versed in tackling unfair competition issues pertaining to IP.

Strengths The team's standing in the market is highlighted by one source: "They are an established firm: technical, proactive and very good."

Work highlights Advised Hayleys Travels in filing a LRK100 million claim relating to unfair competition against Serendib Expeditions.

Assisted an individual in defending a claim concerning use the mark 'Lanka Comic Con'.

Notable practitioners

J M Swaminathan and Anomi Wanigasekera are the main points of contact.

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Sudath Perera Associates - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Leading team with a wealth of experience representing multinational corporations. Prominent in assisting clients with matters relating to trade mark enforcement, copyright and industrial design rights.

Strengths One commentator singles the group out for its high levels of activity in the market: "They are very active in IP and are very diligent in their work."

Another highlights a particular strength of the team: "They are specialised in trade mark enforcement."

Notable practitioners

Himani Perera leads the team and is the main point of contact for queries.

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Nithya Partners - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Routinely instructed to advise on trade mark matters, including portfolio management and litigation. Additionally files patents both in Sri Lanka and abroad. Roster of clients includes both domestic and international clients in the life science, pharmaceutical and software sectors, among others.

Strengths One client highlights the firm's client service: "They are very prompt and co-operative," while another source concurs: "They're very sharp, they do a wonderful job."

Work highlights Acting for ODEL in the management and defence of its trade mark portfolio, as well as representing the client at hearings at the NIPO.

Assisted the Library Services Board with the establishment of an online programme to publish and market books online by the Sri Lankan government.

Notable practitioners

Chanaka de Silva and D M Karunaratna are the main points of contact.

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