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Metarion® assists organizations in managing and protecting their intangible assets – online [and offline].
Based on client requirements, Metarion™ registers and renews domain names in more than 500 gTLDs [Generic Top-Level Domain] and ccTLDs [Country Code Top Level Domain] extensions; across multiple languages. We help clients acquire the right domains required to develop and maintain their digital presence.
Metarion® manages and maintains global trademark portfolios for its clients. This includes prompt assistance and action at every stage of the trademark registration life cycle.
Utilising proprietary software and analytical tools, Metarion® monitors brands in the digital environment to supplement, protect and enhance brand reputation. Metarion®’s monitoring services are customized to detect the slightest instance of brand or trademark infringement including counterfeit products, social media abuse and unauthorised domain names.
Metarion®’s proprietary trademark search software conducts comprehensive searches across several trademark office databases, global databases [such as WIPO Global Registry] as well as company records and domain name databases. This includes conflict checks for exact matches, variations, homophones, and spelling variations of the mark, so on and so forth.
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Metarion™ works in tandem with its strategic partner, Scriboard® - one of the leading technology and intellectual property law firms in the country, to help protect, prevent and eliminate instances of intellectual property infringement.
Removal of unauthorised / counterfeit products by contacting the online marketplace[s] and / or by serving Cease and Desist Notice[s] to the marketplace; Metarion® also assists in initiating legal action[s] if required.
Recovering domain names by initiating eUDRP or INDRP proceedings at the relevant forum – World Intellectual Property Organization [WIPO] for gTLDs [.com, .net, .org, etc.] or National Internet Exchange of India [NIXI] for .IN ccTlds [.in, .co.in, .org.in, etc.].
Removal of ‘infringing’ apps by contacting the app marketplace and/or app developer, and by serving Cease and Desist Notices to the marketplace as well as the app developer or initiating legal action[s] if required.
Metarion® regularly conducts risk assessment and audits as well as regulatory compliance audits for its clients. Identifying and managing legal risks includes a combination of practical knowledge, a robust framework and an efficient operations procedure - attributes which Metarion® has.
Metarion®, with the help of Scriboard®, has developed highly effective sector-specific legal risk framework review toolkits which contain sample documents and workbooks to help organisations carry-out their own legal-risk framework review for specific areas of law. With the help of this toolkit and training sessions we assist in-house counsels in identifying and efficiently managing legal risks.
Metarion® has undisputable expertise in conducting comprehensive IP audits to further strengthen the client’s IP assets. An IP Audit is a systematic review of the IP assets owned, used or acquired by a business. Its purpose is to uncover under-utilized IP assets, to identify any threats to a company’s bottom line, and to enable business planners to devise informed strategies that will maintain and improve the company’s market position.
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Metarion®, with the help of Scriboard®, has developed highly effective sector-specific legal risk framework review toolkits which contain sample documents and workbooks to help organisations carry-out their own legal-risk framework review for specific areas of law.
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With the enactment of the Information Technology Amendment Act, 2008 [which came into effect on February, 2009], organisations under various provisions have the responsibility to ensure that ‘...reasonable security measures’ are put in place. An organisation could be liable in the event that it ‘acquiesces’ or ‘allows’ its intellectual property or corporate identity to be misused. We assist clients in identifying, developing best practices and securing their technology networks.
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Scriboard [www.scriboard.com] is a leading full-service legal consulting firm with cutting edge specialization in Information Technology & Intellectual Property and related services. Scriboard advises the world’s leading organisations including - is working closely with a prominent social networking site, e-commerce companies [Domestic and Global], banks, telemarketing companies, oil companies [Public Sector Undertakings], an oil and shipping company [With a Global Footprint], education companies, etc. on aspects of information security, IT Compliance, intellectual property protection and management.
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Metarion® works closely with its strategic partner, Scriboard® - one of the leading technology and intellectual property law firms in the country, to help protect, prevent and eliminate instances of intellectual property infringement and strengthen client intellectual property portfolios.
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Metarion® and Scriboard®: Case Studies [eUDRP/INDRP]
[eUDRP] Indian Oil Corporation Limited v. Nitin Jindal
WIPO Case No. D2010-2003
‘INDIAN OIL’ trademark and corresponding business is well-known and has developed a significant reputation.
[eUDRP] MS Dhoni & Rhiti Sports Management [P] Ltd. vs. David Hanley
WIPO Case No. D2016-1692
The mark ‘MS DHONI’ is a well-known and famous mark throughout the world. The term ‘MS DHONI’ is generally referable to Mr. Dhoni and there is no evidence of anyone else known by that combination of initials and name as being famous or having any commercial activity.
[eUDRP] Havells India Limited & QRG Enterprises Limited vs. Whois Foundation
WIPO Case No. D2016-1775
The domain name in question [HavellsIndia.com] was identical to the Complainants’ well-known and famous mark ‘Havells’. The addition of the word ‘India’ after the well-known and famous mark ‘Havells’ was additional proof of the mala fide and bad faith intentions of the Respondent.
INDRP Case Study: General Motors vs. Anish Sharma
Domain Name: www.gmirecruitment.in
General Motors proved its rights in the mark ‘GM’, an abbreviation of its well-known brand ‘General Motors’. The Respondent was using the domain name as part of an elaborate recruitment scam. It was held that the Respondent i) had no legitimate interests or rights in the domain name; and ii) was using the domain name in bad faith.
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