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Intellectual Property

As economies are getting increasingly knowledge and technology oriented, intellectual capital and its protection have gained significant importance. In line with the global development, Nepal too has recognized the value of Intellectual Property (IP) and there is a growing trend both on the part of the legislators and the judiciary to afford protection to IP and enforce Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

In Nepal, the protection and enforcement of IPR are primarily governed by Copyright Act, 2059 (2002) and the Patent, Design and Trademark Act, 2022 (1965). In addition, Nepal is also a signatory to various intellectual property treaties such as the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, 1883, the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, 1995 and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, 1886 pursuant to which Nepal is under an obligation to safeguard IPR. Nepal is also a member country of World Intellectual Property Organization.

Pioneer Law has considerable expertise in the IP practice. Pioneer Law’s expertise is not only limited to registration and maintenance of IPR (including trademarks, copyright, and patents) but also extends to IP prosecution, IP litigation, structuring, reviewing and drafting of a wide range of IP assignment and licensing arrangements, and assisting in conducting IP audit / due diligence. Pioneer Law has been actively representing local and foreign clients before the courts, judicial and quasi -judicial authorities in the IP infringement cases.

Please email us at info@pioneerlaw.com for more information on our work or overview of our Intellectual Property law practice.

CONTACT PERSON

Anju Upreti Dhakal

Anju Upreti Dhakal

Partner

Anju has been practicing law since 1991 when she first joined Pioneer Law. She primarily advises clients on issues related to intellectual property and copyright, foreign investment, project finance and implementation,

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Tilak Bikram Pandey

Tilak Bikram Pandey

Partner

Tilak has a practicing experience of more than 13 years in the field of commercial laws. As a team member, Tilak had advised clients on transactional matters, labor, insurance and tax and legal due

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Narayan Chaulagain

Narayan Chaulagain

Partner

Narayan has a practicing experience of more than one decade in the field of commercial laws. As a team member, Narayan had advised the clients on project finance deals,energy and infrastructure

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