It is essential to obtain trademark registration for the business name/trade name under the Trademarks Act. Registration of a company or business name under the Companies Act does not in itself give protection against others who might commence using identical or similar marks. Officeporto offers a comprehensive range of trademark services which include:

Trademark Search

Opinion on registrability of trademark

Filing and prosecuting trademark applications

Responding to office actions

Handling trademark opposition proceedings

Dispute resolution and litigation

Professional services

Company Registration

Private Limited Company is one of the highly recommended ways to start a business in India. This type of company offers limited liability for its shareholders with certain restrictions placed on the ownership. LLP has partners, who own and manage the business. Whereas in private limited company registration, directors may be different from shareholders. Start-ups and growing companies prefer private limited company as it allows outside funding to be raised easily, limits the liabilities of its shareholders and enables them to offer employee stock options to pull in top talent.

Contracts & Agreements

Business contracts and agreements make up an important category of legal documents, that help keeps business owners, clients, and customers from being taken advantage of. Though verbal contracts carry weight in a court of law, written proof of an agreement or contract is far more ironclad. The primary benefit of an agreement that does not meet the criteria of a contract is that it is inherently informal. Contracts are generally advisable over less stringent agreements in any official business or commercial matter due to the added protection they provide.

Project and Assignment Agreements

Project Agreement means a formal agreement between the state and a political subdivision which states the responsibilities of each of the parties to the agreement. An assignment agreement is a contract in which one party assigns contractual rights. Assignment of rights under a contract is the complete transfer of the rights to receive the benefits accruing to one of the parties to that contract. There are terms and conditions need to be defined for most of the business deals and agreements.

Employment Agreement

An employment contract is necessary when hiring any employee or consultant, whether part-time or permanent.

Consultancy Agreement

An agreement that stipulates job requirements, time for completion, mode of payment and all other aspects related to the consultant.