At Vai IP we are passionate about the protection of intellectual property and being the only law and consultancy firm in Papua New Guinea that specifically concentrates on this area, you will have our utmost dedication and commitment to addressing issues that affect your businesses intangible assets.

Our experts have over 17 years of practical legal experience in intellectual property with an added bonus of taking a more commercial perspective to addressing intellectual property issues.

Trade Marks

Our role in this area includes:

  • – Filing and prosecution of applications at the PNG Intellectual Property Office to protect your trademarks
  • – Renewing, licensing and updating your registered trademarks
  • – Documenting intellectual property agreements
  • – Conducting availability searches in the register as well as in the market place
  • – Advising on counterfeit issues
  • – Intellectual property consultancy on determining your IP assets and their registrability
  • – Customs border control issues in respect of intellectual property

 Patents

Our role in this area includes:

  • – Filing applications at the PNG Intellectual Property Office
  • – Renewing, licensing and updating register
  • – Filing and prosecuting convention patent applications
  • – Filing and prosecuting PCT National Phase Entry applications
  • – Attending to maintenance and annuity payments
  • – General legal consultancy on patents

Industrial Designs

Our role in this area includes:

  • – Filing and prosecuting industrial design applications at the PNG Intellectual Property Office
  • – Renewing, licensing and updating your registered designs
  • – Documenting industrial design agreements
  • – Maintenance of registered industrial designs
  • – General legal consultancy on industrial design

Copyright

Our role in this area includes:

  • – General legal consultancy on copyright law

Marketing & Advertising

Our role in this area includes:

  • – Advising on fair trading
  • – Advising consumers and misleading advertising issues and general consumer protection

Business Law

Our role in this area includes:

  • – Advising and assisting in compliance issues to establish a company
  • – Advising and assisting in compliance issues to register business names