Intellectual property in India

Anand and Anand

Anand and Anand is a premier boutique with a solid reputation in all facets of IP law. Headed by Pravin Anand, the team handles copyright, trade mark and patent protection, licensing, enforcement and commercialisation ventures for big-ticket domestic and global clients. On the litigation front, the firm regularly handles infringement, passing off and counterfeiting disputes, domain name enforcement, and trade mark dilution and tarnishment.

Kochhar & Co.

Kochhar & Co. handles the entire trade mark and patent portfolios for an extensive list of multinational corporations across all industries, as well having a number of India’s largest public sector institutions on its client list. The full range of prosecution and enforcement services are catered for, with practice head Tarvinder Singh regularly acting on infringement and passing-off litigation, patent drafting and searching operations, initiating third-party abuse proceedings and domain name applications. The firm also provides cross-border IP strategy for its clients.

Practice head(s):

Tarvinder Singh

Key clients

One Plus Smartphones

Nissan Motor Corporation

BlackBerry

Emirates Airlines

Ciena Corporation

National Presto

Caterpillar Inc.

Ener-Core Power

Lutron Electronics

Houghton International

ONGC Corporation of India

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission

Johnson Controls

TVS Srichakra

United State Polo Association

Toyota

Omron

Singapore Airlines

Asahi kasei

World Book Encyclopaedia

Georgia Pacific

Anthem

Intelenet Global Services

Work highlights

  • Lead counsel to Blackberry for its entire trademark portfolio in India, advising on 3rd party misuse, infringement issues and registering new brands.
  • Advised Lutron Electronics on trademark enforcement issues concerning 3rd party misuse of the “Lutron” mark, including conducting investigations and initiating the appropriate enforcement proceedings.
  • Formulating the entire patent strategy in the Asian region for National Presto.
  • Representing the Khadi and Village Industries Commission on various legal proceedings concerning infringement of the “Khadi” mark.
  • Preferred counsel to Emirates Airlines concerning all IP matters.

R. K. Dewan & Co.

R. K. Dewan & Co. offers one of India’s most comprehensive IP teams with expertise in every facet of IP law. Professionals such as firm principle Mohan Dewan, Nirbhay Bhardwaj and Disha Dewan are go-to names for patent and trade mark infringement litigation throughout every level of judicial fora. Of particular note is the firm’s commitment to handling entire IP portfolios (including copyright and plant varieties) for domestic clients and enforcing their assets across global jurisdictions. Niti Dewan and Dinesh Nair also assist significant international clients with their IP strategy upon entering the Indian market.

Practice head(s):

Mohan Dewan; Niti Dewan; Disha Dewan; Nirbhay Bhardwaj; Dinesh Nair

Testimonials

‘Approachable and responsive, have a “can-do” attitude’

‘Mohan and Niti Dewan passionate about their firm and work. Disha Dewan brings a fresh, up to date outlook’

Key clients

Mahindra Group

Reliance Industries

Bilcare

Emerson Climate Technologies

Jatin Thakkar (Gelnova Laboratories)

Freudenberg Gala Household

The Hyundai Motor Company

Raymond

Eduspark International

Shree Krishna International

Work highlights

  • Handling the full spectrum of patent work for Mahindra Group, including searches, drafting and prosecution. The current portfolio consists of over 300 patent applications globally.
  • Handling the patent and trade mark portfolio and strategy for Reliance Industries. Instructions include drafting, searching, prosecution and post-grant maintenance.
  • filed a patent infringement suit for Bilcare and successfully mitigated a post-grant opposition.
  • Instructed by Jatin Thakkar (owner of Gelnova Laboratories) for the patent prosecution of its ‘Nicotine-Containing Soft Gelatin Pastilles’ invention. The mandate spans 24 countries.
  • Representing Freudenberg Gala Household in a suit for permanent injunction restraining infringement of the client’s registered trade marks.

Remfry & Sagar

Premier IP boutique Remfry & Sagar covers every facet of IP legal requirements for a client roster of international corporations, including some of the largest global players in luxury goods, FMCG, aviation, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages and automobiles. Dedicated patent, trade mark and litigation teams handle the full range of matters such as portfolio management, filing and prosecution, registration and renewal, patent drafting, IP acquisitions, enforcement proceedings and oppositions. Managing partner Ashwin Julka leads the 100-strong team of lawyers which also provides IP expertise and services throughout the subcontinent.

Practice head(s):

Ashwin Julka

Testimonials

The team has the right balance of experience and expertise.

A large and efficient team.

Provides consistent and proactive communication.

Swarup Kumar and Payal Kalra’s level of knowledge pertinent to the subject matter is always top notch.

The perfect firm for anyone seeking to protect their intellectual property.

Responsive, friendly and reactive.

Key clients

Accenture

Boeing

Sanofi

Sephora

Hasbro

Rolex

Dow Chemicals

GlaxoSmithKline

Diageo

Toyota Industries Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Carlsberg in design litigation against Som Distilleries and Breweries, alleging infringement of its registered design, infringement of its registered trade mark and passing off its goods and services.
  • Representing Armstrong World Industries Licensing in trade mark litigation filed against ReThink India Foundation.
  • Representing Procter & Gamble in trade mark and copyright litigation against Kani Soap Works.
  • Defending Coverfox Insurance Broking in a trade mark litigation suit filed by Policybazaar Insurance Web Aggregator.
  • Defending Acko General Insurance in trade mark litigation filed by Policybazaar Insurance Web Aggregator.

Chadha & Chadha IP

Chadha & Chadha IP’s team excels in handling patent portfolios for global names and big-ticket domestic companies. The full range of services are offered – patent and trade mark drafting, prosecution, enforcement and litigation. Domain name protection and disputes are also fields for expertise for professionals such as Chetan Chadha and Sonal Madan. Clients are sourced from a broad range of sectors, with cited expertise in the pharmaceutical, chemistry, automotive, electronics, chemistry, telecoms and entertainment fields.

Practice head(s):

Chetan Chadha; Tarun Gandhi; Gopal Trivedi; Shivarpita Naliwal; Sonal Madan

Key clients

JFE Steel Corporation

Unicharm Corporation

Adecco Group

Safran

Quanta Services

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Allergan Pharmaceuticals International

Allecra Therapeutics

Solvay

Plantronics

Thyssenkrupp

Vivo Mobile Communications Co.

Ubisoft Entertainment

Shareit (Hk) Technology

KTM

Abertis Autopistas España

Areva Wind (Now Orano)

Industria De Diseño Textil

Futbol Club Barcelona

Tetra Laval Group / Tetra Pak

Bayer

Ansell Group

Amazon Technologies, Inc

Futbol Club Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo

Prada

Work highlights

  • Handling patent prosecution mandates for JFE Steel Corporation.
  • Handling the patent prosecution for National Jewish Health’s stem cell technology.
  • Handling the patent prosecution for International Water & Energy Saver’s irrigation system invention.
  • Representing German non-profit Uni-assist in a domain name dispute.
  • Acting for Ruptech Educational India in a trade mark infringement and pass off suit before the High Court.

Inttl Advocare

Trade mark and copyright litigation is a particular area of focus for IP boutique Inttl Advocare. The firm’s recent shift from the sole proprietorship of Hemant Singh to a partnership model saw the promotion of Preetika Singh and Mamta Rani Jha to partner; all named professionals regularly assist their global clients with infringement, passing off and dilution applications through the tribunals and upper courts, including cases pertaining to domain names. The firm also handles non-contentious issues such as IP licensing, transactional support and international prosecution.

Practice head(s):

Hemant Singh; Preetika Singh; Mamta Jha

Key clients

Nestle

Adidas

Bennett Coleman & Company

Novartis

National Fire Protection Association

The Absolut Company

Zee Entertainment Enterprises

LG

Pernod Ricard

Google

Dabur

Tupperware Brands Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acted for Bennett Coleman and Company as plaintiff in a trade mark infringement ans passing off case before the High Court.
  • Represented Zee Entertainment Enterprises High Court proceedings concerning trade mark infringement, dilution, tarnishment and passing off.
  • Acted for Novartis in numerous patent infringement cases concerning the client’s molecules and cancer drugs.
  • Acted for Absolut Company in trade mark infringement and passing off litigation concerning the logo of Malibu rum.
  • Acted for National Fire Protection Association on a trade mark and copyright infringement and passing off case against a number of book printers, publishers and suppliers.

Khaitan & Co LLP

The IP team at Khaitan & Co LLP has been particularly active in the patent infringement space, with Adheesh Nargolkar representing multinational clients as both plaintiff and defendant in the upper courts and tribunals. Professionals such as Shailendra Bhandare, Nishad Nadkarni and Smriti Yadav handle the full range of IP matters such as filing and prosecuting patents and trade marks, managing entire portfolios, trade mark litigation and transferring IP rights on the back of corporate transactions. The team also provides assistance with copyright applications and has experience in the niche fields of biodiversity and plant varieties.

Practice head(s):

Adheesh Nargolkar

Key clients

Mercedes Benz Research & Development India

Daimler

Novartis

Amazon

Rieter

Zespri

Hindustan Unilever

Godrej Group Companies

Tata Group Companies

Mahindra & Mahindra

Lupin

Indian Institute of Technology

L’Oreal

Syntel

UPL

Eureka Forbes

House of Anita Dongre

Pidilite

Ion Exchange

Hetero Drugs

Ecolibrium Energy

Kimplas Piping System

NRB Industrial Bearings

JSW Group

Work highlights

  • Handling the full range of IP portfolio work for Mercedes-Benz Research and Development, including drafting patent specifications, advising on filing strategies and filing and prosecuting patent applications domestically and abroad.
  • Handling trade mark litigation for Amazon through the High Court.
  • Represented Hindustan Unilever in patent litigation.
  • Handling the trade mark portfolio for Tata Group, including contentious matters such as filing of oppositions and rectification actions against third party violations.
  • Provided IP advice in relation to Nichirei Corporation’s $25m investment in Delightful Gourmet.

Obhan & Associates

Essenese Obhan leads on the full range of IP matters at Obhan & Associates with significant recent instructions involving international infringement arbitration, patent and trade mark dilution litigation and other enforcement actions before the tribunals and registries across India. Routine non-contentious matters include handling global portfolios, patent acquisition and transfer exercises and prosecution services. Key sectors include the complex fields of biotechnology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, nanotechnology and agribusiness.

Practice head(s):

Essenese Obhan

Key clients

Steer Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

Aditya Birla Science and Technology

G4S Security

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

TATA Chemicals

Agfa Group of Companies

Nuziveedu Seeds

Work highlights

  • Representing STEER Engineering in arbitration proceedings seeking protection of its intellectual property rights, know-how and confidential information. The issue arose out of the transferral of the Horlicks division of GlaxoSmithKline to Unilever.
  • Defending Nuziveedu Seeds in a patent infringement case filed by Monsanto involving genetically modified cotton.
  • Representing Amar Biotech in a suit seeking declaration that patent rights in genes do not extend to seeds under domestic law.
  • Representing G4S in a trade mark infringement suit seeking a permanent injunction restraining the defendants from using a conflicting trade mark.
  • Managing Tata Chemicals’ global patent portfolio.

Saikrishna & Associates

The IP offering at Saikrishna & Associates operates across a broad range of sectors including telecoms, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, software and FMCG. The team handles litigation matters such as patent and trade mark oppositions, infringement and passing off proceedings before the tribunals and registry forums. The full range of prosecution services are looked after including filing, availability searches and renewals.

Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP

Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP handles trade mark and patent litigation involving infringement, passing off, unfair competition and counterfeiting claims. Sudeep Chatterjee has handled a number of high-profile copyright cases for clients in the publishing, broadcasting and entertainment industries and cites particular expertise in enforcing FRAND-encumbered patents.

W.S. Kane & Co

W.S. Kane & Co offers a dedicated IP litigation team which has considerable strength in defence work (though also having a strong list of plaintiff clients) for cases involving trade mark and copyright infringement and passing off. Name partners Ashutosh Kane and  Himanshu Kane also cite expertise in defending clients in domain name disputes before the WIPO arbitration forum. The firm also offers the full suite of non-contentious services such as prosecution, search and filing for trade marks, copyrights, patents and geographical indicators.

Practice head(s):

Himanshu Kane

Testimonials

Himanshu Kane is one of the finest IP strategists on the market.

Key clients

Ajanta Pharma

Godrej Consumer Products

Hindustan Unilever

Ambuja Cements

Cox & Kings

Tilaknagar Industries

Biostadt India

Madison Communications

Asus India

Speciality Restaurants

Work highlights

  • Represented Ajanta before the High Court in a trade mark infringement case.
  • Represented Speciality Restaurants as the plaintiff in a trade mark infringement and passing off case before the High Court.
  • Defended Balaji Pharma Corporation (and others) in trade mark infringement and pass off litigation.
  • Defending Godrej Properties in trade mark infringement and passing off litigation in the Pune District Court.
  • Representing UltraTech Cement as plaintiff in trade mark infringement and passing off litigation in the High Court.

AZB & Partners

The litigation-heavy IP practice at AZB & Partners is regularly instructed to handle disputes throughout the tribunals and upper courts involving trade mark and copyright infringement, passing off, dilution and unfair competition. Practice co-heads Akhilesh Kumar Rai and Nandan Pendsey also handle day-to-day portfolio work for a diverse range of clients, providing assistance with patent and trade mark searching, filing, prosecution and due diligence on company acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Akhilesh Kumar Rai; Nandan Pendsey

Testimonials

The firm’s approach builds trust and confidence that the team has a good depth of knowledge and that all needs are covered.

AZB Partners’ advice is commercial and pragmatic.

Key clients

Bayer

Skechers

The North Face Apparel Corp

Sachin Tendulkar / SRT Sports Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richemont

Philip Morris Products

Suzlon Energy

Lockheed Martin

Axis Bank

Tata Motors

GAP

NRB Bearings

Torrent Pharmaceuticals

Wrangler Apparel Corp

The Christian Broadcasting Network

Dell

Ascent Health And Wellness Solutions

Cerberus Capital Management

Nvantage India

Work highlights

  • Represented Torrent Pharmaceutical in the High Court in trade mark, infringement and dilution proceedings against Wockhardt.
  • Filed a civil suit in the High Court on behalf of Sketchers alleging trade dress infringement, passing-off, dilution and unfair competition against Pure Play Sports.
  • Filed and prosecuted a number of trade mark applications and initiated opposition proceedings on behalf of Philip Morris Brands Sàrl.
  • Instructed by Quess Corp to handle diligence on the IP assets of Monster Malaysia as a target acquisition.
  • Represented Aegon before the High Court in passing-off allegations against Aviva.

Beruar & Beruar

Established in 2018 by founding partners Rahul Beruar and Nidhi Jain, Beruar & Beruar provides robust IP expertise to an extensive client list including a number of high-profile international publishing houses. Trade mark, copyright, domain name and patent portfolios are handled by the team as well as contentious matters – recent instructions involved a number of infringement suits before the upper courts. The firm assists clients with securing their IP assets throughout the US, Europe, South America and other global jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Rahul Beruar; Nidhi Jain

Testimonials

Provides strong in-house IP capabilities with professional and timely responses.

A superb IP department; very professional and prompt in resolving issues.

Rahul Beruar and Sarita Rout are knowledgeable, approachable and professional.

Key clients

Pearson Education

Pearson India Education Services

Mc Graw Hill Education Holding

McGraw Hill India Education

Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning India

Elsevier

Relix India

Anand Automotive

Springer Nature

Macmillan Publishers India

Kohler Co.

Gabriel India

Novo Nordisk

Ordinate Corporation

East West FZ

Kohler India Corporation

Desert Friendly Camps

Super Fight Promotions

Sujan Luxury Hospitality

SRM Foundation of India

MedLife International

Ms. Rachna Sayal

New Light Institute

CBRE Group

New Light Institute

GoEuro Corporation

Prof. J. K. Sharma

SAR Group

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat

Work highlights

  • Organising and conducting anti-piracy drives — including initiating infringement suits — for a group of eight international publishers including Pearson Education.
  • Representing Kohler & Co. before the High Court in a design infringement case against Jaquar Group.
  • Assisting Novo Nordisk with trade mark protection and enforcement issues.
  • Managing Gabriel India’s global trade mark portfolio.
  • Representing author Dananjay K. Theckedath in a copyright infringement suit.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Recent contentious matters for Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ IP offering involved defending and initiating trade mark infringement and passing off cases through the courts as well as handling opposition proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office and Appellate Board. Practice head Ranjan Negi assists with transactional issues such as portfolio transfers on M&A deals, due diligence exercises and content licensing.

Practice head(s):

Ranjan Negi

Key clients

BMW

Nintendo

Kross

Take-Two Interactive Software

Mulberry Company

Tereos

Bobst MEX

Boiler Room

Kawasaki

Sesame Workshop

Work highlights

  • Representing Nintendo in opposition proceedings before the Trade Marks Registry.
  • Representing Yogi Tea in opposition proceedings before the Trade Marks Registry.
  • Handling prosecution matters for Bobst Mex and representing the client in proceedings before the Patent Office.
  • Representing Boiler Room in trade mark infringement and passing off litigation before the High Court.
  • Representing Tirumala Milk Products in a suit involving usage of identical corporate name and product packaging.

IndusLaw

Enforcement strategy has been a recent strong point for IndusLaw’s IP practice, with instructions for recently promoted partner Aditi Verma Thakur involving trade mark infringement and passing off litigation, issuing take-down notices, dilution-prevention strategy, copyright infringement and domain name disputes. The team also assists with filing and prosecuting IP assets and provides general advice on brand protection requirements in India and the broader APAC region. Due diligence support on corporate transactions and IP commercialisation strategy are other core aspect of the practice, with practice head Suneeth Katarki being a go-to name for these services. Clients are predominantly domestic with a strong list of startups, SMEs and big-ticket corporations.

Practice head(s):

Suneeth Katarki

Other key lawyers:

Aditi Verma Thakur

Key clients

Orient Cement

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Supermarket Grocery Supplies (BigBasket.com)

3One4 Capital

MissMalini Entertainment

Accel Partners

The Camlin Group

CIBT, Inc.

CultFit Healthcare

 Anand Diagnostic Laboratory

Rakyan Beverages Private Limited (RawPressery)

Killaney Estates Limited

Arvind Lifestyle Brands

Fashnear Technologies (Meesho.com)

Katalyst Software Services

Quikr India

Work highlights

  • Advised Supermarket Grocery Supplies (BigBasket.com) in a trade mark infringement and passing off case forwarded by Girnar Food & Beverages in the Bombay High Court.
  • Assisted e-commerce portal Livspace with IP enforcement strategy against conflicting website me4interiors.com
  • Handled the enforcement and defence of Rakyan Beverages’ brand name rights against Abendrot Foods.
  • Advised Anand Diagnostic Laboratory on online trade mark violations by Alliance Diagnostic Laboratory, including issuing a take-down notice to Facebook.
  • Asdsisted Fashnear Technologies with Indian and foreign trade mark registrations of the brand Meesho.

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys

Tarun Khurana and the team at Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys are particularly regarded for their expertise in technical fields such as electronics, telecoms, cloud computing and computer-implemented inventions. The team routinely handles patent applications, drafting, and litigation for clients cutting across the domestic and international market. Trade mark litigation is also a growing offering for the firm.

Practice head(s):

Tarun Khurana; Mohinder Vig; Paras Khuraa; Abhijeet Deshmukh; Vinod Khurana Media; Anuja Nair

Testimonials

Has a commitment to quality and timeliness.

The individuals are competent and thorough in their respective fields of expertise.

Tarun Khurana demonstrates thought leadership in emerging technologies such AI.

Key clients

Larson and Tuobro

Glenmark

United Phosphorus

Celanese

Avery Dennison

Associated Capsules

Marico

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Daimler

Work highlights

  • Assisting Daimler with patent preparation, drafting and prosecution matters.
  • Acting for DBC Corporation in patent litigation before the High Court.
  • Assisting United Phosphorus with patent prosecution matters.
  • Assisting Navistar with patent prosecution matters.
  • Assisting Sparkol with patent prosecution matters.

L&L Partners Law Offices

Startups and multinational companies regularly instruct L&L Partners Law Offices’ IP team on contentious matters involving trade mark, patent and copyright infringement and passing off. Global clients include significant names in the media and entertainment, hospitality, telecoms and technology sectors, for which the team handles entire IP portfolios, assisting with prosecution, filing and enforcement. Practice heads Gayatri Roy and Nirupam Lodha regularly assist the wider firm’s clients on transactional matters including licensing, structuring, franchising and M&A due diligence.

Practice head(s):

Gayatri Roy; Nirupam Lodha

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nutanix with the resolution of IP issues relating to its acquisition of global cloud solutions company Minjar.
  • Represented Dataflow as plaintiff in trade mark infringement and passing off litigation before the High Court.
  • Defended Bisleri International in trade mark infringement and passing off litigation.
  • Handling ANI Technologies’ trade mark and copyright enforcement matters, including infringement and passing off litigation.
  • Defended C.J. International — owners of Le Meridien hotel — in a copyright infringement case filed by Novex relating to songs which the claimant had rights to.

Majmudar & Partners

Majmudar & Partners regularly provides trade mark registration, prosecution and strategic advice to a client list comprising technology, pharmaceutical and medical companies, as well as recently being instructed on a patent prosecution exercise. On the contentious side, the team provides representation before the Trademark Registry on issues pertaining to trade mark infringement.

Practice head(s):

N. Raja Sujith; Neerav Merchant

Key clients

QA Systems

Tillster

Wi-Fi Alliance

Carl Freudenberg KG

IMS Health Inc. (now known as IQVIA)

Woolmark Services India

Eddie Bauer Licensing Services

Work highlights

  • Assisted global software testing solutions company QA Systems with filing and prosecuting its trade mark applications in India.
  • Assisted restaurant ordering company Tillster with its patent applications in India.
  • Advising and representing Woolmark Services India before the Trademark Registry in a matter involving infringement of its “Woolmark” mark.
  • Advised Wi-Fi Alliance with filing and prosecuting its trade mark applications in India.
  • Assisting Freudenberg Group with its trade mark applications in India.

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys

Founding partner Ranjan Narula and the team at Gurugam-based IP firm RNA Technology and IP Attorneys recently handled a number of litigation matters for high-profile multinational clients, with matters involving trade mark infringement and passing off, often with a cross-border element. The full range of IP filing and prosecution services are also provided by the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ranjan Narula; Rachna Bakhru; Rahul Sethi; Rajiv Suri

Testimonials

The firm provides a balanced approach to complicated issues, keeping an eye on the big picture and providing excellent solutions particularly in the context of both legal enforcement and prosecution.

Provides quick responses and strategic advice.

Really good lawyers providing excellent client service in a non stuffy way.

Ranjan Narula is creative and aware, providing excellent legal analysis and outstanding solutions.

Ranjan Narula and Rachna Bakhru are top-notch attorneys.

Rahul Sethi, who looks after investigations and enforcement, is a brilliant investigator whose legal background makes him particularly insightful.

Ranjan Narula is a really good lawyer who provides practical advice and is very easy to deal with.

Rachna Bakhru is an excellent lawyer.

Work highlights

  • Represted footwear brand Puma in a trade mark infringement, passing off and damages claim against Puma Locks.
  • Represented Mars in a passing off suit filed against Kaira’s use and registration of the mark TRIX, based on its rights in the mark TWIX.
  • Representing Ritz Hotel in a civil suit against Canada Fly Consultancy for misuse of the client’s name and logo.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Dev Robinson heads the IP practice at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, with a strong-arm in patent enforcement and litigation for big-ticket Indian and multinational corporates. The firm regularly pursues trade mark infringement, passing off and declaration of IP ownership matters before the upper courts and tribunals. Advisory work encompasses IP portfolio acquisitions, filing, prosecution and patent application drafting.

Practice head(s):

Dev Robinson

Key clients

Seiko Epson Corporation

PECB Group

Mankind Pharma

Sukam Power Systems

Work highlights

  • Filed an opposition notice on behalf of Seiko Epson, overturning a trade mark application bearing similarities to the client’s logo.
  • Acting in trade mark litigation for plaintiff PECB Group, restraining the defendant from using a similar logo mark.
  • Acting in trade mark litigation for plaintiff Mankind Pharma before the High Court.

Singhania & Partners LLP

Singhania & Partners LLP’s IP team focuses on trade mark, copyright and geographical indication prosecution and enforcement services for domestic and international clients. Alongside clients sourced from a range of sectors including consumer goods and healthcare, the team also assists startups, entrepreneurs and innovators in technology sectors such as biotechnology, engineering and IT with their IP requirements.

Practice head(s):

Dipak Rao

Key clients

Rubi Shoes

International Health Management Associates

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park

Motion Health Group

Pioneer Chicory

Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co

Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité

Eschenback Optik GmbH

eEye Digital Security

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik

Monosha Biotech Private Limited

Bounce Inc

Bright Brewer’s Yeast Inc

UNIFI Inc.

Work highlights

  • Providing legal services to Australian company Rubi Shoes for the protection of the “RUBI” trademark in India.
  • Assisting entrepreneurs and startups associated with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park with the filing and prosecution activities of their trademarks.
  • Assisted eEye Digital Security in protection rights to the mark “RETINA” by filing an opposition against the Apple’s trademark application filed in India.
  • Provide assistance for the protection of the trademark “MOTION HEALTH GROUP” in India.
  • Acting on behalf of Arnold & Richter Cine Technik in successful oppositions to a number of trademarks filed similar to the client’s mark “ARRE”.

United Overseas Trade Mark Company

Online IP enforcement is a particular field of expertise for the team at United Overseas Trade Mark Company; typical work in this field involves search and seizure operations, drafting cease and desists notices, and representing clients in litigation actions. Shravan Kumar Bansal and Rishi Bansal also handle anti-counterfeit operations, infringement actions and other trade mark enforcement operations through the district and upper courts. The client roster comprises a healthy mix of domestic and multinational clients with an emphasis on fashion, clothing, food and beverages and electronics.

Practice head(s):

Shravan Kumar Bansal; Rishi Bansal

Testimonials

The team is proactive without being aggressive and reaches excellent results in counterfeiting seizure.

Key clients

Coty Germany

L’Oreal

Polo Ralph Lauren

Vans

Lacoste

Burberry

Lbrands International

Hugo Boss

Monster Energy Corporation

Prada

Yonex Company

Gold Medal Electricals

Triguna Sen School of Technology (Assam University

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Sunshine Teahouse

Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail

Work highlights

  • Represented Swatch Group in obtaining an injunction against a defendant from selling counterfeit products using the client’s trade marks in advertising material.
  • Instructed by Sona Beverages in the High Court concerning the dilution and infringement of its SIMBA mark by a Bollywood producer.
  • Represented Oakley in obtaining an injunction order against Snapdeal.com, citing infringement and passing-off of the OAKLEY mark.
  • Represented sportswear manufacturer Under Armour in obtaining an injunction against a defendant from selling counterfeit products using the client’s trade marks in advertising material.

ALMT Legal

Domestic clients comprise the bulk of ALMT Legal’s IP client roster, who instruct the practice to handle their full IP portfolios, with an emphasis on trade marks. Regular mandates for Rakesh Prabhu involve prosecution, filing, enforcement, product classification and IP acquisition.

Practice head(s):

Rakesh Prabhu; Siddhi Ghatlia

Key clients

Stellapps Technologies

Delightful Gourmet

Piramal Enterprises

Siddhartha Resorts And Foods

Maini Industrial Consultants

William Penn

Indu Packaging

Pavers England

Sanghvi Beauty and Technologies

Rivaan Vacations

Shella Consultants

Shailesh Mehta – Tech Stalwarts

Work highlights

  • Managing Stellapps Technologies’ IP portfolio including identifying relevant IP assets to be protected.
  • Handling Delightful Gourmet’s IP portfolio and enforcing the client’s IP rights.
  • Handling William Penn Private’s IP portfolio, including trade mark filing and prosecution and the classification of novel products.

Fox Mandal

The team at Fox Mandal handles IP portfolios for its long-standing clients with a particular focus on technology sectors such as life sciences, telecoms, software and mechanical engineering. Other key client industries include healthcare, FMCG, fashion and textiles. Typical instructions range from trade mark and patent search, filing, acquisition and prosecution to initiating and defending infringement and passing-off applications.

Practice head(s):

Santosh Vikram Singh; Rajesh Vellakkat

Key clients

KPIT Technologies

Haw Par Corporation

TTK Protective Devices

VARANA UK Limited

HMS Host International

Bliss Chocolates

Kieraya Furnishing Solutions

Rainbow Hospitals

RMV Silks

Anand Sweets

Global Consumer Products

Voylla Fashions

Mobisy Technologies

Wickedride Adventure Services

BrownDove Healthcare

Dover India

Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts

BAULI S.P.A

Robosoft Technologies Pvt Ltd.,

Work highlights

  • Assisting Haw Par Corporation with ongoing enforcement matters.
  • Handling IP registration and enforcement matters for VARANA UK.
  • handling the IP advisory, registration and enforcement applications for Bliss Chocolates.
  • Handling the IP registration, prosecution and enforcement applications for Rainbow Hospitals.
  • Providing registration and advisory support to Kieraya Furnishing Solutions.

Gagrats

Gagrats assists a roster of domestic and international clients with all manner of IP prosecution services including trade mark, copyright and patent searching, registration, licensing and renewals. The firm act on contentious issues, with recent matters pertaining to software infringement, patent opposition filing and breach of copyright cases.

Practice head(s):

Rustam Gagrat; Haseena Tapia Shahpurwalla; Ipshita Sen; Arpana Dhariwal

Work highlights

  • Defended an international travel and tourism management company in a software infringement case initiated by Tourplan Pacific.
  • Representing an engineering company in patent opposition and breach of copyright proceedings.
  • Defending a corporate client in an infringement suit filed by Microsoft before the High Court.
  • Advising an airline client on trade mark renewal procedure.
  • Advised an engineering conglomerate in relation to the licensing of various intellectual property rights.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan assists domestic and global clients with IP issues including filing, prosecution, registration and litigation for patents, trade marks and copyright.

S.S. Rana & Co.

S.S. Rana & Co.’s managing partner Vikrant Rana advises on all aspects of patent, trade mark and copyright law. The team is regularly instructed on infringement and passing off litigation.

Samvad Partners

The IP professionals at Samvad Partners handle trade mark and copyright portfolios for a range of clients in manufacturing, healthcare, fintech, alcoholic beverages and clothing. Additionally, the team handles patent filing with recent applications in the AI field. Chennai-based practice head Rohan K George handles the range of contentious matters including copyright infringement defence and trade mark opposition filings through the various tribunals and upper courts.

Practice head(s):

Rohan K George

Key clients

Brandis Manufacturing and Marketing

Dr. Agarwal’s Healthcare

Healthium Medtech

I-Human Patients

Khodays India

Knolskape Solutions

Moonfrog Labs

NicheAI

PiRhoAlpha Research

Wealth India Financial Services

Work highlights

  • Managing the trade mark portfolio for Brandis Manufacturing and Marketing.
  • Representing Khodays India in trade mark opposition proceedings before the Indian Trademark Registry.
  • Providing trade mark filing assistance to educational software company I-Human Patients.
  • Assisting NicheAI with preparing and filing a patent application for a “deep learning” platform.
  • Providing copyright and trademark advisory services to software company Knolscape Solutions.

Scriboard

Scriboard’s IP team has a strong hand in the field of domain name disputes; Rodney D Ryder and senior associate Ravi Goyal are frequently instructed by domestic and household-name global corporates to initiate actions under the INDRP and eUDRP to successfully enforce their online assets and evict cyber squatters. Regular non-contentious matters include assisting with patent applications and handling clients’ trade mark portfolios.

Practice head(s):

Rodney D Ryder; Ravi Goyal

Testimonials

Scriboard offers honest advice, proactive suggestions and well-thought out strategy pertinent to IP matters.

Rodney D Ryder and his team provides exceptional advice while managing domain name disputes.

Rodney D Ryder and his team are extremely approachable at all times and exhibit a high degree of professionalism.

Rodney D Ryder is an authority on the subject of digital IP rights.

Key clients

Amazon Seller Services

Hike

Havells India

Facebook

Godrej Consumer Products

Aon Consulting

ITC

E-Meditek Insurance

Tata Power Delhi Distribution

IndianOil Corporation

Rhiti Sports Management

Livonics Infotech

Work highlights

  • Filed a series of patent applications for Tata Power Delhi Distribution.
  • Represented messaging service Hike before the WIPO in a domain name dispute.
  • Successfully represented Havells India and QRG Enterprises in a high-value domain name dispute.
  • Handling the entire trade mark portfolio for Rhiti Group.
  • Handling the global IP portfolio for E-Meditek Insurance including patent applications in India and the US.

Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit

Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors' IP practice group manages patent and trade mark portfolios for multinational clients in sectors such as telecoms, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, clothing and media. The full range of services are offered, including prosecution, transfer agreements, due diligence, litigation and licensing.

Practice head(s):

Manoj K Singh; Daizy Chawla; Shrimant Singh

Key clients

ABG Patentes

WAGNER webvocat® Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft

Artfirst Enterprises

Thibault van Renne

Dennemeyer and Associates

ABG Intellectual Property Law

Foley & Lardner LLP

Dennemeyer and CO

India Glycols

Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council

-Sunland Law Firm

-Beijing East IP

-Jiaquan IP Law Firm

-Johnson Intellectual Property Agency

-King & Bond

-King Bridge Best Law Firm

-Shanghai Savvy IP Law Firm

ACUMASS

CONTINENTAL REIFEN DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Manroland Web Systems

Hardwood

GUANGZHOU NUTRIERA BIOTECHNOLOGY

Veen Waters

DAVITA HEALTHCARE PARTNERS

Scihead Patent Agent

Orang Tua Group

Guangzhou Sunda International

Anaqua

Gunther Wittmann

Work highlights

  • Assisted in drafting and filing a notice of opposition against three conflicting trade marks for WAGNER webvocat® Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft.
  • Assisting Thibault van Renne with a copyright infringement case.
  • Managing Dennemeyer & Associates’ patent portfolio.
  • Handling the IP portfolio for Manroland Web Systems.
  • Assisted the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council with drafting complete specification and filing a patent application at the Patent Office.

Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys

Sujata Chaudhri of Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys has extensive experience in all facets of IP law, from trade mark, copyright and design prosecution to enforcement, opposition and infringement litigation. Recently the firm received instructions by international media, insurance and pharmaceuticals companies on a broad range of IP portfolio management and contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Sujata Chaudhri