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Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP

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The firm: Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP is a full-service intellectual property and technology law firm focused on rendering business-friendly legal advice. The firm was formed in 1992 and merged with a law practice set up in 1956. Ever since, the firm has been navigating complex IP and techno-legal issues for its diverse client base. To …

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Gopakumar Nair Associates

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The firm: Gopakumar Nair Associates (GNAs®) is a premier intellectual property consultancy and legal advisory firm providing high-quality legal and technical solutions for companies in the biotechnology, biomedical, chemical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and other knowledge-based industries.

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Anand and Anand

Anand and Anand is a full-service IP boutique fielding experts in all litigation and prosecution services. Managing partner Pravin Anand represents multinational pharmaceuticals companies in high-stakes patent litigation, including novel High Court proceedings concerning genus and species patents. Vaishali Mittal is a leading name in patented technology litigation, specifically regarding standard essential patents in the telecoms sector. Patent attorney Arpita Kulshretha regularly assists with prosecutions, revocations before the IPAB and oppositions before the Indian Patent Office. Trade mark filing and oppositions and copyright licensing services are also handled by the team which includes Dhruv Anand and associate Siddhant Chamola.

Practice head(s):

Pravin Anand

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Nokia

Philips

Merck Sharp

Pfizer

Work highlights

  • Represented AstraZeneca in Astrazeneca Vs. Shiv Shivam Pharma  in patent infringement proceedings conderning the client’s Dapagliflozin drug.
  • Represented Ferid Allani in Ferid Allani v. Union of India & Ors., which successfully sought to determine the patentability of web search-related inventions.
  • Represented Bristol-Mayers Squibb Holdings in Bristol –Myers Squibb Holdings Ireland Unlimited Company & Ors. v, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited, which claimed infringement of the molecular compound of the client’s anticoagulant drug APIXABAN. An injunction was successfully granted.

R. K. Dewan & Co.

R. K. Dewan & Co. provides an impressive bench of IP litigation experts under the leadership of practice heads Mohan Dewan and Nirbhay Bhardwaj. Tailored to represented domestic clients in high-stakes disputes, the team is regularly instructed by pharmaceuticals, technology, telecoms, FMCG, agriculture and other clients in cutting-edge sectors to handle patent and trade mark infringement and passing off disputes before the upper courts. Co-head Disha Dewan is a go-to name for technology transfers in the biotechnology field. An expansive team of prosecution and filing experts assists high-profile domestic clients with global enforcement strategy, leveraged by the establishment of liaison offices in the US and China. Key names on this side include co-head Dinesh Nair for trade marks and co-head Niti Dewan for patents.

Testimonials

Very responsive and helpful, providing useful and timely advice at comparatively affordable rates.

Mohan Dewan provides helpful advice at quick turnaround times and is personable. Disha Dewan is friendly and helpful as well.

Key clients

Kate Spade

Borosil Glass Works Limited

Tata Consultancy Services & Tata Classedge

Reliance Industries Limited

Mahindra Group

Parle Products Ltd.

Electronica Hitech Machine Tools Pvt. Ltd

Xiaomi Corporation (Chinese electronics company)

National Stock Exchange

Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd.

Emerson Electric

Billie Eilish

National Payment Corporation of India

Indofil Industries Limited

Carl Freudenberg KG

To add mor

Work highlights

  • Advised and filed multiple trade marks for the five-time Grammy winning music artist Billie Eilish for the word mark ‘BILLIE ELISH’ and the Blohsh Man logo.
  • Advising Reliance Industries Limited and its various subsidiaries extensively on its patent strategy in India and internationally in 10+ technology sectors.
  • Managing the National Stock Exchange’s trade mark portfolio, which currently comprises 900+ domestic marks and 100+ foreign applications in several countries.

Remfry & Sagar

Full-service IP boutique Remfry & Sagar has robust, dedicated teams covering the breadth of soft and hard IP services. On top of Pankaj Soni’s patent infringement litigation successes for chemicals clients and the high rate of complex patent prosecutions for hi-tech clients led by managing partner Ashwin Julka, the team also handles extensive patent transactions and commercialisation projects. The trade mark, copyright and geographical indications team, which includes Devika Mehra, Samta Mehra and Vishnumohan Rethinam, conducts global filings, oppositions, enforcements and commercialisation projects. Furthermore, the team is leading the market in the emerging field of litigation concerning geographical indicators. C. A. Brijesh is a go-to name for domain name disputes, Ranjna Mehta-Dutt has a focus on the life sciences sector and Gaurav Mukerjee provides expert advice on anti-counterfeiting strategy.

Practice head(s):

Ashwin Julka

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation in Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation vs. Kishor D Jain & Anr. in litigation concerning the counterfeit of client’s iron pipes products.
  • Represented Consorzio Di Tutela Della Denominazione Di Origine Controllate Prosecco against De Bortoli Wines & Anr. in geographical indication litigation safeguarding the rights of Prosecco.
  • Advising Acko General Insurance & Coverfox Broking Insurance in developing strategy to protect and expand their brands in the world market.

Chadha & Chadha IP

Chadha & Chadha IP is engaged by global clients across all major jurisdictions for patent portfolio management and enforcement. Co-heads Chetan Chadha and Gopal Trivedi tackle oppositions and litigation in highly complex sectors including medicine, electronics, optical equipment and telecoms. Co-head Shivarpita Nailwal manages extensive patent portfolios in the life sciences fields, including biotechnology, immunology and microbiology, while co-head Tarun Gandhi manages portfolios for hi-tech clients. Co-head Sonal Madan handles soft IP matters including the acquisition, protection, exploitation, and enforcement of trade marks and copyright assets.

Testimonials

The strength of the IP practice of Chadha & Chadha is their individual capabilities.

Key clients

JFE STEEL CORPORATION

UNICHARM CORPORATION

Amazon Technologies

L’Oreal

Prada

Ikea Supply

One Plus Technology Shenzhen

Lenzing AG

Carlsberg Breweries

Great Wall Motor Co.

Ansell Group

Adecco Group

Vivo Mobile Communication Co. Ltd

Futbol Club Barcelona

Automobili Lamborghini

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Cristiano Ronaldo

KTM AG

ThyssenKrupp A.B

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Solvay S.A.

QUANTA SERVICES

SAFRAN S.A

SHAREit (HK) Technology Limited

Tetra Laval Group / TETRA PAK

Work highlights

  • Successfully assisted Prada with protecting and enforcing its name against  multiple entities using marks that were deceptively similar to the client’s.
  • Handled several patent applications for JFE Steel, one of the renowned steel-making companies engaged in the total steel-making process.
  • Assisted Kerakoll with its enforcement activities in India. In one such matter, The client came across use of an identical mark CERAKOLL for identical products with identical trade dress and style of mark. Assisted the client with enforcement of its rights by filing a suit for trade mark infringement and passing off of its reputed brand.

Inttl Advocare

Patent prosecution services at Inttl Advocare have been strengthened by the recruitment of Rahul Adey from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, who has a particular focus on cutting-edge and tech-forward sectors including AI, telecoms, software development and consumer electronics. Practice head Hemant Singh and Mamta Rani Jha lead on IP litigation, and are currently engaged in a high volume of trade mark and copyright infringement and passing-off disputes for clothing brands, retailers, FMCG suppliers and alcoholic beverages companies. Domain name and cybersquatting disputes are also handled.

Practice head(s):

Hemant Singh

Other key lawyers:

Rahul Adey; Mamta Rani Jha

Key clients

BENNETT, COLEMAN & CO. LTD. (The Times Group)

LG Electronics

Adidas AG

TTK Prestige Ltd.

Societe des Produits Nestlé, S.A

Dart Industries Inc. (“Tupperware”)

Willowood India

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Nestlé India in a passing-off suit filed by ITC over usage of the work ‘magic’ in each’s noodle brands.
  • Represtened Dart Industries in Dart Industries Inc. v. Trendsutra Platform Services Private Limited & Ors,. in litigation pertaining to unlawful online sale of client’s products under the trademark TUPPERWARE by third parties and related issues of infringement, exhaustion of rights and legitimate reasons to oppose further sale of genuine products.
  • Represented Adidas in an injunction restricting the manufacture and selling of shoes bearing the well-known and distinctive THREE-STRIPES device mark of the client.

Khaitan & Co LLP

Recent contentious highlights for Khaitan & Co LLP’s IP practice saw Ajay Bhargava handling copyright infringement litigation before the High Court for clients in the digital media sector and practice co-heads Adheesh Nargolkar and Smriti Yadav handling copyright and design litigation for high-profile automotive clients. Patent and trade mark prosecutions are routinely handled by the team, including opposition and enforcement strategy. Commercial IP and transactional matters are also strong points; co-head Shailendra Bhandare acts for global clients on high-value portfolio acquisitions, exploitation strategy and IP-rich joint ventures. The team expanded its IP transactional offering with the hire of Nirupam Lodha who joined from L&L Partners Law Offices in May 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Ajay Bhargava

Testimonials

We have worked with this firm over a good few years in India. We like this firm for their quick turnaround and comprehensive advice.

Shailendra Bhandare is a wonderful practitioner particularly in the trade mark arena: commercially astute, proactive and knowledgeable.

Highly accomplished and motivated team backed by leaders who have extensive domain knowledge.

Has the unique elements of a boutique IP firm blended into full service firm.

Adheesh Nargolkar and Shailendra Bhandare stand out as being exceptional professionals. Ethics, professionalism, competence & domain expertise are the pillars on which their practice and service delivery is based. They never short change and go the extra mile to ensure that their client gets the best. They lead by example and their intense passion and dedication is infectious and their team resonates these values. They are honest and never mislead their clients for commercial gains, which is a very critical characteristic.

Key clients

CEAT Limited

Belron Group

Ambuja Cements Limited

TVS Motor Company

Marico

upGrad Education Pvt. Ltd

Fosroc

Novartis AG

Amazon

Beam Suntory Group

MASCHINENFABRIK RIETER AG

Zespri

Hindustan Unilever

Godrej Group Companies

Tata Group Companies

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Lupin Ltd

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Loreal

Atos

JSW Group

Pidilite Industries Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Saregama in a copyright Infringement matter against Spotify before the Delhi High Court.
  • Successfully strategised and advised Hindustan Unilever Limited in an action for slander of goods, disparagement and infringement of trade mark and copyright before the Bombay High Court, against Reckitt Benckiser
  • Advising Reliance Industries Limited on the IP aspects of its joint venture with BP. The parties intend to expand these businesses from the existing 1,400 retail outlets and 30 aviation fuel stations and operate them under joint branding.

Kochhar & Co.

Tarvinder Singh, co-head of Kochhar & Co.’s IP practice, assists technology, defence, consumer electronics and heavy industry clients with portfolio management, infringement claims and commercialisation deals. A robust IP enforcement and opposition offering is provided to the multinational client roster. Co-head Savitha Kesav Jagadeesan provides expertise in procuring Geographical Indication tags, recently for high-profile religious institutions, while Lynn Lazaro is highly praised for her IP prosecution expertise. The team also fields expertise in domain name arbitrations arising from improper third-party registrations. A substantial list of clients in the public sector also retains the team for general IP advice.

Other key lawyers:

Lynn Lazaro

Testimonials

The partners are accessible and knowledgeable.

They provide an excellent-quality drafting service with very quick turnaround time and at a reasonable cost.

The team understands the nuances of our business very well. They are able to come up with solutions and recommendations which are unique to our business and tailored to our business needs.

Lynn Lazaro is my contact at the firm. I always find her to be attentive, knowledgeable and quick to cut to the point. She works well with only minimal input form us at times.

Lynn Lazaro manages to turn sparse information disclosure statements of inventions into high-quality patent specifications. Her ability to grasp the invention and tease out the salient features of the invention by querying the inventors is excellent. She always meets and often exceeds any requested deadlines for her work product.

Key clients

BlackBerry Limited

Ciena Corporation

Caterpillar Inc.

ONGC Corporation of India

Accuweather Inc.

Cinepolis India Private Limited

TVS Srichakra

Amara Raja Batteries Limited

Pidilite Industries Pvt. Ltd. (FEVICOL)

Tata Technologies

Nuance Group

Kirusa Inc.

Limagrain Groupe

Seavees Inc.

Red Lion Controls Inc.

Mezzion Pharma Co. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising National Presto on formulating a Patent strategy for the entire Asian region including the Middle East.
  • Nissan’s lead IP counsel managing the client’s trademark portfolio in India and advising on various IP issues including infringement and enforcement strategy.
  • Blackberry’s lead IP counsel managing the client’s trademark portfolio in India and advising on various IP issues including infringement and enforcement strategy.

L&L Partners Law Offices

Prosecution and enforcement services for the breadth of IP assets are provided at L&L Partners Law Offices by a team led by Gayatri Roy with sectors of focus including life sciences, media and entertainment, FMCG and IT. Litigation in the healthcare and technology sectors is also a strong point, with recent engagements concerning trade mark and copyright infringement and complex High Court patent infringement litigation involving pharmaceutical products. The team also handled commercial IP and transactional matters for high-profile multinationals. Since publication, Nirupam Lodha departed to Khaitan & Co.

Practice head(s):

Gayatri Roy

Key clients

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

AllScripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.

American Airlines

ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (“OLA”)

BBH India

Dhampur Sugar Mills

Fortis

Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V.

Hero MotoCorp Limited

Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Private Limited

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

Minor Group

Mylan Inc.

Playboy

Publicis Sapient

Reliance Retail Limited

Sapient Corporation

Dataflow Services (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised on II-VI Incorporated’s acquisition of Finisar Corporation for $3.2bn.
  • Advised on Reliance Retail Limited’s acquisition of the menswear brand ‘John Player’ and associated inventory from ITC Limited for approximately $21.8m.
  • Advised WhiteBalance on its $14m acquisition by S4 Capital.

Obhan & Associates

Obhan & Associates witnessed an increase on the patents side of its IP practice, with practice head Essenese Obhan handling patent prosecutions and oppositions for biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and engineering companies. FRAND licensing disputes in the telecoms sector are also being handled by the team. Trade mark oppositions, infringement and passing off disputes are handled for education, cycling, manufacturing and electronics companies; senior associate Taarika Pillai is a key name of this side. Commercial IP services are also provided, with expertise covering licensing transactions, collaboration deals and portfolio acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Essenese Obhan

Other key lawyers:

Taarika Pillai

Key clients

TATA Chemicals Ltd.

Agfa Group of Companies

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

STEER Group of Companies

Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.

Pine Labs

G4S Security

The Doon School

Aditya Birla Group

Work highlights

  • Advised STEER Engineering on the protection of its IP rights, knowhow and confidential information, involved in the transfer of Horlicks division of GSK to Unilever, and represented STEER before the High Court of Delhi and Bangalore, the NCLT and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
  • Representing Pine Labs in a patent infringement suit in the fintech space before the High Court. Successfully modify an ex-parte ad-interim injunction in the matter.
  • Representing G4S before the High Court in various disputes with third-party infringers.

Saikrishna & Associates

Saikrishna & Associates covers the breadth of contentious and non-contentious IP expertise, including litigation, prosecution and high-value commercialisation and transactional matters. Sectors of focus include telecoms, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals and FMCG.

Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP

Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP’s IP partners are highly active in the field of trade mark litigation. Practice heads Sudeep Chatterjee and Bitika Sharma are currently involved in a high volume of infringement and passing-off proceedings before the High Court for clients in the travel, media and entertainment, broadcasting, home appliances and FMCG sectors, among others. Co-head Saya Choudhary has a robust patent practice for telecoms and high-tech clients, particularly in the field of FRAND litigation, and Tejveer Bhatia leads on commercial IP disputes. Anti-counterfeiting actions are also handled by the firm. Mumbai-based collaboration Singh&Singh | Malhotra&Hegde adds considerable prosecution and litigation strength in the media and entertainment sector under the leadership of Vanditta Malhotra Hegde.

Testimonials

Vanditta Malhotra Hedge, the partner that we work with, herself being an ex in-house lawyer, understands the need of the business. Vanditta is a very knowledgeable person and has good experience in IP laws. It is the practical approach of the partner which makes the firm stand out from others.

Key clients

Dish TV India Ltd.

Havells India Limited

ITC Limited

Infosys Limited

Ajanta India Ltd.

Entertainment Network (India) Ltd.

S C Johnson Products Private Limited

Independent News Service Private Limited

Creative Travel Private Limited

Gulati Restaurant and Foods Private Limited

Pari Agro Exports

Burn Gym & Spa Private Limited

Info Edge (India) Limited

Jaipuria Edutech Foundation

MPS Interactive Systems Limited

Freecharge Payment Technologies Private Limited

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited

Teamwork Arts Private Limited

Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited

Swatch Group

BMW

]Opus Indigo Designs Private Limited

Singrimari Tea Estate Private Limited

Foster and Forge Foundation

Eros International Media Limited

K.K Lighting Pvt. Ltd.

Snapdeal Pvt Ltd

Unicommerce eSolutions Pvt. Ltd.

ANI Technologies Pvt.

Cipla Ltd.

Wipro HR Services India Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Crwative Travel in seeking permanent injunction to restrain the defendants from using the marks ‘CREATIVE’ and ‘TRAVEL’ or any other mark identical or deceptively similar to the client’s
  • Representing Dish TV in the matter Dish TV India Ltd. Vs. Prasar Bharati before the Delhi High Court. The suit was filed for permanent injunction restraining the defendant from infringing the trade mark “DISHTV”.
  • Representing Havells India Limited in the matter Havells India Ltd. v. Luker Electric Technologies Private Limited & Ors. before Delhi High Court. The suit was filed for injunction restraining infringement of design and passing off of trade-dress for the client’s ceiling fans.

United Overseas Trade Mark Company

United Overseas Trade Mark Company is a high-profile name for IP portfolio management, being retained by household-name corporate clients on the domestic and international markets for full-scope hard and soft IP drafting, filing, prosecution, enforcement and opposition issues. Pooja Sood leads on the patents side, Shravan Kumar Bansal leads on trade marks and Sudarshan Kumar Bansal leads on copyright and designs. Litigation is also a strong point for the team, particularly in terms of trade mark and online infringements. Dedicated teams for geographical indications and customs enforcement are also provided to a highly diverse client roster.

Testimonials

Knowledge and expertise of IP laws in India and their business understanding, especially from Rishi Bansal, has been a great support to us.

Key clients

Casio India Co.

Nihon Kohden Corporation, Japan

Mani, Inc.

Coty Germany GmbH

L’Oreal S.A.

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation

Vans Inc.

Lacoste S.A.

Burberry Limited

Lbrands International

Hugo Boss GmbH

Monster Energy Corporation

Prada SA

Gold Medal Electricals Pvt. Ltd.

Triguna Sen School of Technology (TSSOT), Assam University, India

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

M/s Kamdhenu Ltd.

Future Retail Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Brilliant Public School Society in a suit seeking injunction against a defendant, based on infringement of its registered trademark “BRILLIANT PUBLIC SCHOOL”.
  • Represented Promoshirt in securing injunction against the defendants from manufacturing, using, selling or in any manner using their trade mark/label which is identical and deceptively similar to the client’s.
  • Represented L’Oreal in litigation concerning similar trade dress and colour combination used by the defendant who was rampantly selling the infringing products online as well in physical market.

W.S. Kane & Co

The robust contentious IP offering at W.S. Kane & Co is co-headed by Himanshu Kane and Ashutosh Kane. A diverse client list which includes heavy industry, FMCG, pharmaceuticals, restaurants, real estate and technology companies regularly engages the team on trade mark and design infringement and passing-off disputes before the High Court. Co-head Rahul Kadam is a key name for non-contentious matters including patent and trade mark prosecution, IP licensing and IP transfers. Domain name disputes are regularly initiated and defended by the practice.

Testimonials

Himanshu Kane, the senior most partner, is a leading practitioner and the go-to person in the field of IP. His advise is legally sound as well as practical, keeping the best interests of the client in mind. The firm has capable associates who are able to deliver the services in a timely manner.

Key clients

Godrej Consumer Products Limited

Jyothy Laboratories Limited

Board of Control for Cricket In India

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Tilaknagar Industries Limited

Biostadt India Limited

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

Ajanta Pharma Limited

Ambuja Cements Limited

Prism Johnson Limited

Shapporji Pallonji & Company Private Limited

Speciality Restaurants Limited

Serum Institute of India Private Limited

Godrej Properties Limited

S.H. Kelkar & Company Limited

UltraTech Cement Ltd

63 Moons Technologies Ltd

Nilon’s Enterprises Pvt. Ltd

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Godrej Properties in a trade mark infringement and passing-off suit. The mark in question was ‘Child-Centric’ which was highly descriptive of the services provided by both the parties.
  • Filed a trade mark infringement and passing-off suit for UltraTech Cement Limited against the defendant before the High Court. The defendant was using deceptively similar trade marks in respect of similar goods.
  • Filed trade mark infringement and passing-off suit in the High Court for Ajanta Pharma. The defendants had adopted and were using deceptively similar trade marks in respect of their medicinal products.

AZB & Partners

The IP team at AZB & Partners is active in the design infringement field, having recently represented global fashion brands in anti-counterfeiting litigation and enforcement operations. IP rights transfers on global transactions are regularly handled by co-heads Akhilesh Kumar Rai and Nandan Pendsey, with recent instructions coming from clients in the travel and tourism sector. Trade mark filing and prosecution services are supplied, while infringement and passing-off litigation in the healthcare sector was also recently handled. Sports clients also engage the team for brand protection and exploitation strategy.

Testimonials

Team is very knowledgeable and very good at responding on a timely basis.

The individuals are very caring, thoughtful, friendly and excellent with advice. They do give decisions that are in the best interest of the company.’

Key clients

Bayer AG

Skechers U.S.A., Inc.

Shopify Inc.

The North Face Apparel Corp

Sachin Tendulkar / SRT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richemont International

Philip Morris Products S.A.

Suzlon Energy Limited

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Axis Bank Limited

NRB Bearings Limited

House of Anita Dongre

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited

Wrangler Apparel Corp

The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc.

Dell, Inc.

Unilever PLC

FSN E-Commerce Ventures Private Limited (Nykaa)

Vans, Inc

JanSport Apparel

Aegon Life Insurance Company Limited

Supermax Personal Care Private Limited

Forest Stewardship Council, A.C.

Nirvana

Columbia Pictures Industries

CPK Management Company

Chewy

Work highlights

  • Advised on the divestment of GSK Consumer Healthcare’s brands worth $ 4.4bn.
  • Obtained ex–parte injunction orders for Wrangler Apparel; convinced the courts of the peculiar circumstances of the matter and the need to prevent the destruction of counterfeit products and bringing the court to pass an ex–parte injunction on the first date of the hearing and further appointed Local Commissioners to conduct raids and seize counterfeit products.
  • Guided Sketchers U.S.A.’s litigation strategy against Pure Play, dealing with lookalikes/replicas of Skechers’ ‘GOwalk 3’ products.

Beruar & Beruar

Led by founding partners Rahul Beruar and Nidhi Jain, IP boutique Beruar & Beruar is highly active in the media, entertainment, hospitality, sports, publishing and education sectors. Ongoing contentious matters include trade mark and copyright infringement litigation in the High Court and enforcement proceedings before the IPAB. A robust non-contentious offering provides advice on geographical indications, trade mark and design prosecutions and portfolio management and anti-counterfeiting strategy. Multinational names in the automotive sector also retain the team for full-scope IP assistance.

Practice head(s):

Rahul Beruar; Nidhi Jain

Key clients

Living Media India Limited

T.V. Today India Limited

CBRE Group Inc.

KIPS Learning Pvt Ltd

Springer Nature Ltd.

Education Today

Cengage Learning India Pvt Ltd.

Pearson Education Inc.

Kohler Co.

Novo Nordisk A/S

Work highlights

  • Handing the IP portfolio for the media conglomerate India Today Group.
  • Initiated a trade mark infringement suit on behalf of Living Media India High Court in against a third party which had adopted a mark identical/deceptively similar.
  • initiated a copyright infringement suit before the High Court on behalf of Kips Learning for infringement of their popular computer education series for school children.

Fox Mandal

Commercial IP and transactional matters are points of focus for Fox Mandal's IP practice, further benefiting from co-head Santosh Vikram Singh’s patent prosecution expertise, which is applied to patent filing, registration, and portfolio management. Co-head Rajesh Vellakkat adds to the team’s strength in the TMT sector, encompassing software, digital media and e-commerce, while senior associate Sripriya Padmanabhan takes on disputes and enforcement activity with a focus on trade mark, copyright, and design. Recent engagements involved trade mark infringement disputes in the auto manufacturing and IT sectors.

Other key lawyers:

Sripriya Padmanabhan

Testimonials

Fox Mandal has supported me in several complicated legal issues. Their in-depth analysis of the facts and the legal aspects and practical suggestions have been extremely helpful in resolving several critical legal issues.

Several counsels at Fox Mandal have good court practice experience which enables them to provide quality legal support and advice. I have a great appreciation for Rajesh Vellakkat.

‘Santosh Vikram Singh is a great practitioner particularly in the trade mark arena; responsive, proactive, and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Rainbow Children’s Medicare

Sankara Eye Foundation

Nowfloats Technologies

KPIT Technologies

Matrimony.com Limited

MID India Enterprises

HMS Host Services India

Haw Par Corporation Limited

Mphasis Limited

Global Consumer Food Products

Work highlights

  • Handling the entire IP Portfolio on behalf of Rainbow Children’s Hospitals, including registration and enforcement of multiple brands in India.
  • Assisted Sarathi International with filing infringement suits and obtaining interim injunction orders in its favour. In one suit, the defendant had used an identical trade mark in similar industry, and the other suit was against use of similar trade mark in an identical industry.
  • Successfully assisted Mid India Enterprises in settling a long-drawn trade mark infringement battle with India’s biggest auto manufacturing company.

IndusLaw

IndusLaw’s IP practice co-head Aditi Verma Thakur specialises in trade mark and copyright enforcement and defence actions, and recently advised clients in the e-commerce sector on copyright infringement guidance pertaining to opensource software content. Co-head Amit Jajoo, who recently joined from HSA Advocates, further enhances the team’s litigation strength, including for patent infringement engagements, while co-head Lomesh Nidmuri fields expertise in 3D design misuse disputes. Brand restructuring and IP portfolio acquisitions are field of focus for co-head Suneeth Katarki.

Key clients

Orient Cement Limited

Supermarket Grocery Supplies Private Limited (BigBasket)

Swampfox, Inc., US

Rakyan Beverages Private Limited (RawPressery)

Entrust Family Office Investment Advisors Private Limited

Accel Partners

3One4 Capital Advisors LLP

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited

Fashnear Technologies Private Limited (Meesho)

Hinch Distillery Limited, Ireland (“Hinch”) (formerly Killaney Estates Limited)

Work highlights

  • Advised BigBasket on rectification proceedings against the registered trademark ROYAL of Girnar Foods & Beverages Private Limited.
  • Advising on and handling Orient Cement’s IPAB Appeal from the refusal order passed by the Trade Marks Registry (regarding one of the key brand identities in Orient’s brand portfolio)
  • Advised Nexus and its portfolio company Mayfair in relation to URBANIC brand restructuring and subsequent licenses (before a funding by a new undisclosed investor for an undisclosed amount)

K&S Partners

K&S Partners provides a bench of patent experts led by Ravi Bhola (who has a particular focus on biotechnology and biosciences) with expertise in drafting, prosecutions, oppositions and infringement proceedings. An extensive soft IP practice includes founding partner Jyoti Sagar, Deepak Tiku and Priya Rao. The full-service offering handles infringement and passing-off litigation, portfolio management, trade mark prosecutions and copyright disputes. The firm also provides expertise in dealing with plant types, geographical indicators and cyber offences.

Other key lawyers:

Deepak Tiku; Priya Rao

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys’ patent prosecution team (led by Tarun Khurana) is adept at advising domestic clients with global protection and enforcement strategy, aided by a number of international offices throughout the APAC region. Co-head Vinod Khurana leads on patent disputes and commercialisation, while trade mark and domain name litigation is spearheaded by co-head Mohinder Vig. The practice has a focus on representing clients in high-tech sectors such as electronics, telecoms, cloud computing and computer-implemented inventions.

Key clients

Larson and Tuobro

Glenmark

United Phosphorus

Sun Pharma

Dabur

Huawei

Avery Dennison

Xiaomi

Marico

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Daimler

Work highlights

  • Advising Dabur Pharma on patent preparation/drafting/prosecution matters along with rendering a number of legal opinions.
  • Representing DBC Corporation in High Court patent litigation.
  • Advising Sun Pharma on patent prosecution and opposition matter.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan has a solid contentious IP offering via Anil Dutt and co-head Parthasarathy R., who handle litigation pertaining to trade mark infringement, border enforcement, passing off and novel disputes involving the protection of seed and plant varieties. Practice co-head Malathi Lakshmikumaran leads on non-contentious issues, and is particularly experienced in handling patent drafting and prosecution matters is the fields of life sciences, chemicals, biotechnology and biodiversity.

Other key lawyers:

Anil Dutt

Key clients

Bioworld Merchandising India Ltd

The Binding Site Group Limited

Windlas Biotech Pvt. Ltd.

Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp

Monsanto Technology LLC

Onyx Therapeutics Inc.

Travel Triangle Limited

Jyothy Laboratories

Work highlights

  • Defended Windlas Biotech in a trade mark infringement and passing-off suit before the High Court.
  • Assisted Monsanto with a writ petition challenging the order of the IPAB refusing the grant of a patent application.
  • Filed a trade mark infringement suit before the High Court along with an application for preliminary injunction on behalf of Travel Triangle, a leading online travel aggregator against Travel Trikon.

Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP)

Full-service IP boutique Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP)  provides a bench of experts covering all IP service lines. Patent and design-related engagements are handled by founder Dr. Ramesh Kr.Mehta and principal attorneys Ankush Mehta and Abhilasha Niroola, who all field expertise in international filings and registrations, oppositions before the IPAB and invalidation litigation in the upper courts. Trade mark, copyright and design filings and oppositions are regularly handled by principal attorney Akshay Mehta. The impressive client roster includes hi-tech names in petrochemicals, electronics, greentech, autotech, telecoms, pharmceuticals and biotechnology.

Practice head(s):

Dr. Ramesh Kr.Mehta;              Abhilasha Niroola; Akshay Mehta; Ankush Mehta

Testimonials

They communicate clearly effectively and promptly. I’m grateful for the speed of their responses. Everything became easier to understand and to do after receiving their answers. Mehta responds very quickly, providing detailed responses.

Dr. Ramesh Kr.Mehta is personally deeply involved. He shows deep knowledge in various fields of technology.

Dr Ramesh Kr. Mehta and Ankush Mehta consistently provide good advice.

Key clients

Dorf Ketal Chemicals (India) Private Limited

Dorf Ketal Speciality Catalysts, LLC

Jawaharlal Nehru University

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Adani Wilmar Limited

Dorf Ketal Chemicals FZE No

DCM Shriram Ltd.

Nishith Desai Associates

Situated within the technology, media and entertainment vertical, Nishith Desai Associates’s IP offering  focuses on strategic IP and transactional work encompassing trade mark, copyright and patent licensing, brand acquisitions, pre-litigation advice and IP registrations. Clients are primarily sourced from cutting-edge sectors including TMT, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, education, fintech, gaming and digital streaming. Practice head Gowree Gokhale regularly handles cross-border projects, outsourcing, franchising and collaboration deals, facilitated by the firm’s outreach offices throughout the US and APAC regions.

Practice head(s):

Gowree Gokhale

Testimonials

Nishith Desai Associates is one of the leading law firms in media with a bunch of best minds who work with passion, dedication and professionalism. Always there for the queries and help and sorting things out very smoothly.

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys

Contentious IP matters at RNA Technology and IP Attorneys are spearheaded by Rachna Bakhru and Ranjan Narula, who field expertise in trade mark, copyright and design infringement and passing-off litigation before the courts and tribunals. The team is predominantly engaged by hi-tech clients in the IT, software, pharmaceuticals and electronics sectors. Filing, prosecution and commercial IP services are provided by co-head Rajiv Suri. The firm also provides a dedicated investigations team headed by Rahul Sethi which is applied to customs, anti-counterfeiting and enforcement strategies for global brand owners.

Work highlights

  • Represented SAP SE in a civil suit concerning its IP rights concerning SAP software and other confidential or copyright-protected training materials.
  • Filed numerous court actions on behalf of Shell Brands International AG over the past 10+ years. Also handling opposition and trade mark portfolio.
  • Represented Roca Sanitario in civil court actions before Delhi High Court involving oppositions and cancellations of registered marks.

Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law

Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law’s IP offering is strong on the patent side, covering litigation and prosecution services. Co-heads Mahua Roy Chowdhury and Sanjay Visen initiate and defend infringement and enforcement claims while patent agents and co-heads Samendra Patil and Muthu Pandi leverage their technical expertise to manage complex and high-volume patent portfolios. Trade mark and copyright filing are handled by a team led by senior associate co-head Manjari Mukherjee. IP acquisitions are also handled by the practice.

Testimonials

They have a deep knowledge of IP, are reliable, very client oriented and responsive.

The quality of work is really outstanding not only for trade mark but for patents as well. They show a deep understanding of IP law. Mahua Roy Chowdhury is a creative thinker and an amazing strategist. She views problems from multiple angles.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Recent successes for the contentious side of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co’s IP vertical saw practice head Dev Robinson defend clients in the utilities and heavy industries before the High Court on trade mark and design infringement allegations. Trade mark and patent prosecution and enforcement instructions are regularly handled with the assistance of technology sector expert Muzammil Husain and consumer goods and FMCG sector expert JV Abhay. Licensing transactions and technology transfers are also points of focus.

Practice head(s):

Dev Robinson

Other key lawyers:

Muzammil Husain; JV Abhay

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Su-Kam Power Systems before the High Court; retained ownership of the ‘Su-Kam’ trademark.

Singhania & Partners LLP

In an effort to strengthen the patent and design offering at Singhania & Partners LLP’s IP practice, Bhawna Sharma was recently recruited from Archer & Angel to head the team. Patent filing, prosecution and enforcement is provided to a roster of life sciences and technology clients. Co-head Dipak Rao  provides soft IP prosecution, oppositions, portfolio management and litigation expertise including infringement proceedings, while co-head Sonil Singhania adds strength across the breadth of non-contentious engagements.

Practice head(s):

Dipak Rao; Sonil Singhania

Other key lawyers:

Bhawna Sharma

Key clients

eEye Digital Security, Inc.

Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co.KG

Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité (INAO)

McGraw Hill Education

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park

Bounce Inc. Pty. Ltd.

Grofers India Private Limited

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik Gmbh & Co. Betriebs KG

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented eEye Inc. in an opposition against Apple’s trade mark application filed in India for a mark similar to that of the client’s.
  • Acting on behalf of Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité for more than 10 years, in matters related to protection of the geographical indication (GI) in India through opposition proceedings against trade mark applications filed similar to famous wine’s GI such as Bordeaux, Cognac, Corsica, Pays D’Oc, Champagne, Martinique, Le Hermitage, Floc de Gascogne, Normandie etc.
  • Acted for ARRI Group, leader in the motion picture industry for over 100 years, for its trade mark matters, contentious and non-contentious, before Indian Trademark Registry.

TMT Law Practice

As the name suggests, TMT Law Practice is a boutique with a focus on the fields of technology, media and communications. Substantial team growth has strengthened the IP offering, particularly in the copyright licensing and litigation fields. Recent highlight saw practice heads Abhishek Malhotra , Sapna Chaurasia  and Aahna Mehrotra  representing broadcasters, sports clients and media personalities and copyright infringement and royalties disputes. Patent infringement litigation is also handled by the team.

Key clients

Sun TV Network Limited

Sony Pictures Networks (India) Private Limited

Viacom18 Media Private Limited

Jio Studios

Wal-Mart India Private Limited

Association of Radio Operators for India

Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited

Reliance Broadcast Network Limited

Ushodaya Enterprises Private Limited

Flipkart Internet Private Limited

TV Today Network Limited

K.P.H. Dream Cricket Private Limited

Thomas Sebastian Monckton Chambers London

Sri Krishna Talluri

Universal Music Private Limited

SP Accure Labs Private Limited

DB Corp Limited

Smule Inc

Work highlights

  • Representing the plaintiff Reliance Broadcast in a suit seeking declaratory relief, perpetual injunction against termination of agreement and recovery of the royalty fees paid to music label Super Cassettes.
  • Representing Sun TV Network Limited in a copyright infringement suit addressing the issue of payment of royalty/ license fee for exploiting sound recordings embedded in a movie.
  • Representing singing app Smule Inc as defending in a dispute concerning the alleged use of musical works and literary works on its website, mobile application and YouTube channel without seeking any authorisation or license from the plaintiff.

ALMT Legal

ALMT Legal provides domestic and international clients with trade mark filing, prosecution and portfolio management services through practice co-heads Statira Ranina and Siddhi Ghatlia. Co-head Rakesh Prabhu provides patent prosecution expertise to both established corporate clients and growth companies. Recent client additions were sourced from the pharmaceuticals, food and drink, FMCG, education and jewellery sectors.

Key clients

Delightful Gourmet Private Limited (DGPL)

Piramal Enterprise Limited

Sanghvi Beauty & Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

William Penn Private Limited

Paramount Kumkum Private Limited/ Paramount Cosmetic and related companies

The National Institute Of Engineering

JSS Group of Institutions

Pavers England

Jivraj Tea

Work highlights

  • Advised Delightful Gourmet on filing new trade mark applications in India.
  • Advised and assisted in filing new trade mark applications in India for Piramal Enterprise Limited.
  • Advised and assisted in filing new trade mark applications in India for William Penn Private Limited.

Bharucha & Partners

Bharucha & Partners leverages its solid TMT practice to provide IP services to growth companies and multinationals in the ITES and e-commerce sectors. In particular, practice head Kaushik Moitra advises on complex IP issues pertaining to data processing and AI technology. Registrations and enforcement proceedings of trade mark, copyright (including for media and entertainment companies) and design assets are handled, as well as trade mark infringement defence in the High Court. Patent litigation experience is also cited.

Practice head(s):

Kaushik Moitra

Key clients

Samsung India Electronics Private Limited

Vodafone Idea Limited

Sony Pictures Network India Private Limited

CVC Capital Partners Finance Limited

Singapore Technologies Telemedia Pvt Ltd

The Rainmaker Group

Kahaaniwaaley Media and Entertainment Ventures Private Limited

Eleeanora Images Private Limited

Netprophets Cyberworks Private Limited

Infotel Group of companies

Grover Zampa Vineyards Limited

Alchem International Private Limited

SARA Research and Development Centre

Flipkart Internet Private Limited

Morepen Laboratories Limited

Citixsys Tech Solutions Private Limited

Sprandi International (Surya Marketing Corporation)

One97 Communication Limited (Paytm)

General Atlantic

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented Sony Pictures Networks in relation to a suit based on allegations of copyright infringement filed against the popular Indian soap opera Mere Dad Ki Dulhan (My Father’s Bride) before the High Court.
  • Advising Vodafone Idea Limited on all trade mark-related issues, including registrations.
  • Advising Samsung India Electronics on protecting its IP in India, including trade marks, opposing infringing marks and advising on brand development and strategy.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas provides commercial IP advice encompassing portfolio acquisitions, enforcement, protection and monetisation. Former practice head Ranjan Negi joined newly established IP boutique Mettle Legal.

Ediplis Counsels

Founding partners of Ediplis Counsels Ashima Chalia and Nishant Kewalramani stand out for their expertise in strategic and commercial IP matters, including patent-rich transactions and licensing deals in the technology and creative industries. Trade mark and patent prosecution services, including oppositions, are provided by the practice, with start-ups through to established corporates being catered for. Fashion, retail, hospitality and education are also sectors of focus.

Testimonials

Nishant Kewalramani and his team are very professional and resourceful. For patent search they were capable and skilful.

I appreciate their dedication and knowledge work. I am very proud to recommend Ediplis Counsels to be one of the best.

The team consists of highly motivated, attentive and passionate people.

They have been the reason why our patent was registered. The depth of knowledge the team has is incredible. Cheers to the entire team for the support they have provided to us.’

Our company has grown from a start-up to a medium sized company now and the firm has been very patient and understanding to help the company grow accordingly. We can now blindly trust in the recommendations, contracts, patents, case matters or any other matters without consulting any third party associations.

Their in-depth knowledge about the subject matter, processes of the IP registration, their professional behaviour towards the clients is incredible.

The individuals with I have worked with have very diverse knowledge of technology to deal with patent prosecution. Legal opinions provided by the people from Ediplis is timely and well balanced.

Nishant Kewalramani is a visionary with a dynamic approach to working on cutting-edge legal solution for the technologies.

Key clients

IIT Madras

Seshaasai Business Forms

Magma HDI General Insurance

Cleanmax

Unacademy (Sorting Hat Technologies)

BDI Industries

Data Weave

Tricog NoIESA (Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association)

Zephyr Toymaker

Spookfish Innovations

Moonwalkr

Meshatech

Fenwick & Ravi

Solavio Labs

Design Cafe

Atlan

Virohan

Studypad India

XYID

Shrinivas Sugandhalaya

Albertsons

World Alumni Network

NineLeaps

Synconext N

Armax

Work highlights

  • Represented Spookfish Innovations in a brand advertising deal with leading Rugby team “Worcester Warriors” involving placement of their technology in Sixways stadium in UK for thermal screening to enable reopening post Covid-19 lockdown.
  • Advised Tricog Health India in a technology licensing deal with GOQii Technologies for the purpose of licensing of the client’s proprietary technology to be used with GOQii’s fitness tracker for real time and easy ECG diagnosis.
  • Provided the necessary legal hand holding for investment by Dubai-based investors into Solavio Labs, an Indian entity. One of the key drivers of the investment was the client’s patent pending technology in the solarbot domain. Also managing the client’s patent portfolio.

Fidus Law

The all-female partnership of IP boutique Fidus Law, which benefited from its recent combination with DA Law Associates, has a focus on trade mark, copyright and design IP litigation under founding partner Shwetasree Majumder and co-heads Diva Arora Menon, Tanya Varma and Prithvi Singh. Pharmaceuticals and technology are key sectors, with clients including innovative names in e-learning, e-sports, fintech and OTT platforms. Trade mark prosecution and brand management matters are handled by principle associate and team co-head Astha Negi.

Other key lawyers:

Shwetasree Majmuder

Testimonials

Lightning-fast response time and creation of work product. Very strategic thinking.

Shwetasree Majumder is amazing. She is extremely strategic, practical, patient, cost-efficient, and an expert in her field. The speed with which she and her team deliver high-quality work product is very impressive.

An excellent set of attorneys who are well equipped with legal IP expertise as well as the commercial acumen, which makes their advice practical and result oriented.

‘Shwetasree Majumder, the managing partner of the firm is one of the leading IP Lawyers in India. She has a great knack of understanding the client business requirements and is capable of customising legal solutions as per a client’s business needs. She is also proactive in assessing the future needs/requirements of the client.

Key clients

Google LLC

M/s Inter Ikea Systems BV

Realogy Holdings Corp.

Merck KGaA

Western Digital

USV Private Limited

NBC Universal

Marico Ltd.

Yum Brands

GSK Group

Mattel Inc.

Signify N.V. (Formerly known as Philips Lighting)

Association of Producers of Pisco, Chile

Adobe Inc.

21st Century Fox

Work highlights

  • Worked with the Chilean Asociación De Productores De PISCO A.G. to file an application for recognition of CHILEAN PISCO as a geographical indication.
  • Successfully pursued an appeal on behalf Snapdeal Private Limited before the Delhi High Court against an order which restrained e-commerce marketplaces such as the client as well as Amazon and Flipkart from selling products of direct-selling entities such as Amway, Oriflame and Modicare.
  • Represented Yanka Industries (known as Masterclass) in a lawsuit to restrain Masterschool.in, which was set up with the same business model and which passed off Masterclass’ trade dress. The suit was settled and concluded in the client’s favour.

Majmudar & Partners

Majmudar & Partners is particularly present on the soft IP side, with practice heads N. Raja Sujith and Neerav Merchant advising on trade mark registration, prosecution and commercial IP to a diverse roster of education, retail, technology and life sciences clients. On the contentious side, commercial IP disputes are a strong point, and oppositions and enforcement are also handled.

Key clients

Technicolor Trademark Management

University of Illinois (USA)

Carl Freudenberg KG

Eddie Bauer Licensing Services LLC

Horseware Products Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Technicolor Trademark Management on trade mark renewal and change of proprietor address.
  • Filed two trade mark applications for Horseware Products Limited.
  • Assisting Carl Freudenberg KG in prosecuting its trade mark applications in India.

Mason & Associates

Mason & Associates is present in the copyright space, providing both advisory services and representation in infringement matters for clients in the media, entertainment and broadcasting sectors. Founder Neel Mason also advises on trade mark prosecution, portfolio management and exploitation. Recent additions to the team have expanded the capacity to provide patent prosecution and enforcement services.

Practice head(s):

Neel Mason

Testimonials

Neel Mason is very impressive.

Key clients

T-Series

Everest Industries Ltd.

Snapdeal Private Limited

Amar Biotech Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented T-Series of copyright infringement litigation against Mohalla Tech Private Limited.
  • Represented Snapdeal Private Limited in restricting the scope of an injunction which restrained Snapdeal from selling or otherwise dealing with any HUL products under the brand name “Indulekha Bringha Hair Oil” and “Indulekha Bringha Hair Cleanser”.
  • Represented Amar Biotech Ltd. against Monsanto Technology in a patent revocation action before the High Court.

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

Recent non-contentious highlights for the IP practice at Samvad Partners involved patent licensing and supply agreements for medtech clients, trade mark filing and opposition strategy for sportswear clients and advice on copyright licencing for software companies, all handled for practice head Rohan K George. The team provides experience in handling patent, trade mark and domain name litigation, recently for steaming services and logistics companies.

Practice head(s):

Rohan K George

Key clients

Brandis Manufacturing and Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Agarwal’s Healthcare Limited

Grameen Foundation India Pvt Ltd

Healthium Medtech Pvt Ltd (formerly Sutures India Pvt Ltd)

Hoslab Engineering Pvt. Ltd.

Khodays India Ltd

Knolskape Solutions Pte Ltd

Mahavadi Management and Technology Services GmBH

Red Brick Lane Marketing Solutions Private Limited (Zapr Media Labs)

RV Forms and Gears LLP

Sportell Manufacturing and Marketing Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Brandis)

Synergia Biosciences Pvt Ltd

Unbxd Software Private Limited

Wealth India Financial Services Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Healthium Medtech with reviewing and negotiating a patent licensing and technology transfer agreement.
  • Represented Khodays India in trademark opposition proceedings.
  • Prepared a report on the comparison between the regulatory regime for online music streaming vs terrestrial radio for the India Music Industry trust.

Scriboard

Scriboard continues to be a prominent firm in the field of domain name disputes and digital brand management. IP practice co-heads Rodney D Ryder and Ravi Goyal are retained by a healthy mix of domestic and international clients to handle the enforcement of digital rights before all judicial forums, and recently obtained a number of successful takedowns for big-ticket e-commerce companies including Amazon.

Practice head(s):

Rodney D Ryder; Ravi Goyal

Testimonials

Rodney D Ryder and Ravi Goyal are experts in this area. They are very prompt and helpful and are always willing to assist us with queries no matter how small or big. Two things stand out at Scriboard: How easily once can reach them and their reasonable fees.

Their hands-on advice and easy access is an advantage. Ravi Goyal is our main contact for all matters related to IP and Rodney D Ryder is a known authority on IP laws.

They provide swift, precise and relevant legal advice on IP matters. They are easily approachable and work towards meeting deadlines comfortably. I know that they are available at a call and are extremely client-facing in their approach.

Ravi Goyal is very helpful and understands the client’s needs very well.

The firm has an excellent practice record. I have been dealing with this firm and its partner since more than two decades and find it the best.

Key clients

Amazon Seller Services Private Limited

Nike India Private Limited

Hike Private Limited

Havells India Limited

Facebook India

Godrej Consumer Products Limited

Aon Consulting Private Limited

ITC Limited

E-Meditek Insurance TPA Limited

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited

IndianOil Corporation Limited

Livonics Infotech Private Limited

Bio-Med Healthcare Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Regularly advised and assisted Hike with online brand protection and monitoring.
  • Represented Havells India before the National Internet Exchange of India and successfully recovered a domain name identical to its ‘Crabtree’ brand.
  • Responsible for reviewing the IP infringement and takedown notices and letters sent to Amazon in relation to the www.amazon.in site.

Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicit

Singh & Associates Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors’ IP practice fields a team of experts that handles trade mark and patent filing, prosecution, enforcement and oppositions. Multinational clients retain practice heads Manoj Kumar Singh, Daizy Chawla and Shrimant Singh for portfolio management and protection, with recent instructions involving appearances before the Intellectual Property Office for clients in the solar panels, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, mechanical engineering and telecoms sectors.

Testimonials

An excellent team! Quick advice on all IP matters, particularly patents.

Key clients

Dennemeyer & Associates

Euro -Apex B.V (Apex Group)

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, PA

Arnold & Siedsma

Hamrick & Evans LLP

Acumass

Anaqua

WAGNER Rechtsanwälte

HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

ABG Intellectual Property

AIPT Patent, Trademark & Law Office

Artfirst Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

Insideout Technologies Private Limited

KLEINER Rechtsanwälte

Pactera Technology International Limited

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Legalmax Law Firm

Hopgoodganim Lawyers

Thomson Reuters Foundation (Trust Law)

Work highlights

  • Assisted ABG Intellectual Property in opposition proceedings for the trade mark “NipTop”.
  • Assisted and represented Rioglass Solar in a patent application case where a pre-grant opposition has been filed by another party.
  • Filed the replies to the provisional refusal for two applications in the matter of the well-renowned trademarks under the “STAN LEE” banner.

Solomon & Co. Advocates & Solicitors

Solomon & Co. Advocates & Solicitors’ IP practice heads Komal Solomon and Germaine Pereira recently conducted complex trade mark protection exercises concerning product shapes in the manufacturing and packaging sectors. Ongoing instruction include trade mark, patent and design oppositions and enforcements. Numerous names in the entertainment sector also retain the team for advice on copyright licensing and broadcasting rights issues.

Spice Route Legal

Leading the growing IP practice at Spice Route Legal, Mathew Chacko is handling numerous trade mark infringement and passing-off litigation matters for multijurisdictional TMT and chemicals clients, and trade secrets disputes for asset management companies. The team also fields expertise in handling copyright infringement disputes for software clients. On the non-contentious side, Praveen Raju is handling patent licensing and R&D negotiations in the food technology space, while film licensing deals are also regularly handled.

Practice head(s):

Mathew Chacko

Other key lawyers:

Praveen Raju

Key clients

Milaap Inc.

Neogen Chemicals

Miner’s Inc.

Impelsys Inc.

Kalpnik

Nayasale

ASM

Quintype

xQ Capital

Zimplistic Pte. Ltd

Testing & Verification Solutions

Instamojo

OKCredit

Lignoil

Ideaforge

Sensehawk

Work highlights

  • Representing crowdfunding platform Milaap Inc. in a dispute with Google concerning the question of contributory infringement of trademark and passing off a registered mark as the keyword of a direct competitor.
  • Representing publicly listed and India-based Neogen Chemicals in a series of legal disputes in the US and India on the use of the trade mark and name, Neogen.
  • Assisted Miner’s Inc. with the licensing of approximately 500 independent movies for distribution in India.

Sujata Chaudhri IP Attorneys

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. Name partner Sujata Chaudhri is assisted by an extensive team of associates.