Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

G&W Legal is in demand not only by domestic and international brand owners but also attracts work from global law firms. The team regularly advises marquee clients on IP prosecution strategies, brand licensing, cross-border transfers and the resolution of disputes.
As part of its leading TMT practice, Trilegal assists on related IP aspects of transactions for major companies in the space.

Firms in the Spotlight Intellectual property

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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Intellectual property in India

Anand and Anand

Heavyweight IP specialist Anand and Anand is roundly recommended by its clients; it is proficient across all areas of IP law, including litigation, enforcement, prosecution and filing. The practice particularly stands out in the market for its ‘deep and sophisticated level of understanding of the patent prosecution, opposition and litigation landscape‘. Archana Shanker is the main contact, while managing partner Pravin Anand oversees the overall IP department, with a particular focus on litigation where he recently acted for Interdigital in India’s first anti-anti suit injunction. Safir Anand is the name to note for trademarks, commercial and contractual IP, and Vaishali Mittal is a go-to lawyer for enforcement of all forms of IP, with Nokia among her key clients. Managing associate Siddhant Chamola stands out among a deep pool of non-partner lawyers in the team.

Practice head(s):

Pravin Anand

Other key lawyers:

Safir Anand; Archana Shanker; Vaishali Mittal; Dhruv Anand; Siddhant Chamola; Tusha Malhotra; Sachin Malik


‘We recommend Archana Shanker and Sachin Malik.’

‘Deep and sophisticated level of understanding of the patent prosecution, opposition and litigation landscape in India.’

‘I have worked with the Anand firm for more than three decades. They have a great team and been instrumental in assisting our clients in trademark prosecution and contentious trademark matters in India. They have also assisted in briefing barristers who represented our clients in trademark matters before the Supreme Court of India. The Anand firm has consistently provided very timely, thorough and insightful advice regarding a range of matters in the trademark field.  Anand and Anand is our “go-to” counsel in India. They have been extremely successful in their efforts to lead our clients through very thorny trademark issues.’

‘Pravin Anand, Safir Anand, and Vaishali Mittal are all essential elements of the very effective Anand & Anand team. I can go to any of them and expect the same timely high-quality advice and counsel.’

‘The team is very professional, knowledgeable, expert in the field of IP. Puts in lot of handwork and research into the client’s matter. Always helpful and available.’

‘Pravin Anand : Practices Law in a manner to suit & help business. Solves clients’ issues and discourages litigation. Promotes doing business adhering to law and suggests ways and means to achieve doing that without going in for litigation.’

Key clients


AstraZeneca AB



Merk Sharp & Dohme

Manish Malhotra



Luxury Brands – Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Playboy, Dior, Mont Blanc, Christian Louboutin


Work highlights

  • Acted for Renaissance Hotel Holdings against B Vijaya Sai and Others in a trademark infringement case.  
  • Represented Interdigital in India’s first Anti-Anti Suit Injunction, neutralising Wuhan Court’s anti-suit injunction regarding a case against Xiaomi.
  • Advising a number of the fashion designers in India on the IP ramifications of M&A.

Khaitan & Co LLP

Khaitan & Co LLP‘s intellectual property practice assists clients through the life cycle of patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights, and a wide array of other IP-related issues. The department is well-versed in filings, prosecution, advisory, transactions and enforcement, with dedicated teams, including in litigation. The full-service firm has IP practitioners across the country; the bulk of the key partner contacts are in Mumbai and New Delhi, with support coming from Bengaluru and Chennai, as well as a Singapore desk. Adheesh Nargolkar in Mumbai has extensive experience in all areas of IP and across advisory and contentious matters. His recent highlights have included patent work for the Indian Institute of Technology and the Godrej Group, as well as a number of trademark litigations at the Mumbai High Court. Ankur Sangal is the main contact at the New Delhi office and excels in contentious matters, while principal associate Sourav Dan is a key member of the transactional IP offering, where Shailendra Bhandare is an experienced counsel.

Other key lawyers:

Adheesh Nargolkar; Nishad Nadkarni; Smriti Yadav; Shailendra Bhandare; Ankur Sangal; Nirupam Lodha


‘Khaitan & Co., Mumbai, has an excellent IP practice.’

‘Smriti Yadav is excellent. She gets the job done, always. Even under the most difficult of circumstances.’

‘They are quick in attending to matters and keeping up with the deadlines. The team has sound knowledge in handling IP matters with good resources and technology.’

‘Smriti Yadav – sound knowledge in trademark law and maintains good rapport with external IP Associates. Extravert with good communication skills.’

‘Nishad Nadkarni – Good in litigation with hands-on experience in IP matters. Updates himself with current judgments on trademark law. Objective is to help the client in resolving issues, rather than litigating, to the extent possible.’

Key clients

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Private Limited

Amazon Technologies Inc.


Avendus Capital Pvt. Ltd.

Beam Suntory

upGrad Education Pvt. Ltd.

CEAT Limited

Ecolibrium Energy Private Limited

Eureka Forbes

Eveready Industries Limited

Godrej Group Companies

GSK Asia Private Limited

Hero Electric Vehicles Private Limited

Hetero Drugs

Novartis AG

Hindustan Unilever Limited

House of Anita Dongre Limited

TVS Group

Pumas AI

Qualcomm India Pvt Ltd

Capital Foods Pvt Ltd

Endemol India Private Limited

Playboy International, Inc.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.

Danjaq, LLC

Dr. Lal Pathlabs Limited

Standard International Management, LLC

Euro Alliance, S.A.

Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University (SGT University)

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

R. K. Dewan & Co.

R. K. Dewan & Co. is a renowned name in India’s IP law market and gives its clients a singular solution for the range of intellectual property issues, both in filing and prosecution, as well as transactional and contentious IP. The firm has an especially strong base of clients domestically, the National Stock Exchange, the Mahindra Group and Bajaj Auto all among those that regularly instruct the team. A highlight of the IP litigation practice has seen the team assist Finolex Cables with several litigations at the Pune District Court, the firm’s office in the city facilitating easy client engagement for businesses based there. The ‘immensely knowledgeableMohan Dewan is a well-known name in patents but has a broad practice encompassing contentious and advisory work while Niti Dewan heads the patents group.


‘The special factor about RK Dewan and particularly, Mohan Dewan and Niti Dewan is their personal involvement, instantaneous response, advice based upon vast experience & practical insights, in addition to timely handling of matters within due dates is what we appreciate. What differentiates is the confidence & trust which has been created working with them, that we will be able to handle all IP matters ranging from simple applications to complex contentious issues. We are also advised on various litigation actions against IP matters in India and other geographies.’

‘With Mohan Dewan, we have that level of trust where we have been always guided by his advice, he is immensely knowledgeable, has vast experience in Indian and international IPR laws and most importantly, he is personally involved in our trademark and IP strategic matters.’

Key clients

Reliance Industries Limited

Emerson Electric (US Fortune 500 company, with over 88,000 employees and revenues of USD 18 billion)

Mahindra Group (USD 21 billion-dollar multinational, multi-industry Indian group)

Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd.

Bajaj Auto Limited

National Stock Exchange (the leading stock exchange of India, located in Mumbai and established in 1992)

Finolex Cables

Malpani Group

Tata Consultancy Services & Tata Classedge

Electronica Hi-tech Machine Tools Pvt. Ltd. (“Electronica Hi-Tech”)

Parle Products Ltd.

Indofil Industries Limited

Daikin Industries Ltd.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (N95 mask)

Grand View Research, Inc. and Grand View Research (India) Private Limited

Cooper Corporation Private Limited

Sandvik AB

Carl Freudenberg KG

Hindalco Industries Ltd

National Payment Corporation of India

Kao Corporation

Safexpress Pvt. Ltd.

Kute Sons & Dairys Limited

Hyundai Motor Company

Eduspark International Private Limited (“Eduspark”)

Various Educational Institutions (IIT Gandhinagar & IIT Guwahati, SRM University & Yenepova University)

The Osho International Foundation

Fujitsu Limited

Galmed Pharmaceuticals Limited

Ebco Private Limited – India’s leading manufacturer of Furniture Hardware

Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd

AZB & Partners

AZB & Partners supports its clients at every stage, from creation and protection to monetisation and litigation. This is aided by cooperation with a full-service in  offices in Mumbai, New Delhi and Gurugram. IP practitioners are on the ground close to the country’s various hubs of business; in New Delhi, senior partner Akhilesh Kumar Rai acts across the range of IP matters and has a background in IP litigation. Mumbai-based Nandan Pendsey has similarly broad expertise acting for clients at the high courts and the Supreme Court. At the senior associate level, Sugandha Bhatia in Gurugram specialises in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) and National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) matters, while in Mumbai Sudeshna Panigrahi frequently assists with trademark prosecution, enforcement, and advisory matters.

Practice head(s):

Akhilesh Kumar Rai; Nandan Pendsey

Other key lawyers:

Sugandha Bhatia; Rashmee Kumar; Sudeshna Panigrahi; Ritul Singh

Key clients

Bayer AG

Skechers U.S.A.

The North Face Apparel Corp

Sachin Tendulkar / SRT Sports Management

Richemont Group

Philip Morris Products S.A.

VF Corporation

Suzlon Energy

Shopify Inc.


Monsanto Technology LLC

Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP

FSN E-Commerce Ventures (“Nykaa”)

Piaggio & C.S. p.a.

ICICI Bank Limited

Tata Motors Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Philip Morris International on the IP due diligence of its 100% acquisition of Fertin Pharma.
  • Advised Reliance Retail Ventures on the IP implications of its acquisition of a 25.8% stake in Dunzo.
  • Acted for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group in the IP due diligence of its acquisition of Fullerton India Credit Company and its wholly owned subsidiary Fullerton India Home Finance Company.

Chadha & Chadha IP

Chadha & Chadha IP is a specialist firm, headquartered in Gurugram and fielding personnel at offices across India. This facilities a pan-Indian service, while the practice also has dedicated desks for a host of Asian jurisdictions to assist its multinational client base. Samsung is one such name that looks to the firm for its IP advice in India, recently instructing the head of the international IP practice Chetan Chadha on a successful patent application for structural imaging technology. The team is praised as ‘very skilled in life sciences‘, Shivarpita Nailwal leads that sub-group, acting in some of the countries most complex patent prosecutions and filings in that field. Trademark prosecution and enforcement expert Sonal Madan has a special focus on acquisition, protection, exploitation, and enforcement of trademarks while Tarun Gandhi has niche expertise in technology sector patent work. Gopal Trivedi is the name to note for IP litigation, and Nidhi Anand specialises in prosecuting and litigating matters related to biotechnology and life sciences; she heads both the Bengaluru and Hyderabad offices.

Practice head(s):

Chetan Chadha; Sonal Madan; Gopal Trivedi; Shivarpita Nailwal; Tarun Gandhi; Nidhi Anand

Other key lawyers:

Swati Bhanot


‘They are very skilled in life sciences and really help foreign patent applicants navigate the Indian patent system and secure broad and strong patents.’

‘Tarun Gandhi has handled some difficult cases with me, and has been very attentive, responsive, and thoughtful in their work.’

‘Quick feedback, profound advice, client focus, high professionals. They completely satisfy all our needs.’

‘Chetan Chadha and Swati Bhanot are highly capable and experienced in trade mark matters, responsive and a pleasure to deal with. They provide high quality, efficient and cost-effective service.’

Key clients

TCL Technologies

Delivery Hero SE

Errea’ Sport S.p.A.



L’Oreal S.A;

Prada S.P.A

Ferrari SPA

Qatar Energy

Ikea Supply AG

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 S.P.A;

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Cristiano Ronaldo


ThyssenKrupp A.B


Solvay S.A.



SHAREit (HK) Technology Limited

Tetra Laval Group / TETRA PAK


Work highlights

  • Acted for Samsung Electronics in filing a detailed and extensive explanation at the reply stage of the first examination report, which led to the grant of a patent.
  • Advised JFE Steel Corporation on post-grant opposition against their granted patent relating to a steel sheet and a coated steel sheet.
  • Represented BCI Forum in a suit for trade infringement, passing off, damages etc. filed in the New Delhi High Court by its erstwhile licensing partner.

Inttl Advocare

Noida-based IP law firm Inttl Advocare handles a host of contentious and advisory IP matters for a client base that includes household name multinationals Nestlé and LG Electronics, as well as a number of domestic startups. Heading the department are founder and managing partner Hemant Singh, and Mamta Jha, who is the lead contact for IP litigation. On the domestic side of contentious matters, a recent highlight saw the practice heads and partner Manish Kumar Mishra co-leading advice to kitchen appliance manufacturers TKK Prestige in a trademark infringement at the District Court of Bengaluru. Clients are full of praise for the firm’s work on patent matters, noting its ‘good pool of patent professionals‘.

Practice head(s):

Mamta Jha; Hemant Singh

Other key lawyers:

Manish Kumar Mishra; Rahul Adey; Ankit Arvind; Akansha Singh; Aastha Aggarwal


‘The firm has a good pool of patent professionals in their team who are diligent and have good technical knowledge.’

‘Their quality of service is good, which includes the work product quality as well as good communication skills which enables them to provide good quality services.’

‘One of their plus points is regular adherence to work product timelines.’

‘As compared to their competitors, their billing rates are also very reasonable and hence attractive’

‘The patent professionals in their team have the ability to conduct inventor interviews efficiently so as to achieve the objective of deriving sufficient knowledge to prepare a good quality patent application drafts.’

‘The claims in the patent application are comprehensive and concise, and to our satisfaction.’

‘Specific stand-out persons are Rahul Adey, who manages our company’s account very well, and senior associate Aastha Agarwal.’

Key clients

TTK Prestige

Société Des Produits Nestlé S.A.

Legrand France

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

Fena Private Limited

Novateur Electrical & Digital Systems Pvt Ltd

Nimil K.K

Novartis AG

Sulphur Mills Limited

Eaton Intelligent Power Ltd

LG Electronics Inc. (Korea)

Dart Industries (Tupperware)

Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. (The Times Group)

Bennett University

Startups/ Individuals: Ideamines, Swift Sense

Dabur India Limited

Willowood Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.

Willowood Crop Sciences Private Ltd.

Compania Licorera De Centroamerica, S.A

Aramara Beauty, LLC

Heart Test Laboratories, Inc.

Bharti Airtel Limited

MUCS Enterprises Limited

J2 Interactive Co., Limited

Chivas Holdings (IP) Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing TTK Prestige in a trade mark infringement case of TTK Prestige registered trade mark “PRESTIGE” by use of deceptively similar mark PRESTINE/label/logo by the defendant.
  • Representing Societe des Produits Nestlé in a case concerning the sale and distribution of counterfeit Maggi 2- Minute Noodles across markets.
  • Acting Legrand France in a case pertaining to use of a trade mark “LIGUARD” for miniature-circuit-breakers being deceptively similar to the trade mark “LEGRAND”.

Kochhar & Co.

Kochhar & Co. fields an intellectual property practice that is ‘strong, understanding and well connected in the industry‘, and balances portfolio management with a strong transactional IP offering. The team also handles investigations and litigation in the area. On the transactional side, up-and-coming partner Lynn Lazaro recently led the IP due diligence advice to Moody’s regarding the Indian market effects of its global acquisition of RMS Risk Management Solutions. She is based in Bengaluru and is one of four practice heads alongside Chennai-based Savitha Kesav Jagadeesan and Daksh Kumar in New Delhi, who often appears in IP cases at the New Delhi and Mumbai High Courts. Tarvinder Singh, a patent expert, is a key team member based in Gurugram.

Practice head(s):

Tarvinder Singh; Daksh Kumar; Lynn Lazaro; Savitha Kesav Jagadeesan


‘The team is strong, understanding and well connected in the industry. They were able to help us to proceed in the best way forward.’

‘A very competent team. Looks into all details and comes out with innovative solutions to come out of serious logjams.’

‘Highly professional, reliable and responsive.’

‘Savitha Jagadeesan: Availability, promptness, practical approach to matters, thoroughness.’

‘I was recently introduced to the Kochhar & Co. firm, earlier this year. I worked with them on a trademark matter, about which they ably advised. The issues overlapped with company naming and registry / corporate matters, which the Kochhar team had previously handled. This was very helpful and contributed to development of our trademark strategies.’

‘Lynn Lazaro is very responsive, knowledgeable, and helpful.’

‘The firm has been an immensely helpful partner for several years.’

‘Daksh Kumar. He has been very supportive and is an outstanding attorney.’

Key clients

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd.

Arsenal JSCO.

Blackberry Limited

CHT Switzerland Ag

Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

Doordash Inc.

Emirates Airlines

Haribo / Rigo Trading S.A.

Houghton International Inc., USA

Intuit Inc.

Legero Schuhfabrik Gmbh

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Moody’s Corporation

Nissan Motor Corporation

Omron Healthcare

Red Lion Controls Inc.

Samsung Electronics

Sprinklr Inc.

The Lubrizol Corporation

TTEC Holdings Inc.

TVS Srichakra Ltd

Uniqlo Inc, Japan

United States Polo Association

Vodafone Shared Services India

Zebra Technologies

Work highlights

  • Represented Emirates against third party trademark infringements.
  • Acted for Houghton in rectification in the trademarks of the ex-joint venture partner and restoring the same in its favour.
  • Represented Blackberry in several trademark oppositions in India.

Obhan & Associates

The tech and chemicals sectors are notable strengths of IP boutique Obhan & Associates, a practice admired by clients as ‘very prompt and approachable‘. Managing partner Essenese Obhan is a patent attorney and brings to bear mechanical engineering expertise in the chemical, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunication and agricultural sectors, and has experience in several high stakes IP licensing and litigation matters in India. Aparna Kareer handles all aspects of patent work, both advisory and litigious, and Charul Yadav advises on commercially-focused patent matters in the life sciences space. For trademark litigation and prosecution, Taarika Pillai is the main contact to note.

Practice head(s):

Essenese Obhan

Other key lawyers:

Aparna Kareer; Charul Yadav; Taarika Pillai; Sneha Agarwal


‘The team is very prompt and approachable. What makes them unique is that they reach out every time and I don’t remember any occasion where I had to remind them about a deadline. Also, in case of difficulty a senior team member is always available for discussion even when they are not handling the file.’

‘The team is very attentive and open to suggestions. Aparna Kareer is someone I have worked with for long years and her approachability is something unique. The team always has time to listen.’

Key clients

TATA Chemicals

AGFA Group of Companies

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Aditya Birla Science & Technology Co. Pvt. Ltd.

Steer Group of Companies

Pine Labs

G4S Plc. and G4S Security Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

The Doon School

MakeMyTrip (India) Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Pine Labs in a patent infringement suit in the FinTech space before the Bengaluru High Court.
  • Advising G4S on a case before the High Court of Delhi in various disputes with third party infringers.

Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP

Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP‘s IP team has its strengths in the wider firm’s focus areas of media and telecommunications, competition and pharmaceutical regulatory law. The department covers a broad range of work, with Sudeep Chatterjee handling all infringement matters relating to copyright and trademarks and domain-related issues. Bitika Sharma is well-versed in IP litigation and prosecution across the board, while Saya Choudhary Kapur leads the patent litigation sub-team. Tejveer Singh Bhatia is the name to note for matters at the intersection of TMT and IP law. The above named lawyers coordinate the practice together.

Practice head(s):

Sudeep Chatterjee; Bitika Sharma; Saya Choudhary; Tejveer Singh Bhatia

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

Teamwork Arts Private Limited

Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited

Swatch Group

Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft(BMW)

Opus Indigo Designs Private Limited

Singrimari Tea Estate Private Limited

Eros International Media Limited

K.K Lighting Pvt. Ltd

Snapdeal Pvt Ltd

Unicommerce Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

ANI Technologies Pvt.

Cipla Ltd.

Wipro HR Services India Pvt. Ltd.

Girnar Software Private Limited

Gaadi Web Private Limited

GirnarSoft Automobiles Private Limited

KS Group LLC

Aaryavrat Products India Private Limited

Fairer Foods


FMC Corporation

Zydus Healthcare Ltd

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Cadila Healthcare Ltd

Minda Corporation Limited

Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd.

Shri Prem Dhawan

Sona Comstar Pvt. Ltd.

Gaama Gaana Ltd.

Culinary Culture India Pvt. Ltd.

N. Ranga Rao Private Ltd.


HULM Entertainment

Lumax Industries

United Overseas Trade Mark Company

United Overseas Trade Mark Company is a heavyweight in the Indian IP law market when it comes to contentious matters, acting for prominent multinationals in infringement lawsuits, investigations and counterfeit goods seizures. Its client base covers an array of sectors from pharmaceuticals and medical instruments to retail and construction, and the fashion industry has been a particularly active area of late. Among the many key experienced names at the firm, senior partner Shravan Kumar Bansal stands out, having overseen the recent expansion of the firm and is well known for his representation of high-profile clients in contentious  work. The team also has a number of up-and-coming practitioners including managing associate Rishi Bansal, who is involved in litigation, enforcement, and client portfolio management; and senior associate Gaurav Gogia, who acts in various areas and heads the customs enforcement department. Managing associate Harshita Bansal is the name to note for online IP enforcement.

Other key lawyers:

Shravan Kumar Bansal; Rishi Bansal; Gaurav Gogia; Harshita Bansal

Work highlights

  • Represented Kamdhenu in a suit for trademark infringement and dilution, obtaining injunctive reliefs including blocking orders against rogue websites.
  • Acted for Takeda Pharmaceuticals as complainant in a criminal enforcement action resulting in busting of a large criminal syndicate dealing in counterfeit medicines.
  • Represented Casio Keisanki Kabushiki Kaisha in a suit for injunction against release of counterfeit watches imported into the country and seized by Indian customs.

Ediplis Counsels

Founded in 2014, Ediplis Counsels has rapidly established itself as a firm on the rise in India. Its IP practice is strong on transactional work, as well as litigation and enforcement. Protection of technology innovations via patents has been a recent growth area, as well as brand  protection work. The team has strengthened its litigation offering with the hire of Achal Shekhar, who heads the IP team in New Delhi. Aditi Verma Thakur focuses on soft and commercial IP matters while Nishant Kewalramani is an IP, data protection and private equity expert who handles strategic patent-related transactions and licensing deals in technology and the creative industries. Ashima Chalia is a key name for transactional IP and Vishal Jain provides complementary expertise in regulatory law and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Aditi Verma Thakur; Nishant Kewalramani; Ashima Chalia; Vishal Jain

Other key lawyers:

Achal Shekhar

Key clients

IIT Madras

Seshaasai Business Forms

Magma HDI General Insurance

Koo App (Bombinate Technologies)

Unacademy (Sorting Hat Technologies)

Repose Mattresses

Tricog Health Pte. Ltd. Singapore

IESA (Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association)

Zephyr Toymakers

Spookfish Innovations

Moonwalkr (21G Designs)


Navi General Insurance

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Tata Power on various aspects of patents, including patent analysis, filings, prosecution, foreign applications, and FTO requirements.
  • Advised IIT Madras and Mazagaon Dock Ship Builders on copyright protection and registrations of intricate and jointly developed software codes.
  • Advising Beckn Foundation on the international applications of their brand identities in around 15 foreign jurisdictions.


Seen by clients as ‘quick on their feet', the intellectual property department at IndusLaw is instructed by domestic and international companies needing assistance with commercial IP advice, due diligence, prosecution matters or litigation. The highly regarded Bharadwaj Jaishankar co-leads the practice from Bengaluru and draws on his in-house experience with a well-known, global brand owner. He assists clients with the commercialisation of intellectual property assets and oversees the practice with the firm’s founding partner Suneeth Katarki. Senior associate Sana Singh in New Delhi assists on the range of matters while litigator Amit Jajoo is experienced in contentious IP cases.

Practice head(s):

Suneeth Katarki; Bharadwaj Jaishankar

Other key lawyers:

Amit Jajoo; Sana Singh; Meetali Agarwal


‘The firm provided efficient and holistic service in the IP sector.’

‘I have been working with Induslaw for our IP requirements for the last 3 years. They are proactive and thorough in their work. They don’t just act as service provider but as a strategy and planning partner too and go the extra mile. Their work and timelines are great.’

‘The biggest difference one feels while working with Induslaw is the attention to detail, personal involvement and them being more of a strategic and planning partner and going the extra mile in every way possible to help their clients. With them it’s more like working with your own team rather than a third party.’

‘Indus Law has a strong background in technology and new media oriented businesses. It is therefore a strong foundation on which to develop its IP team. IP litigation has been a strength for some time and now the firm is building broader IP coverage, particularly with the hire of Bharadwaj Jaishankar to lead on trade marks.’

‘Bharadwaj Jaishankar is certainly one of the best trade mark lawyers in India that I have worked with. He combines a strong understanding of IP registry practice with a very pragmatic and down to earth approach. It is good news that he has returned to private practice after his time at Diageo.’

‘The team at Indus Law is very proactive, extremely knowledgeable and are able to understand, address and propose solution to satisfy a potential client.’

‘The team of IndusLaw is very responsive, quick on their feet and great to communicate with.’

‘Bharadwaj and Sana are our Indian IP-lawyers of trust. With their expertise, their understanding of our client’s business and their getting-the-job-done-attitude, they are an invaluable business partner to us.’

Key clients

CTR Manufacturing Industries Private Limited

CG Foods India Pvt. Ltd.

Sorting Hat Technologies Private Limited

Manak Waste Management Pvt. Ltd.

Educational Initiatives Private Limited

Kids-E-Dental LLP

Accel India

Headout Inc,

Prep Ladder Private Limited

3one4 Capital LLC

Homevista Décor and Furnishings Pvt. Ltd.

Psi Phi Global Solutions Private Limited

Innovative Retail Concepts Private Limited

Delightful Gourmet Private Limited

Kalkine Holdings Pty Ltd

Machani Group of Companies

Work highlights

  • Advising Unacademy on the protection of its brands in India and abroad.
  • Advised Sirona Hygiene on the IP aspects of its acquisition of a hygiene brand.
  • Advised Accel India and Avataar Holdings on the latter’s investment into Amagi, a software-as-a-service platform.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan stands out in a number of areas of IP law, particularly in the patent field, where its services in drafting and prosecution are highly regarded. Clients also single out the department for its ‘first-hand knowledge and experience of plant breeding and the agriculture sector‘, for which practice co-head Malathi Lakshmikumaran is noted. She leads alongside L Badri Narayanan who handles the full range of transactional matters in addition to litigation.  They are both based in New Delhi, with Konpal Rae being a contact to note at the firm’s Bengaluru office, along with Vindhya S. Mani, who is focused on opposition matters and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Malathi Lakshmikumaran; L. Badri Narayanan

Other key lawyers:

Konpal Rae; Vindhya S. Mani


‘We work with LK&S on IP rights, compliance with biodiversity law and competition law, and advice on tax matters. Their IP practice, especially for plant breeders’ rights is one of the few in India with individuals having first-hand knowledge and experience of plant breeding and the agriculture sector.’

‘This is a very accessible practice with partners and associates always available for discussion. Proactive in their interactions with the statutory authorities regarding client concerns and overall law.’

‘We recommend V. Lakshmikumaran (canny litigator, tax expert), Malathi Lakshmikumaran, Vindhya S. Mani, and Anand Singh.’

‘Over the years L&S has made steady progress in developing and strengthening capabilities as one of the leading IP law firms in India. Recognition of the firm at various events and the accolades received stand testimony to the firms commitment in delivering best solution to their clients. The firm has built resources and leaders from within with unique practices at par with some of the best in the industry. L&S has been successful in handling a diverse set of technologies and collaborate across multiple areas of IP through specific experts having knowledge of latest developments in their field.’

‘Working with experts like Malathi Lakshmikumaran and many other leading partners at L&S has always been a rich learning experience. The logical approach, in-depth study and structured thinking process well interspersed with legal aspects are some of the major stand-out qualities. Continuously challenging status quo to bring in best practices as well as contributing towards building good jurisprudence in the field of IP law has been one of the differentiators for L&S.’

‘Very good at providing timely, practical and proactive advice.’

‘Raghav Sarda – go to for engineering related tech. Good technical knowledge and accessible advice about the ins and outs of the Indian patent system.’

Key clients

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Onyx Therapeutics Inc.

H. Lundbeck A/S

Intervet International B.V

ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH

Brainbees Solutions Private Ltd. & Digital Age Retail PVT. LTD.

Sahajanand Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Indian Institute of Technology

Indian Space Research Organisation

Indian Institute of Science

National Institute of Immunology

Plasser India Pvt Ltd.

Defence Research and Development Organisation


Rahul Chaudhry & Partners

Rahul Chaudhry & Partners are regular advisors on the gamut of IP matters, both contentious and non-contentious, supporting clients in court regarding patents, trade marks or copyright issues. The firm’s client base includes a number of multinationals, with recent advice including acting for Walmart in filing lawsuits against stores using frontage that infringed its trade marks. Founding partner Anuradha Salhotra is a well-known name in the domestic IP litigation market and leads on the majority of the firm’s contentious matters. Other key contacts include fellow IP litigation expert Sumit Wadhwa, head of the patent and design team Sunaina Koul, and Veena Poolakal, who manages the trademarks prosecution practice of the firm.

Practice head(s):

Anuradha Salhotra

Other key lawyers:

Sumit Wadhwa; Veena Poolakal; Sunaina Koul; Avi Garg; Aditi Menon

Key clients

James Larson – Purple Innovation LLC

Franklin Galman – Lego

Rajesh Jha – Reckitt Benckiser (India) Private Limited

Philip  Davison – Exxon Mobil

Melissa R Atherton – Alcon, Inc.

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys ‘comes up with creative solutions to tough legal questions‘ in its protection and commercialisation of trade marks for a client base of multinationals in various sectors. Work includes IP audits, licence negotiations, and franchise agreements, and the team includes investigators and researchers. A trio of lawyers jointly leads the team in Gurugram: Ranjan Narula, founder and managing partner, one of the market’s foremost experts on IP protection matters; Rachna Bakhru, who focuses on IP litigation; and Rahul Sethi, who is the contact to note for investigations and anti-counterfeiting.

Practice head(s):

Ranjan Narula; Rachna Bakhru; Rahul Sethi

Other key lawyers:

Rajiv Suri; Swati Dalal


‘The team is very responsive, practical and gives good advice.’

‘Ranjan Narula is a pleasure to work with and leads his teams well.’

‘RNA gives practical, business-minded advice. RNA is always aware of changes in IP law in India and comes up with creative solutions to tough legal questions.’

‘I work with Ranjan Narula, Rachna Bakhru, and Swati Dalal, and they are all fabulous attorneys.’

‘RNA Technology and IP attorneys understand what multinational companies need in terms of analysis, budgeting, practical solutions, timing and outcomes; they understand urgency, and the need to respond timely. I have worked with RNA for many years; they are thorough, thoughtful, provide practical advice with the right level of legal analysis, and always very responsive. They also make excellent recommendations, and bring things to the right solution and conclusion.’

‘Ranjan Narula: Ranjan brings his expertise and experience to the table every time, with analysis and recommendations that put the client in the best position for a success that meets the client’s objectives.’

Work highlights

  • Acted for A.O. Smith Corporation in a dispute regarding the opponent’s infringement of the CARESMITH mark.
  • Advised Allergan on an appeal filed against an order passed by the Registrar of Trade Marks refusing application for registration of the mark ZYMAXID in class 5.
  • Acted for Dr. Reddys Laboratories in an appeal before the New Delhi High Court challenging an Arbitral Award regarding use of the domain name

Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law

Focusing on clients in the technology sector, Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law is developing from an IP law boutique to a full-service offering that still holds intellectual property matters at its core. Principal partner Mahua Roy Chowdhury is admired for her extensive expertise across the gamut of work; she is based in Mumbai, along with managing associate Leena Desai, who heads the trademarks team, and Manjari Mukherjee, the name to note for copyright matters. In Chennai, associate Muthu Pandi is the main contact for patent work, and New Delhi-based litigator Sanjay Visen heads the contentious side of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Mahua Roy Chowdhury; Sanjay Visen; Muthu Pandi; Leena Desai; Manjari Mukherjee


‘We have been working with Mahua Chowdhury for a very long time. She is very active and promptly response and has a deep knowledge in IP matters and corporate. She is a wonderful professional with a deep knowledge of IP law. Her tailormade advice is always pertinent and efficiently delivered.’

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co‘s intellectual property department stands out for its assistance in transactions with key IP issues. The firm also offers a robust IP litigation practice with practitioners well-versed in patent litigation. Practice head Dev Robinson assists both international and domestic clients, providing advice on patent searches, prosecution matters and strategies in relation to competitors. Muzammil Husain is another patent-focused partner to note, while J.V. Abhay advises on the full range of trademark, domain name, copyright, design and breach of confidence issues. He is based in Mumbai where Mukul Baveja heads the IP group. Robinson and Husain are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Dev Robinson

Other key lawyers:

Muzammil Husain; J.V. Abhay; Mukul Baveja

Key clients


ZTT India Private Limited

Think & Learn Private Limited

Nippon Steel Corporation

Nikon Corporation

Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Merz pharma Gmbh & Co. Kgaa, Germany

One97 Communication Ltd., India

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited

Apollo Tyres Ltd., India

Work highlights

  • Advised Rebel Foods and its founder Jaydeep Barman on the intellectual property aspects of raising a Series F fund from Qatar Investment Authority.
  • Assisted Think & Learn on the IP elements of its acquisition of 100% of Aakash Educational Services.
  • Assisted SoftBank with IP issues in its investment in Meesho.

Singhania & Partners LLP

Singhania & Partners LLP is the choice of IP counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies and other leading names in various industries, drawn to an experienced team that can assist with the full range of IP in both advisory and contentious matters. Clients include leading names in biotech, manufacturing and luxury goods, the three practice heads Dipak Rao, Sonil Singhania and Bhawna Sharma being the main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Dipak Rao; Sonil Singhania; Bhawna Sharma

Key clients

Peptech Biosciences Limited

Titan Biotech Limited

Aachho Enterprises

McGraw Hill Education India Private Limited

Liberty Shoes Limited

Van Norman Machines India Private Limited

Laltitude Limited Liability Company California Ltd.

Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co. KG

The Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI)

TMT Law Practice

Dovetailing with its TMT sector expertise, TMT Law Practice offers IP expertise that is especially strong on copyright matters in the media space. In that respect, the team has been representing the Association of Radio Operators in India (AROI) and numerous domestic radio stations before the New Delhi High Court in numerous matters before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) in a novel case relating to the broadcast of sound recordings on private FM radio stations. This was co-led by managing partner Abhishek Malhotra (New Delhi) and expert in media IP, Sapna Chaurasia (Mumbai). Other key names in the team include Meghana Chandorkar and Bagmisikha Puhan at the New Delhi office, and Aahna Mehrotra and Anushree Yewale in Mumbai.

Practice head(s):

Abhishek Malhotra; Sapna Chaurasia; Meghana Chandorkar; Aahna Mehrotra; Bagmisikha Puhan; Anushree Yewale


‘When it comes to intellectual property, TMT offers all-round assistance, right from structuring transactions to negotiating and closing the same; providing litigation assistance; keeping us informed about every development in law as well as the industry.’

‘The IP team of lawyers at TMT is a bunch of enthusiastic, passionate, dedicated and extremely hard-working group which is very rare to find. The lawyers at TMT have expertise in providing excellent assistance and advise on both transactional and litigation aspects of intellectual property law. The team has always surprised us with their exceptional interpretation of the law and solution-driven approach.’

‘Abhishek Malhotra – we have not come across another professional who is as passionate about this subject matter, or as knowledgeable and experienced in the nuances of it. Abhishek has consistently provided us with sound advise which has assisted us in protecting the IP of even the minutest aspects of our platform. IP is a field that is growing on a daily basis, and we are amazed at how updated Abhishek is with each of these developments in this particular sector across the globe at all times.

‘Bagmisikha Puhan is a veritable treasure trove of knowledge about everything to do with trademark & patent law and its interaction with technology and the gaming industry. Her approach towards problems has always been focused on finding solutions that are in the best interest of the company, and we have come to rely on her advise on critical aspects of these laws.’

‘Brilliant and aware of recent precedents.’

Key clients

Sony Pictures Networks (India) Private Limited

Intel Technology India Private Limited

Accenture Solutions Private Limited

Sun TV Network Limited

Yash Raj Films

Tictok Skill Games Private Limited (Winzo)

Reliance Industries Limited

Vibgyor Brand Services Private Limited

Zostel Hospitality Private Limited

Apex Shoe Company Pvt Ltd

Association of Radio Operators of India

Lionsgate Play LLP

W.S. Kane & Co

W.S. Kane & Co fields an intellectual property team of considerable experience whose strengths in IP litigation and strategy are appreciated by its client base. The pharmaceuticals sector has been a particular strength recently, Ajanta Pharma and Sun Pharma Laboratories instructing the team on trade mark infringement cases. Ashutosh Kane has 20 years of experience and is a key name for IP litigation: he co-heads the department with managing partner Himanshu Kane and Rahul Kadam, who has broad IP law expertise.

Practice head(s):

Ashutosh Kane; Himanshu Kane; Rahul Kadam,


‘The firm is good in the IP litigation and IP strategies.’

‘Himanshu Kane and Ashutosh Kane are exceptional in terms of deliveries.’

Key clients

Godrej Consumer Products Limited

Ajanta Pharma Limited

Biostadt India Limited

Shapoorji Pallonji & Company Limited

Sapat International Private Limited

Speciality Restaurants Limited

Onsurity Technologies Private Limited

Jupiter Life Line Hospitals Limited

Jyothy Labs Limited

Prism Johnson Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Jupiter Life Line Hospitals on filing a trade mark infringement and passing off suit in the Mumbai High Court, obtaining favourable order and decree of permanent injunction in its favour.
  • Advised Biostadt India on protecting its principal trade mark BIOZYME and other trade marks from infringing parties, and sent cease and desist notices to such parties.
  • Advised Speciality Restaurants on securing registration of its various brands under the Indian Trade Marks Act.

ALMT Legal

Prosecution and protection of trademarks, patents, copyrights and designs are at the cores of ALMT Legal‘s IP practice that fields practitioners from Mumbai and Bengaluru offices. Statira Ranina (Mumbai) has considerable expertise across numerous industries, ranging from structuring IP portfolios and acquisitions, to licensing and assignments. In Bengaluru, Rakesh Prabhu and his team handle patent, trademarks and copyright protection, from the drafting and application stages to prosecution matters and disputes. He is a registered patent agent who assists start-ups in developing their IP portfolios. For pharmaceutical sector clients, Siddhi Ghatlia in Mumbai is the name to note, assisting clients with patent and trademarks protection and commercialisation.

Practice head(s):

Statira Ranina; Rakesh Prabhu; Siddhi Ghatlia

Key clients

ADOR Group

Afroditee Europe S.R.0

August Jewellery Private Limited

Aayush Shah

Delightful Gourmet Private Limited

Eternal Robotics Private Limited

International Media Acquisition Corporation

Jivraj Tea

JSS Science and Technology University

Kamat Foods Pvt Ltd

Maini Industrial Consultants / Virya Mobility 5.0 LLP

NTEX Transportation Services Private Limited

Pavers England

Pravin Rupshi Shah

Sanghvi Beauty & Technologies Private Limited

Strata Geosystems (India) Private Limited

The National Institute of Engineering

University of Mysore

Work highlights

  • Advising Strata Geosystems on protection of its invention by conducting prior art search, drafting and filing a design application.
  • Advising Afroditee Europe on filing new trademark applications in India for brand ‘Artiffine’ and also drafted the documents for filing trademark applications in applicable classes with the Trademark Registry.
  • Advised Pavers England on establishing their brand and renewing their trade mark registrations for their logo in class 25 for the client’s goods.

Bharucha & Partners

Bharucha & Partners is a robust choice for filing, protection and enforcement of intellectual property across a breadth of sectors, the team excelling in the media sector in particular. Kaushik Moitra is the primary contact and his professional background in the media industry informs his current practice in contentious and advisory IP law, as well as transactional assistance. He is assisted across the range of work by associate Karnika Vallabh.

Practice head(s):

Kaushik Moitra

Other key lawyers:

Karnika Vallabh

Key clients

Alchem International Private Limited

Cuddles Foundation

CVC Capital Partners Finance Limited

Diabos Global FZE


Tanvi Gandhi

General Atlantic

Happily Unmarried Marketing Private Limited

Inde Pay Networks Private Limited

Kahaaniwaaley Media and Entertainment Ventures Private Limited

Morepen Laboratories Limited

Netprohets Cyberworks Private Limited

Minnow Films Limited

One97 Communication Limited (PayTM)

Raima Meditech Private Limited

Samsung India Electronics Private Limited

Toolbox India Foundation

Vishavari Tollway Private Limited

Vedific Learning Solutions Private Limited

Eris Global LLP

Fidus Law

Based in Noida, Fidus Law excels at IP litigation and is counted on by a host of multinationals with operations in India that require assistance with trademark and copyright infringement actions. The firm also advises on trade secrets and advertising issues, often in the realm of e-commerce where the firm has established a foothold. Founder and managing partner Shwetasree Majmuder is a well-regarded name in India’s IP litigation market and leads on the majority of the firm’s prominent cases. She is supported by Tanya Varma, who is well versed in brand protection and trademark enforcement, and Prithvi Singh, an experienced name in the technology, healthcare, edtech and luxury goods spaces. Diva Arora Menon is another key partner to note.

Practice head(s):

Shwetasree Majumder; Diva Arora Menon; Tanya Varma; Prithvi Singh; Astha Negi

Key clients

Google LLC

M/s Inter Ikea Systems BV

Merck KGaA

Western Digital Technologies Inc.

USV Private Limited

NBC Universal

Philips 66 Company

Marico Limited

Yum Brands

GSK Group

Mattel Inc.

Signify B.V. (Formerly known as Philips Lighting Holdings B.V.)

Association of Producers of Pisco, Government of Chile

Adobe Inc.

21st Century Fox and group companies

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India ,

Sequoia Capital

Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Government of India ,

Work highlights

  • Acted for Adobe in securing an injunction order against a typo-squatter who had registered deceptively similar domains to its trade mark ADOBE.
  • Advised Century 21 Real Estate on getting a permanent injunction from the New Delhi High Court in respect of the trade mark CENTURY 21.
  • Acted for Sporta Technologies in a lawsuit against owners of several mobile applications and websites who were broadcasting cricket matches for which the client had exclusive broadcasting rights in India.

Fox Mandal & Associates

The IP team at Fox Mandal & Associates puts particular emphasis on the IP aspects of M&A and joint ventures, as well as being a strong choice for patent prosecution in the technology sector. Santosh Vikram Singh heads the firm's wider IP, media and sports practice and is an experienced name in the market across all disciplines of IP law. Rajesh Vellakkat also has a diverse practice and is one of the go-to names in Bengaluru for the city’s thriving start-ups. Sripirya Padmanaban departed the firm in August 2021 but V. C. Mathews joined in February 2022 and is developing the firm’s IP offering in Delhi, focusing on its considerable IT sector.

Practice head(s):

Santosh Vikram Singh; Rajesh Vellakkat


‘V.C. Mathews is an excellent addition to the team. Mathews brings his reputation for excellent speed of communication, clear and commercial advice, and ease to work with. Mathews can be trusted with an trade mark matter.’

Key clients

Sankara Eye Hospital

Ingo Electric Private Limited

House of Kieraya Private Limited

Rainbow Children’s Hospital

AGP International Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Krishi Geopack Private Limited

Bliss Chocolates (India) Private Limited

Changejar Technologies Private Limited

Wickedride Adventure Services Private Limited

Technical Xperts group

Hector Beverages Private Limited

Voylla Fashions Private Limited

Sarathi international Inc

Zoon LLC

Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP

For multinationals and domestic companies looking to protect their intellectual property assets in India, Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP represents a strong choice of counsel with experience in drafting, filing, prosecution and enforcement of all types of IP. The firm fields teams in both Mumbai and New Delhi, supporting its broad client base that includes varied names both international and domestic, and the practice has particularly notable experience acting for government affiliated clients. Manish Saurastri and Anshul Sunil Saurastri are the main contacts in Mumbai, with Richa Pandey the name to note in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Manish Saurastri; Anshul Sunil Saurastri; Richa Pandey

Mason & Associates

Mason & Associates continues to develop as a strong IP boutique, standing out for its copyright assistance but also a range of services for protection of intellectual property rights. Neel Mason is a well-known name in the domestic IP law market, particularly for contentious copyright matters, though he also has a strong practice in trademark cases and portfolio management. Sabia Veqar is a further name to note for portfolio management across all fields of intellectual property, while the team was further strengthened in April 2022 with the hire of Pratishtha Singh.

Practice head(s):

Neel Mason

Other key lawyers:

Sabia Veqar; Pratishtha Singh

Key clients

Eros International Media Limited

Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited

B9 Beverages SPRL

Gessi S.P.A.

Snapdeal Limited

French Bakery Private Limited

Thomas Cook India and Affiliates

Renew Power Private Limited

World Triathlon

Everest Industries Limited

Marche Retail Private Limited

Aimtrex Technologies Private Limited

Marche Retail Private Limited


Work highlights

  • Advised Eros International Media on a trademark infringement suit filed against it by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.
  • Advised Super Cassettes Industries on first suits filed as the owner of copyright against five separate radio broadcasters and calling upon them to comply with the license conditions of the statutory license.
  • Advised HiTone Electronics against a trademark infringement suit filed against them by Roland Corporation.

S&A Law Offices

Admired by clients as ‘a fantastic team to work with‘, S&A Law Offices‘ intellectual property department is a reliable choice for companies needing patent and trademark advice on searches, applications, prosecution and renewals, along with transactional issues such as licensing, assignments and franchising agreements. Practice co-heads Daizy Chawla and Shrimant Singh are praised as ‘outstanding partners‘ – they are supported by principal associate Samridh Ahuja and senior associate Khushboo Tomar.

Practice head(s):

Daizy Chawla; Shrimant Singh

Other key lawyers:

Samridh Ahuja; Khushboo Tomar


‘S&A is a reliable team with a huge legal background that always give useful advice. S&A is a fantastic team to work with in India.’

‘Daizy Chawla and Shrimant Singh are outstanding partners within the firm. They are very committed and highly-experienced professionals that offer sensible and valuable advice. The quality of the work delivered is excellent.’

‘Team is specially efficient and with good technical background. Inclined to help as much as possible and to make the work simple.’

‘Daizy Chawla is our main contact and has always been very helpful in maintaining a smooth relationship. Especially attentive to anything we might need.’

Key clients

DSBL Private Ltd

InfraVision Foundation

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

Orang Tua Group

Druces LLP


Arnold & Siedsma

Arcadia IP Pty Ltd

Burlington English

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist, PA

Hamrick & Evans LLP


Anaqua Services

WAGNER Rechtsanwälte

HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (Law Firm)

JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys

KLEINER Rechtsanwälte (Law Firm)

Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants One Person Company LLC


Dr. Khushdeep Bansal

Dennemeyer & Associates (IPR Firm)

ABG Intellectual Property (IPR Firm)


India Glycol Limited

Total Research & Technology Feluy

Qubiseed Technologies LLP

AUUM Platforms Pvt. Ltd

National Research Development Corporation NRDS

Pradaan Innovations

Russell Kennedy Lawyers

AIPT Patent, Trademark & Law Office

Sunland Law Firm

Foley & Lardner LLP

Graham Patent law


Gramco Infratech Pvt Ltd.

Samvad Partners

The intellectual property team at Samvad Partners has its strengths in the TMT sectors where it assists clients with patent and trademark prosecution, litigation and licensing, as well as being well known for expertise in software copyright and the IP aspects of technology licensing. From the firm’s Chennai office, Rohan George leads the department and is known for IP litigation and tech sector matters. Associate Sriya Sridhar is the main supporting practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Rohan George

Other key lawyers:

Sriya Sridhar


‘Reliable, knowledgeable.’

‘Prompt, competent service.’

Key clients

Ms. Alexandra Elbakyan (founder and owner of

Bombinate Technologies Private Limited

Delhivery Ltd

Discover Dollar Technologies Private Limited

Dr. Kiran Saldanha

Healthium Medtech Pvt Ltd

Housing Development Finance Company Limited (HDFC)

Khodays India Ltd

Open Financial Technologies Pvt Ltd

Ttoko LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted Discover Dollar Technologies with revising and negotiating on the renewal of an IP licensing agreement with Target India.
  • Assisting Healthium Medtech with all aspects of their trademarking strategy, portfolio creation, management and enforcement.
  • Reviewed transaction documents for Delhivery in its business collaboration with Falcon Autotech.


Co-leaders of the practice, Rodney D Ryder and senior associate Ravi Goyal are held in high regard by the clients of Scriboard's intellectual property practice. Ryder is regarded as an 'expert on domain name issues' and has further strengths in technology sector IP. Goyal provides support on IP disputes, trademark prosecution and online brand protection.

Practice head(s):

Rodney D Ryder; Ravi Goyal


‘The immense knowledge and expertise that both Rodney and Ravi have is one of the unique points of Scriboard. They are very understanding and smart and are able to deliver quality work very quickly. Ravi has always made himself available to us even on short notice and his expertise has helped in several matters.’

‘Both Rodney and Ravi are great to work with.’

‘Rodney Ryder and his team is hands on the industry-wide IP issues especially technology and law and domain name matters.’

‘Rodney Ryder is a subject matter expert on domain name issues.’

‘The general attitude towards work and client satisfaction is amazing. They are a boutique IP firm who handle all the work quite proactively.’

‘Ravi Goyal is extremely perceptive and understands client’s requirements. He is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Scriboard is a known expert in this field and we routinely take their advice on various legal issues related to data privacy, intellectual property and TMT laws. Their quality of work as well as the experience Rodney D Ryder and his team possesses is invaluable. Knowing that Scriboard has a long list of clients which includes leading national and international names, we can always bank on the fact that Scriboard will provide us with the best possible advice or assistance at par with other leadings firms.’

‘Rodney D. Ryder is a well-known expert in this area and he is thus able to provide relevant legal advice quickly and efficiently. The entire set of people at Scriboard, including Ryder and Ravi Goyal, are very understanding in their approach while providing solutions to our issues.’

Key clients

Amazon Seller Services Private Limited

Nippon Life India Asset Management Limited

Nike India Private Limited

Hindustan Unilever 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

FanCraze Technologies Inc

Work highlights

  • Advising Amazon Seller Services on matters related to brand impersonation, brand abuse and cyber fraud on the internet.
  • Assisted Havells India with recovering domain names registered by cybersquatters.
  • Assisted Aon Consulting with managing its trademark portfolio in India.

Spice Route Legal

Spice Route Legal is an up-and-coming firm in the broad technology space and its offering in intellectual property law is characterised by expertise in transactional IP and IP disputes. On the contentious side, a standout matter sees practice head Mathew Chacko leading advice to crowdfunding platform Milaap on a dispute with Google alleging trademark infringement relating to Google’s AdWords service. In November 2021 the firm strengthened its offering with the addition of senior associate Adithya Jayaraj.

Practice head(s):

Mathew Chacko

Other key lawyers:

Adithya Jayaraj


‘Quick, easily accessible, practical, very supportive and mostly have a good understanding of our business.’

‘We recommend Adithya Jayaraj and Matthew Chacko.’

‘SRL is different and we are very happy with them as a whole.’

‘I find the team up to date with the latest law on the subject. The team regularly updates its clients in respect of the law, writes and analyses various judgments pronounced by various courts from time to time in India and abroad. They provide complete support in the matter starting from drafting the pleadings, and providing case laws on the points raised. In prosecution matters, guides the clients about the registrability of any intellectual property.’

‘They are able to answer all queries. Instructions provided are very clear and always in the best interest of the client. Always discuss the best case and worst case for the clients. Able to handle matters and work extensively with foreign law firms which gives them an understanding of the foreign law on the aspect.’

Key clients

Meta Inc.

Disney+ Hotstar





Pernod Ricard

Milaap (client for 5 years)

Agilon Health






Iosynth Labs

LetsDaily India Private Limited (trading as Daily Basket)

Neogen Chemicals

Ohmium International Inc.



Strand Lifesciences


Urban Company

Work highlights

  • Representing Milaap in a dispute with Google and Impact Guru over contributory trademark infringement involving Google Adwords.
  • Advising OkCredit on over 30 trademark filings.
  • Assisting Meta with content licensing both nationally and internationally, including more than 3,000 pieces of content across Asia Pacific.