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Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

ANM Global Inc. acts for a range of clients, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, and has particular expertise in IP infringement matters; Nidhish Mehrotra, Ragini Shah and Rahul Dhote are the names to note.

Firms in the Spotlight Intellectual property

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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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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Intellectual property in India

Khaitan & Co LLP

With a presence across Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangaluru and Chennai, Khaitan & Co LLP supports its clients with complex matters relating to patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights, domain names and other related issues. The experienced Mumbai-based duo of Adheesh Nargolkar and Shailendra Bhandare head the renowned IP practice, which is well versed in local and international filings, prosecution, transactions and enforcement. IP all-rounder Nishad Nadkarni is part of the International Association for the Protection of IP (AIPPI) and is also based in Mumbai; he comes recommended alongside registered patent agent Smriti Yadav and principal associate Sourav Dan, a notable figure in the team’s transactional and commercial IP practice. In New Delhi, the main contacts are Ankur Sangal, a regular representative before the Appellate Board, High Court and Supreme Court, and Nirupam Lodha, who specialises in IP and tech-related transactions. The team also draws on support from the firm’s Singapore desk.

Practice head(s):

Adheesh Nargolkar; Shailendra Bhandare

Other key lawyers:

Ankur Sangal; Nishad Nadkarni; Smriti Yadav; Nirupam Lodha; Sourav Dan


‘They are very organized, detail oriented, responsive, and creative where that is called for. We like that they have learned a lot about our business, and they are a pleasure to work with.’

‘They are very responsive, stay on top of matters and don’t need reminders from me.’

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

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

Universal Music

Mankind Pharma

Hero Electric Vehicles Private Limited



Work highlights

  • Advised Inox Leisure and its promoter shareholders on the merger of INOX with PVR.

R. K. Dewan & Co.

IP specialist R. K. Dewan & Co. is adept across all aspects of filing, prosecution, and transactional and contentious IP, with extensive experience in sectors such as life sciences, manufacturing, automobile and IT. The firm’s principal Mohan Dewan has considerable expertise in patent and trademark litigation and commercialisation, while patents head Niti Dewan is renowned for handling a significant volume of domestic and international patent portfolios. In New Delhi, recent arrival Anju Agrawal – a senior advocate and litigator – has represented various international and national entities before the Delhi High Court, Bombay High Court, Kolkata High Court and Delhi District Courts. Other recommended individuals include international trademarks head Dinesh Nair and registered patent agent Disha Dewan. All named lawyers are based in Mumbai unless otherwise noted.

Practice head(s):

Mohan Dewan; Niti Dewan; Disha Dewan; Nirbhay Bhardwaj; Anju Agrawal; Dinesh Nair; Amar Prakash Singh; Rakesh Singh; Arvind Patre; Ameet Deshpande; A K Balaji; Nithya Somasundaram

Key clients

Emerson group

Reliance Industries Limited

Parle Products Ltd.

Eduspark International Private Limited

Hem Corporation Private Limited

Meetee Infotainment

Bajaj Auto Limited

Finolex Cables

Tata Consultancy Services & Tata Classedge

M/s. Sunshine Velvet Private Limited

M/s. Atomberg Technologies Private Limited

Rishabh Plastic Products LLP.

Captain Tractors Private Limited

Electronica Hi-tech Machine Tools Pvt. Ltd.

Kamal & Sons

Carl Freudenberg KG

Mahindra Group

National Payment Corporation of India

Malpani Group

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Kute Sons Dairys Limited

Tenneco Clean Air Indian Pvt. Ltd.

Cooper Corporation

Nilkamal Limited

Kleenage Products India Private Limited

Addprint India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

Automobile Lamborghini S.P.A

Work highlights

  • Assisted Kamal & Sons in taking criminal action against trademark infringement in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Assisted Parle Products in filing a suit for permanent injunction against Britannia Industries in relation to disparagement, infringement and unfair competition regarding video and print advertisements.
  • Advised Reliance Industries and its subsidiaries on patent drafting, patent searching, prosecution and post-grant maintenance requirements in India.

Remfry & Sagar

Full-service IP boutique Remfry & Sagar is equally competent in prosecution and litigation work across the IP spectrum, assisting both domestic and international clients through the life cycle of trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights and a plethora of other IP-related issues. Based in Gurugram, team head and managing partner Ashwin Julka has wide-ranging IP expertise with particularly strong knowledge of trademark laws and patent policies. Samta Mehra leads the trademark and design prosecution practice, while patent litigation head Pankaj Soni has considerable experience before the Indian and US courts. CA Brijesh heads up the general IP litigation offering. Also recommended is Devika Mehra for her specialism in protecting trademarks both in India and overseas.

Practice head(s):

Ashwin Julka

Other key lawyers:

Samta Mehra; Pankaj Soni; C A Brijesh; Devika Mehra


‘The team has excellent knowledge of trademark law and is able to recommend the most effective ways of handling the client’s matters.’

‘Jessica Kaur Sahni and Anamika Srivastava have been extremely responsive and have given us clear and precise advice in the matter they handled.’

‘As I know Remfy is one of the best IP firms in India. I enjoyed working with them on patent matters in India.’

‘Samta Mehra is my key contact. She’s very responsive and knowledgeable about India IP law.’

‘They always respond in a timely manner with great professionalism and offering alternatives for clients.’

‘Samta Mehra is always quick and accurate in her answers, with extensive knowledge in fashion law and luxury brands.’

‘They have a thorough understanding of Indian IP law and at the same time, their approach and advice is business centric. They are very business and client friendly and keep clients at the forefront in everything. I value the in-depth legal knowledge, approachability, strong communication skills at Remfry & Sagar.’

‘I would especially recommend Samta Mehra. She is extremely responsive and provides clear-cut, practical and strategic advice.’

AZB & Partners

With offices located in Mumbai, New Delhi and Gurugram, AZB & Partners‘ strength in IP ranges from creation and protection to monetisation and litigation. Akhilesh Kumar Rai – a senior partner in the New Delhi office – co-heads the practice with registered patent agent Nandan Pendsey in Mumbai; both are a regular port of call for domestic and international clients, drawing on their combined expertise in IP litigation, transactions and portfolio management. Pendsey is an experienced representative before various tribunals, the high courts and the Supreme Court. At the senior associate level, the Gurugram-based Sugandha Bhatia specialises in Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) and National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) matters, while the Mumbai-based duo Rashmee Kumar and Sudeshna Panigrahi can regularly be seen advising on trademark prosecution and enforcement.

Practice head(s):

Akhilesh Kumar Rai; Nandan Pendsey

Other key lawyers:

Sugandha Bhatia; Rashmee Kumar; Sudeshna Panigrahi; Ritul Singh; Soumili Das


‘The team is very experienced in Indian trademark law and highly responsive. The team is good at explaining the peculiarities of Indian law and expecially the court system.’

‘Akhilesh Kumar Rai is a very knowledgeable trademark expert with a profound understanding of the needs of a multi-national company. He really cares about his clients and shows great creativity and responsiveness.’

Key clients

Bayer AG

The North Face Apparel Corp

VF Corporation

Suzlon Energy

Dell Inc.

Monsanto Technology LLC

Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Owens Corning

Glanbia Performance Nutrition Limited

Apex & Partners Limited

MX Healthcare GmbH


Wrangler Apparel Corporation

Pitney Bowes Inc.

Mastercard International Incorporated

Valent Biosciences LLC

Skechers USA Inc.

Shopify Inc.

FSN E-Commerce Ventures Private Limited (Nykaa)

Delta Corp Limited

Piaggio & C.S.p.A and Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited

Warburg Pincus LLC

Welspun Global Brands Limited

Allstate Solutions Private Limited

Philip Morris Brands Sarl

Star India

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Richemont Group

Lenskart Solutions

Work highlights

Chadha & Chadha IP

Chadha & Chadha IP is a regular advisor on the full gamut of IP matters, both contentious and non-contentious, with a strong knowledge of patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs and other IP-related issues. The firm has its head office in Gurugram in addition to nine branch offices across India, as well as dedicated desks for a host of other Asian jurisdictions. International head Chetan Chadha is the first port of call for various US and Chinese tech companies needing assistance with their IP portfolios; Chadha is particularly active in the telecoms and IT sectors. Other recommended individuals include trademarks head Sonal Madan, Mumbai-based litigation expert Gopal Trivedi, and Shivarpita Nailwal, whose specialism lies in patent prosecutions and filings in the life sciences field. Tarun Gandhi is also a well-known name in patents and leads the high-tech sub-group. Head of the Bengaluru and Hyderabad offices Nidhi Anand is another name to note for her biotech and life sciences work.

Practice head(s):

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


‘It is always clear who you are working with. This means commitment and competence. The firm is very well organised and this also allows you to do strategic planning with them.’

‘Chetna Chadha is certainly a leader, an efficient, organised and problem-solving person. A security not only for the Indian jurisdiction, but for the whole area. A person to be trusted.’

‘This team is very savvy and sophisticated and approaches communications and substantive issues consistent with the way major pharmaceutical companies operate. They are very responsive and have been excellent on all manner of biotech and pharmaceutical inventions.’

‘I have worked primarily with Tarun Gandhi, Garima Sethi, and Loveleen Kaur as partners, and Nanki Arneja, Rachita Jain, and Ishita Kapoor as associates. All have been excellent – very responsive and knowledgeable, and consistently excellent results.’

‘Very open and accessible office.’

‘Chetan Chada the leader of the pack and a warm colleague.’

‘My strong satisfaction with Chadha & Chadha starts with Tarun Gandhi. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. He and his team are eager to help and equally capable of doing so.’

‘Tarun Gandhi is very personable and attentive to requests for assistance. He also takes an interest in both the client and the attorneys with whom he works.’

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

Ansell Group

Adecco Group

Vivo Mobile Communication Co. Ltd

Futbol Club Barcelona

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Cristiano Ronaldo


ThyssenKrupp A.B


Solvay S.A.



SHAREit (HK) Technology Limited

Tetra Laval Group / TETRA PAK


Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Mont Marte Holdings in obtaining a temporary injunction before the High Court of Bombay.
  • Assisted JFE Steel Corporation in obtaining a patent for its invention to provide a method for producing a coal mixture in which it is possible to suppress a decrease in coal fluidity better than existing techniques.
  • Represented China’s Tiens Group in a trademark infringement case in Delhi, successfully obtaining an injunction against the defendants.

Inttl Advocare

The Noida-based IP department at Inttl Advocare is a regular advisor to domestic and international companies, for which it handles a host of contentious and advisory matters, with a particular strength in the TMT sectors. Founder and managing partner Hemant Singh, who is also a registered patent agent, co-heads the practice with litigation lead Mamta Rani Jha, a go-to for the enforcement of IP as well as issues involving artificial intelligence (AI) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Manish Kumar Mishra is an IP litigation expert with experience handling trademark, copyright and design-related issues in the pharmaceuticals, retail, and food and beverages sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mamta Rani Jha; Hemant Singh

Other key lawyers:

Manish Kumar Mishra; Yashwant Grover; Shrutima Ehersa


‘This is an incredibly capable and responsive team who have immense knowledge of the law and are well versed with factual positions of their clients. They provide excellent service and one can rest easy having entrusted them with key matters.’

‘Yashwant Grover – always friendly and helpful with well drafted correspondence.’

‘Mamta Rani Jha is the head of the litigation team. She is brilliant, strong and passionate about her clients and their rights. She is a true role model for all lawyers.’

Key clients

HTC Corporation, Taiwan

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, India

Novartis AG

Bharti Airtel Limited


Dabur India Ltd., India

Bennet, Coleman & Company Limited

Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.

LG Electronics Inc.

The Buzz Media Corp.

Chiaro Technology Limited

Perennials LLC

Dr. S.K. Das (Scientist), India

Willowood Crop Sciences Private Limited

Pernod Ricard India Private Limited

Novateur Electrical & Digital Systems Pvt. Ltd.

Eaton Intelligent Power Ltd

Dart Industries

Danfoss GMBH


Work highlights

  • Successfully acted for HTC Corporation before the Delhi High Court, arguing that LV Degao and others were infringing its trademark ‘HTC’ for electrical goods.
  • Representing Radiant Indus Chem in a case concerning Capital Food’s exclusive right to a trademark that was devoid of distinctive character and was descriptive of the kind, quality, character and geographical origin of the goods sold.

Kochhar & Co.

The IP practice at Kochhar & Co. has notable expertise in trademark, patent and industrial design prosecutions, in addition to investigations and litigation. The team includes Gurugram-based partner Tarvinder Singh, an expert in patents work and a regular advisor to large global corporations, and Savitha Kesav Jagadeesan in Chennai, who handles various IP portfolios for clients across a wide range of sectors, including consumer goods, education, media and IT. The Bangalore-based Lynn Lazaro is an essential contact on the transactional IP side, an area in which Daksh Kumar in New Delhi also excels, in addition to his contentious work. IP all-rounder Anshuman Sharma in Gurugram is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Anshuman Sharma

Key clients

Houghton International Inc., USA

Toyota Motor Corporation

Ciena Corporation


Suzuki Motor Corporation

National Presto

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Nissan Motor Co.

Lutron Electronics


Emirates Airlines

Haribo / Rigo Trading S.A.

Asustek Corporation Inc.

Arsenal JSCO.

Samsung Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.

Bakson Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

TTEC Holdings Inc.

DoorDash Inc.

Mark Holding SARL

The Lubrizol Corporation

Legero Schuhfabrik GmbH

Vodafone Shared Services India

Electronics Mart India Limited

Amara Raja

TVS Srichakra

Apollo Hospitals

Wow Skin science

GVK Bioscience

Enamor Modenik Lifestyles

Tvasta Manufacturing

Godrej Storage Solutions

JK Fenner

Sodexo India Services Private Limited

Imply Data, Inc.

Hatio Innovations Private Limited


Numerator, Inc.

Saul Ewing LLP

Paranthaman Exporters

Pachmann Limited

Arteris, Inc.

Duane Morris LLP

Opera Solutions India Private Limited

Knobbe Martens

Micro Plastics Private Limited

Ultraviolette Automotive Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Houghton International in several rectification actions against fraudulent trademark registrations in India before IP tribunals and the company law board.
  • Assisted Ciena with filing and prosecuting new patent applications in addition to strengthening its patent portfolio.
  • Assisted Amara Raja with contentious and non-contentious IP issues including prosecutions and enforcement actions both in India and abroad.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan acts as counsel to Indian and global businesses, with notable capabilities in patents, including drafting patent specifications for complex inventions that can be filed as international and national applications in Europe and the US. Practice head and registered patent agent Malathi Lakshmikumaran specialises in the filing and prosecution of patent applications in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech sectors. Her team includes Prashant Phillips, who is a regular fixture on design and patent prosecution matters, in addition to litigation; and founding partner and taxation expert V Lakshmikumaran. All named individuals are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Malathi Lakshmikumaran

Other key lawyers:

V Lakshmikumaran; Prashant Phillips; Jaya Pandeya

Work highlights

Obhan & Associates

Managing partner Essenese Obhan heads boutique firm Obhan & Associates‘ IP practice, drawing on his mechanical engineering expertise to advise on prosecutions and litigation in the chemical, pharmaceutical, software, telecoms and agricultural sectors. Aparna Kareer heads the patent and filing department and has extensive experience handling patent applications in India and overseas. Charul Yadav is also a patents expert and is known for his work in the life sciences field, an area in which Sneha Agarwal also excels. For trademark litigation and prosecution, Taarika Pillai is the main contact to note. All named individuals are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Essenese Obhan

Other key lawyers:

Aparna Kareer; Charul Yadav; Taarika Pillai; Sneha Agarwal


‘In-depth knowledge on intellectual property matters and responsiveness to a client’s needs.’

‘Essenese Obhan is an expert in his field, and we greatly value his counsel and thought through advice.’

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

Vending Updates India Private Limited

Bolt Technology OÜ


Akasa Air

Work highlights

  • Representing Pine Labs in a patent infringement suit before the Bangalore High Court, obtaining a vacation of an ad-interim injunction that was passed against Pine Labs by the District Court.
  • Reprsenting G4S before the High Court of Delhi in various disputes with third-party infringers.

Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP

Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP‘s team in New Delhi stands out for its patent and trademark litigation work and has further broadened its practice to include anti-counterfeiting actions. Sudeep Chatterjee handles all infringement matters relating to copyright, trademarks and domain-related issues, including filing of UDRP complaints, while Saya Choudhary Kapur has extensive experience in patent litigation, an area in which Ashutosh Kumar is also well versed. Bitika Sharma is adept in IP litigation and prosecution, with particular expertise in the biotech, pharma and chemical sectors.

Practice head(s):

Sudeep Chatterjee; Saya Choudhary Kapur; Bitiki Sharma; Ashutosh Kumar


‘Transparent and honest. Always seeks the client’s opinion.’

‘Good communication, patient and explains the complexity to the client.’

‘Very focused and hardworking.’

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Work highlights

  • Represented the Broadcasting Petition before the Hon’ble Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal wherein the petitioner was seeking an order directing the respondent to provide its channel to the petitioner on a non-discriminatory basis and at par with other distribution platform operators.
  • Represented an individual and Stanvac Prime in a trademark infringement suit.
  • Represents M/s Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson in the SEP infringement suit filed against Lava International.

United & United

United & United has significant expertise in protecting and enforcing IP rights through litigation, prosecution, anti-counterfeiting actions and the prevention of unauthorised distribution of goods and services. Founding partner and seasoned litigator K.G. Bansal has considerable experience at both the High Court and Supreme Court level; he is a prominent figure alongside Shravan Kumar Bansal, known for having overseen the recent expansion of the firm and his representation of high-profile clients in contentious matters. Other recommended individuals include Sheel Kumar Bansal, who manages a plethora of national and oversees IP clients; managing associate Rishi Bansal, an expert in litigation, enforcement and client portfolio management; and senior associate Gaurav Gogia, who heads the customs enforcement and capacity building department. Managing associate Harshita Bansal is a go-to practitioner for online IP enforcement matters.

Other key lawyers:

K.G. Bansal; Shravan Kumar Bansal; Sheel Kumar Bansal; Rishi Bansal; Gaurav Gogia; Harshita Bansal; Ajay Amitabh Suman

Key clients

Western Digital Corporation

Lindt & Sprüngli AG

Pharmaceuticals Solutions Industry

Colgate Palmolive Company


OPI Products

The Swatch Group

Purpos Planet

Louis Vuitton Malletier

VF Corporation

HLL Lifecare Limited

Major Brands India Pvt. Ltd.

JUUL Labs, Inc.

Olympus Corporation

Victoria’s Secret & Co.

Anchor Electricals Pvt. Ltd.

Bath & Body Works, Inc.

Gyrus ACMI, Inc.

Gillette India Ltd.

Oakley Inc.

Balenciaga SAS

Indian Space Research Organization

Carlsberg Breweries AG

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Supple Tek Industries Pvt.Ltd.

Rigel Pharmaceuticals

Artsana India Pvt. Ltd.

Asics Corporation

Wella International Operations Switzerland SARL

Casio Computer Co. Ltd., Japan

Levi Strauss & Co.

Knitpro International

Herbalife International India Pvt. Ltd.

Lacoste S.A.

Procter & Gamble Home Products Private Limited

Crocs Inc.

GM Modular Pvt. Ltd.

Shubham Goldiee Masale Pvt. Ltd.

Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey Group

Luxottica Group S.p.A

RSPL Group

KRBL Limited

Under Armour, Inc.

Nike, Inc.

Giorgio Armani SPA

Vans Inc.

Burberry Limited

Swatch Group (India) Pvt. Ltd

The Delhi Public School Society

Charles & Keith Group

Bulgari S.p.A

Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Canon Inc.

Tenax Pidilite India Private Limited

Audemars Piguet (Marketing) SA

Coty Beauty Germany GmbH

Future Group India

Hugo Boss Trade Mark Management GmbH & Co.KG

Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation

Panasonic Corporation

Monster Energy Company

WD – 40 Manufacturing Company

Work highlights

  • Represented Under Armour in a suit for permanent injunction against Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail before the Delhi High Court seeking restrain from using the marks “STREET ARMOR”, “SA” and “STRT ARMR”.
  • Represented Carlsberg Breweries in a suit for permanent injunction against Tensberg Breweries Industries claiming infringement from using “TENSBERG”.
  • Represented Colgate Palmolive in a suit for permanent injunction restraining John Doe & Ors from infringing and passing off a number of trademarks.

Ediplis Counsels

With main offices in Bangalore and Mumbai, Ediplis Counsels has also expanded its presence to New Delhi and Jaipur, and is noted for its strong transactional work, in addition to litigation and enforcement. Registered patent agent Nishant Kewalramani, who also specialises in trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs, is a key practitioner, as is Aditi Verma Thakur, an expert in soft and commercial IP matters. The team also includes transactional specialist Ashima Chalia; Vishal Jain, who has expertise in regulatory law and litigation; and Achal Shekhar, who draws on a wealth of experience in the corporate and IP litigation domain. Pranay Rajput and Namratha Krishnan are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Pranay Rajput; Namratha Krishna


‘Commercially, technically and legally sound teams. Diverse experience. Function like in-house legal teams when we need them to be. Cost effective services. Maintain efficiency too.’

‘They cover all legal angles holistically, provide in-depth reasoning and explanations in their action plans. We work with Aditi and her teams. The team including the lead are very accessible.’

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

  • Advised Reolink, PR China, on the enforcement of trademark rights against a trademark squatter in India.
  • Advised Ayana Renewable Power on several intricate patent issues.
  • Advised GOAT Brand Labs on the IP aspects of various acquisitions of several D2C brands.


IndusLaw provides its clients, which range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, with solutions for a broad range of IP issues, including those pertaining to trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights. The Bengaluru-based Bharadwaj Jaishankar has standout experience in matters involving the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of IP assets; he co-heads the practice with senior partner Suneeth Katarki. At the senior associate level, the New Delhi-based Sana Singh and Bengaluru-based Meetali Agarwal assist in a range of matters in various sectors, including manufacturing, automotive, pharmaceuticals, education, food and beverages, consumer goods and TMT. The Mumbai-based Amit Jajoo leads the contentious branch of the IP practice.

Practice head(s):

Suneeth Katarki; Bharadwaj Jaishankar

Other key lawyers:

Amit Jajoo; Sana Singh; Kshitij Parashar; Meetali Agarwal


‘A strong IP team that differentiates itself from many other teams by being particularly commercial and very responsive.’

‘Bharadwaj Jaishankar has a very deep and nuanced understanding of trade mark law while also being highly pragmatic, which is valuable balance.’

Key clients

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Homevista Decor and Furnishings Private Limited

Yulu Bikes Private Limited

Mohalla Tech Private Limited

Delightful Gourmet Private Limited

Sirona Hygiene Private Limited

Sorting Hat Technologies Private Limited (brand owner of Unacademy)

Innovative Retail Concepts Private Limited (brand owner of BigBasket)

Turtle Shell Technologies Private Limited (brand owner of Dozee)

Toplyne Labs Pte. Ltd

Neobrands Limited

Skydo Technologies Private Technologies

Hella Infra Market Ltd.

Zolve Innovations Inc.

PandoCorp Pvt Ltd.

Orient Cement Ltd.

ALT Realtech Private Limited

Embassy Shelters Private Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Jubilant Enpro Pvt. Ltd.

Fieldfisher – A leading European Law Firm

Curefoods India Private Limited (brand owner of Eat.Fit and Cake Zone)

Vadilal International Private Limited

Tresa Energy Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Hindustan Unilever on the IP aspects of the acquisition of Zywie Ventures.
  • Advised Homevista Decor and Furnishings on its acquisition of a technology platform, to be used in the field of interior designing and decor.
  • Advised Sirona Hygiene on acquiring the brand “BLEU” and on trademark assignment agreements with a third party.

Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys

Fielding lawyers across India, Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys excels in patent portfolio creation and enforcement for domestic and global clients, in addition to trademark and patent litigation. The team includes co-founder Tarun Khurana, an expert in filing and prosecution matters; trademark specialist Mohinder Vig; Tapan Shah, who brings medicinal chemistry expertise in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors; and Vinod Khurana, who is a contact to note for patent litigation. All named individuals are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Tarun Khurana; Mohinder Vig; Abhijeet Deshmukh; Meenakshi Ogra; Vinod Khurana; Medha Gupta; Chhavi Pandey; Anubhav Gupta

Other key lawyers:

Tapan Shah


‘Knowledge, updated with dynamics and development in legal fields, client support and project management.’

‘I would highlight Tarun Khurana.’

Key clients

Larson and Tuobro


United Phosphorus Limited

Sun Pharma



Avery Dennison


Reliance Jio

Teva Pharmaceuticals


Work highlights

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India

Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India’s IP team includes registered patent and trademark agents in addition to seasoned litigators. Its practitioners act as regular advisors to small start-up companies as well as large multinational corporations. Practice head Abhishek Mathur stands out for his assistance in transactions with critical IP issues, with a particular focus on those pertaining to the field of real estate. The team includes IP all-rounder Amit Panigrahi, known for his work in the pharmaceutical sector, and managing associate Shireen Dhar, who has experience handling international trademark portfolios and representing clients in IP disputes. All named individuals are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Abhishek Mathur

Other key lawyers:

Amit Panigrahi; Shireen Dhar; Parul Panthi


‘Excellent knowledge of IP issues in India.’

‘Parul Panthi and Shireen Dhar provide excellent, reliable and trustworthy IP advice and enforcement in India.’

Key clients

Mahyco Private Limited

MHG IP Holdings Singapore Pte Limited

C. & J. Clark Limited

Planet Holding Limited

Hero Motocorp Limited

Quadrific Media Private Limited

Jemie B.v.

Lang & Rahmann

Interlaw Limited

Baker & Mckenzie

The Press Trust Of India

Les Productions Dime Inc.,

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.c./ New World Hotel Management

Crowell & Moring Llp

Chinkara Wines Pty. Ltd.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Akuate Internet Services

Work highlights

  • Advised MHG IP Holdings Singapore on domain name complaints initiated against infringing use of its trademark by third parties.
  • Advised Moonshine Technologies on restraining the defendants from using a trademark on infringement grounds.
  • Assisted Alpha Vision and Longitude 74 Studio with IP due diligence, drafting and finalising IP assignment agreements, and trademark filings.

Mason & Associates

With managing director Neel Mason at the helm, Mason & Associates‘ team in New Delhi is praised for its expertise in the areas of trademark and copyright law. Mason is a regular fixture on trademark portfolio management, handling a range of prosecution and litigation, in addition to copyright cases in the publishing, music and media sectors. Sabia Veqar is another name to note for portfolio management, with recent work spanning the food and drink, aviation, tech, retail and construction industries. Ankit Rastogi also comes recommended.

Practice head(s):

Neel Mason

Other key lawyers:

Sabia Veqar; Ankit Rastogi


‘Highly professional and united team of experts each in their specific area of expertise providing excellent advice with a human touch.’

‘The personal rapport and caring relationship and attention to detail are hallmarks of the staff and partners of Mason & Associates. Never in our decade-long relationship with M & A did we feel neglected or abandoned. I’d highlight Sabia Veqar and Neel Mason.’

Key clients

B9 Beverages SPRL

Snapdeal Limited

Thomas Cook India and Affiliates

Renew Power Private Limited

Everest Industries Limited

Towerking Tech Limited

Super Cassettes Industries

Siddharth Suri

Phonographic Digital Limited

Mr. Rabbi Shergill

Marche Retail Private Limited

French Bakery Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted B9 Beverages with a number of issues, including trademark filing and protection in India and overseas.
  • Assisted Snapdeal with a number of issues, including representing the client in a suit filed against Twitter on the basis of several URLs that were infringing the trademark and copyright of Snapdeal.
  • Assisted Thomas Cook India and affiliates with trademark filing and protection in India and overseas.

Nishith Desai Associates

Drawing on its presence across India, the US and Europe, Nishith Desai Associates assists clients with complex IP transactions such as acquisitions and licensing, in addition to contentious matters such as patent litigation. The Mumbai-based Gowree Gokhale specialises in IP-centric M&A transactions in the media, gaming and life sciences sectors; she co-heads the practice alongside Bengaluru office head Huzefa Tavawalla and US office head Vaibhav Parikh. Also in Mumbai, Aparna Gaur excels in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, and leads the firm’s education practice.

Practice head(s):

Vaibhav Parikh; Gowree Gokhale; Huzefa Tavawalla

Other key lawyers:

Aparna Gaur; Tanisha Khanna


‘The team is extremely sincere and very skilled, and does in depth research for the subject in focus. They enter the session for us fully prepped and ready for all alternatives.’

‘Gowree Gokhale and Aparna Gaur give good time to clear all our doubts and work on their drafts very keenly, also re-working the drafts as many times as needed contentedly. With Gowree and Aparna heading the talks, all our negotiations were accomplished very smoothly and amicably with the concerned party, as Gowree and Aparna were always able to express all the counters with calm and expertise. They always managed to convince the other party in a wonderful manner, and also importantly they drafted the negotiations and contracts which were wonderfully, sincerely, and mutually beneficial to both parties, thereby making the entire process pleasant and completely satisfactory.’

Work highlights

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys has its roots in the protection and commercialisation of trademarks, and the team remains a regular advisor to domestic and international clients operating in various sectors in this field, covering the full gamut of transactional work. The Gurugram-based team includes founder and managing partner Ranjan Narula; IP litigation head Rachna Bakhru; investigations, anti-counterfeiting and enforcement strategies expert Rahul Sethi; and Abhishek Nangia, who is a go-to for issues involving e-commerce regulations.

Practice head(s):

Ranjan Narula; Rachna Bakhru; Rahul Sethi; Suvarna Pandey; Shabnam Khan

Other key lawyers:

Abhishek Nangia; Swati Dalal


‘RNA has been an excellent Indian counsel to us for many years, providing responsive and helpful service to any of our queries. They have a fantastic breadth of expertise and good industry knowledge, which is demonstrated in their astute advice.’

‘Abhishek is a great lawyer, with an innovative and dynamic skillset. He is an absolute fountain of knowledge on trade mark law, and is excellent on his feet. He has helped us navigate tricky issues on Indian trade mark law and we have valued his advice.’

‘Reliable, responsive, to the point. Deep knowledge in trademark prosecution.’

‘I’d highlight Ranjan Narula, Rachna Bakhru and Swati Dalal.

Work highlights

  • Assisting clients with all aspects of their trademark portfolios.

Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law

Royzz & Co. Attorneys at Law is a regular advisor on the gamut of IP matters, both contentious and non-contentious, with a focus on representing technology-driven companies. The Mumbai-based Mahua Roy Chowdhury – firm founder and managing partner – handles tech-related disputes and has also been instrumental in several tech-related transactions. In Chennai, Muthu Pandi heads the core patents team; his expertise includes drafting patent specifications, conducting patentability searches and managing global portfolios. The Ahmedabad-based Jitendra Bohra leads the trademark offering, while in New Delhi, Sanjay Visen is the name to note for IP litigation.

Practice head(s):

Mahua Roy Chowdhury; Sanjay Visen; Muthu Pandi; Jitendra Bohra; S. Anupriya; Akshay Kapadia


‘Well-organised team with clearly defined roles for each member. Regular updates on our matters set up by the team is very useful in tracking the status of cases.’

‘Mahua is a brilliant lawyer and her ability to carve out the solutions from nowhere is exceptional.’

‘They provide an excellent service.’

‘Mahua’s skills are exceptional.’

Key clients

Exim Bank

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Llp

Indian Institute Of Technology

Uninterrupted Ip, Llc

National Stock Exchange-it

Monash University

Suta Private Ltd

Star Tv

National Commodity Exchange

Windsor Machines Limited

World Vu Sattellite

Tata Housing


Tata Motors

University Of New Hampshire

National Innovation Foundation

Indian Emporium

A.t.e Enterprises Pvt Ltd

Innoleague Technologies India Pvt Ltd

Greysoft Solutions Pvt Ltd

Hare Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd

Work highlights

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co offers wide-ranging IP expertise to its roster of domestic and international clients, covering everything from conceptualisation to enforcement and from negotiations to the creation of complex corporate structures. Practice head Dev Robinson handles a host of IP matters, with particular expertise in patent searches, prosecution matters and strategies in relation to competitors. The team also includes seasoned litigator JV Abhay, who specialises in trademark, domain name, copyright, design and breach of confidence issues in the fashion, hotel, telecoms, media and entertainment, and pharmaceuticals sectors. Both named lawyers are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Dev Robinson

Other key lawyers:

JV Abhay; Apoorva Murali

Key clients

J. C Bamford Limited

HFCL Limited

One97 Communications Limited

Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

Nippon A&L Inc.

Unifonic FZE

Lutron Technology Company

Phenom People, U.S.A.

IPT Technology GmbH

SwinkPay Fintech Private Limited

Bray International Inc.

Lonza Group

Anibrain Digital Technologies Private Limited

Ubisoft Entertainment India Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted HFCL in obtaining a vacation of an ex parte interim injunction on a patent infringement matter.
  • Assisted Bray International in obtaining an ex parte interim injunction restraining breach of confidence by ex-employees.
  • Represented Nippon A&L before the High Court of Delhi in an appeal against an order of the Controller of Patents, refusing the client’s patent application.

Singhania & Partners LLP

From the New Delhi office, Dipak Rao and Sonil Singhania head Singhania & Partners LLP‘s IP department, which is the first port of call for numerous Fortune 500 companies and other well-known organisations in various industries, including consumer goods, manufacturing, retail, tech and engineering. The team’s expertise spans the full range of IP in both advisory and contentious matters, covering patent, design, trademark and copyright issues.

Practice head(s):

Dipak Rao; Sonil Singhania

Key clients

Rajshi Foods

Sigma Castings Ltd

Peptech Biosciences Limited

Titan Biotech Limited

Aachho Enterprises

Liberty Shoes Limited

Van Norman Machines India Private Limited

Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co. KG

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik

Work highlights

  • Protected Peptech Biosciences’ trademarks in India and in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Provided Tiger Coatings advice on the protection of its trademarks and trade name.
  • Advised Avex on the protection of its patent rights.

Spice Route Legal

Spice Route Legal is well reputed for its involvement in major commercial IP negotiations, high-stakes litigation and complex IP portfolio management. The Bengaluru-based Mathew Chacko excels in IP and trade secrets litigation with a main focus on the TMT and life sciences industries; he co-heads the practice with Mumbai-based transactional expert Praveen Raju, who has been involved in a number of matters spanning the energy, healthcare and life sciences sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mathew Chacko; Praveen Raju

Key clients

Adobe Inc.







ASM Technologies


Global e-Trading, LLC


Chicago Board of Exchange

Glolanka Clothing


Neogen Chemicals

Ohmium International


Pernod Ricard


Strand Lifesciences


Urban Company

WhiteHat Jr.

Work highlights

  • Advising HDFC Bank on its largest software acquisition and licensing deals, including a multimillion-dollar development of new-generation core banking software.
  • Representing Milaap against Google before the High Court in an ongoing case over trademark infringement.
  • Assisting Chargebacks911 and its Indian affiliates in a dispute concerning corporate espionage, theft of trade secrets and personal data.

TMT Law Practice

TMT Law Practice stands out for its work in the field of copyrights but also excels in the protection of trademarks, patents, designs and a broad range of other IP rights. New Delhi-based founding partner Abhishek Malhotra has considerable expertise in the TMT sector, which has resulted in a close alliance with emerging tech companies, media houses, broadcasters and telecoms businesses. Sapna Chaurasia is well equipped to handle both IP transactions and disputes. Malhotra and Chaurasia co-head the practice with Meghana Chandorkar, Bagmisikha Puhan (in New Delhi) and Anushree Yewale. All named individuals are based in Mumbai unless otherwise noted.

Practice head(s):

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


‘They understand our requirements and act proactively without assistance from us, such is the commitment and sincerity associated with TMT.’

‘Abhishek Malhotra is very knowledgeable and has business acumen.’

‘Abhishek Malhotra is the go-to counsel for complex media issues. His strength is in how he simplifies and articulates issues to management.’

Key clients

Melot Technologies Private Limited

Delightful Gourmet Private Limited

HT Media Limited

Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad

3M India Limited

Bombinate Technologies Private Limited

Sorting Hat Technologies Private Limited

Tata 1MG Healthcare Solutions Private Limited

Telemedicine Society of India


Yash Raj Films Private Limited

Jio Platforms Limited

Radical Pay Private Limited


Accenture Solutions Private Limited


Culver Max Entertainment Private Limited

Sun TV Network Private Limited

Sun Direct TV Private Limited

Vulcan Consultech Pvt. Ltd.

Sales Force Inc.

Grasim Industries Limited

WinZO Games Private Limited

Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Dhruva Space

DuPont Specialty Products India Private Limited

BeFluent LLP

Hindalco Industries Limited

Fourth Frontier Technologies Private Limited

Humans of Bombay Stories Pvt. Ltd.

Big Bad Wolf Pvt. Ltd.

Vulcan Consultech Pvt. Ltd.

Warner Music Group

Times Internet (UK) Limited

Art Aware LLP

Makhija Films Private Limited

Pinnacle Media & Entertainment Private Limited

Work highlights

ALMT Legal

ALMT Legal provides a comprehensive range of IP services, covering the protection and prosecution of patents, trademarks, designs and copyrights, as well as the management of IP-related contracts and litigation. The Mumbai-based Statira Ranina has considerable expertise in various industries and advises on structuring IP portfolios and acquisitions, as well as licensing and assignments, while Rakesh Prabhu – the head of the IP team in Bengaluru – is well versed in patent applications, prosecutions and disputes. Also in Mumbai, trademarks expert Siddhi Ghatlia brings significant biochemistry and genetics expertise.

Practice head(s):

Statira Ranina; Rakesh Prabhu; Siddhi Ghatlia


‘The team at ALMT Legal is proactive, readily available and up to date with the latest developments in the industry. They have a thorough understanding of our requirements and their IP advice is well detailed, structured and showcases their expertise in IP transactions and trademark applications. They have an excellent team and great service. ALMT Legal is our go-to firm for all our IP requirements.’

‘ALMT is a full service law firm and their IPR team and especially the trademarks team is very good.’

‘Rakesh Prabhu is highly experienced in the trademark domain. He has created a good team as well who keeps tab on trademark infringement and management. ’

Key clients

ADOR Group

Adipro International Corp

August Jewellery Private Limited

Aayush Shah

Delightful Gourmet Private Limited

Eshan Palit

Haymarket Sac Publishing (India) Private Limited

JSS Science and Technology University

KEF Healthcare Pte. Ltd.

Myro International Pte. Ltd.

Pavers England

NTEX Transportation Services Private Limited

Ray & Blustone LLP/ William Penn

Sanghvi Beauty & Technologies Private Limited

The National Institute of Engineering

TollPlus LLC

University of Mysore

Work highlights

  • Advising Pavers England on the renewal of the registration of its trademarks in India and overseas.
  • Assisting NTEX Transportation Services India with drafting and filing domestic trademark applications for the various device marks in all applicable Nice classes.
  • Assisted Ray & Blustone in acquiring the brand SHEAFFER worldwide in 86 jurisdictions from AT Cross and Company.

ANA Law Group

ANA Law Group‘s Mumbai-based IP department counts Fortune 500 companies and social media giants among its clients thanks to its expertise in trademark prosecution and brand enforcement. Founder and practice head Anoop Narayanan has extensive experience in both transactional and contentious IP matters, with recent work encompassing the tech, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, aviation and consumer goods industries. Other recommended individuals include Priyanka Gupta, Biju Komath and senior associate Sri Krishna.

Practice head(s):

Anoop Narayanan

Other key lawyers:

Priyanka Gupta; Biju Komath; Sri Krishna


‘I have worked with Anoop Narayanan and Biju Komath on trademark cases and am very satisfied with their work, which is really valuable. Moreover, Anoop is very good in dealing with patent cases, in addition to trademark cases. Ana Law Group shows flexibility with billing.’

‘I work with Anoop Narayanan and Biju Komath who are very active and very experienced trademark attorneys. They file trademarks in a timely manner, respond to Office Actions, file oppositions and provide timely updates on each case.’

Key clients

Philip Morris Brands Sarl

Oracle Corporation

ABB Schweiz AG


Snap Inc.

Guinness World Records

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC

TotalEnergies SE

Moderna Tx

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

AptarGroup, Inc.

Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism

Medela Holding AG

Richemont International SA

Safari Industries India Limited

Lovevery, Inc.

LLOYD Shoes Germany, LLC

Miramax LLC

Danone Asia Pacific Holdings Pte. Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisting Meta with trademark prosecution, opposition and contentious matters in India, in addition to brand enforcement strategies and other advisory work.
  • Assisting Oracle Corporation with trademark opposition and contentious, brand enforcement and infringement advice, in addition to handling domain disputes.
  • Handling Philip Morris’ trademark portfolio and providing other IP and advertisement-related advice.

Bharucha & Partners

Bharucha & Partners‘ expertise encompasses all facets of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyright, designs and trade secrets. The team is often sought by clients operating in the media and entertainment, tech, automotive, consumer goods and life sciences sectors. The New Delhi-based Kaushik Moitra is the main point of contact; he works in close conjunction with senior associate Karnika Vallabh on the gamut of IP and TMT matters.

Practice head(s):

Kaushik Moitra

Other key lawyers:

Karnika Vallabh


‘Bharucha & Partners team possesses extensive knowledge across various sectors and is well versed in the relevant laws pertaining to these sectors. Their efficiency and clear understanding of our requirements have been truly commendable.’

‘We have known B & P for their unwavering dedication and exceptional legal expertise. Their commitment to providing top-notch legal services is truly commendable. Whether it’s navigating complex cases, offering sound advice, or tirelessly advocating for their clients, B & P sets an impressive standard. Their client-centered approach goes above and beyond.’

‘Kaushik Moitra’s hard work and dedication is truly appreciated by us. His ability to make a positive impact by understanding the requirements and promptly addressing it is highly commendable. Keep shining and continue making a difference!’

Key clients

Abhinandan Gupta

Alchem International Private Limited

Cuddles Foundation

CVC Capital Partners Finance Limited

Digivive Services Pvt Ltd

Eris Global LLP

Happily Unmarried Marketing Private Limited

Hind Rectifiers Limited

Inde Pay Networks Private Limited

Kahaaniwaaley Media and Entertainment Ventures Private Limited

Lotus Dew Investors Private Limited

Minnow Films Limited

Netprophets Cyberworks Private Limited

Punjab National Bank Housing Finance Limited

Sharda Foundation

Vishavari Tollway Private Limited

WeWork India Management Private Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Abhinandan Gupta on IP rights acquisition, transfer, and the termination of agreements and buy back of rights.
  • Assisted CVC Capital Partners in filing and prosecuting its trademark applications in India.
  • Advised Minnow Films through the pre-production, production, and post-production of several journalistic documentaries released in India and across the globe on platforms such as Netflix.

Fox Mandal & Associates

Tech-driven transactions are a particular strength of the IP team at Fox Mandal & Associates, which is also well versed in non-transactional advisory and contentious matters. The team includes Santosh Vikram Singh, who anchors the firm’s broader IP, media and sports offering and handles the gamut of IP issues; Rajesh Vellakkat, who is the first port of call for a number of emerging tech start-ups and innovators; and the New Delhi-based V. C. Mathews, who focuses on the fashion, tech, sports, telecoms and retail sectors. All named individuals are based in Bengaluru unless otherwise noted.

Practice head(s):

Santosh Vikram Singh; Rajesh Vellakkat; V. C. Mathews

Key clients

House of Kieraya Private Limited

Bliss Chocolates India Private Limited

Almora Botanica UK Limited

Borosil Limited

Rainbow Children’s Hospital

William Goodacre & Sons India Private Limited

Sankara Eye Hospital

Balaji Wafers Private Limited

Better Life Chennai LLP

Work highlights

G&W Legal

G&W Legal regularly assists its clients with IP prosecution strategies, brand licensing, cross-border transfers and the resolution of disputes, with particular expertise in the fields of tech, fashion, retail, healthcare, sport, and food and drink. Srijoy Das is the name to note for transactional IP and co-heads the practice with Arjun Khurana, whose expertise also covers IP enforcement and litigation. Nikhil Kumar is also noted. All named individuals are based in New Delhi.

Practice head(s):

Srijoy Das; Arjun Khurana

Other key lawyers:

Vidhi Singh; Nikhil Kumar


‘Very responsive, efficient and sound advice.’

‘The team is experienced, pragmatic, and incredibly responsive. They do a great job of keeping clients informed and all expectations managed.’

‘I’d highlight Srijoy Das and Nikhil Kumar.’

Key clients

WarnerBros. Discovery


Pladis Global / United Biscuits

Victoria’s Secret

Bath & Body Works


Antylia Scientific


GoFundMe Inc.

UnitedHealth Group

Aritzia LP


Galderma Holding S.A.

Celgene Corporation / Bristol Myers Squibb


Abu Dhabi Global Market

Constellation Brands

Keller Williams Worldwide

Maxim Media Inc.


Owl Ventures LLC

Dymatize Enterprises, LLC

General Atomics

Snap Fitness Inc. / Lift Brands

Zumba Fitness, LLC

Riyadh Airways

Optum, Inc.

Hitachi Vantara LLC

Marsh McLennan

Gymshark Limited

Digi-Key Corporation

Canada Goose International AG

MUBI, Inc.

Bourse de Montréal Inc.

London Stock Exchange Group plc

The Tennis Channel, Inc.

TSX Inc.

Alpha Exploration Co.

The Brooklyn Brewery Corporation

Mark Anthony Brands International


Saks.com LLC

Green Seal, Inc.

Lark Distillery Pty Ltd

Pret A Manger (Europe) Limited

Post Foods

Ab Initio Software LLC

American Chemical Society

Work highlights

  • Successfully representing Eurosport, Discovery US and Discovery India in high-value commercial litigation against Star TV.
  • Successfully represented Abu Dhabi Global Markets before the Delhi High Court against an order of refusal issued by the Indian Asst.
  • Successfully appealed an order issued by the Indian Registrar of Trademarks against GoFundMe’s corporate namesake and flagship brand before the Delhi High Court.

Krishnamurthy and Co

Nikhil Krishnamurthy heads the IP department at Krishnamurthy and Co and is a name to note for litigation across multiple areas, including trademarks, copyright, domain names, patents, designs and trade secrets. Shujath Ahmed is renowned for contentious matters and is active in the fields of e-commerce, aviation, fashion, healthcare, television and real estate, among others. Gautam KM (Mumbai), Aditya Narayan Mahajan (New Delhi) and Chinthan Japhet were promoted to partner in April 2023. All named individuals are based in Bengaluru unless otherwise noted.

Practice head(s):

Nikhil Krishnamurthy

Other key lawyers:

Shujath Ahmed; Gautam KM; Aditya Narayan Mahajan; Chinthan Japhet

Key clients

Mebigo Labs Private Limited

Nasadiya Technologies Private Limited

Stage5 Entertainment

Acepearl Services Pvt. Ltd

TTK Prestige Limited

Peel-Works Private Limited

Healthium MedTech Limited

Rainbow Children’s Medicare limited

Stovekraft Limited

Decathlon Sports India Pvt. Ltd.

Exicom Tele-Systems

GPS Renewables

Orsted Wind Power

Ingersoll Rand Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Ingersoll Rand on the IP and data protection-related due diligence and documentation regarding its acquisition of Everest Vacuums and Everest Blowers.
  • Advised Exicom Tele-Systems on patenting various technological innovations in the field of battery management across various jurisdictions, including India.
  • Assisted Stovekraft in infringement proceedings and successfully obtained restraining orders, including the seizure of infringing products.

Majmudar & Partners

In addition to its transactional IP capabilities, Majmudar & Partners excels in patent and trademark advisory and contentious matters. Neerav Merchant (in Mumbai) and N. Raja Sujith (in Bengaluru) co-head the practice, which offers expertise in the life sciences, education, manufacturing, consumer goods and tech industries.

Practice head(s):

N. Raja Sujith; Neerav Merchan

Key clients

Gussa India Private Limited

QiSpace AS

Mermaid + Me GmbH

Tender Loving Care UK Ltd

Banana Beauty GmbH

RPS Consulting Private Limited

Horseware Products Limited


University of Illinois

Maven Silicon Softech Pvt Ltd

Hinge Health Inc.

Abington Reldan Metals, LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gussa India with filing its trademark application in India.
  • Assisted QiSpace with filing a response to a notification regarding provisional refusal of an international application.
  • Assisting Horseware Products with prosecuting its trademark applications in India for equestrian life.

S&A Law Offices

S&A Law Offices is a name to note for patent portfolio management, acting for major global conglomerates and blue-chip companies in the field of tech. The team also has a strong transactional IP offering, handling issues such as licensing, assignments and franchising agreements. New Delhi-based senior partner Daisy Chawla heads up the practice; her team includes patents experts Aayush Sharma and Suchi Rai, as well as principal associate Samridh Ahuja. All named individuals are based in Gurugram unless otherwise noted.

Practice head(s):

Daizy Chawla

Other key lawyers:

Aayush Sharma; Suchi Rai; Samridh Ahuja


‘I appreciated their can-do attitude and thinking outside the box.’

Key clients

ABG Patentes


AL ROWAD International Intellectual Property

Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.


Arcadia IP Pty Ltd

Army Design Bureau

Arnold Siedsma

AUUM Pvt Ltd

Bardehle Pagenberg

Beshining IP

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

Borsam Intellectual Property

Cabinet Breventia

Chofn Intellectual Property

Cohn De Vries Stadler

De Clercq & Partners C.V.B.A.

Deepak Kapoor

Dennemeyer & Associates S.A. Munich

Dickinson Wright

Dilworth & Barrese

DMK Intellectual Property Law PLLC

Dority & Manning P.A.

Dr Mathivanan Dakshinamoorthi

Druces LLP

Eeckhaoudt IP bvba

Elzaburu, S.L.P.

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

Foley & Lardner LLP


G. E. Ehrlich (1995) Ltd.

Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants



Gorodissky & Partners

Graham Patent Law

Große Klüppel Kross

Hamrick & Evans LLP

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Ice Miller LLP

Infravision Foundation

Intangles Pvt Ltd

Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt

Johnson Intellectual Property Agency

JWP Patent & Trademark Attorneys Dorota Rzazewska


KINHALO International Intellectual Property (Beijing) Ltd

KLEINER Rechtsanwälte

Köllner & Partner mbB, Patentanwälte

Kondrat & Partners

Law Office of Frank Taddeo Jr.

Law Offices of Guy V. Manning

Legalmax Law Firm

Mathys & Squire LLP

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills PLLC

Meissner Bolte

Murgitroyd & Company Limited

National Research Development Corporation

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Orang Tua Group

Patent Law Firm Wittmann

Plougmann Vingtoft

Pradaan Labs

Profacere S.R.L

Qubiseed Technologies LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

renner otto

Russelll Kennedy Lawyers

Schwegman Lunderberg Wossner

Scihead Patent agent co. Ltd.

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

Shilon Zuckerstein & Co.

Small Patent Law Group LLC

Stephens Scown LLP

Stevens Hewlett & Perkins

Ström & Gulliksson AB

United Patents and Trademark Services, Dubai

Wagner Rechtsanwälte

Witte, Weller & Partner

Wittmann Hernandez Patentwalte

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP


Work highlights

  • Assisting a US-based multimillion-dollar medical instruments business with the investigation of a patent infringement.
  • Assisting Jindal Saw with filing an opposition in India against the conflicting mark “JINDAT”.
  • Advised a government organisation under the Ministry of Defence on the patentability criteria regarding their inventions.

Samvad Partners

Under the leadership of the Chennai-based Rohan George, who is best known for his involvement in IP litigation, Samvad Partners is a regular advisor on patent and trademark prosecution, litigation and licensing matters. The team also has expertise in software copyright and the IP facets of tech licensing. In Bengaluru, Nivedita Nivargi and senior associate Smrithi Surendranath Arya are recommended for their assistance on a broad range of IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Rohan George

Other key lawyers:

Nivedita Nivargi; Smrithi Surendranath Arya

Key clients

ABI Health Technologies Private Limited

Bombinate Technologies Private Limited

Healthium Medtech Pvt Ltd

Khodays India Ltd

Open Financial Technologies Pvt Ltd

Peepal Tree Ventures Private Limited

Profinch Solutions Private Limited

Saathi, INC

Work highlights

  • Advising Saathi on defending and launching patent post-grant oppositions.
  • Assisting Sud Chemie India with Indian and international patent filing, strategy and oppositions.
  • Assisting Open Financial Technologies with trademark advisory matters, filing and oppositions, and coordinating with international counsel to assist with the client’s global trademark management.


Scriboard‘s IP department is jointly led by New Delhi-based lawyers Rodney D Ryder and Ravi Goyal, who rejoined as partner from Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co in April 2023. The team has unique expertise in digital brand management, through which it supports clients with the management and protection of their IP rights on the internet, including domain name disputes.

Practice head(s):

Rodney D Ryder; Ravi Goyal


‘The Intellectual Property team at Scriboard is truly exceptional. Their unwavering commitment to excellence, combined with their profound understanding of the intricacies of IP law, sets them apart as true industry leaders. With a remarkable track record of successful cases and innovative strategies, they consistently deliver outstanding results for our clients.’

‘The team’s dedication to staying abreast of the latest developments in the IP landscape ensures that they provide cutting-edge solutions to complex challenges. Their professionalism, expertise, and proactive approach make them an invaluable asset.’

Key clients

Amazon Seller Services Private 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

Bio-Med Healthcare Private Limited

FanCraze Technologies Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised 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 cyber squatters.
  • Assisted Godrej with issues related to online brand protection and domain name disputes.