PATMA: patent and trade mark attorneys in India

R. K. Dewan & Co.

Intellectual property heavyweight R. K. Dewan & Co. has PATMA services that cover a comprehensive range of filing and prosecution of patents and trade marks for its client base of leading international companies operating in India. Fortune 500 company Reliance Industries is among the team’s regular clients and in 2021 the practice assisted in filing over 400 patents domestically and a further 200 internationally. Niti Dewan heads the firm’s patents and business development practice and draws on 25 years of experience to advise on patent drafting, searching and analysis, international patent filing and prosecution and IP portfolio management. She is based in Pune, while in Mumbai Disha Dewan and Amar Prakash Singh are names to note for domestic and international trade marks respectively.

Practice head(s):

Niti Dewan

Other key lawyers:

Disha Dewan; Amar Prakash Singh

Fox Mandal & Associates

Fox Mandal & Associates acts for a diverse list of clients that covers established names in various fields, as well as some of India’s most exciting and rapidly growing startups. As part of its full-service offering in IP, the firm has PATMA services to assist with patentability searches, freedom to operate searches, design filings, and prosecution of patents and trade marks. Rajesh Vellakkat and Santosh Vikram Singh oversee the wider IP department, while Birendra Kumar is an experienced patent attorney to note. V. C. Mathews joined the firm in February 2022 and leads the IP group at the New Delhi office. Senior associate Madhu K in Bengaluru is well versed in patent applications and patentability searches.

Practice head(s):

Santosh Vikram Singh; Rajesh Vellakkat

Other key lawyers:

Birendra Kumar; V.S. Mathews; Madhu K


‘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

K&S Partners

The sizeable, pan-Indian IP boutique K&S Partners is a trusted advisor for filing and prosecution of all manner of IP, and has a particularly strong client base for patent work in India. The team assists with the valuation, enforcement and commercialisation of IP portfolios in India, as well as in neighbouring jurisdictions. Clients span a variety of sectors but mechanical engineering and its related areas are a standout strength with the firm fielding a dedicated practice in that area. From the large team some of the more prolific lawyers in 2022 included patent agent and biotechnology and bioscience expert Deepa Tiku (Gurugram); Namrata Chadha, a patent attorney in the Pharma-chemistry practice; and Anand Choubey, who handles patent drafting, filing and prosecution in areas of mechanical, automobile, and aeronautical engineering. Srihari S K comes with a client recommendation as an ‘expert in navigating the complex requirements for protecting computer software inventions in India‘.

Other key lawyers:

Deepa Tiku; Namrata Chadha; Anand Choubey; Srihari S K


‘They are forthcoming and diligent.’

‘They have all areas of patent practice in India covered, with subject-matter experts across their offices.’

‘Srihari SK – expert in navigating the complex requirements for protecting computer software inventions in India. Extremely knowledgeable and personable.’

Kochhar & Co.

Alongside its strong offering for transactional IP, Kochhar & Co. has patent and trade mark attorneys across its offices in India that assist its clients with filing and portfolio management. The firm manages the trade mark portfolios of several high-profile multinationals, including Emirates Airlines and Nissan, while patent attorney Tarvinder Singh at the Gurugram office is a key advisor for patent filing and prosecution in various sectors. Lynn Lazaro is based at the Bengaluru office and is an up-and-coming trade mark attorney working on the gamut of matters in that area.

Other key lawyers:

Tarvinder Singh; Lynn Lazaro; Savitha K Jagadeesan

Key clients

Amara Raja Batteries Ltd.

Arsenal JSCO.

Blackberry Limited

CHT Switzerland Ag

Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group

Doordash Inc. (largest food delivery company in the United States)

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

Singhania & Partners LLP

Dipak Rao leads advice to clients of Singhania & Partners LLP on protecting trade marks, designs, patents and copyright in India. He is an experienced senior partner, regularly counselling clients on managing, protecting and enforcing IP rights, and he has a particular niche strength in the food sector. Sonil Singhania also has broad expertise and assists Rao in coordinating the wider IP department with up-and-coming partner Bhawna Sharma.

Practice head(s):

Dipak Rao; Sonil Singhania; Bhawna Sharma


They are knowledgeable and propose suitable options and recommendations.’

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)

Ediplis Counsels

Ediplis Counsels offers a robust service in patent filing, protection and prosecution, with a strong base in the technology sector. Other areas with frequent need for tech-related IP advice such as life sciences are also within the practice’s wheelhouse, a recent example has Tricog Health instructing Nishant Kewalramani and his team on patent filing and prosecution support across India, the US, Singapore and China. Aditi Verma Thakur is the name to note for soft IP on the trade marks side and is based in Bengaluru alongside Kewalramani and patent-focused principal associate Neha Balekundri. In Mumbai, principal associate Pranay Rajput supports on trade mark protection and strategy.

Practice head(s):

Nishant Kewalramani; Aditi Verma Thakur

Other key lawyers:

Neha Balekundri; Pranay Rajput

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 Tricog Health on various aspects of patent analysis, protection, and grant process, in India and internationally.
  • Advised the Great Northern Distillery and its primary European counsel on trademark registrability and registration exercises of their new brands in India.
  • Assisting GOAT Brand Labs with the protection and prosecution of its trademarks in India and Singapore.

Surana & Surana International Attorneys

Headquartered in Chennai, Surana & Surana International Attorneys has a strong offering in both patent and trade mark registration and enforcement, with a client base that includes some of the leading names in a variety of industries across India. Lakshmidevi Somanath coordinates the practice, drawing on experience at the the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), as well as having filed and prosecuted many applications before the Indian Trademark, Design and Copyright Offices. Principal associate Balaji P supports on trade mark matters, while senior associate and patent agent Sai Meera D assists on that side of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Lakshmidevi Somanath

Other key lawyers:

Balagi P; Sai Meera D

Key clients

China Academy of Telecommunications Technology

Taiyo Pet Products Pvt Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted China Academy of Telecommunications Technology with securing multiple patent grants after successful prosecution to overcome 3,000 objections for communication equipment.
  • Advised Taiyo Pet Products on an offensive strategy to force the opposite party to withdraw oppositions against the client’s trade mark applications.