Firm Profile > RNA Technology and IP Attorneys > Gurgaon, India

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys
401-402, 4th Floor, Suncity Success Tower, Sector - 65, Golf Course Extension Road, Gurgaon - 122 005, National Capital Region (Haryana), India
India

India > Intellectual property Tier 3

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

RNA’s business had its roots in trademarks before it branched into other forms of Intellectual Property. We are now known as one stop shop for IP which has been accredited with several independent recognition, positive reviews by clients and peers for the quality of services and advice. RNA team comprises trademark attorneys, researchers, patent agents, paralegals and IP investigators working seamlessly as a coordinated team. We provide our clients a complete picture of the pros and cons in pursuing a course of action along with varied alternatives related to any strategic decision that needs to be taken by them in pursuing a remedy.

Jurisdictions covered

We provide a complete range of IP services to a number of Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, research institutes, NGOs and government entities in India and South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. We also manage IP portfolio of a number of Indian corporations assisting them to protect and enforce their rights globally in more than 47 countries (through our network of associates) covering North America, Canada, Latin America, South America, Europe, South East Asia, Middle East etc. We manage substantial enforcement and IP filing and prosecution work not only in India but also in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Our extensive IP experience, ever evolving IP knowledge and close relationships with local lawyers and investigators enables us to take effective actions in these jurisdictions.

Recent filings

In 2019-20 we filed over 600 applications before the Trademarks, Patent, Copyright, Designs office. Additionally, we instituted 100 litigation cases and 200+ opposition, cancellation matters for a diverse range of clients. We also manage a portfolio of over 1200 Patents.

IP practice specialisation

 RNA provides complete range of IP services, from clearance searches to filing and prosecution of trademark application in India, India sub-continent, Trademark Transnational work, Trademark enforcement, oppositions and rectifications and IP strategy.

Our prosecution team provides full range of trade mark management services, from, strategizing, trade mark clearance to advertising and label/packaging clearance, registration through to managing renewals, assignments, licensing, general maintenance.

Our trademark services cover complete transnational work from conducting due diligence’s in mergers & acquisitions and IP audits to drafting and negotiating licensing and franchising agreements. We have developed expertise in filing and prosecuting international applications through the Madrid protocol for our local as well as global clients.

Our enforcement team comprises lawyers, researchers, and investigators that have both in-house and private practice experience. Our team is trained to devise strategies to find business solutions to IP legal issues. In the last 10 years, our team has handled over 600 civil actions and more than 1000 criminal actions working with local police. Our team is experienced in handling one-off infringements and devising a comprehensive enforcement campaign to create impact at both the manufacturing and distribution end. We work closely with businesses in understanding their priorities, distribution network, trade channels, and factors that affect their trade to devise enforcement campaigns that address both online and brick and mortar sales. We regularly advise clients on the most germane court for filing legal action and whether or not a civil or criminal option would be a viable option alongside provide individualised case management services at all stages of litigation. Additionally, we have worked on numerous online infringement issues and have several on-going cases on digital issues and specific to e-commerce portals.

RNA has developed a software (which we call Brand Protection Cop) to check e-commerce portals for identifying parties selling fake/counterfeit products. The cases instituted by us have a success rate of 90% in interim injunctions and final judgements.

The team at RNA worked closely with brand owners even during the lock down due to Covid 19 pandemic and handled interesting pharmaceutical court cases during this phase obtaining injunction orders and conducted successful raid actions resulting in seizure of huge quantity of infringing goods.

Clients at RNA

Our clientele covers the entire spectrum from multi-national IP owners and users to start-up businesses and individuals. The key clients of the firm are engaged in Pharmaceutical, Software, Information Technology, Electronics, Consumer and Luxury goods, Petrochemicals, Apparels, Hospitality, Sports and Fashion industry. Our services are fully supported by technology required to provide a smooth service experience to our clients. We have fully automated docketing system to keep track of deadlines and provide bespoke reports to our clients on a regular basis.

Firm’s culture

RNA derives its core value in the concept of building relationships. Our clients, teams and partners have been with us throughout our journey following this ideology and hence, we continue to nurture it with care and affection. We believe and sustain work life balance and provide a stimulating environment to our teammates for professional growth – both among lawyers and our support staff. The culture is furthered by complete transparency at work, systems and procedures. We work in an open office plan with senior team members always available and easily approachable by staff for brainstorming ideas and take collective responsibility in providing professional service experience to our clients.

International presence and alliances

We are active in Asia in organisations such as the:

We regularly write for numerous IP-focused publications such as Lexology, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Law Report, World Trademark Review etc.

Why RNA

  • Timely response with pragmatic, efficient  and cost effective solutions
  • Clients at the heart of our services. We focus on getting to know our clients well and working collaboratively with them. One stop shop for clients spanning clearance Prosecution, Enforcement, strategy,  transactions, Litigation of IP
  • In-house Investigation Team ensuring quick turnaround time and protection of sensitive information.
  • Professional and friendly; recognising the need to be flexible, open-minded and creative in all areas of business.
  • Effective use of technology to provide client’s superior means of access to information through online databases and bespoke reports.
  • Cross industry experience with international outlook and local expertise
  • We care passionately about the communities in which we operate. Our teams are involved in several initiatives to improve the lives of others and undertake Pro Bono legal projects

Recent Awards

  1. Awarded Enforcement Firm of the Year, Licensing & Franchising Firm of the Year, Technology, Media & Telecoms Firm of the Year in 2020 India IP Awards by Asia IP
  2. RNA Technology and IP Attorneys ranked in Tier 2 for Trademark contentious work  and in Tier 3 for Trademark prosecution in 2020 by Managing IP
  3. ALB IP Rankings 2020 – RNA Technology and IP Attorneys ranked in Tier 2 in Trademarks/copyright and Patents
  4. RNA Technology and IP Attorneys ranked in the Silver band – recommended for enforcement and litigation in 2019 edition of the WTR 1000
  5. Puma Award for Best Trademark Firm in 2019;
  6. Intel Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service, 2019
  7. Awarded Trademark firm of the year 2018 by Asia IP
  8. RNA Technology and IP Attorneys – Notable IP firm by Asia IP
  9. Ranjan Narula – Trademark Star (MIP), 2020
  10. Rachna Bakhru – Patent Star (MIP), 2020
  11. Rajiv Suri – adjudged amongst WTR 1000 – World’s Leading Trademarks professionals by World Trademarks Review for 2020.  Also adjudged as Recommended Prosecution Lawyer by Managing IPin 2019 and amongst “Recommended” lawyers in the Leaders League Intelligence Report and Directory Series for the years 2017 and 2018.
  12. Ranjan Narula WIPR Leader 2019
  13. Rachna Bakhru – recognized as  ‘Women Star in IP’ by Legal Era (2019)
  14. Rachna Bakhru – Amongst Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property by Managing IP
  15. RNA, IP Attorneys – Trade mark contentious (MIP) 2018
  16. Ranjan Narula – Trademark Star (MIP), 2018

 

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution, IP management and Advisory Ranjan Narula rnarula@rnaip.com 9810089304
Enforcement, Investigation and Custom recordal Rahul Sethi rsethi@rnaip.com 9810144294
Patent, Trade secrets and ADR Rachna Bakhru rbakhru@rnaip.com 9818345046
Transactions, IP Clearance and Prosecution Rajiv Suri rsuri@rnaip.com 9910245046
Oppositions, Cancellation and Trademark enforcement Abhishek Nangia anangia@rnaip.com 9810955645
Photo Name Position Profile
 Rachna Bakhru  photo Rachna Bakhru Partner
Mr Abhishek Nangia  photo Mr Abhishek Nangia Partner
Ms Ranjan Narula photo Ms Ranjan Narula Managing Partner
Mr Rahul Sethi  photo Mr Rahul Sethi Partner
Mr Rajiv Suri  photo Mr Rajiv Suri Partner
Lawyers : 25
Paralegal : 7
Researchers : 7
Investigators : 6
English (fluent)
Hindi and other Indian languages
Tamil and other local languages
International Trade Mark Association (INTA)
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APPA)
Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)
ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (AIPA)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)