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

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

Intellectual property Tier 3

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys is acknowledged by clients for combining  ‘great client service' with ‘practical, commercial advice'. It has a track record for the protection and commercialisation of trade marks, and through a network of associates, it does so in some 47 countries. Its skills cover IP audits, negotiating licensing and franchising agreements for domestic and global companies and the team includes investigators and researchers. ‘Smart and proactive' Ranjan Narula, who founded the firm, has extensive experience of IP protection matters including litigation and Rachna Bakhru, who heads the dispute resolution team, combines IP litigation with advisory work. Rahul Sethi is experienced in investigations and anti-counterfeiting work for brand owners while Rajiv Suri heads the prosecution practice which he combines with transactional work. Senior associate Swati Dalal is noted for her trade mark prosecution work.

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Testimonials

‘Sound, practical, commercial advice. Great client service. They look round the corners and anticipate issues. They communicate in excellent English and see things from a western perspective. They know their stuff. They are friendly, approachable and sufficiently laid back. Nothing is ever too much trouble. They respond quickly.’

‘RNA team is responsive, comprehensive in all information they provide. They provide IP services to us not only in India, but also in Pakistan and Maldives.’

‘RNA is extremely responsive to my emails and provides excellent legal advice. They achieve good outcomes for our client, which are always appreciated.’

‘I work with Ranjan Narula who does an excellent job with trademark prosecution, dispute work, clearance and the like. He always has a good team of people.’

‘This practice is proactive; knows the client’s business and provides thoughtful and advice that is truly relevant to the client’s business needs and objectives. They get tough things taken care of.’

‘Ranjan Narula – smart, proactive, really knows the client’s business and what needs to be done, and gets us there. Rachna Bakhru – understands the issues, provides thoughtful and highly relevant advice. Rajiv Suri, heads up the trademark prosecution work, and ensures thoughtful and coordinated advice across multiple issues.’

‘Swati Dalal is a senior associate who provides excellent thoughtful, succinct comments for office actions and other matters that reflect an understanding of the client’s business, trademark law and how to bring home a successful argument.’

Work highlights

  • Acted for Intel Corporation against Maple Cybertech Informatics Pvt. Ltd.
  • Filed numerous suits on behalf of Dr. Reddys Laboratories.
  • Acted for Yonex Kabushiki Kaisha v Registrar of Trade Marks, Mumba in obtaining a favourable order in the appeal against the decision of Trademarks office rejecting application for YONEX as a well-known mark in India.  

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 recognitions, 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 50 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 2020-21 we have filed over 500  applications before the Trademarks, Patent, Copyright, Designs office , 130+ litigation cases for passing off, trade mark, copyright and Patent infringement, unfair competition, damages etc.  Additionally, we instituted 100 litigation cases and 175+ opposition, cancellation matters for a diverse range of clients.  We also manage a portfolio of over 1400 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 transactional work, Trademark enforcement, oppositions and rectifications and IP strategy.

Our prosecution team provides full range of trade mark and patent management services, from, strategizing, trade mark and Patent clearance, prior art searches and freedom to operate and landscape studies to harvest innovation for our clients.

Our trademark services cover complete transactional work from conducting due diligence in mergers and 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 750 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  civil or criminal option would be a viable option alongside provide individualized 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 judgments.

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 ReportWorld Trademark Review etc.

Why RNA

  • RNA offers clients timely responses with pragmatic and cost-effective solutions. Our clients are at the heart of our services. We focus on getting to know our clients well, working collaboratively with them and focusing on practical results.
  • Our in-house investigation team ensures a quick turnaround time and protection of sensitive information.
  • We are professional and friendly, recognizing the need to be flexible, open-minded and creative in all areas of business.
  • We invest and nurture the talents and ambitions of each member of our team. Our success rate is 90% in interim injunctions and final judgments.
  • We are completely transparent with our billing and open to work on alternative fee arrangements based on client requirement.
  • We effectively use technology to provide clients a superior means of access to information through online databases and bespoke reports.
  • We enjoy our work and strive to create balance.
  • 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

  • Firm of the Year Award for Trademarks by  Corporate Counsel Association of India in 2021
  • 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
  • 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
  • ALB IP Rankings 2020 – RNA Technology and IP Attorneys ranked in Tier 2 in Trademarks/copyright and Patents
  • RNA Technology and IP Attorneys ranked in the Silver band – recommended for enforcement and litigation in 2019 edition of the WTR 1000
  • RNA Technology and IP Attorneys – Notable IP firm by Asia IP in 2019
  • Ranjan Narula – Trademark Star (MIP), 2020
  • Rachna Bakhru – Patent Star (MIP), 2020
  • 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 IP in 2019 and amongst “Recommended” lawyers in the Leaders League Intelligence Report and Directory Series for the years 2017 and 2018.
  • Ranjan Narula WIPR Leader 2019
  • Puma Award for Best Trademark Firm in 2019
  • Intel Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service, 2019
  • Pyramid Award – Unilever and Baker McKenzie for Best Contentious Firm
  • Rachna Bakhru – recognized as ‘Women Star in IP’ by Legal Era (2019)
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Dispute resolution, IP management and Advisory Ranjan Narularnarula@rnaip.com9810089304
Enforcement, Investigation and Custom recordal Rahul Sethirsethi@rnaip.com9810144294
Patent, Trade secrets and ADR Rachna Bakhrurbakhru@rnaip.com9818345046
Transactions, IP Clearance and Prosecution Rajiv Surirsuri@rnaip.com9910245046
Advertising/media clearance, Oppositions, Cancellation and Trademark enforcement Abhishek Nangiaanangia@rnaip.com9810955645
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)