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Rahul Chaudhry & Partners

Intellectual property Tier 3

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

Practice head(s):

Anuradha Salhotra

Other key lawyers:

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

Key clients

James Larson – Purple Innovation LLC

Franklin Galman – Lego

Rajesh Jha – Reckitt Benckiser (India) Private Limited

Philip  Davison – Exxon Mobil

Melissa R Atherton – Alcon, Inc.

With a rich legacy of more than 37 years, Rahul Chaudhry & Partners is a leading full-service law firm. Having an experienced and proficient team of approximately 70 lawyers, including ten partners and a support staff of around 110 employees in two locations, Rahul Chaudhry & Partners is swiftly expanding to become one of the foremost legal advisory practices in India.

The firm has a dynamic business solution practice aimed at providing clients with comprehensive legal advisory services and solutions in multiple practice areas, across all industrial sectors. The firm was established in the year 1983 as Lall Lahiri Salhotra (LLS) by it’s founders – Amar Raj Lall, Monisha Lahiri and Anuradha Salhotra.

In July 2007, the management was taken over by Mr Rahul Chaudhry, who is among one of the most “pre-eminent names” in intellectual property law in India.

Mr Chaudhry acquired 100% ownership rights in LLS | Lall Lahiri & Salhotra on 31st March 2013 and as part of the said transition, the name of the firm was changed from LLS | Lall Lahiri & Salhotra to Rahul Chaudhry & Partners. The team; its composition and structure — including the partners and complete support staff — continues to be the same as that of LLS.

Rahul Chaudhry & Partners has a reputation for providing exceptional legal services and is renowned for its commitment to excellence. The firm offers detailed and individual advice for protecting its client’s ideas, innovations, complex development and know-how. The firm supports its clients in obtaining such protection by handling all facets of IP-related work, including creation, management and protection of large-scale IP portfolios, enforcement, transactions including licensing, assignments and acquisitions, monetisation, strategy and planning for long-term IP optimisation.

The firm’s comprehensive range of legal services is custom designed to meet clients’ needs and exceeds their expectations. The firm has a young team of fervent and erudite lawyers skilled and experienced in all fields of law. In addition to being proficient in tackling all kinds of complex legal problems, its team has extensive experience in navigating trademark, patent, copyright and design law in India and internationally, as well as a widespread network of associates which enables them to protect the IP rights of their Indian clients across the world. Further, the firm provides the entire range of IP services to international clients in Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Over the years the firm has developed a unique skill set, specialising in the prosecution, enforcement and litigation of IP rights in India as well as several other jurisdictions, offering reliable legal counsel to both national and international clients. The firm has been responsible for IP portfolios of some of the largest names among Fortune 500 companies and has assisted a large number of clients before the courts, as well as in quasi and non-judicial forums. The firm’s commitment to provide legally and strategically sound advice to clients is what sets it apart.

Mr Chaudhry, managing partner of the firm, has a comprehensive repertoire in management and enforcement of IP rights, extensive experience in assessing strategic innovation and legal implications enables him to advise his clients (Indian and overseas) on a range of issues and transactions relating to IP prosecution, enforcement, litigation strategies, portfolio audits, due diligence for acquisitions / divestitures, developing strategies for acquiring, enforcing, maintaining and assigning IP, International Registrations under the Madrid, design patent, copyright, unfair competition, investigations , negotiations vis-a-vis prior third party rights, implementing global filing strategies, corporate IP transactions agreements. Mr Chaudhry considers business sensitivities and goals while crafting comprehensive intellectual property protection and enforcement strategies, both short and long term, so that clients can secure and maximize the value of their critical intellectual property assets. This has earned him and the firm immense trust of global industry giants in assisting them in protecting and furthering their business goals.

RAHUL CHAUDHRYrahul@rahulchaudhry.com+91 124 403 68 21/2
Number of Partners : 10
Number of lawyers : 70
English (fluent)
INTA - International Trademark Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
AIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)