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De Penning & De Penning
MUMBAI 400036
Anand Barnabas photoMr Anand BarnabasPractice Head – Patent – Mechanical & Automotive
Solomon J DAVID photoMr Solomon J DAVIDPractice Head – Patent – Electronics, Telecom, Energy & Software
Bhattacharya R P photoMr Bhattacharya R PPractice Head – Designs & Chemical Patents
Malavika  T Vikram photoMs Malavika T VikramPractice Head – Trademark, Copyright & Litigation

“I want to express my appreciation for the quality and integrity of your work in connection with our plasticizer disclosure. You have our confidence.”

“Highly recommend Depenning for their professional services. Well-equipped team with different skill sets in Legal Domain. If you want legal advisory and other legal services, depenning does it well. Highlight of their service is that you no need to worry about the knowledge gap related to legal, you will be kept informed on each and every action which they take related to your project.”

“We thank you for your excellent work during the hearing. You may file the proposed set of claims”

“Thank you for your hard work on this application and achieving an excellent result”

“We really appreciated your thorough arguments in the draft response”

“I really appreciate the support provided by you and Team De Penning to enable us to obtain this Patent. My heartiest congratulations to the De Penning Team”

“Well done on persuading the examiner to grant the patent! That is good news.”

“Thank you very much indeed for the quick response and the excellent draft document in reply to the provisional refusal”

“Thanks a lot and congratulations for your successful defense of our claims. We appreciate your efforts.”

“Thanks for this great opposition response.”

“We thank you for an outstanding and thorough job of helping us to understand our options. Your help is greatly appreciated”

“Perfect result. Many thanks to you and the whole team for all your work! Excellent”

“We thank you most sincerely for your wonderful assistance these last few days.  You have been terrific, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.”

“Thank you very much for this excellent Draft response to the FER in India. ”

“Thank you for all your expert assistance. We are very pleased with this result.”

Protocols on diversity, equality and inclusion have been part of the DNA of De Penning & De Penning for decades, ensuring improved productivity, mentoring, and training. This reflects in our retention rates being extremely good despite the general trend for churn during these difficult times. With some of our members being with the firm for over forty years, it allows for quality mentoring, an effective transfer of knowledge, comprehensive training of new recruits and the sharing of expertise throughout the organisation ultimately benefitting all our clients now and into the future.

  1. We are representing a major Indian salon furniture manufacturer, Marc Salon Furniture & Beauty Equipments, protecting and enforcing its Intellectual Property Rights in the shape, get-up and design of the furniture manufactured. A suit was filed for permanent injunction restraining the Defendant from passing-off of trademarks, copyright infringement, unfair competition and unfair trade practices. We were able to obtain an ex parte ad interim injunction order dated October 7, 2021, restraining the Defendant from misusing the Plaintiff’s images, shapes, get-up and designs.
  2. Our client RPSG Sports Private Limited, part of RPSG Group is one of the most revered business conglomerates of India. RPSG Group was established in its current form in 2011, but the Group was founded on Goenka family’s two centuries of illustrious history in Indian business. The domain name was registered on 25th October 2021 by the Respondent on the same day on which our client won the bid and acquired rights of the Lucknow Franchise of the Indian Premier League Team. A complaint was filed to retrieve ownership of the domain. When approached, the Respondent offered to sell the disputed domain name and another at an exorbitant price.

Although our client had no registration for the trademark LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS, we could convince the Arbitrator of the overwhelming common-law right over the said mark. The Arbitrator emphasized that the fact that a domain name was registered before a complainant has acquired trade mark rights in a name, does not by itself preclude a complainant’s standing to file a complaint under the policy. The disputed domain name was successfully transferred in favor of the client as per Arbitration Award dated 29 July 2022.

Press Release

Our team members Malavika T Vikram & Solomon DJ participated in the 11th Edition of World IP Forum, 2023 (WIPF) held in Bengaluru from Feb 20th to 23rd.