Noida: 8th Floor, VJ Business Tower, Plot No. A-6, Sector 125, Noida - 201301 +91.120.4633900

Delhi: #57, Jor Bagh, New Delhi - 110 003 +91.11.40244360

Mumbai: #85, Free Press House, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021 +91.22.68605151

Bengaluru: Unit No. 4, HM Geneva House, (Ground Floor), #14 Cunningham Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560052 +91.80.42274363

The Firm

Saikrishna & Associates is a Tier-1 full-service Firm having focused Intellectual Property, Telecommunication Media & Technology, Corporate Law & Competition Law verticals backing up the Firm’s other practice areas. Founded in 2001, the Firm’s 48 Partners & Associate Partners as well as 132+ lawyers deliver top-notch, & dedicated services to a diverse array of Indian and International clients.

The Firm’s Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Prosecution, and Enforcement teams join with the Commercial, IP, TMT, Corporate & Competition law teams to provide innovative solutions catering to client’s business and IP objectives.

The Firm is highly ranked for its industry and domain-specific expertise basis its industry teams/practice groups which span the Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications & Electronics, Pharma & Life Sciences, Software & Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, FMCG & Retail, Print-Publishing, Real Estate, and Energy Sectors.

Practice Areas

Industry Sectors


The automotive industry is a dynamic and fast-changing industry with multiple stakeholders in the supply chain posing complicated liability and cost-benefit issues. This area needs extremely mature handling of industry-specific issues that are possible only with a correct blend of technical and legal expertise.

Our Firm has mechanical and automotive engineers who are patent agents/attorneys and therefore are best placed to understand and advise on patenting and design issues, autonomous driving, product safety, connectivity, and supply chain protocols.

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FMCG & Retail

The firm’s advisory and litigation teams advise retail and FMCG clients of the Firm on a variety of matters relating to advertising including comparative advertising claims and issues, Legal Metrology and product labeling laws, product liability and consumer claims as well as brand protection and enforcement issues. The firm has advised industry players in relation to the formulation of e-labelling regulations as well as the impact of GST on retail price labelling challenges. The Firm also advises various clients on transactional aspects of their business including distributor agreements, disputes with distributors and retailers etc.

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Media and Entertainment

The Firm acts for some of India’s biggest companies, International corporations and well-known individuals in the media and entertainment space covering diverse areas such as telecom, television broadcasting, film and television production, online and app-based music streaming services, talent, song writers, Collective Management Organisations, Music Labels, Music publishers as well as in areas such as Advertising, Content Regulation, Gaming, Sports Rights etc. Each practice area of the firm is deployed to advise and support the Firm’s TMT clients in additional areas such as technology clearance/patents, branding strategies or enforcement strategies. The combination of a cutting-edge litigation team and advisory, commercial transactions practices also allows clients the ability to leverage each practice depending on their needs.

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Pharma & Life Sciences

The Patents procurement team at the Firm adept in handling patent prosecution, litigation issues in India and represents major pharmaceutical firm in India. The Firm´s highly trained patent team consists of accredited patent agents and attorneys who are specialist in the fields of Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences. The patent services offered by the firm are tailored to assist clients along the length of the invention/IP ladder- from the stage of conception of the invention till enforcement and commercialization. The patents team specializes in conducting global prior art searches aimed at patentability assessment, invalidation opinion, infringement (FTO) analysis, identification of grey area (state-of-the-art/landscape), etc. This is coupled with a cutting-edge litigation ability allowing clients of the firm to secure rights or defend claims effectively.

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Print Publishing

The Firm represents major International and Indian print publishing houses in the trade and Education/STM space advising on litigations relating to IP claims, contract disputes, manuscript clearance, anti-piracy as well as policy issues etc. The firm’s relationship with the print publishing industry spans a decade of being involved with major litigation dealing with ‘fair dealing’/fair use issues, content violation claims. In 2012 and beyond the firm was involved with supporting the industry on controversial ‘parallel rights’ provisions proposed to be incorporated into Indian copyright law. The firm is engaged with think tanks appointed by the Government in breaking down laws in other countries, Indian law as well as assisting on analysing Industry data. The Firm also advised Industry groups on stakeholder inputs to the Government in relation to the National IPR Policy framed and published by the Government of India.

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Software and Artificial Intelligence

The Firm’s origins are based around software enforcement when in 2001 the Firm acted for major software publishers. The Firm’s Software & Technology practice, apart from software enforcement campaigns being conducted for major software owners/ publishers, today also advise Software & App Development Companies, Gaming Companies, Business Process Outsourcing companies on a wide variety of issues such as transactions, technology product related patent landscaping and clearance (FTOs), data protection issues and policy relating to customer personal, financial and health data, privacy, data breach cases, etc.

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Telecommunication and Electronics

The Firm, in past few years, has grown immensely in the domain of telecommunications and electronics that revolutionized the world adding connectivity at the ground scale. Our experienced team of telecom engineers who are also patent experts and lawyers work with multinational handset manufacturers and network providers assisting them on the issues of patentability of inventions, drafting a d procuring patents, enforcing patent rights, conducting essentiality assessment, keeping track of the developments at the Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs), etc.

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    Noida Office
    8th Floor, VJ Business Tower, Plot No. A-6, Sector 125, Noida – 201301
    Delhi Office
    #57, Jor Bagh, New Delhi - 110 003
    Mumbai Office
    #85, Free Press House, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400021
    Bengaluru Office
    Unit No. 4, HM Geneva House (Ground Floor), #14 Cunningham Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560052


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