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The Firm has consistently been rated as one of the best in India in relation to Intellectual Property. The practice comprises of the IP Litigation, General & Commercial Litigation, Alternate Dispute Resolution, and the Competition Law teams. In 2014, the Firm was voted “Firm of the Year – India” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine for Contentious Practice and has consistently maintained its Tier-One/Gold Band position since then.

The Firm’s Managing Partner, Saikrishna Rajagopal was ranked as a “Star Individual” in the category of IP litigation in 2014 and a leading Individual for more than one and half of the last decade . Other members of the Firm have also been ranked highly by various journals in relation to trademarks and copyright litigation.

IP Litigation

The Firm has also been involved in path-breaking Intellectual Property litigation in India during the last decade. The ability and expertise of the Firm’s litigation prowess, on the basis of consistent outstanding and innovative results, is recognized by clients and ranking journals & publications alike.

From establishing IP friendly court-mandated guidelines to ensuring smooth execution of anti-piracy raids, to successfully innovating website blocking cases which resulted in the blocking in excess of 1000 offshore pirate websites for the film and television industry, establishing the ‘hot-news’ doctrine in India for sports rights, successfully challenging the validity of technology legislation before the Supreme Court of India, to successfully filing the first anti-trust complaint against telecom standard essential patents, the Firm believes in innovating breakout solutions to protect its clients’IP and other assets.

The Firm’s 35+ member DR team including 5 Partners, arguably one of the largest in the country represents several Fortune 100 & 500 companies and this representation spans a wide variety of sectors, goods and services including those as diverse as entertainment (film, music), broadcasting, luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, consumer durables, e-commerce, automotive, banking, apparel, software, computer hardware and peripherals, fast moving consumer goods and insurance.

The Firm acts in litigations across India in a seamless and in a financially efficient manner ensuring value to the Firm’s clients. The Firm has successfully conducted litigation in courts ranging from Chennai in South India to Srinagar in the Northern State of Jammu and Kashmir as well as in District and High Court in West Bengal to the High Court and District courts in Mumbai as well as Gujarat.

The Firm’s edge in litigation over its competitors is bolstered by its strong District Court litigation team which augments the Firm’s extensive Original Side, Appellate and Writ Law practice before the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India. The Firm is also perhaps one of the few firms which can legitimately claim both Civil and Criminal in-house intellectual property litigation expertise.

Non-IP Litigation

In addition to its expertise in Intellectual Property, the Firm’s practice also extends to several other areas including Real Estate, Corporate Commercial, Corporate Insolvency, Competition Law before not only various courts but also before various fora such as TDSAT, National Company Law Tribunal (“NCLT”) and the Competition Commission of India.

The Firm also oversees winding up petitions, summary suits, and suits relating to issues such as defamation, personality rights, money recovery, insolvency and negotiable instruments. The Firm has also challenged both governmental orders as well as the orders of quasi-judicial bodies in Writ Jurisdiction before the High Court.

Arbitration & Alternate Dispute Resolution

The Firm is actively engaged in arbitration, mediation, and conciliation. In relation to arbitration, apart from arbitration tribunals, the Firm appears before courts in relation to the appointment of arbitrators and the grant of interim relief and conducts cases before arbitral tribunals relating to issues such as the enforcement of arbitral awards.

Practice Contacts

Saikrishna Rajagopal, Managing Partner |

Sidharth Chopra, Partner (Practice Lead) |

Thomas George, Partner (Mumbai) |

Nitin Sharma, Partner |

Aarshia Behl, Partner |

Sneha Jain, Partner |

Ameet Datta, Partner |

Himanshu Bagai, Partner |

Amod Singh, Partner (Civil Enforcement Litigation) |



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