Aarshia is a key player when it comes to civil enforcement litigation. She enrolled with the Bar in the year 2007 and has been associated with the firm for over a decade now. With excellent skills in managing and leading, she holds an incomparable experience of IP Rights litigation and has secured effective injunctions and Anton Piller orders for Clients. She expanded the firm’s reach to Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and beyond. She is a renowned name in the Software Industry.
Abhishek, is a keen writer and part of the Commercial IP team at the firm. Abhishek routinely advises publishers, media companies across sectors with regard to legal issues in relation to content clearance and due diligence issues including film/television scripts as well as books. Abhishek additionally focuses on trademark prosecution, complex advisory work in IT and M&E sector and carrying out copyright title clearance/due diligence related work in relation to the acquisition of large film libraries.
Akshay is a member of the Commercial IP Team has led multiple due diligence exercises for major acquisition deals in the media and technology industry involving f over 10,000 movies, content and IT-related assets. With over eleven years of experience, he advises clients through the entire trademark prosecution life-cycle and manages large portfolios for multinational companies. Akshay enjoys traveling and is a keen swimmer and motivates the team to remain fit!
Ameet leads the Telecom, Media & Technology Practice and the Policy Development & Reform Practices at the firm. With over 24 years as a lawyer, Ameet is an IP litigator with a specialization in copyright, trademark & design litigation as well as Trade & Regulatory compliance. Ameet's specializations include wide-ranging expertise across the technology, media & entertainment sector on a variety of issues relating to IP, film, music, technology, e-waste, advertising, and legal metrology regulation. Ameet also advises clients on privacy and personal data protection issues including in relation to the policy development surrounding personal data protection issues in India. In 2010 Ameet was invited to appear as an expert witness before the Parliamentary standing committee reviewing wide-ranging amendments to Indian copyright law. Ameet is highly ranked across international ranking journals such as Chambers & Partners, MIP IP Stars, WTR-1000, Legal-500 etc., in relation to IP litigation and media & entertainment law specializations.
Amitavo is a Patent Attorney specializing in the space of life sciences, particularly biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and FMCG. His emphasis is on patent drafting and prosecution, along with advisement on patent strategy and portfolio development. He is also involved in providing opinions on patent invalidity, freedom to operate, due diligence, and licensing. He regularly advises clients on patent challenges at the IPO and IPAB level and technical input in contentious matters.
Amod heads the Enforcement-Civil Litigation practice of the firm and has handled several Civil and Criminal Intellectual Property enforcement campaigns of Fortune 500 companies. Amod is a History (Hons) graduate from St. Stephens College, Delhi and got his degree in Law from Campus Law Centre, the University of Delhi in 2000. Amod has vast experience of working with enforcement agencies including Police and Customs.
Bharatvir, with an experience of over 23 years in handling IP enforcement campaigns is a seasoned hand, perhaps one of the most experienced enforcement attorneys in India. With a deep understanding and insight into the issues around IP enforcement, he has handled Anti-Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting campaigns on behalf of many Fortune 500 clients in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan. These campaigns were in relation to products ranging from software, book publishing, M&E and Broadcasting Industry to apparel and luxury goods.
Charu is a registered patent agent. She graduated in Computer Science and Engineering and obtained her post-graduate degree in Intellectual Property Law from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. She also holds an externship with the US law firm Ladas & Parry, LLP where she assisted in the development of patent procurement strategies for clients. She regularly provides strategic advice on core technology issues and also assists companies and inventors in developing patent portfolio management strategies and has been involved in ground breaking Telecom SEP litigation in India.
Dhanashree is a key member of the Commercial IP Team and has over the years led multiple transactions, handled contract advisory, negotiation & drafting agreements for multiple clients across various sectors. Dhanashree has over thirteen years of experience in advising on transactions related to IP with a specific focus on the sectors of technology, media, and entertainment. She has in the past advised a leading general entertainment channel and a leading internet on-demand platform in their day-to-day contracting requirements.
Garima leads the patent prosecution and analytics practice of the firm and plays a pivotal role in patent litigation matters. She obtained a post-graduation degree in Biotechnology in 2005 and is a registered Indian patent agent and a patent attorney in India. With over a decade of experience in the patent industry, Garima has dealt extensively with patent drafting, filing, prosecution, prior art searches, landscapes, claim mappings, due diligence, validity assessments and is actively engaged in conducting in-house training sessions.
Gaurang is part of the the IP Prosecution team at the firm. Gaurang's expertise covers all aspects of trademark and copyright formalities with a specific focus on international trademark prosecution. He represents several Indian and international clients. He concentrates his practice on IP adoption, prosecution, maintenance, opposition, rectification, commercialization, brand conflict resolution, general advisory and IP protection in the digital sphere. Gaurang is also a member of the International Trademark Association. He has also been published in various law journals/magazines.
Himanshu is a Partner and a part of the Telecom, Media and Technology law team in the firm. Himanshu has extensively practiced and specialized in the field of intellectual property including trademark prosecution, trademark infringement proceedings, trade secrecy, data privacy, copyright registration and infringement issues, design prosecution and patent infringement cases before various courts in India. Over the years, Himanshu’s core area of expertise has centered around contentious matters and non-contentious issues, advisory and transactional work in the Media and Entertainment practice space. Himanshu is a key contact for the firm’s assistance provided Indian only music publishing copyright society and is considered an expert in music publishing laws.
Julien is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice. Julien received her Law Degree from Mysore University in 2010 and did a Post Graduate IPR course from NLSIU, Bangalore. Julien was a Judicial Clerk for Delhi High Court Judge, Mr. Justice Anil Kumar during which time she gained wide exposure in Criminal Law and Writ jurisdiction, while also working on matters involving the interpretation of Property and Service Laws. Apart from her specialization in general IP litigation, Julien currently spearheads the firm's practice in Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) litigation dealing with complex essentiality, validity, infringement as well as FRAND/RAND issues
Kanishk is a member of the firm’s Litigation Team and works on contentious and non-contentious matters including those related to consumer matters, trademarks, copyright, as well as brodacast regulatory litigation.
Madhubani is part of the Commercial IP team at the firm and has extensive experience in advising clients and handling non-contentious work in the M&E industry. She specializes in drafting, vetting, and negotiations of content agreements (production, acquisition and distribution agreements for films, television, and digital media). Prior to joining the Firm, Madhubani gained significant experience in advising clients on transactional aspects of aviation, telecom, and e-commerce (startups). In her free time, she enjoys food photography, traveling and blogging.
Monica leads the Commercial IP team of the firm and routinely advises clients across sectors. Monica is a contract advisory, negotiation & drafting specialist with experience in advising clients across a gamut of sectors such as IT/ITES/ BPO Sector, Music, M&E, Publishing Industry, Hospitality Industry, Telecom Industry, Healthcare. Monica has also focused on supporting client requirements on IP licensing (including content licensing), transferring technology and technology procurement, outsourcing arrangements, acquisition, and franchising. Monica is a highly ranked counsel and was recently recognized among “Managing IP Top 250 Women in IP”.
Munish graduated from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal in 2003. He has been previously associated with reputed law firms and has extensive litigation experience. He has considerable experience in advising on and handling copyright and trademark civil litigation matters/campaigns pan India as well as providing general IP advisory. Munish has regularly advised clients on criminal matters involving the prevention of breach of data theft/trade secrets/confidential information, offences against property/white collar crimes, IT and other related issues.
Nikhil leads the Corporate law practice at the firm. He joined the Bar in 2006 after completing his LLB from Cardiff Law School, UK. He has worked with highly ranked full services firms in India and the UK prior to joining the firm in 2013. Nikhil is a corporate/commercial specialist having assisted and advised clients in relation to, Incorporation & Corporate Compliance issues, Joint Ventures, Foreign Investment Regulations, Private Equity / VC Investments, Business Transfers, Asset Purchases, Labour/ Employment Law, Real Estate, etc. Nikhil has been recommended by Chambers & Partners for legal advice to clients in the power and real estate sectors.
Nitin is a key member of the firm's Litigation team. He has worked extensively on an array of civil and criminal intellectual property litigation involving issues relating to trademark, design, and copyright. He has represented e-commerce/intermediary websites before various Forums/Tribunals/Courts in relation to contentious issues. He is also a pivotal member of the criminal practice team representing various clients in the Forums/Tribunals/Courts across India. He is a combination of civil and criminal litigation.
Pushpam is a Campus Law Centre, DU alumni, practicing for the past 24 years. He heads the IP prosecution practice at the firm. His practice sector includes IP registration, maintenance, oppositions, and cancellations. He works with a large network of foreign associates in more than 65 countries for IP adoption and protection. Pushpam provides strategic brand clearance support to clients across diverse industries. Pushpam has also conducted training sessions at various Police Academies and is a member of the International Trademark Association.
Safia is a graduate from Aligarh Muslim University. She was admitted to the Bar in 2007 and has been practicing since then in various courts including High Courts and District Courts. She has advised and represented clients ranging from various global corporations to private individuals in matters relating to Intellectual Property and has been part of certain seminal judgments delivered by the Delhi High Court regards Copyright infringement.
Sahil is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice and has led several landmark and note worthy consumer dispute cases before various State and National Forum as well as the Supreme Court of India in relation to the real estate sector among others. Sahil also focusses on Trademark & Copyright Litigation.
Savni is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice and works on diverse cases involving traditional intellectual property rights, infringement issues and also their interplay with other disciplines, like competition law, torts and free speech. In 2018 Savni returned to the firm after attaining her LLM from Stanford University. Savni has a keen interest in technology, internet laws and works closely with clients to provide general advisory and litigation support. As a trusted advisor, Savni assists clients in innovating practical solutions to comply with evolving Indian laws and regulations. She co-authored ‘Freedom to Publish: Defamation & Other Legal Provisions Affecting Authors and Publishers’.
Sidharth is a key contact for the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Litigation Practice. Sidharth specializes in litigation, regulatory, and general advisory assistance focusing among other diverse areas on sports law. At the start of his career itself, Sidharth was involved in a landmark case that sought to have local commissioners appointed for civil raids in software piracy matters; the case has now effectively become the backbone of software piracy litigation in India.
Sneha is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice and provides litigation and dispute resolution advice in all branches of IP laws, having particular expertise in cross-border IP litigations, multi-jurisdictional arbitrations; media, entertainment, and sports broadcasting; publishing and defamation; pharmaceutical patent infringement; trademark; information technology, intermediary liability, data privacy, online piracy and unique new media issues; and anti-trust issues. Sneha regularly acts as first and/or the second chair before all levels of the Indian courts, including HC, SC, tribunals like TDSAT, IPAB, FCAT, various ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations administered by SIAC and DIAC.
Stuti holds a degree in software engineering and law. She has an extensive experience in representing software and telecom giants across the globe in their IP, strategizing and advising in entire spectrum of patent drafting, prosecution, revocations, oppositions, appeals, claim chart analysis, injunction and infringement and, making appearances at the Patent office, Intellectual property Appellate Board and the Court of Law. She has also conducted Induction programs for Judges of the High Court and District Courts in India’s IPR policy and has delivered lectures at various universities, start-ups, research and financial institutions to increase awareness of protection in building patent implemented inventions. She is affiliated to Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Asia Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) which discusses issues relating to IPR across the globe.
Subodh leads the Competition/Anti-Trust law practice at the Firm. Subodh is a former Additional Director General of the Competition Commission of India. As a former civil servant with over 26 years of distinguished service, Subodh acted as Director-General of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission and as ADG at the Competition Commission. He took voluntary retirement in August 2013 to pursue his passion for Competition law. Subodh thus has the unique distinction of working both in the capacity of a law enforcer, and since 2013 as a lawyer at the private bar. Subodh’s advisory and contentious practice are in a diverse array of fields and his client list includes a large number of national, multinational and fortune 500 companies.Subodh was involved with India’s first successful complaint to the competition commission in relation to anti-trust issues arising from the licensing of Telecom Standard Essential Patents.
Sunil graduated from the Faculty of Law, DU and has over 19 years legal experience following eighteen years entrepreneurial and marketing experience. He is engaged in advisory, arbitration, mediation, conciliation and transactions relating to various aspects of Intellectual Property particularly, Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, and Geographical Indications, apart from matters pertaining to sexual harassment of women at workplace and consumer disputes. Sunil is actively associated in providing advisory services for the promotion of skill development programmes of NSDC.
Surya is part of the IP prosecution practice at the firm and advises on domestic and international trademark, design and copyright prosecution. He advises clients on trademark clearances, prosecution, registration, maintenance, and complete portfolio management in Indian and foreign jurisdictions. He also handles oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Registry and Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). He also specializes in negotiating trademark assignments, coexistence, and settlement agreements. Surya acts for a wide variety of clients in various industries.
Suvarna, graduated from ILS Law College, Pune and went on to obtain an LLM degree, specialising in Intellectual Property Law, from King’s College, London. Since then has been working with the Firm, regularly providing trade & regulatory compliance advise to various clients, across multiple legal disciplines including environmental law, product compliance and safety regulations (including packaging standards, labels and safety standards), consumer law compliance, TMT regulations, advertising regulations and data protection & privacy. She also provides end-to-end compliance counselling to clients in sectors such as consumer electronics, technology, intermediary, e-commerce, and online value-added services. On the litigation front, she has experience in matters pertaining to copyright and trademark infringement, passing off, domain name disputes, etc. Additionally, Suvarna has contributed to a number of legal publications and is a member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association as well.
Tanvi is a Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, at the Mumbai office of the Firm. Tanvi has extensive experience in representing and advising clients on a wide gamut of legal issues pertaining to Copyright and Trademark laws and issues, Domain Name disputes, Commercial disputes, Insolvency and Bankruptcy matters, Constitutional rights and remedies and Criminal issues as well, before various Courts and Tribunals across the Country. Over the years, Tanvi has also gained experience as an in-house counsel in her previous associations and is equipped with a keen understanding of the ever evolving needs of the media business and various laws applicable to the media and entertainment sector which enables her to provide clients with business enabling solutions.
Thomas is a Partner and the Head-Mumbai Office. Thomas is a Mumbai based practitioner with wide-ranging experience in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory sector. He is a specialist in Intellectual Property Laws and Industry Practices & Policies in the Media and Telecommunication sector and has more than 19 years of experience in Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Thomas is a sought-after expert in the Industry for providing in-depth and considered advice on prelitigation strategy and opinions on complex legal issues.