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Aarshia Behl

Partner | aarshia@saikrishnaassociates.com

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.

Ameet Datta

Partner | ameet@saikrishnaassociates.com

Ameet is leads the Telecom, Media & Technology Practice and the Policy Devlopment & Reform Practices at the firm. With over 20 years as a lawyer, Ameet is an IP litigator with specialization in copyright, trade mark & design litigation as well as a Trade & Regulatory compliance. Ameet's specialisations 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 specialisations.

Amod Singh

Partner | amod@saikrishnaassociates.com

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, University of Delhi in 2000. Amod has vast experience of working with enforcement agencies including Police and Customs.

Bharatvir Singh

Partner | bharatvir@saikrishnaassociates.com

Bharatvir, with an experience of over 20 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.

Dhanashree Deoskar

Partner | dhanashree@saikrishnaassociates.com

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 ten 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 Sahney

Partner | garima@saikrishnaassociates.com

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.

Himanshu Bagai

Partner | himanshu@saikrishnaassociates.com

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 key contact for the firm’s assistance provided Indian only music publishing copyright society and is considered an expert in music publishing laws.

Monica Datta

Partner | monica@saikrishnaassociates.com

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 client 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 recognised among “Managing IP Top 250 Women in IP”.

Munish Mehra

Partner | munish@saikrishnaassociates.com

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.

Nitin Sharma

Partner | nitin@saikrishnaassociates.com

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 Jha

Partner | pushpam@saikrishnaassociates.com

Pushpam is a Campus Law Centre, DU alumni, practicing for the past 21 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.

Saurabh Srivastva

Partner | saurabh@saikrishnaassociates.com

Saurabh is a part of the Litigation team and his work is primarily focused on handling cases, original and appellate, in diverse fora including the Supreme Court, the High Court of Delhi and other States, the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal, Arbitral Tribunal, District Courts and Consumer Forum. In the past 11 years, his practice ranges from General, Corporate, Commercial to Regulatory. Saurabh studied law from the Delhi University in 2007.

Sidharth Chopra

Partner | sidharth@saikrishnaassociates.com

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 which 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 Jain

Partner | sneha@saikrishnaassociates.com

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.

Subodh Prasad Deo

Partner | subodh@saikrishnaassociates.com

Subodh leads the Compeition/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 22 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 is in diverse array of fields and his client list includes 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.

Thomas George

Partner | thomas@saikrishnaassociates.com

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 on Intellectual Property Laws and Industry Practices & Policies in the Media and Telecommunication sector and has more than 15 years of experience in Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Thomas is a sought-after expert in the Industry for providing in depth and considered advise on prelitigation strategy and opinions on complex legal issues.