Intellectual Property

Our internationally ranked multidisciplinary Intellectual Property Rights team serves Indian and global businesses to obtain and enforce the entire spectrum of intellectual property rights

National legislations on intellectual property rights (IPR) vary significantly, be it for protection, prosecution, infringement or revocation. Thus, a robust intellectual property strategy which includes effective solutions is sine qua non to a host of industries: from chemical and bio-pharma, to information technology, electronics, automotive engineering or bio-technology.

The Intellectual Property Team serves Indian and global businesses to obtain and enforce intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, design and copyright by assisting in filing, prosecution, registration, licensing, valuation and defending rights against infringement.

The experts and attorneys at Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan have the experience in dealing across sectors and understand the importance of giving customised solutions.

IPR at L&S

Multi-disciplinary expertise (ranging across different fields like law, science, and engineering) and skills (including drafting and formulating the best Intellectual Property strategy) are necessary to obtain and protect intellectual property rights and maximize the value derived from them. A patent agent, a litigator or technical advisor should necessarily have an Intellectual Property-focussed approach in understanding and executing his responsibilities.

Services provided by Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan include opining on patentability, patenting, filing, prosecution, pre and post grant opposition, freedom-to-operate, due diligence, patent watch, evolving effective patent strategy, trademark registration and protection, anti-trust, plant variety protection (PVP) and licensing of copyright to name a few.

The Intellectual Property Rights team provides assistance on the following areas of IPR:





Plant Variety Protection


Geographical Indications

Given the track-record of high-profile patent litigation, IPR issues seem to primarily revolve around pharmaceuticals, engineering or automobile industries. In reality, intellectual property impacts industries and people across all verticals. Additionally, adequate importance needs to be paid to the proper management of rights in trademarks, copyright and design protection. Our multi-faceted team has won international acclaim for their expertise in IPR, and can advise a company through all aspects of protecting their rights.