Obhan & Associates
Obhan & Associates (O&A) was established in 2007 to meet the growing demand from Indian and international clients for a dedicated, responsive and strategic approach in securing and enforcing intellectual property in India. In particular, the firm was conceived to address the critical requirement of a specialised patent team that intimately understands the working of the Indian legal system and is technically qualified and competent in understanding and appreciating our clients’ inventions.
O&A has since expanded and now offers end-to-end services in IP and corporate law with the goal of aiding and assisting its clients at every stage, and is recognised as one of India’s leading law firms.
O&A has regularly been recognised as a leading IP practice in India by a number of international legal publications, including IAM, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Managing Intellectual Property, Asialaw Profiles and the Legal 500.
The firm has a well-balanced domestic and international clientele and represents a cross-section of industries, including fast-moving consumer goods, mechanical engineering, hardware and electronics, pharmaceuticals, seed industry, software, apparel, packaging and retail, process engineering, fashion brands, automobiles and parts, paints and chemicals, magazines and publications, and textiles. Our varied client base includes individual inventors, universities and national and international corporations. O&A represents some of India’s leading business houses.
O&A comprises professionals from diverse backgrounds, all of whom combine excellence in their areas of specialisation with a strong understanding of the Indian IP and corporate law system. O&A’s IP team has skilled professionals experienced in prosecution and contentious proceedings before the various registries under the Intellectual Property Office, the IP Appellate Board and courts across the country. The IP team is qualified and has experience in the following technologies: mechanical, industrial, chemical, nanotechnology, biotechnology, electrical, electronics, software, telecommunications and packaging. The IP team represents both domestic and international clients before the Trademark Office, the registrar of copyrights, the controller of designs, the IP Appellate Board and the various courts in India.
O&A’s highly experienced corporate team provides a broad range of transactional and advisory services to institutions, entrepreneurs and public and private companies, and is experienced in dealing with all types of corporate transaction for clients in a wide range of sectors, from start-ups to multinationals. The firm’s clients also benefit from the firm’s significant experience in real estate, including acquisitions and disposals, construction, financing, development and leasing.
Our key services are as follows:
- Patents – patent filing and prosecution, patent drafting, prior art searching, opinions, counselling and strategic advice, and patent litigation.
- Trademarks – searching and investigating availability of trademarks, filing, prosecution, registration and renewals, trademark licensing and commercialisation, and domain names.
- Copyright – filing and procuring copyright registrations, negotiating and drafting publisher agreements, designer agreements, advertising agreements, assignment and licences, distributor’s contracts and value-added re-seller agreements.
- Design – preparing, filing and prosecuting design applications, conducting design searches, design watch, filing opposition and infringement proceedings, and advising clients on various issues.
- Plant variety protection – advising and assisting clients on various matters, including registration of plant varieties, opposition of applications and registrations, and enforcement of rights in registered varieties.
- Corporate law – drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, advising and assisting clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and real estate, joint ventures and general company advice.
- Litigation – corporate-commercial litigation, employment litigation, patent litigation, trademark and copyright litigation, and design litigation.
Obhan & Associates
N – 94
New Delhi 110017
- Essenese Obhan, Managing partner
Sample client list
- Aditya Birla Group
- Agfa Group
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd
- Tata Chemicals Limited