Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP

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Over at Krishna & Saurastri, a continuously expanding team of IP and prosecution specialists lend their services to everyone from government agencies to reputable research institutions. With 60 years’ experience, top-of-the-line IT systems and advanced technical understanding, the side is well equipped to handle any challenge coming its way. Business owners with their eyes on India should keep Manish Saurastri in mind when seeking patent advice.

Firm Profile

Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP is a full-service IP and technology law firm, focused on rendering business-friendly legal advice. The firm was formed in 1992 and merged with a law practice set up in 1956. Ever since, the firm has been navigating complex IP and techno-legal issues for its diverse client base. To keep pace with the growth of its business and be ever present for its clients, the firm has 200 people spread across offices in the major economic centres of Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

The firm represents clients from all major industries and sectors. The firm’s team includes specialists with niche expertise and industry experience, which is leveraged to provide clients with maximum value from legal counselling. Additionally, most of the firm’s professionals gained formative degrees in natural sciences, engineering, arts or business prior to qualifying as lawyers, which is useful while navigating complex IP and techno-legal issues.

Over the years, the firm has been ranked among the top-tier Indian IP and technology law firms consistently by leading domestic and international publications.

Practice areas

  • Patents
  • Trademarks and geographical indications
  • Designs
  • Copyright
  • Mergers and acquisitions, technology transfers, licensing, franchising, joint ventures
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Plant varieties
  • Biodiversity
  • Competition laws
  • International trade laws
  • Regulatory issues
  • Food, drug and medical device laws
  • Media, advertising, broadcasting and entertainment laws
  • Trade secrets, data protection and IT laws
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Customs and border enforcement

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