The administration of Judicial System in India is three tiers as far as enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights are concern. Not below the District Courts have the jurisdiction to entertain any litigation action in respect of enforcement of Intellectual Property Right. Starting from the District Courts the litigation practice entails up to the apex court e.g. Supreme Court of India. Apart from District Courts, few the High Courts have also original jurisdiction to entertain the suit proceedings in respect of Intellectual Property Rights.

The newly constituted Intellectual Property Appellate Board is seized with the matter of rectification and / or cancellation of already registered / granted Patent and Trademark. Accordingly, the practice of enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights encompasses more often than not before the District Court, various High Courts and Supreme Court as well as before Intellectual Property Appellate Board.

Our litigation team is at the forefront of creating judicial precedents – be it trademarks, copyright, designs, geographical indications (GI), domain names, arbitrations etc., we have successfully represented several leading companies across industries, and in the process made a recognizable contribution to the development of IP jurisprudence in the country. We advise on managing exposure to risk, help solve disputes in a cost effective manner and provide solutions to complex litigation issues that are aligned with our clients’ business objectives.


Seasoned litigators at the Firm have expertise in:

  • The enforcement of trademark, copyright and design rights including suits for infringement and passing off, appeals, writ petitions, special leave petitions, rectification/ revocation petitions etc. before various courts and tribunals in India;
  • Criminal enforcement actions including those that seek to address piracy and counterfeiting concerns. With pan India capabilities, we are well equipped to handle all manner of IP investigations and enforcement programs;
  • Alternate dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms and aiding clients in arbitration, mediation and conciliation actions;
  • Commercial litigation proceedings before various forums in the country.
  • Tackling domain name disputes before all major domain name dispute resolution forums including WIPO/ National Arbitration Forum and .IN Registry/NIXI;
  • Border control measures including the filing of custom watch notices.

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