India Singh & Associates, Founder – Manoj K Singh, Advocates and Solicitors

Singh & Associates, Founder – Manoj K Singh Advocates and Solicitors is an ISO 9001:2008-certified full-service law firm, headquartered in New Delhi. It has offices strategically situated in Mumbai, Bangalore and Ranchi, and associate offices in Patna and Kolkata.

At present, Singh & Associates has approximately 110 professionals, including experienced lawyers, patent agents, trademark attorneys, chartered accountants and company secretaries. Over the years, the firm has created its own niche nationally and internationally by providing quality legal services accompanied by an excellent turn-around time and competitive fees.

The firm has four practice groups operating in various sectors (including IP rights, pharmaceutical and life sciences, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, mining, shipping, energy and infrastructure, foreign investments, taxation, labour and employment, food and beverages, professional services, industrial engineering, education, financial services, healthcare, construction and materials, consumer products, telecommunications, publishing, real estate and manufacturing), namely:

  • the IP practice group;
  • the contracts and transactions practice group;
  • the corporate and tax practice group; and
  • the litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice group.

The IP rights practice group is similar to a boutique firm within a full-service law firm. It covers the complete spectrum of services in patents, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, geographical indications (appellations of origin), designs and other related rights. Its IP services include watch services, prosecution, investigations, litigation, interferences, alternative dispute resolution, negotiations, licensing, portfolio management, corporate transactions, assignments, registered-user agreements, transfer agreements and IP due diligences.

The IP practice group comprises a team of patent attorneys, patent agents, patent analysts, engineers, trademark attorneys and IP rights lawyers dealing with copyrights, designs and geographical indications, along with specialised paralegal staff.

Singh & Associates’ robust knowledge management system is utilised to serve clients economically and efficiently. Services offered include the prosecution and registration of trademarks, patents, copyright, designs and geographical indications, along with related searches, investigations, watch services, renewals (annuities), office actions/replies and drafting, IP portfolio management, corporate transactions, assignments, registered user agreements, licensing, transfer agreements, patent commercialisation, workability assessments, industrial manifestation, litigation, searches and seizures, anti-counterfeiting actions, interferences, alternative dispute resolution and IP due diligence. The IP practice team also assists clients with problems relating to franchising, advertising, the Internet and e-commerce, outsourcing and managed services.

Singh & Associates has a strong presence, practising at all IP offices and the high courts. Over the past few years, the firm has shown phenomenal growth in its patent and trademark practice. It represents and manages the patent portfolios of top multinational conglomerates in the petrochemicals, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, automation, entertainment and media, electronics and life sciences industries.

The firm is well equipped to provide extensive patent research, draft applications and perform freedom-to-operate searches and prepare reports in all technological fields. It has proactively assisted clients with their IP rights litigation, as well as in commercial issues such as licensing, assignments and setting up operations and working in India.

Our IP support services include drafting all agreements, contracts and deeds relating to the assignment and licensing of IP rights, providing IP rights assessments with legal opinions and assisting with technology transfers.

Singh & Associates publishes a monthly newsletter, Indian Legal Impetus, which is circulated via email and is available on the firm’s website. The newsletter provides monthly updates on the Indian legal scene that could be of interest to clients, colleagues and professional friends outside India.

Through our associations with international law firms and legal associations such as the International Trademark Association, the International Bar Association, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the Alliance of Business Lawyers, the firm has a global outlook and exposure.

Singh & Associates is recommended for IP rights practice by the WTR 1000 and The Legal 500.

Contact details

Singh & Associates, Founder – Manoj K Singh, Advocates and Solicitors
N-30 Malviya Nagar
New Delhi 110017
India

E: newdelhi@singhassociates.in
T: +91 11 4666 5000
F: +91 11 4666 5001
W: www.singhassociates.in

Professional contacts

Manoj K Singh, Founding partner
E: manoj@singhassociates.in

Daizy Chawla, Senior partner
E: daizy@singhassociates.in

Other offices

Mumbai, Bangalore, Ranchi

Sample client list

  • Accudyne Industries
  • BioMinerals NV
  • ChemiCar NV
  • Davita Inc
  • Euro Apex BV
  • Hard Rock Int
  • Jindal Saw Ltd
  • Panama Jack Int
  • Parker Hennifen LLC
  • PentHouse

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