Established in 1991, Inttl Advocare has become one of India’s leading boutique IP law firms, with expertise and robust practice in both IP prosecution and enforcement, as well as experience in the allied and emerging fields of IT, telecoms, media and antitrust law.
Inttl Advocare was established by Hemant Singh, a renowned litigator who has over 30 years of practice and has been instrumental in the development of IP jurisprudence in India. He was admitted to the Bar in 1984 and has handled over 2,500 IP litigations in courts and tribunals across India. He has been actively participating in the growth of valuable jurisprudence in the field of intellectual property through various amicus briefs, as well as through leadership of various IP committees of international IP associations globally.
The firm has offices in New Delhi and Mumbai. The team comprises more than 50 professionals, including advocates and technical experts who are supported by over 40 paralegals.
Inttl Advocare has had the privilege of representing some of the biggest brands in the world across multiple sectors, including food and beverages, liquor, garments, cosmetics, fast-moving consumer goods, fashion accessories, computer software, telecoms, media, electronics, telemarketing, pharmaceuticals, automobiles and biotechnology.
Distinguished capabilities in IP rights matters
Inttl Advocare has a multi-jurisdictional practice, handling IP litigation and prosecution across India. It is one of the few Indian IP law firms that offers a broad spectrum of professional services in the areas of trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, patents, domain dispute resolution, geographical indications, traditional knowledge, unfair trade practices, unfair competition, consumer protection law, privacy and publicity rights, regulatory compliance, commercial documentation, foreign collaborations, technology and franchising transfer agreements, IP protection strategy, trade secrets, know-how and breach of confidence, and technical collaboration.
Inttl Advocare has handled several IP cases involving contentious and complex IP issues and has numerous landmark reported judgments to its credit.
The firm believes in a holistic approach to IP prosecution – from registrability analysis and risk management, strategic brand management and advisory, IP auditing and due diligence to portfolio management, transactional advice and agreement drafting, permitted user/registered user recordals and other procedural compliances.
Inttl Advocare has enforced IP rights by constantly evolving unique solutions to emerging challenges. These include securing John Doe orders against counterfeiting, securing orders against online marketplaces restraining online counterfeiting and compelling statutory compliances by authorities. The firm handles matters at all levels of the judiciary – including district courts, high courts and the Supreme Court of India – to consistently protect its clients’ IP rights.
Inttl Advocare’s expertise in civil actions also includes trials and appeals, as well as actions before other authorities such as customs recordal and other border measures, cancellations and oppositions before the Trademark Registry and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, domain name disputes before the National Internet Exchange of India and under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy procedure. The firm also has experience in criminal enforcement.
The firm’s patent prosecution team comprises technical experts who specialise in patentability analysis and claim drafting. The team has the unique distinction of working directly with R&D centres for patent portfolio development, non-conflict research and patent protection.
Such diverse practice has won Inttl Advocare many honours, including Best Trademark Counsel – Global Award 2014 by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The firm’s practice has also been recognised in several premier international publications. Inttl Advocare lawyers are regular speakers at various national and international IP forums and regularly appear as guest lecturers at law schools and as speakers in radio programmes.
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