Saikrishna & Associates
Saikrishna & Associates is a highly ranked full-service firm which focuses on intellectual property, telecommunications, media and technology, corporate law and competition law. The firm’s 19 partners and associate partners, as well as more than 100 lawyers, deliver top-notch, dedicated services to a diverse array of Indian and international clients.
Saikrishna & Associates’ litigation and dispute resolution, prosecution and enforcement teams join with the commercial, intellectual property, telecommunications, media and technology, corporate and competition law teams to provide innovative solutions catering to clients’ business and IP objectives. The firm’s active and strategic litigation, IP asset protection and prosecution, commercial transactions and policy development services are staffed by competent counsel, including counsel who are highly ranked for their expertise.
Saikrishna & Associates is highly ranked for its industry knowledge and the domain-specific expertise of its industry teams and practice groups, which span the media and entertainment, telecommunications and electronics, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, software and artificial intelligence, automotive, fast-moving consumer goods and retail, print-publishing, real estate and energy sectors. Each practice at the firm has been at the forefront of leading cases and transactions which is a reflection of the firm’s deep understanding of specific industry sectors.
Saikrishna & Associates’ dispute resolution group has consistently been rated as one of the best in India relating to intellectual property. The practice comprises the IP litigation, general and commercial litigation, alternate dispute resolution and competition law teams. In 2014, the firm was voted Firm of the Year – India for contentious practice by Managing Intellectual Property magazine and has consistently maintained its Tier-1/Gold Band Firm ranking.
Saikrishna & Associates’ active commercial IP and transactions team is probably one of the few in the country in the context of IP law firms. The practice assists clients with intellectual property and related transactional issues such as due diligence and audits, asset management, securitisation, franchising, merchandising, content acquisition, technology transfers, assignments and licensing. The team has a strong presence across the film, music, television and digital space having advised some of the largest, most well-known services and companies in the media space.
Saikrishna & Associates’ experienced trademark, copyright and design prosecution team, comprising more than 20 lawyers, advises clients from small and medium-sized enterprises to international clients, across a diverse array of industries on strategic brand and trademark protection and enforcement. The team prides itself on offering clients commercially relevant and practical yet innovative solutions to suit their requirements. The trademark service-line includes cross-jurisdiction brand clearance, filing and prosecution and contentious and advisory services.
Saikrishna & Associates’ patent procurement practice is well placed to assist Indian and overseas clients to protect, manage and maximise their patent portfolios in multiple technical domains. The firm’s highly trained patent team consists of accredited patent agents and attorneys who are specialists in the fields of pharmaceuticals, life sciences, electronics, wireless and telecommunications, biotechnology, software and electrical and mechanical engineering.
Saikrishna & Associates’ telecommunications, media and technology practice retains industry experts, which allows the firm to draw on substantial domain expertise. This ability is coupled with the firm’s cutting-edge litigation, transactional, prosecution and policy development expertise, offering clients practical and innovative solutions. The firm’s expertise spans a wide array of sectors such as films, music, broadcast radio, television, print and e-publishing, gaming (including augmented reality and virtual reality), digital media, online intermediaries, live entertainment, websites, web TV, mobile TV, advertising, online payment regulations and sports rights among others.
The enforcement practice at Saikrishna & Associates has conducted more than 500 criminal and civil actions for clients spanning diverse industries and sectors during the last three years. The team encompasses wide-ranging experience in IP enforcement and anti-counterfeiting across a broad spectrum of products and services, including apparel and garments, luxury goods, pharmaceuticals, consumer durables, books, films and music.
Saikrishna & Associates
VJ Business Tower
8th Floor Plot A-6
- Ameet Datta, Partner
- New Delhi