28 Dec

IP India report reveals that Trademarks Registry has more work to do

The Trademarks Registry has made substantial progress to clear the backlog of opposition cases. Nevertheless, with fierce competition among emerging economies, there is more to be done.

Ranjan Narula

Ranjan Narula founded the specialist IP law firm RNA in 2004 and is now managing partner. Mr Narula has a degree in industrial chemistry and is a registered patent agent. Mr Narula has been practising as an advocate and patent attorney since 1991. He has 27 years’ post-qualification experience working on contentious and non-contentious IP issues. Mr Narula is also a member of the INTA Board of Directors. He has been a speaker at both international and national events, and has worked in-house and in private practice, including a stint with an international IP practice. Mr Narula handles a wide range of IP, IT and technology matters, including IP management issues, strategic advice on IP clearance, acquisition and enforcement. He regularly advises clients in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, information technology, telecoms, apparel, fast-moving consumer goods, confectionery, beverages and finance.

Rajiv Suri


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Rajiv Suri is a partner with RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys. Mr Suri has a degree in science, specialising in chemistry. Mr Suri obtained a law degree in 1994 and has since practised as an advocate. Mr Suri has more than 24 years of post-qualification experience, with expertise in handling both contentious and non-contentious IP issues. Mr Suri regularly advises clients on strategies involving a wide range of IP matters and managing corporate portfolios across various industries. He has also dealt extensively in vetting commercial agreements relating to foreign collaborations and joint ventures, as well as related royalty payment and licensing issues. Mr Suri has been a member of the INTA Sub-committee for Famous and Well-Known Marks. He has also authored and co-authored articles for leading legal publications, as well as being a speaker at both international and national events.