Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP

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With a presence in five commercial hubs across India, full-service IP boutique Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP’s 150 practitioners offers quality IP protection services and are especially well-known around Mumbai. Sunil Krishna handles trademark prosecution matters, while colleague Manish Saurastri takes care of matters on the enforcement side.

Firm Profile

Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP is a full-service IP and technology law firm, focused on rendering business-friendly legal advice. The firm was formed in 1992 and merged with a law practice set up in 1956. Ever since, the firm has been navigating complex IP and techno-legal issues for its diverse client base. To be ever present for its clients and as a reflection of the growth of its business, the firm has 170 people spread across offices in the major economic centres of Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

The firm represents clients from all major industries and sectors. The firm’s team includes specialists with niche expertise and industry experience, which is leveraged to provide clients maximum value from legal counselling. Additionally, most of the firm’s professionals obtained formative degrees in natural sciences, engineering, arts or business, prior to qualifying as lawyers, which is useful while navigating complex IP and techno-legal issues.

Over the years, the firm has been ranked among the top-tier Indian IP and technology law firms consistently by leading domestic and international publications.

Practice areas

  • Patents
  • Trademarks and geographical indications
  • Designs
  • Copyright
  • Mergers and acquisitions, technology transfers, licensing, franchising, joint ventures
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Plant varieties
  • Biodiversity
  • Competition laws
  • International trade laws
  • Regulatory issues
  • Food, drug and medical device laws
  • Media, advertising, broadcasting and entertainment laws
  • Trade secrets, data protection and IT laws
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Customs and border enforcement

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