Abhai Pandey

Partner at LexOrbis
Ranked in India
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Abhai Pandey's Profile

A partner at LexOrbis, Abhai Pandey focuses on IP litigation, criminal enforcement and contested proceedings before the Indian Trademark and Patent Offices (ITPO). His practice includes trademark and patent oppositions, cancellation actions, IP litigations before the trial and appellate courts, criminal and border enforcement of IP rights, and IP licensing and transactions. He also advises clients on brand protection strategies for social media, Internet and advertisements and has run several successful anti-counterfeiting campaigns in India for a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs.

Mr Pandey helps clients protect and enforce their trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property from misuse on social networking sites, in search engine optimisation strategies and as keywords, as well as misuse on mobile devices and other emerging technologies. He has successfully resolved numerous cases in favour of his clients and represented them in multiple forums, including several district and high courts, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board and the ITPO. He represents a broad range of businesses and industries, including fashion, media and entertainment, publishing, fast-moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics, automobile and information, communication and technology.

In addition to his practice, Mr Pandey regularly writes and speaks on topics relating to IP laws. His writings have been published in a number of international IP magazines and websites. He is a member of several international associations such as INTA, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, MARQUES, the European Communities Trademark Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, to name a few, and has actively served on several committees for these associations.

WTR 1000 ranked Mr Pandey among its “Recommended Individuals” for 2020.

Firm Profile

LexOrbis is a premier full-service IP law firm with more than 240 personnel including 120+ attorneys at its three offices in India at New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. The firm provides business oriented and cost-effective solutions for protection, enforcement, transaction and commercialisation of all forms of intellectual property in India and globally. The firm has been consistently ranked among the top five IP firms in India over the past decade and is well-known for managing global patent, designs and trademark portfolios of many technology companies and brand owners. The firm has dedicated teams to cater to IP life cycle including attorneys, engineers, scientists and specialists to deal with patent, trademark and copyright filing, research, portfolio building and management, enforcement, protection, spotting, transacting, procurement and consultation.

The firm has built a culture of providing impeccable service by working with clients as a team, right from the initiation of a project to its completion. Excellence, solution-orientated approach and responsiveness are the core values on which the firm operates. The prolific experience of our attorneys and their passion for intellectual property has been expressed at various speaking engagements and through research articles on issues related to all forms of IP law in India.

As an equal opportunity employer, LexOrbis supports diversity and inclusion and has set policies in place to support different needs of different working groups, such as working-from-home facilities, six months of maternity leave, sabbaticals, crèche facilities, flexible working hours and a safe environment – all aimed at providing a healthy work-life balance. Women comprise 70% of the firm’s staff, out of which a substantial percentage of women are operating at the top level as partners and team leads. The firm is regularly involved in promoting diversity and inclusion and employs an array of talent belonging to different age groups, background, ethnicity, physical abilities, political and religious beliefs, sex, gender and other attributes. Members as young as 21 and as seasoned as 60 are a part of team LexOrbis.

Some of the latest awards and recognitions include:

  • CMO Asia: Asia’s Outsourcing Excellence Awards 2021 – IP Services Award (winner);
  • ASSOCHAM IP Excellence Awards 2021: Full-service IP Firm of the Year (winner) and the International Firm of the Year (winner).
  • Patent Lawyer Magazine: top 10 most well-respected law firms in 2021, India;
  • Asialaw 2022: recommended firm;
  • India Legal Awards 2021: Best IP Firm 2021, India;
  • Trademark Lawyer Magazine Rankings 2021: Award-winning Law Firm, Asia Pacific;
  • IAM Patent 1000: recommended firm, patent prosecution, 2021;
  • Legal Era Awards 2021: Patent Law Firm of the Year and Most Promising Law Firm – Law Firm of the Year, Bengaluru;
  • Business Fame Magazine 2021: Most Recommended Law Firms to Watch, 2021;
  • India Business Law Journal: Indian Law Firm Award 2021, IP protection (winner); and
  • MIP IP Stars 2021: Tier 2, trademark prosecution.

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