Obhan & Associates

Best Law Firm for
Women in India – 2018

Obhan & Associates has been advocating for clients since 2007. Reputed for its expertise in corporate and intellectual property law, the Firm prides itself in being a skilled, professionally managed, and a highly-ranked practice in India.

The Firm offers end-to-end services, spanning transactional and advisory aspects, to institutions and entrepreneurs alike. Amongst its well balanced portfolio of domestic and international clientele, the Firm represents some of India’s leading business houses, and covers a cross-section of industries, including automobiles, chemicals, electronics and IT, fast-moving consumer goods,  fashion and apparel, mechanical and process engineering, media, packaging, pharmaceuticals, and retail.

The Firm has been recognised for its ‘meticulous and quick’ service and advice. Our clients have commended us for our ‘committed team’ that ‘is willing to do what it takes to meet aggressive deadlines’. The Firm is committed to building meaningful and long-lasting relationships with its clients, and providing a responsive, tailored service that meets the specific needs of each of its clients.

Consistently ranked as a respected practice in Chambers Asia since 2009 and Managing Intellectual Property since 2010, Legal 500 acknowledges that we are ‘a dynamic new-generation firm with prompt service and good knowledge’ (2015). Diversity in the workplace is a key feature of our practice, and we seek to build a happy, balanced and supportive work environment, which has led to the Firm being ranked as the Best Law Firm for Women in India (Vahura, 2018).

Qualified Professionals

The Firm was conceived to address the critical requirement of a specialized team that intimately understands the working of the Indian legal system. The Firm’s team of professionals from diverse backgrounds combine excellence in their areas of specialization with a strong understanding of the Indian Corporate and Intellectual Property (“IP”) law systems.

The Firm’s highly experienced corporate team is equipped to provide legal services at all phases of a business cycle, from the inception of an entity to general corporate matters. This includes end-to-end solutions and support on drafting contracts, addressing employment issues, advising on funding and investors, and tackling regulatory and compliance issues, advising on exclusivity negotiations, joint ventures and partnership dealings, strategic alliances and franchise arrangements.

The Firm’s IP team specializes in providing services that cut across various segments of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, domain related matters, licensing, trade secrets, and confidential information.

Besides expertise in prosecution and opposition matters, the Firm routinely advises clients on IP protection strategies, litigation matters and IP portfolio management.  In addition to a comprehensive trademark search database, the Firm has a custom-designed state-of-the-art proprietary comprehensive patent and design search database of all applications filed and granted in India from 1980 till date, which enables the Firm to provide clients clearances and infringement analysis in significantly reduced time.

Besides courts, the Firm represents its clients before various regulatory authorities. On the corporate side, this includes the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Registrar of Companies (ROC), Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), and Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI). On the IP side, this includes the various registries under the Intellectual Property Office, the Registrar of Copyrights, and the Controller of Designs.