Chambers Asia – Asia’s leading lawyer for business 2019

What the team is known for

A well-respected practice with noted strength in patent matters, including drafting, filing, prosecution and litigation. Adept at handling IP work for technology, pharmaceutical and biotech-focused clients. Also well placed to assist clients with patent filing outside of India. Has noteworthy experience in seeking declarations in court over patent rights.


Clients praise the firm’s responsiveness, noting: “They typically respond within a day and we’ve not had any trouble with missed deadlines.”

Work highlights

Advised TATA Chemicals on the management of its global patent portfolio.

Represented InterGlobe Aviation in a number of trade mark opposition matters.

Notable practitioners

Essenese Obhan ‘s expertise encompasses patent prosecution, litigation and portfolio management. He is especially well placed to advise clients in the mechanical, telecoms and agriculture sectors. Interviewees describe him as “a dominant personality with gravitas, who walks into the courtroom and holds his own.”