Managing Intellectual Property – 2014

Obhan & Associates is one of the notable IP practices in New Delhi. With a relatively short history, the firm continues its exceptional growth, where it specialises in the mechanical, life sciences, software and electronics fields. Although the firm does have a corporate and real estate practice, it is the IP practice which takes centre stage. The patent practice assists in the prosecution and enforcement of patents for domestic and international clients under the guidance of founder Essenese Obhan. An IP attorney and patent agent, he is highly praised by client. One says: “Obhan has an in-depth understanding and subject knowledge, catering to clients like us on a one-on-one basis and having a team dedicated to us to provide quality work with agility.”

A key client of the firm is Tata Chemicals, whom Obhan has represented in two separate matters in the past two years. The latest matter involved a writ petition at the Bombay High Court against an order passed by the Indian patent office allowing the granting of a patent by Hindustan Unilever and dismissing Tata Chemicals’ pre-grant representation. An interim order was passed in October in favour of Tata Chemicals.