The Legal 500 2022

Essenese Obhan, who is the managing partner of Obhan & Associates, is a also a patent attorney with a mechanical engineering degree. He has particular expertise in the areas of technology, software, telecoms, agriculture/plant varieties, and pharmaceuticals. His work ranges from patent prosecution to disputes and litigation in a range of tribunals and courts. Aparna Kareer heads the patent filing and prosecution work and has a focus on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology, and patent attorney Charul Yadav’s expertise includes life sciences and biodiversity; she routinely assists clients with the protection of their global patent portfolios. Taarika Pillai has broad trade mark experience ranging from trade mark portfolio management to infringement and passing off actions, often part of the team acting for well-known brand owners. The firm is notable for being made up of 50% or more women and on corporate responsibility; it provides a range of pro bono advice, promotes local artists and donates computers to assist underprivileged children to take online classes.