The Legal 500 2023

The tech and chemicals sectors are notable strengths of IP boutique Obhan & Associates, a practice admired by clients as ‘very prompt and approachable’. Managing partner Essenese Obhan is a patent attorney and brings to bear mechanical engineering expertise in the chemical, pharmaceutical, software, telecommunication and agricultural sectors, and has experience in several high stakes IP licensing and litigation matters in India. Aparna Kareer handles all aspects of patent work, both advisory and litigious, and Charul Yadav advises on commercially-focused patent matters in the life sciences space. For trademark litigation and prosecution, Taarika Pillai is the main contact to note.

Practice head(s): Essenese Obhan
Other key lawyers: Aparna Kareer; Charul Yadav; Taarika Pillai; Sneha Agarwal
• ‘The team is very prompt and approachable. What makes them unique is that they reach out every time and I don’t remember any occasion where I had to remind them about a deadline. Also, in case of difficulty a senior team member is always available for discussion even when they are not handling the file.’
• ‘The team is very attentive and open to suggestions. Aparna Kareer is someone I have worked with for long years and her approachability is something unique. The team always has time to listen.

Work highlights:
• Representing Pine Labs in a patent infringement suit in the FinTech space before the Bengaluru High Court.
• Advising G4S on a case before the High Court of Delhi in various disputes with third party infringers