essenese obhan

Essenese Obhan

Managing Partner
About Essenese :

Essenese Obhan is the founding partner of Obhan & Associates. He is an Intellectual Property attorney registered with the Bar Council of India and a Patent Agent with a degree in mechanical engineering. Essenese has vast expertise in the mechanical, pharmaceutical, software, and telecom sectors. He leads the Intellectual Property team at Obhan & Associates which includes specialists in the chemical, biotech, electronic, electrical, and nano-technological sectors. Essenese regularly advises clients, which include those among the Fortune 500 as well as some of India’s leading business houses, on technology, IP strategy and portfolio management.

He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patents, and also focuses on patent litigation and opposition proceedings before various courts in India, the Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. He also has extensive experience in handling IP-sensitive transactions for clients in India and abroad.

Essenese is a frequent speaker on patent protection and enforcement issues across the country and abroad, and conducts customized IP training modules for companies. He serves on the executive committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). He is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

Practice Areas :


Patents provide an inventor a monopoly to make or sell his invention. The monopoly is provided in the form of ...


Trademark is a source identifier and provides a business its unique identity. The main function is to differen...


A copyright comes into existence as soon as an original published or unpublished literary, artistic, dramatic,...


A design right protects the distinct appearance of a product, by providing a monopoly over the design of the p...

Plant Variety Protection

Plant variety protection provides legal protection of a plant variety to a breeder in the form of Plant Breede...


The Firm has qualified attorneys with expertise and vast experience in litigation, appearing regularly in all ...