Essenese Obhan

Managing Partner


Essenese Obhan has been ranked by IAM Strategy 300 as one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists in 2021
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars: Essenese Obhan ranked as a leading IP practitioner
IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2021: 'Managing partner and mechanical engineer Essenese Obhan’s services are highly sought after by Fortune 500 companies and some of India’s most prominent businesses alike.'
Essenese Obhan has been featured as a ‘Leading Individual’ in the Legal 500 Rankings "Essenese Obhan leads on the full range of IP matters at Obhan & Associates with significant recent instructions involving international infringement arbitration, patent and trade mark dilution litigation and other enforcement actions before the tribunals and registries across India."
Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2020 "Essenese Obhan has accumulated considerable experience in the IP space, and is particularly noted for patent work. "Obhan is the practitioner who is good at patent drafting," commentators point out. On top of patent filings, he is also well versed in patent prosecutions, oppositions as well as litigations."
IAM Strategy 300 – 2019 "Essenese Obhan has been ranked by IAM Strategy 300 as The World's Leading IP Strategists 2019"
Chambers Asia – Asia's leading lawyer for business 2019 "Essenese Obhan described as "a dominant personality with gravitas, who walks into the courtroom and holds his own."
IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2019 "In just 12 years, founder Essenese Obhan has steered his eponymous outfit Obhan & Associates to an enviable position in the Indian IP market, establishing a fantastic reputation for “proactive guidance” and “consistently high-quality work” in the process."
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – 2019 "Essenese Obhan and partner Aparna Kareer are the key individuals for patents."
The Legal 500- 2019
Chambers Asia – Asia's leading lawyer for business 2018 "Essenese Obhan is noted by a peer as a “very dynamic” practitioner with an increasing prominence in the market."
IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2018 "Essenese Obhan is an exceptional professional, delivering patent advice that is “clear and straight to the point."
Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – 2018 "Essenese Obhan is respected for litigation support, opinion work and oppositions."
The Legal 500- 2018
Whos who legal 2018 "Essenese Obhan has been selected as being one of the world's leading Patent Agents."
Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award 2018 - IP Patents Law Firm of the Year in India
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 :

Patent Laws

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

Trademark Laws

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

Copyright Laws

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

Design Laws

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...


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