MR. VIPUL N. BHUTA Managing Partner | Patent Attorney | Advocate | Founder

Mr. Bhuta spearheads both Intellectual Property practice at A & A and leads the Patent Group.

Education and Experience:

He is a graduate in Law from the University of Mumbai (Bombay). He is a Registered Patent Agent and admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa States under the Bar Council of India. Mr. Bhuta provides his professional legal opinion on various IPR and Commercial issues both domestically and internationally in about 90 countries around the world, he advises several international and domestic MNCs, corporations, SMEs, trusts, Startups and Innovators on various IP fields. He is also concerned with the litigation practice of the Firm. He is armed with vast corporate experience of over a decade (in a large TATA Group company) especially in matters relating to Indian and foreign Intellectual Properties and other Commercial legal matters related to IPRs, Commercial Contracts, JVs, mergers, acquisitions and spin offs before he ventured into independent Legal practice in IPRs and Commercial Contracts.

Mr Bhuta has authored several articles and is also a regular faculty in various seminars and has presented papers on IPRs in India, Singapore and USA. He is on the panel of “Asian Lawyers’, a News Paper on Legal field published monthly from Singapore as a contributor from India.

He has also been featured as one of the Top 50 IP lawyers in India in 2013 by India Business Law Journal.

Membership:

IBA (International Bar Association), INTA (International Trademark Association), ECTA (European Community Trademark Association), FICPI, AIPPI, AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association), APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association), IPLPA (Intellectual Law Practitioners’ Association).

MR. R. K CHAUDHURY Sr. Associate

Education & Experience:

Electrical Engineer from internationally famed IIT, Kharagpur and a Registered Patent Agent. Mr. Chaudhury, with his experience of over 30 years, efficiently deals with all matters relating to Indian, PCT and other foreign Patents and Designs matters. He specializes in electrical and electronic Patents. He is well trained in the searching of various patent databases. He also advises Clients on various patent and IP management matters.

MS. SHIKHA GHOSH Associate

Education & Experience:

Masters in Biotech Engineering. Having over 2 years of experience in patent search, drafting specifications, prosecutions of patent applications.

SENIOR CONSULTANTS

MS. SWATI BURDE

Ms. Burde is a Pharmacy graduate and a Registered Indian Patent Agent. She has extensive experience as a Patent Analyst in a leading IP Consulting Firm. Over last few years, she has about 8 Patent Grants with the USPTO to her credit while more than 35 Patents are Published and undergoing Examination. She has been involved in drafting of more than 85 patents (including PPA and NPA) and has handled more than 15 office actions single handedly for different jurisdictions.

MR ABHISHEK TIWARI

Mr. Tiwari has completed his Bachelors of Engineering (Electronics & Communication Engineering) and is a Registered Patent Agent. He is an experienced Patent agent with a leading IP Consulting Firm and has been involved in the drafting of more than 45 patents (including PPA and NPA) and has handled a number of office actions single handedly for different jurisdictions.

TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT & MEDIA-ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

MS. SONALI V. BHUTA Sr. Partner | Trademark Attorney

Education & Experience:

Graduated in Commerce from the University of Bombay, graduate in Law from the University of Bombay and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Ms. Bhuta has to her credit extensive corporate experience in Indian and foreign Commercial Laws including IPRs. She advises Clients on various commercial issues such as registrations of Companies, Company name feasibility, name cancellations, copyright issues and is also involved in the drafting and reviewing of various contracts and documents. She also heads all prosecution matters in the Commercial division of the firm.

MS. POOJA KOTAK – JOSHI Partner

Education & Experience:

Graduated in Commerce and Law from University of Bombay. Admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, India. She has wide experience in dealing with matters relating to Indian and foreign Trademarks, Copyrights and Designs. She has extensive experience in applications, prosecution and opposition matters. She advises several large multinationals, Corporate, SMEs and Trusts on Trademark and Copyright related issues.

Memberships:

INTA (International Trademark Association), APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association), IPLPA (Intellectual Law Practitioners’ Association).

MS. MAYURI KHOBRAGADESr. Associate (heads Bangalore office)

Education:

Graduated in Commerce from University of Bombay (B.COM)
Masters in Law from University of Bombay specializing in IPR (LLM – IP)
Admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, India

Education & Experience:

Graduated in Commerce from University of Bombay (B.COM). Holding a masters degree in Law from University of Bombay specializing in IPR (LLM – IP). Admitted to the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, India. Mayuri has for over 8 years been actively involved in all issues relating to Intellectual Property especially Trademarks, trade dress, copyright, designs, domain names, internet and patent related matters involving both contagious and non contagious. She has extensive experience in prosecution, drafting, arguing in opposition, cancellation and infringement actions, criminal and civil enforcements of IP rights involving infringements, counterfeit goods and passing off issues. In addition, she advises clients on the adoption and management of Trademark and copyrights and their portfolios. She is well versed in prosecuting trademark applications globally.

She is also closely involved in Drafting and Vetting of various agreements for India as well as Internationally involving various industries covering consumer products, IT/software, pharmaceuticals, research and entertainments industries. She is also actively involved in writing articles for various legal journals specifically relating to the latest IP issues. She has fine experience of successfully handling and obtaining favorable orders in a number of domain name issues before the “World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Meditation Center” at international level.

MS. NAZIA KHATIB Associate

Education & Experience:

Ms. Khatib has graduated in Management Studies with specialization in Finance from University of Mumbai and is presently pursuing Law & Company Secretary (Final) – Specialization in IPR from ICSI. In over seven years of experience she spearheads International Division of A & A and has developed an extensive skill and experience in advising and prosecution of International Portfolios of trademarks, designs and copyrights for large corporates. She is actively involved in the licensing and assignment of various International Trademarks and advices clients such transactions.

MR. RAJENDRA TIWARI Associate

Education & Experience:

Graduated from Mumbai (Bombay) University. Registered Trademark Agent. Mr. Tiwari is armed with over 15 years of experience in dealing with availability search, filing, prosecution, monitoring and watch services of Trademarks, Copyrights and Design matters. He also assists in IPR related research and administration and monitoring of renewals of Trademarks. He effectively manages the IP Portfolios for various Clients including Individuals, SME’s and Indian and Multinational Companies.

MS. MADHAVI GARDEAssociate

Education & Experience:

Holding a masters degree in Law from the University of Bombay (LL.M). Admitted to Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. Madhavi handles and has extensive experience in trademarks opposition, advising national and international clients on trademark and copyright protection and infringement issues.

MS. GEETHA LONIAssociate

Education & Experience:

Graduated in Science from the University of Bombay. Geetha is extensively experienced in search, filing and prosecution matters relating to Trademarks.

MS. NIKITA SHANKARAssociate

Education & Experience:

Graduated in law from the University of Mumbai with specialization in IPR. Admitted to Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. Nikita has experience in the drafting and filing of Trademark Applications and Trademark Oppositions. She advises clients of the registrability of Trade Marks, conducts Searches of the Trade Marks Database and drafts opinions on a number of subjects. She is also involved in the drafting of Design and Copyright Applications and prosecutions.

MS. NEHA MULERenewals Administrator

Education & Experience:

Graduation from University of Mumbai. Neha is experienced in the handling of trademark related administration and renewals management of various domestic and international Clients. She also handles the administration related aspects of trademarks filings and prosecution.

ADMINISTRATION & ACCOUNTS

MR. PRASHANT MESHRAMKAR

Education & Experience:

Education and experience: Graduated as a Bachelor of Commerce. Prashant heads Accounting Dept. and has considerable experience in the handling of Accounts and related work.

MS. PRITY GUPTA

Education & Experience:

Graduated as a Bachelor of Commerce. Prity has considerable experience in dealing with the administration of IP databases. She is also adept at handling the in-house customized database software.

LITIGATORS

MR. HARISHANKAR MANI

Graduated in Law from University of Chennai. Mr. Mani has to his credit very wide experience in litigation and specializes in IPR and Corporate Matters. He is based in Chennai.

MR. AJAY PURKAR

Mr. Purkar has graduated in Law from the University of Pune. He has extensive experience in the litigation of IP matters. He is based in Pune.

In addition, we also work in close conjunction with experts and consultants in various fields to provide most professional and prompt services to cater to all the possible requirements and expectations of our valued clients.

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