Lall & Sethi

India

Review

Dispute resolution

Lall & Sethi is a respected intellectual property boutique, noted in the market for its trademark litigation prowess. It handles all contentious matters related to IP laws, from trademarks, copyright and design to patents, trade secrets and information technology. All litigation, including drafting and court appearances, is handled by in-house experienced litigators. The firm has featured in several ground-breaking and landmark IP decisions over the years.

The main contacts for contentious IP matters are managing partner and patents head, Anju Khanna, and partners Raghav Malik, Tia Malik and Jyotideep Kaur. The latter three are trademarks and copyright specialists.

In one disclosable highlight, the team represented DSM Pharmaceuticals Netherlands in an infringement suit against Sinopharm Weiqida Pharmaceutical. The dispute centres on the plaintiff’s process patent relating to amoxycillin trihydrate. In the latest twist, after Sinopharm continued to infringe on the patent despite an injunction order being placed, a single judge found it in contempt of the injunction order and restrained them from importing the infringing product into India.

The team successfully acted for plaintiff Six Continents Hotels on its trademark infringement suit against Holiday Inn Beach Resort. The defendant had adopted the client’s well-known trademark and used it as part of its domain name. The court granted an ad-interim ex parte injunction in the matter, which restrained the defendants from using the impugned marks in any manner possible including the impugned domain names.

Notable clients of the firm include Aero Club, Elementia Wellness, FMC Corporation and YKK Corporation.