The Intellectual Property law department of the firm is a top tier contender among IP law firms in the country. Ranked as “competent and well informed”, the team has been hailed as having an in-depth knowledge of copyright and media law. The practice lead is recognized as “articulate, knowledgeable and persuasive”. The team at Arthe Law stands out by combining IP solutions with sound industry knowledge, across a variety of sectors ranging from Media and Entertainment, Software, Luxury Goods, Pharmaceuticals and life sciences, FMCGs, Automotive, ELectronics and Technology. Our IP practice encompasses all facets of intellectual property rights, i.e., patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, trade secrets, etc.


The service offering includes litigation, prosecution, advisory, enforcement and management of intellectual property rights. Our lawyers have:


  • Advised leading telecom companies in relation to India’s first ever       case on Standard Essential Patents.
  • Represented a leading pharmaceutical company in a patent       infringement matter pertaining to blister packing material before       the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India.
  • Represented leading private FM radio operators in the first ever       case of fixation of compulsory copyright license fee by the       Copyright Tribunal, before the Copyright Board, High Courts of       Delhi, Bombay and Madras as well as the Supreme Court of India
  • Advised Television broadcasters and FM radio operators as well as       leading sports franchisees in relation to the first case with regard to       allegation of infringement of Performers’ Rights.
  • Represented a creator in a landmark case of Moral Rights in       relation to his film.
  • Represented radio and television broadcasters in a landmark case       up to the Supreme Court of India, relating to liability to pay license       fee for underlying musical works and lyrics.
  • Represented and advised leading Television broadcasters in       relation to allegations of copyright infringement in the U.K.
  • Represented a leading sports property owner in the first ever case       of John Doe orders being passed by the Delhi High Court.
  • Represented various production houses, motion picture studios       and sports rights owners in various cases of John Doe orders to       prevent infringement of their rights.
  • Represented leading broadcasters in their efforts to seek protection       over live score updates and radio commentary on the internet.
  • Represented an individual patent owner against infringement by       leading multinational software companies infringing the said       patent.
  • Represented an Indian NGO in its efforts to limit monopolisation of       trademark rights over a religious preacher in the USA and Europe.
  • Represented a leading search engine in trademark infringement       suits before the Delhi High Court.
  • Represented a leading multinational consumer electronics       company in a case of first impression dealing with the right of       publicity.
  • Represented a leading software company in the first case involving       misappropriation of trade secrets of a competitor.
  • Represented a leading healthcare equipment manufacturing       company in cases pertaining to data misappropriation by       employees.
  • Represented a leading multinational electronics and telecom       manufacturer in the first enforcement action under the Trade       Marks Act, 1999.
  • Invited by the Government of India to participate in the discussions       for the amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957.
  • Invited by the Government of India to present a paper on the inputs       to restructuring the IPR Policy document in 2015.
  • Managed copyright portfolios of major companies on a regular       basis, across the world.
  • Managed trademark portfolios of more than 300 clients across the       world.
  • Advised various companies on issues of Intellectual Property       Valuations.
  • Represented leading multinational publishing houses in their       trademark disputes over titles of publications, registered under the       Press Registratio of Books Act, 1867.


The practice encompasses all facets of intellectual property rights across diverse industry sectors, and has earned the firm recognition from the Government of India as an expert in the field. 


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