Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys (K&K) is more than a full service Intellectual Property and Commercial Law firm. K&K was formed in the year 2007 with a very firm focus of providing end-to-end IP Prosecution/Litigation and Commercial Law services in a manner that is Corporate centric and follows stringent delivery practices that are consistent and are above defined quality standards. K&K works closely with its sister concern IIPRD, both of which supplement each other in order to provide end-to-end IP Legal and Commercialization/Licensing services to over 3000 Corporates. K&K is a team of over 65 professionals spread across 5 Offices in India, and has strong rankings from Legal 500, MIP, IAM, Chambers, Asia IP, among others.
Our team of IP Attorneys/Practitioners, having high level of technical and legal competence, gives us the right competitive edge and positioning, as a law firm focused on creating immense IP value for our clients. K&K through its experienced and qualified team of Attorneys/Practitioners, across Technology and Legal Domains, gives a rare synergy of legal opinion, out-of-box thinking for protection of ideas/IP's and entrepreneurial spirits to its client base. K&K earnestly believes that success comes only when one has a long-term perspective and this is why we concentrate on building long-term relationships through high level of client orientation.
K&K's critically focuses on a broad range of Technology Consulting and IP Research Services spanning all stages of IP Procurement, Management, and Enforcement. K&K has a diligent and earnest team of strong Patent, Commercial, and Legal Professionals who enable the firm to provide the complete spectrum of services starting from Market/Technology Research to Licensing/Commercialization to Litigation Support. K&K's over 8 years of substantive experience has helped it gain a prominent name in the Industry as a reliance and trustworthy partner in the complete Research and Analytics Process.
Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys has been established precisely to help corporate leverage anticipated business and economic value from its efficient creation, protection and enforcement of their Intellectual Properties. Khurana & Khurana has created a unique and strategic position for itself by giving End-to-End IP services to its clients from the inception stage of creation of IP to successful commercialization of the IP for fulfillment of desired business objectives. The role and importance of patent professionals in IP (intellectual property) portfolio management (IPM) are increasing becoming significant within business, academic, and legal entities.View more
Khurana & Khurana has a legacy of over ten years in Patent Litigation and serves some of the leading Corporates for IP infringement matters. Our experience includes finding the potential infringers for the IP owners through due diligence and assessing the market for the same. For doing this, our firm has Patent/Trade Mark Attorneys/Practitioners who have advanced qualifications in varied technology domains and understand complete nuances of claim mapping and provisions of enforcement under different IP Laws.View more
Khurana & Khurana assists Corporates in maximizing opportunities from their IP portfolios through accurate legal opinions that ensure that all possible ways to solve a problem are identified and due-diligence of each way is put across in the right manner such that the client can take a judicious call on the way to proceed forward. K&K renders Prior art, Freedom to Operate, Validity, and Non-infringement opinions relating to a client’s products and technologies. K&K also prepares a comprehensive IP Litigation Strategy before initiating with a legal suit to ensure that the clients understands the next steps clearly, sets its expectations, and is cognizant of the costs involved in the process.View more
Commercial law governs the broad areas of business, commerce and consumer transactions. Commercial law in India has developed rapidly over the years with the opening up approach towards FDI and WTO. It allows, so far as it can, Corporate or person to do business in the way they want and not require them to stick to forms that they may think to be outmoded. Thus, Commercial Law Practice is recognized as a very important and integral element of any corporate operation, and is gaining more and more importance.In this era of globalisation, sweeping changes in business strategies require Corporates to meet challenge of complying with commercial contract law for the smooth functioning of its business and commerce.View more
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for the administration of Top Level Domain Names. The Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy provides for the settlement of domain name disputes for the Generic Top Level Domains Name (GTLD) such as .com, .edu, .net, among others. The UDRP complaints may be filed with any of the ICANN accredited arbitration centres. UDRP also allows for the filing of the complaints at the jurisdictional civil court where the Registrant or the Registrar is located. Where the Registrar or the Registrant is located in India, the dispute may be resolved through legal action at the civil court.View more
Attorneys at Khurana & Khurana have developed significant experience in the area of anti-counterfeiting, especially in FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Apparels, Footwear, and Medical Devices product verticals, and can assist in devising a comprehensive strategy for curbing counterfeit products by outlining all possible risks and assumptions and mapping them with costs involved in each step taken so that a judicious and objective step can be taken by the client..View more
On Monday 11 July, USPTO announced a new pilot program (P3), intended to boost the prosecution efficiency. Under the P3 program, an applicant can file a request for consideration after final rejection, statement that he is willing and available to participate in the event, along with copy of response to a final rejection, and optionally … Continue reading Post Prosecution Pilot Program (P3): A Commendable Decision by USPTO
Under Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), applicant gets varying period of 30-34 months to enter different states with National Phase applications. In the case of India, this period is 31 months. Decisions have been given by Hon’ble High Courts of India regarding extendible or non-extendible nature of this period of 31 months. In the case of … Continue reading Patent Cooperation Treaty National Phase Entry in India: 31 months Period: Effect of Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016
It is long since October 15th, 2013, that India started to work as International Search Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA). Agreement between the Indian Patent Office (IPO) and the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in respect of the same can be accessed here. With the introduction of … Continue reading Choosing India as International Search Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA): Who Can and Who Cannot
In Amgen v. Apotex (No. 2016-1308), the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on July 5, 2016 affirmed a district court’s ruling that a biosimilar applicant must provide a reference product sponsor with 180 days’ post-licensure notice before commercial marketing of a biosimilar product begins, regardless of whether the applicant provided the § … Continue reading Federal Circuit Rules 180-Day Post-Licensure Notice is Mandatory in Biosimilar Litigation
Section 62 of the Copyright Act, 1957, Section 134 of the Trademark Act, 1999, Section 104 of the Patents Act, 1970 and section 20 of Code of Civil Procedure (CPC), 1908 govern the applicable jurisdiction to file suits/ civil proceedings in case of Copyright, Trademark and Patent disputes. These sections have been reproduced below: For … Continue reading Trademark/ Copyright and Patents Suits/ Civil Proceedings: Why Non-uniformity in Jurisdictions Available to Plaintiffs?
Years 2015 and 2016 have been very important in terms of what they have offered to bring clarity on the jurisdiction where suits/ civil proceedings related to Trademark and Copyright can be instituted. IIPRD has written one article discussing some of these cases. Intent of the instant article is not to discuss facts of those … Continue reading Analyzing the Applicable Jurisdiction for Trademark and Copyright Disputes
Introduction This submission is with respect to the discussion paper published by DIPP on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and their availability under FRAND terms. As one of the prime objects of IP laws is to promote/establish a fair balance between IP protection and Public interest, it is becoming essential for the governing bodies to have … Continue reading Submission on SEPs and Their Availability Under FRAND Terms
The renewed focus on R&D especially under ‘Make in India’ to boost the manufacturing sector, needs the internationalization of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights policies. The confusion over the rights of employees and employer over the ownership of inventions needs special attention. The judgment of High Court (HC) of Bombay in Darius Rutton Kavasmaneck v Gharda … Continue reading Employee VS Employer: Country Wise Ownership Rights on IP
There have been many developments recently that have streamlined the of registration of Intellectual Properties (IPs) of Start-Ups. This article discusses the chronological events and the latest position on the IP registration of Start-Ups. Under the ambitious plan, ‘StartUp India, StandUp India’, Government of India launched Scheme for Facilitating Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP). This … Continue reading Era of Start-Ups in India-ease in Intellectual Property Registration to be Decisive Factor
Patent (Amendment) rules, 2016 making amendments to the Patents Rules, 2003 (Principal Rules) of the Patents Act, 1970 have taken effect from May 16, 2016. Public notice from CGPDTM regarding the same can be accessed here. Patent (Amendment) rules, 2016 are already popular and making the headlines mainly because of what it has to offer … Continue reading Patent (Amendment) Rules, 2016 Takes Effect from May 16, 2016
Mahima Sharma, an intern at Khurana & Khurana looks into the intricacies involved in the process of protection of Graphical User Interface in India which seems to be in limelight wherein there exists some uncertainty over the same. GUI Protection under Designs Act, 2000: In India, a Design registration can be obtained for new or … Continue reading Deciphering the Intricacies Related to Protection of Graphical User Interface in India
The Congress recently introduced a bill on the COMBAT Act (Curb Opioid Misuse By Advancing Technology Act of 2016) to incentivize the development of abuse-deterrent opioids by amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the exclusivity period for certain drug products developed or labeled so as to reduce drug abuse, and for … Continue reading Combating Opioid Misuse – COMBAT (Curb Opioid Misuse By Advancing Technology Act of 2016)