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
The once powerful mobile phone companies BlackBerry and Nokia are in the headlines again, not for their new technological developments but because of their legal battle. The Valentine’s Day card for Nokia was in the form of complaint entailing 11 items that Blackberry did not like about it. The complaint listed out the 11 patents … Continue reading BLACKBERRY SUES NOKIA FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT: AN OVERVIEW
Everyday, a number of products are being invented all over the world, some cascading over the improvement of existing inventions, and the others, portraying a unique set of methods and products unknown to man at large. Simultaneously, there is an eruption of infringements that remain unnoticed or noticed following an incredulous load of proceedings and … Continue reading FRAND-ING PATENT LICENSES AND ITS IMPLICATION IN LANDMARK CASES IN INDIA
With effect from May 16, 2016 (effective date for Patent (amendment) rules, 2016), provision of expedited examination was introduced in the Patent system of India. This article does not intend to discuss the different timelines within which request for examination has to be filed in different situations, rather article is restricted to the eligibility of … Continue reading Expedited examination and non-expedited (normal) examination: Who can file request for examination?
In Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc.; APP Pharmaceuticals LLC; Pliva Hrvatska D.O.O.; Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.; and Barr Laboratories, Inc. (hereinafter referred to be as Defendants/Appellants/Teva) Vs. Eli Lilly & Co. (hereinafter referred to as Plaintiff/Appelle/Eli Lilly) decided by United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) on January 12, 2017, Plaintiff had filed … Continue reading Teva held responsible for Induced Infringement of Eli Lilly’s Blockbuster drug ALITMA
“A start-up would now require only a certificate of recognition from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and would not be required to be examined by the inter-ministerial board, as was being done earlier. This is one rapid change that we have brought in,” said Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Commerce and Industry in … Continue reading Obtaining a Certificate of Recognition from DIPP for IPR benefits
Intellectual property law in Nepal is comparatively new and it enjoys the extension provided for under the TRIPS agreement to the least developed country. The Patents, Designs and Trademarks are protected under one head, and the governing act/ legislation is known as “The Patent, Design and Trade Mark Act, 2022 (1965)” (hereinafter referred to as … Continue reading NEPAL’S IP LAW: AN ENCAPSULATION
Union budget that was highly waited for (after demonetization) had gained more attention also due to preponing to February 01, 2017. As a matter of fact, every year budget has certain impact on various industries including IP industry and R&D sectors. In this article, we will try to analyze possible effects of 2017 budget on … Continue reading Effect of Union Budget, 2017 on the R&D/ Intellectual Property Practices in India
Ms. Sakshi Jhalani, Intern, Khurana & Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys looks into the fundamentals of Comparative Advertisement vis-avis Trade Mark Rights in India. Advertising is indeed a crucial step in determining future of any product. It is the most successful and proven way to attract the attention of the potential consumers in the market. … Continue reading Comparative Advertisement: A Perspective
This article focuses on the revocation proceedings which is one of the mechanisms available for annulations of Patents in India. What is revocation of a patent? When a patent has been sealed or granted, it is not always the case that the patent shall stay unhindered by any third party till the life of the … Continue reading REVOCATION OF PATENTS ACCORDING TO INDIAN PATENT ACT, 1970: INSIGHT
Ms. Anjana Mohan, intern at Khurana and Khurana, Advocates and IP Attorneys attempts to analyze case study related to section 3 (k) of Patent Act, 1970. ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICE GMBH (Appellants) V ASSISTANT CONTROLLER OF PATENTS & DESIGN AND THE EXAMINER OF PATENTS (Respondents) CITATION- OA/22/2009/PT/DEL and Miscellaneous Petition No. 118/2012 in OA/22/2009/PT/DEL HON’BLE JUDGES/CORAM: … Continue reading Section 3 (K) of Indian Patent Act: Case Study
Still Wondering how to Defend Your Idea? A patent is an exclusive right granted by a country to an inventor, allowing the inventor to exclude others from making, using or selling his or her invention in that country during the life of the patent. Exploitation of Patent Portfolio has become an industry in itself, especially with the cost of … Continue reading Is Someone Trying To Steal Your Unique Idea?
India, though in a phase of rapid economic development, still has the bane of poverty. In this country, around 22% of the population is Below the Poverty Line , and hence most of the nation’s policies are oriented towards the poor. India’s IP Policy is no different, as the IP legislature in India is mostly … Continue reading India: Do we need Patent Term Extension and Non-Patent Exclusivities for Pharmaceuticals?