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 140 professionals spread across 8 Offices (New Delhi, NCR, Pune, Mumbai, Indore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Punjab ) 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 more than 10 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
Amidst a society of humans what humans often forget to do is to behave humanly. We as human being the most powerful species living are the ones to decide that sentience and a legal personality should only be our right. We have taken an undue advantage on being the superior ones and have acted noting … Continue reading Entrusting Legal Personality to Animals: The Story begins here!
Introduction: Intellectual property is an intangible form of property while a ‘Patent’ is a subset of intellectual property. Granting of a patent provides a statutory right by the state to the inventor of the invention to exclude others from making, using, or selling their invention for the limited duration of 20 years. The judgment given … Continue reading A study on: Novartis AG V. Union of India
A new rule has been announced by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requiring that any foreigner who applies for trademark registration or appears before a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the United States can only be represented by a lawyer who is licensed to practice in the United States. This rule … Continue reading Foreign Trademark Applicants to be represented by U.S. licensed Attorneys
NCLAT directs NCLT to decide on the insolvency plea filed by ICICI Bank against Jaiprakash Associates Any person aggrieved by the order of NCLT can file a further appeal on any Question of Law and Fact within 45 Days to NCLAT and any person aggrieved by the order of NCLAT then appeal on Question of … Continue reading NCLAT directs NCLT to decide on the insolvency plea filed by ICICI Bank against Jaiprakash Associates
INTRODUCTION Intellectual Property as we can derive from the term, is any asset that is the creation of human intellect. It is intangible in nature and every original creator of such property has the right to protect the same. This idea has facilitated the evolution of the Intellectual Property protection regime and laws. While in … Continue reading How Do Virtual Businesses Ensure Intellectual Property Protection?
INTRODUCTION With as many as 47854 patents filed and 13035 granted in the single financial year of 2017-2018, it is obvious that keeping track of patents is no cake walk. This is when statutes that require the inventor/manufacturer to mark their products with the patent number come to save the day. Hence, Patent marking has … Continue reading Virtual Patent Marketing
Introduction Indian Competition Law permits the Competition Commission (CCI) to consider the nature and extent of Vertical Integration in the market, in order to determine whether a combination will (or would be likely to) cause an Appreciable Adverse Effect on Competition (AAEC).In this article, we discuss the compliance and reporting requirements applicable to parties to … Continue reading Vertical Overlaps in Merger Control
Recently in 2018, the Himachal Pradesh High Court passed a judgement revoking a patent granted for a device used for manually hauling of agricultural produce. The judgement has been a landmark for subjects involving both infringements as well as revocation of patents. Facts of the Case The plaintiffs filed a suit against the defendants for … Continue reading Dhanpat Seth And Others Versus M/S Nilkamal Plastic Ltd.
In 2018, the Delhi High Court in the case of Vior (International) Ltd. and Ors.vs. Maxycon Health Care Private Limited and Ors., the Delhi High Court pronounced a judgement holding that the right of the Plaintiffs was violated by the defendants and that the same amounts to infringement. Reliefs were granted to the plaintiffs under … Continue reading Vior (International) Ltd. and Ors. v. Maxycon Health Care Private Limited and Ors.
This is a judgement by the Delhi High Court in April 2018 where the plaintiff sued the defendants alleging that their patents were being infringed by the defendant. The plaintiff (UPL Ltd.) was granted 3 patents: IN 206130: “a chemically stable synergistic herbicidal composition” (a product patent) IN 194225: “a process of preparing a chemically … Continue reading Pradeep Sharma & Anr v. UPL Ltd.
The plaintiff was the owner of Indian Patent No. 193801 titled “Apparatus for Playing a Quiz Game” which was granted on 9th October 2000 and valid till 8th October 2020. There are 4 defendants. Defendants 1, 2 & 3 are interrelated and were responsible for the broadcast of the television show, “Kaun Banga Crorepati”. Defendant … Continue reading Ajay Ganesh Ubale & Others Versus Big Synergy Media Limited & Others
Introduction of Companies involved in the dispute Shoe Branding Europe BVBA is a Belgian footwear company and wants to register it’s 2 stripe logo as a trademark. Adidas has its roots in Germany but now it’s a global company dealing in Sportswear. Adidas has a 3 stripes logo to differentiate its product from other products … Continue reading Shoe Branding Europe V. Adidas: Case History