Attorneys-at-Law · Patent and Trademark Agents
Principal | Attorney-at-Law | Registered Patent Agent
Shalina has been in practice for 30 years. She is a trade marks attorney with vast experience in maintaining some of the world’s most important brands on behalf several Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. In addition to expertise in trade mark and copyright law, she also has over 15 years of experience in filing and prosecuting patent applications. She is particularly adept at formulating strategies in contentious matters. Her field of specialisation includes patent and trade mark filings, formalities and advice on legal issues, oppositions, litigation and enforcement. She also routinely trains our younger attorneys on both legal issues and management.
Principal | Attorney-at-Law | Registered Trade Mark Agent
Philip holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi and a Law degree from ILS Law College, University of Pune, a premier Indian college of Law. Philip was admitted to the Bar in the year 1999. He has worked with some leading intellectual property law Firms in India.
During the course of his 21 year career, Philip has acted for and advised various clients - domestic and international - in sectors including food, electronics, luxury goods, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, apparel, software, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and FMCG. He has extensive experience in trade mark oppositions and litigation, some of which have concerned seminal issues of law. Philip regularly addresses arguments before the High Courts, District Courts and other fora and commissions, including the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. He has vast experience in supervising and executing civil raids across northern India pursuant to an order of injunction and seizure by Courts.
Philip routinely attends various conferences in India and abroad. He has delivered lectures and moderated sessions organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in India and recently delivered a lecture on the ‘Law of Intellectual Property in India’ at a conference organized by the Association Francaise des Spécialistes en Propriété Industrielle de l'Industrie’ (ASPI) in Paris. He is often invited by various technical institutes in Delhi to deliver guest lectures on trade marks.
Principal | Attorney-at-Law | Registered Patent Agent | Ph.D. Toxicology
Gayatri possesses more than 17 years of practical as well as research experience. She has worked in the areas of cancer chemoprevention, oxidative stress and photodynamic therapy, and has published research papers in international journals of repute.
Prior to joining SNA, Gayatri worked in Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. as a research associate, and was awarded an independent fellowship by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India, as well as the "Woman-Scientist Scholarship in Intellectual Property Rights" by the Patent Facilitating Centre, TIFAC, Government of India.
Gayatri's main areas of practice are drafting patent specifications, patent prosecution, patent searching in the areas of toxicology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, microbiology and biotechnology, filing, prosecuting and defending against third party oppositions, appearing in oral proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office and prosecuting appeals and revocations proceedings before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board with a tremendous success rate.
Principal | Attorney-at-Law | Registered Trade Mark Agent
Sriram has over 13 years of experience and expertise in the fields of trade mark and copyright laws as well as in domain name prosecution and enforcement. Sriram received a bachelor’s degree in law from the ILS Law College (University of Pune) and a master’s degree (LLM) in intellectual property law from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre (now the University of New Hampshire) in the USA. His experience encompasses a broad range of services in trade mark rights, including advising domestic and international clients on issues related to filing, prosecution, assignments, oppositions and litigation, and appearing for and arguing in contentious matters before the trade marks registry, intellectual property appellate board and high courts. Prior to joining SNA, Sriram was associated with leading law firms in Mumbai and Gurgaon, where he acquired valuable experience in litigating in several jurisdictions in India.
Principal | Attorney-at-Law| Registered Patent Agent
Divya has 13 years of combined research and practical experience in science and law. She has a first class master’s degree in industrial chemistry with a specialisation in pharmaceuticals. During her industrial placement year, Divya worked at a private pharmaceutical company, helping to develop and test new chemical entities along with handling issues related to the scaling-up of said entities. Divya’s areas of expertise include drafting new patent and design applications, filing and prosecuting patent and design applications worldwide in a wide range of fields - principally in chemistry, pharmaceuticals and in biochemistry - and representing clients in oral proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office and Appellate Board. Divya also has extensive experience in drafting both pre-grant and post-grant oppositions and preparing patentability and infringement opinions. She also drafts and prepares full case briefs for litigating counsel. As part of SNA’s patent litigation team, Divya’s strong suit is litigation in the sectors of chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Principal | Attorney-at-Law| Registered Patent Agent | Ph.D. Zoology
Nanda Elangbam is an Attorney-at-law and a registered Patent Agent. She has a Doctorate in Life Sciences. She is a Department of Science & Technology nominated Scholar and has won several Government of India awards for her contribution to research and Science. She has a combined research and practical experience of over 15 years. Her main area of practice are patent drafting, filing, patent prosecution (Indian and foreign), Patent searching and oppositions in pharmaceutical field, organic Chemistry, microbiology and biotechnology. Apart from prosecuting and enforcing patent applications in India for overseas clients, she also manages a very large overseas portfolio for one of the largest Government of India Public Sector Undertakings. She is experienced in litigation, appears in oral proceedings before the Patent Office and Intellectual Property Appellate Board and regularly briefs Senior Counsels in prosecuting patent and trademark litigation before various courts of India