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 & Associates

Attorneys-at-Law · Patent and Trademark Agents


Philip Abraham


Senior 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 over 25 years, 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.

Shalina Ahuja


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.


Gayatri Bhasin


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.

Sriram Panyam


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.

Divya Kapoor


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

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 close to 20 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


Principal | Attorney-at-Law | Registered Patent Agent

Armed with a master’s degree in biotechnology and very strong academic credentials with her undergraduate degree in biotechnology, zoology and chemistry (with physics as an additional subject), Aaysu has 15 years of experience in the practise of intellectual property laws. Aaysu was involved in research projects in the field of molecular biology at highly esteemed technological and scientific institutes, such as the Bhabha Atomic Research Institute, Mumbai, and the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.


Aaysu's main areas of expertise are the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in India, filing of PCT international applications, Indian national phase entries and their prosecution, patent searching, drafting and filing oppositions relating to patents and assisting senior counsels and lawyers at the High Court as briefing counsel and scientific advisor for contentious matters. Aaysu manages the rather large portfolios of many of our major clients and supervises and oversees the prosecution of Indian patent applications. She also regularly appears in oral proceedings for prosecution and opposition matters and routinely drafts and prepares full case briefs for senior counsels and advocates.

Aaysu Mahla


 Principal | Attorney-at-Law| Litigation


Aditi has a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Oxford and a master's degree in law from Columbia Law School. She is admitted to practice in India and the State of New York.

Aditi brings to the firm expert legal drafting and research skills. She works primarily in patent and trade mark litigation and contentious matters before the IP tribunals and Appellate Board, and she routinely briefs senior lawyers for the same. She also advises clients on data protection and cyber security. As a litigator, in addition to intellectual property and allied matters, Aditi also handles contentious work in relation to real estate, taxation, labour and employment laws. 

Aditi is often called upon by various government agencies and private sector entities for training and advice on compliance with privacy laws. She was also the only attorney under thirty to have been invited to a seven person panel chaired by a sitting judge of the Delhi High Court for the curation and production of a legal guide for survivors of sexual violence. She is a regular delegate at international IP conferences, and represents the firm at national and international seminars. In addition, she is a regular contributor to several international legal publications of repute.

Aditi Subramaniam
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