Kochhar & Co.

Kochhar & Co.

No. of Partners : 52

No. of Lawyers : 205

Languages : English, Hindi & Tamil

Offices : New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad

Overseas: Dubai, Singapore, Atlanta, Jeddah (affiliate office)

With more than 205 lawyers, Kochhar & Co. is one of the leading and largest corporate law firms in India. Kochhar & Co. enjoys the distinction of being the only law firm with a full-service presence in the six (6) prominent cities of India namely: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon and Hyderabad and four overseas offices: Dubai, Singapore, Atlanta, Jeddah (our office in Saudi Arabia is in collaboration with a leading law firm).

The Firm offers a wide range of legal services in the area of Corporate & Commercial Laws, Dispute Resolution, Tax (Direct & Indirect) and Intellectual Property (IPR) and specializes in representing major foreign and domestic corporations with diverse business interests in India. Kochhar & Co. is the preferred law firm for multinational corporations doing business in India and represents some of the largest companies from North America, Europe, South-East Asia and Japan including 75 of the Global Fortune 500 corporations. The Firm also serves as counsel to many large and prominent Indian corporations including Maharatna and Navratna companies (Public Sector Enterprises).

Kochhar & Co. has a well-established IP practice group (IPG) with expertise of handling full spectrum of IPR work covering both contentious and non-contentious mandates. While the Intellectual Property practise is well rounded and competent in all verticals, it is specially known as an exceptionally high-quality firm in the following areas:

1. Trade Mark, Patent and Industrial Designs prosecution including Patent drafting, Patent Searches, Patent Infringement Opinions and Freedom to operate opinions.

2. Trade mark litigation, both civil and criminal, where we have obtained numerous favourable orders including John Doe and orders based on common law and statutory remedies. We have also been involved in successful enforcement such as execution of civil and criminal raids all over India based on the receipt of such orders.

3. Devising customised enforcement strategies for our clients, catering to the peculiar issues faced by the clients in the complex Indian market .

4. Handling domain name proceedings under Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and similar proceedings before a host of arbitration forums such as National Internet eXchange of India (NIXI) and has a success rate of 100% in such proceedings.

Being part of a full-service establishment, the IPG draws its strength and distinct advantage over several IP boutique firms in India its ability to tap into and leverage the Firm’s specialist practice verticals to render the best possible solutions and strategy for our clients.

The IPG also enjoys a distinct edge in its ability to provide pan-Indian support to clients through our six ( 6) full service offices in India. Our extensive geographical reach within India and overseas enables the IPG team to seamlessly undertake complex IP enforcements actions across all major cities of India.

During the last year alone, the Firm has acted as the IP counsel to some of the largest corporations and reputed brands globally. These include Nissan Motors, Blackberry, Emirates Airlines, Ciena Corporation, National Presto Inc, Caterpillar Inc., Ener-Core India, Lutron Electronics, Cinepolis India, Houghton International, ONGC, Johnson Controls, TVS Srichakra Limited, United States Polo Association, Lockheed Martin, Koch Industries, One Plus, Indigo AG, Inc., Aristocrat Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Dooyeon Corp, Nuance Communications, Red Lion Controls, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited, Acer Computers, Amara Raja Batteries Limited, Anthem Inc, ASUS, Ascendas, Avantgarde Shipping Pte Ltd, Damas Jewells LLC, Dixcy Textiles Pvt Ltd, Eh Europe Gmbh, First American Financial Corporation, Geetanjali Industries, Haribo, Hawa Valves (India) Private Limited, Hitachi Metals, J.K.Fenner (India) Pvt Ltd, Lubrizol, Nike, Sage Group Holdings Limited, Samsung Electronics, The Championship Committee, Merchandising Ltd, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, Wells Fargo Bank, and World Books,Inc.

In addition to the above, the IPG group represents some of the largest Indian public-sector corporations (PSUs) including The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Power Grid Corporation of India, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).

The IPG of the Firm also have counsels who have in depth experience of the substantive and procedural laws and in conducting trials before the civil and criminal courts. Specifically, as a part of the Litigation and Anti Counterfeit Practice of IPG of the firm, we undertake pre-litigation investigations, litigation (civil and criminal actions), search and seizure operations and other forms of protective actions and enforcements, border protection through customs registrations, Internet and e-commerce related piracy issues.

Awards & Accolades:

  • Legal 500 Top Tier Firm (2019): Intellectual Property;
  • Kochhar & Co. Chennai was conferred the Legal Era Award for the Best Law Firm of the Year – Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • Mr. Rohit Kochhar has been acknowledged as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders 2015 in Asia & GCC for his pioneering initiatives and contributions in the field of law and legal entrepreneurship.
  • Kochhar & Co. was conferred the Award for the World’s Greatest Brands 2015 in Asia & GCC in the category of Legal Services.
  • "Top Tier Corporate and M&A" Firm by Legal 500 (2016) Asia – Pacific.
Address Suite 305, 3rd Floor, Delta Wing, Raheja Towers, #177, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002
Tel 91-44-4040 5222
Fax 91-44-2860 7588
Contact Person Savitha Kesav Jagadeesan
Email savitha@chennai.kochhar.com
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