The firms ‘Singh and Singh Law Firm LLP’ & ‘Lall & Sethi Advocates’ have merged to form an IP Power House - “Singh & Singh Lall & Sethi” (SSL&S). Both law firms have a strong presence and individual standing, and their combined unique strengths make the merged entity an undisputed leader in the field of IP. The merger has brought two strong IP firms together to create perfect synergy with specialist IP practitioners and litigators in different fields of intellectual property law. SSL&S will serve as a one stop solution for IP, Telecom & Competition related issues with a wide bandwidth to handle large portfolios and litigation across all areas. The merged entity will not only represent a large volume of Patent and Trademark litigation cases in India, but also provide unrivaled IP services, including but not limited to domestic and international filing and prosecution.
There will be 9 Partners in the Firm, including Senior Partner Mr. Chander M. Lall, who will now head the Firm. The other Partners in the Firm are Dr. Anju Khanna, Ms. Bitika Sharma, Mr. Sudeep Chatterjee, Mr. Tejveer Bhatia, Mr. Raghav Malik, Ms. Saya Choudhary Kapur, Ms. Jyotideep Kaur and Ms. Tia Malik. In addition to this, there are 24 lawyers and more than 60 staff members.
To give a brief background of the two parent law firms, Singh & Singh Law Firm was founded in 1997 by Mr. Maninder Singh, currently the Additional Solicitor General of India, and Ms. Pratibha Singh, who is now a designated Senior Advocate. Lall & Sethi Advocates was established in 1994 by Mr. Sandeep Sethi, presently a Senior Advocate, and Mr. Chander M. Lall, a distinguished IP litigator with over 25 years of experience in IP laws.
Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP over the years, became one of India’s leading law firms in the field of IP litigation, Information Technology and related aspects, as also technology, media and telecommunication laws. Singh & Singh Law Firm LLP represented its clients in some of the most highly contested patent litigation and has been involved in policy making in IP and Telecom Sectors, including Compulsory Licensing and Copyright Amendment Act 2000.
Lall & Sethi Advocates, an IP boutique firm specializes in providing a complete range of services relating to contentious and non-contentious IP issues under one roof. Lall & Sethi Advocates pioneered the concept of outsourcing of patent drafting work to India in collaboration with a US firm a few years ago. Lall & Sethi Advocates also developed a comprehensive in-house IP management software equipped to handle all aspects of IP Management, Client Relationship Management and transparent Billing Practices and is one of the first few paperless IP law firms with its own IP management software. Lall & Sethi represents the interests of 22 of the 100 top brands listed by Interbrand in the year 2014.
SSL&S, a 100 member firm headed by Senior Partner Mr. Chander M. Lall, is passionately dedicated to the IP laws with its core expertise in IP Litigation, Portfolio Management Services, Online IP searching and analysis, IP transactional services and in-house investigations. The Firm also handles peripheral work arising out of IP & Telecom, Arbitration & Regulatory Practice and Sports Laws.
SSL&S ensures that our attorneys and staff are trained with best practices followed across the globe and understand and respect client needs. SSL&S uses, an in-house developed exclusive and exhaustive software for managing complete IP portfolios. The software is designed to run a worldwide filing program. The software provides an integrated platform of record keeping and communication between 3 essential participants, i.e. the client, the local filing agent and the coordinating law firm.
With its head office in New Delhi (India), the Firm has branch offices in Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Kathmandu (Nepal) and works through associate offices in other parts of the region including Lahore and Karachi (Pakistan), Thimpu (Bhutan), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Male (Maldives) and Yangon (Myanmar).