Intellectual property; litigation
Inttl Advocare was established in 1991 by Hemant Singh, managing and founder partner, a renowned litigator who has a practice of over 30 years and has been instrumental in the development of IP jurisprudence in India. He is also a registered patent agent.
He was admitted to the bar in 1984 and has handled over 2,500 IP litigations in various courts all over India involving contentious and complex issues in the areas of trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, trade secrets, geographical indications and competition laws. With diverse worldwide clientele, he represents several Fortune 100 and 500 companies in the fields of pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, liquor, garments, cosmetics, FMCG, fashion accessories, computer software, telecommunications, media, electronics, automobiles and biotechnology. He is INTA’s counsel in their first ever amicus brief before the Indian Supreme Court in a case involving parallel imports.
The firm’s team strength is over 90 persons, with 50 professionals, including advocates and technical experts who are supported by over 40 paralegals. Inttl Advocare has offices in New Delhi and Mumbai and offers a multi-jurisdictional practice handling IP litigation and prosecution across India and neighbouring countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Maldives.
Inttl Advocare offers a broad spectrum of professional services in the fields of trademarks, copyright, industrial designs, patents, domain dispute resolution, geographical indications, traditional knowledge, unfair trade practices, unfair competition, consumer protection laws, right of privacy and publicity, regulatory compliance, commercial documentation, cross-border collaborations, agreements for transfer of technology and franchising, strategizing IP protection, trade secrets, know-how and breach of confidence.
Hemant has been actively participating in the growth of valuable jurisprudence in the field of IP through various amicus briefs, as well as through leadership of various IP committees of various international IP associations globally. He is the president of the AIPPI’s India Group and was on INTA’s board of directors from 2016 to 2018. He is chair of INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee, South-Asia Sub-committee, co-chair of INTA India Global Advisory Council, APAA council member, a member of MARQUES, and a member of the IP Rights Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.