ESTABLISHED IN 1994
Total number of professionals: 28 (4 partners)
Principal office: New Delhi
Key practice areas
Lall & Sethi (L&S), was founded in the year 1994 by Mr Chander M Lall and Mr Sandeep Sethi, both of whom are designated Senior Advocates. An IP boutique with focus on IP laws including trade-marks, copyrights, designs, patents, confidential information and trade secrets, L&S provides a complete range of services including filing and prosecution of applications, oppositions and cancellation proceedings, searching and watching services, renewals, licensing and registered users, franchising, IP audits and enforcement of rights through civil, criminal or administrative measures.
Lall & Sethi ensures that its attorneys and staff are trained with best practices followed across the globe and understand and respect client needs. Training is also imparted on local practices of courts and IP offices in the region. This training and knowledge has resulted in some of the ground-breaking decisions in the region, with intellectual property legislation starting life on the desks of Lall & Sethi offices, be it decisions on well-known and famous marks, version recordings in music, unique region-specific John Doe and Anton Pillar type search and seizure orders. All litigation including drafting and court appearances are handled by in-house experienced litigators.
Lall & Sethi prides itself on having one of the best IT systems in the world. The firm’s IP management software, developed in-house, ensures that timely responses are sent and deadlines are strictly adhered to. The docketing systems have minimal manual interface, virtually eliminating human errors. An assembly-line approach ensures that each task is undertaken by a member of staff who is thoroughly familiar with the task having undertaken it multiple times after being imparted top level training. When it comes to client reporting, it is possible for a client to monitor the work on real time basis by requesting password protected access to the database where all files are completely digital.