As in other years, ALB has identified top-notch intellectual property lawyers in India, acknowledged for their handling of cutting-edge legal matters and exceptional performance, with the selection being made based on submissions received by ALB. The list is in alphabetical order, and certain lawyers have been profiled.
ANSHUI SUNIL SAURASTRI
Anshul Sunil Saurastri is partner at Krishna & Saurastri Associates. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management and overall strategic initiatives of the firm. Saurastril’s practice is focused on all aspects of intellectual property, dispute resolution and corporate law. He is known for his practical, commercial-minded, and multi-disciplinary approach.
Saurastril serves as trusted counsel to domestic and multinational clients. He has extensively advised on protecting brands, inventions, product designs, and creative works, and has procured numerous trademarks, patents, designs, and copyright registrations. He also has substantial experience in complex prosecution, high-stakes oppositions, invalidation actions and appeals. He has rendered numerous opinions on IP infringement and invalidity. Saurastril also regularly represents parties before Courts on patent, design, copyright and trademark infringement and unfair competition (passing off, disparagement, defamation, breach of confidence, misleading advertisements) cases. He has also advised on management, the protection of trade secrets and confidential information, data and privacy, and on competition law. Additionally, Sauras-tril has massive experience in negotiating technology transfers, joint venture agreements, M&As, business transfers, share and asset purchases, licenses, franchises, and distribution agreements.
He also has considerable experience in handling commercial disputes involving contracts, business torts, shareholders, and employment through litigation or arbitration.
Prior to practicing law, Saurastril worked in the US in PE/VC and R&D. He holds a Master’s in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Bachelor’s in Applied Sciences from Case Western Reserve University and Law Degree from GLC, Mumbai. He is an Advocate/Attorney at Law and Patent Attorney.
Saurastril serves as Member of INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (Leader of Trade Dress Task Force), AIPPI’s Standing Committee on Trade Secrets and Member Executive Council and Chair - Dispute Resolution Committee, LES India. He is also an active member of APAA, AIPLA, IBA, IPBA, and ABA. He frequently lectures at seminars, conferences, and universities. He has also authored numerous articles. He has been honoured with several awards and accolades, including INTA’s prestigious Rising Star, ALB India Top IP Lawyers and Super 50 Lawyers, ALB Asia 40 under 40, Future Legal Leaders India, India Legal Powerlist, Recommended Lawyer, etc.
ALB INDIA TOP IP LAWYERS 2023
Mamta Rani Jha
Meera Chature Sankhari
Anshul Sunil Saurastri
Santosh Vikram Singh
Aditi Verma Thakur
Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari