Saikrishna & Associates

Intellectual Property Department

India
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What the team is known for Maintains an excellent reputation in litigation while also offering expertise in transactional, prosecution and advisory work in the IP sphere. Experienced in copyright and trade mark infringement cases, as well as counterfeiting issues. Regularly advises clients from sectors spanning entertainment, life sciences and TMT.

Strengths"They are reliable and knowledgeable with the IP laws in India, particularly in relation to content and production. The team has consistently met our expectations and at times worked to pressing deadlines," one pleased client reports.

Another source agrees, noting it as "a very efficient and very capable team with extensive knowledge."

Work highlights Defended Bytedance Group, Musical.ly and Beijing Bytedance Technology against a copyright infringement claim initiated by Zee Entertainment Networks before the Delhi High Court, a matter involving short mobile video service TikTok, a company formerly known as 'musical.ly'.

Notable practitioners

Ameet Datta is known for acting on IP litigation work, with clients describing him as a "very capable, very knowledgeable and very dependable practitioner." He typically represents entities in the media and technology sectors on copyright and trade mark lawsuits. He also provides advice on IP licensing matters.

According to market observers, Saikrishna Rajagopal is a well-regarded practitioner with "prominent experience" in the IP field. His wealth of expertise continues to attract mandates from clients in the TMT sectors, regularly advising on trade mark and copyright infringement cases.