RAHUL CHAUDHRY & PARTNERS, is a leading full-service law firm in India which is a dynamic business solution practice aimed at providing clients with comprehensive legal advisory services and solutions in multiple practice areas, across all industrial sectors. Our founders Amar Raj Lall, Monisha Lahiri and Anuradha Salhotra established the firm in 1983 as Lall Lahiri & Salhotra (LLS). In July 2007, the management of our firm was taken over by Mr. Rahul Chaudhry who then went on to acquire 100 % ownership rights in LLS | Lall Lahiri & Salhotra on March 31, 2013. As a part of the said transition, the name of our firm has been changed from LLS I Lall Lahiri & Salhotra to RAHUL CHAUDHRY & PARTNERS. The team, team composition, team structure including the partners and complete support staff continues to be the same as that of LLS | Lall Lahiri & Salhotra.
With a rich legacy of thirty five years, our firm is today one of the most distinguished and recognized law firms in India. We strongly believe that our success has been made possible by our stellar team and trusting clients. Over the years we have developed a unique skill set specialized around prosecution, enforcement and litigation of IP rights in India as well as several other jurisdictions, offering reliable legal counsel to both national and international clients. Our approach to every case is business-centric, and we are well-aware of the risks of adopting a one-size-fits-all methodology to protecting IP assets. Having an experienced and proficient team of around 55 lawyers, 9 partners and a support staff of around 110 in two locations, RAHUL CHAUDHRY & PARTNERS is swiftly expanding to become one of the foremost legal advisory practices in the country.
Mr. Rahul Chaudhry, the Managing Partner of the firm is one of the most prominent litigators and legal advisors in India. With a reputation for winning some of the most pitched courtroom battles, Mr. Rahul Chaudhry is highly regarded for his legal expertise and business acumen and is the key contact for some of the biggest businesses all over the world.
Our team helps companies tackle critical issues that threaten their intellectual property assets. We are one of the few firms providing legal advisory services in India that has dealt with both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Our erudite team of attorneys, patent agents, scientific and engineering experts, life sciences experts, transactional attorneys and company secretaries together bring a wealth of skill and knowledge to the table. Our team has also played a crucial role in some of the country’s avant-garde IP cases, earning a reputation for fresh thinking and pro-active action. We have represented close to 100 Fortune Global 500 companies. We also work with:
LLS was established. Investigators trained by the firm start to carry out IP surveys and investigations.
Successfully used survey evidence for the first time in a contested passing-off matter (Sears Roebuck & Co. v. Happy Homes Products).
Won the celebrated Whirlpool case, which established the concept of trans-border reputation in India.
Established a state-of-the-art office in Gurugram, the ‘millennium city’, in the National Capital Region. Set up the Blanco White Library, perhaps the biggest library on intellectual property in the country.
In the landmark judgment of Strix Limited v. Maharaja Appliances, LLS successfully argued that in order to raise a credible challenge to the validity of a patent, even at an interlocutory stage, the Defendant will have to place on record some acceptable scientific material, supported or explained by the evidence of an expert, that the Plaintiff’s patent is prima facie vulnerable to revocation.
While representing Heinz against Stokely Van Camp, LLS was successful in arguing that a claim for infringement shall not lie in respect of advertising slogans, even if registered, when they comprise of dictionary words and any such attempt should be struck down with a heavy hand.
Successfully transitioned from being a small family run legal practice to a professionally managed law firm.
Established its Corporate Practice for commercial & transactional legal advisory services.
Established a state-of-the-art office in New Delhi. LLS fortified and expanded its patent practice with induction of experienced engineers, scientists and patent agents.
Ventured into Non IP Litigation services.
Switching to 100% automated IP management systems.