L. S. Davar & Co. is India’s oldest, largest and most trusted full-service tier-1 IP law firm. We specialize in handling IP Filings, Prosecution and Litigation for mid and large-size companies and IP associates across the globe. We are a full-service end-to-end IP Law Firm based in India. We have offices in the major cities and have over 250 professionals in various departments.
We started our journey way back in 1932 when the Late Mr. L. S. Davar started his IP practice from a single room. He soon fell in love with the IP practice when not many people even knew about IP in India. He got his well-deserved recognition when he was invited as a witness to the joint/select committee constituted to present the report on The Patent Bill, 1965 to the Parliament of India during the year 1966. Based on the recommendation of the committee, The Patent Act, of 1970 was enacted which still remains the basis for putting in place a balanced patent regime in India. He started building a team and training them so as to cater to the demands of clients. His outstanding academic records focus on a deep understanding of IP law and a strong value system that set up the foundation of the firm.
Even today, the firm adheres to the value system of keeping the client’s interest first at any cost, committing to knowing the ever-changing IP law and encouraging its professionals to be the flag bearer of the Indian IP ecosystem. No wonder, we can proudly say that only these value systems enabled us to not only strive for the last 90 years but also pursue excellence in the IP field.
Throughout the last 90 years, we have retained a numero uno position in India in not only filing patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights, and geographical indications but also in getting grants. Our Managing Partner Dr. Joshita Davar Khemani is heading a team of over 120 IP Professionals who have an average experience of more than 15 years and an average retention rate of more than a decade. We have offices located in New Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad.
We have been widely acknowledged and awarded by the Government of India and various notable and renowned IP forums in addressing multi-disciplinary IP challenges of all types of protection of IP and contentious matters in different forums including the Courts at all levels, the Patent Offices, the Trademark Offices, the Copyright Office, the Design Office, WIPO and National Internet Exchange of India. We are known for our contribution to areas of IP policy-making and active participation in the drafting of legislation in various areas of Intellectual Property Rights.
We evolve ourselves day in and day out to act as a trusted IP partner of global Large and Mid-size companies and add value at every stage of the engagement, be it: Utilizing our expertise on the nuances of ever-evolving laws and rules of Indian IP offices and Honorable Courts to get the broadest and enforceable IP grants so that our client’s time and money never get wasted; executing the well-defined processes and coordination with the Indian Patent Office so that no deadlines of the cases are missed ever at any stage, and rendering the services at Fair and Transparent Pricing so that the client never gets a feeling of paying exorbitant or hidden charges.
We believe that technology will be a key differentiator for rendering IP services in the future and are heavily invested in technology and infrastructure, which allows our professionals and clients to work more efficiently, collaborate effectively and maintain standards.