"Keep it Simple" is the philosophy on which Vutts & Associates LLP (V&A) has been established. We believe in providing simple and practical solutions to diverse issues related to intellectual property laws, advising companies and individuals around the world. 


Vutts & Associates LLP is an intellectual property and allied laws law firm. Our practice includes all aspects of intellectual property laws ranging from patent, trademark, copyright, industrial designs and other allied laws. We actively provide counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation services in relation to IP laws. 

 

Our practice also involves representing our clients on plethora of other IP issues such as portfolio management, cyber laws, competition laws and trade secrets. 

 

We, at V&A, guide, protect, advocate and help leverage our client’s ideas and business. We understand the needs of our clients and provide tailor made solutions and advises. We believe in keeping the legal costs of our clients low without compromising on our standards.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • IP advising, strategizing, portfolio management and IP due diligences

  • Trademarks and patent clearance searches 

  • IP Investigations related to intellectual property 

  • Preparing and filing of trademarks, patents (including PCT), designs, copyright, geographical indications, integrated circuits and layouts.

  • Prosecution of trademarks, patents, design, copyright, geographical indications and integrated circuits and layouts before the relevant offices 

  • Drafting provisional and complete specifications for patents 

  • Assignments and related issues including drafting deeds of assignment and their recordal 

  • Licenses related issues including drafting agreements

  • Protection and enforcement of intellectual property

  • Intellectual property oppositions, rectifications, complaints, passing-off and infringement actions.

  • Appearing before Courts, Tribunals and Intellectual Property Appellate Board 

  • Domain names registration and renewal

  • Domain name disputes 

  • Arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution

  • Transactional work including advising, drafting and negotiating agreements

  • Civil and commercial litigation.

  • General advisory 

CLIENTS

Ever since Vutts & Associates LLP conception nearly a decade ago, the Firm now represents over 800 clients from different areas ranging from medical devices, publishing, sports, fashion, software, banking & finance, building, transport, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals etc. V&A believes and maintains a healthy balance of domestic and international clients.   

RECOGNITIONS

  • Vutts & Associates LLP has been named one of the Rising Stars of India's legal profession by India Business Law Journal 2017, 2018

  • Vutts & Associates LLP has been ranked amongst the Top IP practices in India in 2015 & 2016

  • Vutts & Associates LLP is appointed by International Trade Marks Association (INTA) to file the first amicus curie intervention ever in WTO

  • Vutts & Associates LLP drafted the amicus curie intervention on behalf of INTA now filed in Supreme Court of India on a pertinent issue involving trade mark rights 

  • Vutts & Associates LLP is empaneled by TIFAC for providing IPR services

  • Vutts & Associates LLP is empaneled with Defence Research and Development Organization for IPR services

  • Vutts & Associates LLP is empaneled with IACR for IPR services

  • Vutts & Associates LLP is empaneled with DeiTy & MeiTy for IPR services

CLIENT INTERACTIONS

V&A focuses heavily on the mode and manner of interaction with clients. V&A has firm policies in place such as response to any query from the client within twenty-four hours, personalised attention to the client to have direct access to direct lines of the attorneys working on its matters to provide a single window of interaction and faster turn around time.    

 

V&A while following its standardised procedures is flexible enough to ensure that the client’s needs are incorporated, and the manner and mode of interaction is as easy as possible and in accordance with the needs of the clients. 

 

The objective of the Firm is to achieve a high degree of efficiency between the client and the Firm with an eye on cost reduction and perhaps over a period of time a retainer system.  

INFRASTRUCTURE

V&A at present is equipped to cater efficiently to the work and the clients. The Firm has an in-house team of lawyers and staff members for catering to the needs of clients. The Firm ensures that its servers are safe, and that the client confidentiality and information is securely maintained. The Firm has its own library which is constantly updated. The Firm also contributes and subscribes to legal journals and periodicals to remain up to date with latest legal situation. 

 

To address the needs of the clients, the Firm has developed a strong network of associates around India and globally, which enables the Firm to address the needs and requirements of the clients in practically any corner.

 

PEOPLE

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Vaibhav Vutts

Vaibhav is the founder partner of Vutts & Associates LLP with over 19 years practice in intellectual property rights. He holds an honours degree in Chemistry and is a practicing attorney admitted in Bar Council of Delhi and qualified patent agent.


Vaibhav has been speaker in several conferences in relation to IP including INTA, CII and GIPC. He is also visiting faculty to Indian Law Institute, a Deemed University and Craft Development Institute, Ministry of Textiles, GOI. In addition to intellectual property, Vaibhav has been actively involved transactional work such as drafting and vetting agreements.

 

  • International Councillor (72nd Council), Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)

  • Member INTA EC JATL India Task Force 2022-23

  • Chair INTA Asia Pacific Amicus Sub Committee 2020-21

  • Joint Secretary APAA (India Group)2020-22

  • Committee member on International Trade Mark Association (INTA) International Amicus Committee 2012-13, 2016-2017, 2018-19, 2020-21

  • APAA Standing Committee: Trademarks 2021-2023

  • APAA Standing Committee: Trademarks 2019-2022

  • APAA Standing Committee: Patents 2015-2018.

  • Contributor for INTA for Bangladesh Trade Mark
    Opposition Guide since 2015

 

Vaibhav enjoys reading and watching science fiction and fantasy world. The whole world is one big happy place with patches of darkness. He enjoys outdoors and travelling to new places.   

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Prabhakar Mani Pratap 

Prabhakar is Partner in the Firm with over 17 years of practice. 

 

He focuses on patent and design prosecution including searches, drafting, filings and prosecution. He has been particularly focused in the last few years on patent conflicts around the world. 

 

He received his bachelor’s degree with honours in chemistry from University of Ranchi and graduated in law from faculty of law, University of Delhi. He is a patent attorney and a registered patent agent. Prabhakar is a member of Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA).

 

  • Speaker at Lovely University in 2018

  • Speaker on “Introduction to Patent Drafting” for TIFAC, 2019

  • Speaker on Design Rights in National Institute Design, Andhra Pradesh, 2022 

 

Prabhakar likes to read old books and has knowledge of unique things. He is hard working, has high levels of integrity and always there when the going is tough.

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Aamna Hasan

Aamna is Partner at Vutts & Associates LLP. Aamna heads the trademark and copyright department. She also focuses on conflicts and litigation. Additionally, Aamna has been increasingly advising, drafting and negotiating contracts for her clients. 

 

Aamna is practicing attorney enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi, registered advocate with Bar Council of India and member of Delhi High Court Bar Association. She is also member of International Trade Marks Association (INTA), a body of Fortune 500 companies.  

 

  • Featured on cover page as Top 10 IP Attorneys by
    Women Entrepreneur October 2021
    ï Committee member on International Amicus - Asia
    Pacific Amicus Sub-Committee of INTA (2022-23)

  • Member- Committee on International TradeMark Association (INTA) Legislation & Regulation Committee 2020-2021

  • Chair for International Amicus - Asia Pacific Amicus Sub-Committee of INTA (2018-19)

  • Committee member on International TradeMark Association (INTA) International Amicus Committee 2016-2018

  • Member of Women in IP 

  • Women in Law & Litigation (WILL)

 

Aamna has been described to be enthusiastic and diligent with a quick uptake. In her spare time, she likes to travel and enjoys the beach. 

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Priyanka Pathak

Priyanka is the Managing Associate at Vutts & Associates LLP with ten plus years of experience. She leads the Patent Prosecution Practice. Priyanka focuses on patent prosecution, searches, drafting and filings. Priyanka is a practicing attorney enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi. 

 

Priyanka specializes in Patent Prosecution, Patent Opposition, Client advisory, Drafting Appeals and briefing Senior Attorneys, Patent Drafting, Patent Analytics, Client Relationship and Solution-Oriented consultation. Priyanka is creative and energetic with a strong background in Intellectual Property laws, having strong legal and technical aptitude, assisting clients to efficiently secure, protect, and assert patent rights.

 

Priyanka is enrolled Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi and a Registered Patent Agent. She has diploma in IPR and management in addition to being a Bachelors in Biotechnology.

 

Priyanka was Speaker for The IPR Gorilla Virtual IP Conference 16th Edition – November 10, 2021 “The Intersection between AI & IP: A Global perspective.”

 

Priyanka is highly enthusiastic, positive and loves challenges. She is happy when is able to play and is at present training in mixed martial arts.  

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Shrutika Misra

Shrutika is a Senior Associate at Vutts & Associates LLP, Advocates. Her experience and expertise covers all ends of trademark and copyright prosecution, opposition, advisory and such formalities. She has experience in portfolio management and international trademark prosecution as well. 

 

Other than a legal graduate, she is also a graduate in Sociology (Hon.) from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University.

 

She was a speaker at TheVirtualLawyer for Rights against Animal Cruelty in 2020. She has also represented her firm at client's organisations as a speaker on Trade Marks and Copyrights. 

 

Outside of work, Shrutika has represented Delhi at National Level (Football) and also runs a Mental Health Wing.

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Anupriya Shyam 

Anupriya is an Associate at Vutts & Associates LLP. Anupriya is part of Conflicts Team at V&A dealing with diverse intellectual property and commercial disputes ranging from trademark, copyright, design, patents and infromation technology with occasional dabbling in non-IP litigation. She also has been engaged in Trademark prosecution and transactional work including analyzing and drafting contracts. 

 

Anupriya is a practicing attorney enrolled with Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh. Anupriya holds a Masters Degree in Intellectual Property Rights. She keen interest in research and writing. 

 

Anupriya is also a speaker in various forums. Most recently she was a speaker Galgotias University on “Practical training for filing intellectual property in India” organized by Centre for IPR Studies (CIPRS) in association with IP Press 

 

Anupriya is a nature enthusiast and an artist and is striving to create magic with her brushes and drafts. She has a introspective and quiet efficiency nature that inspires confidence.

 
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