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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Vaibhav is the founder partner of Vutts & Associates LLP with over 18 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 a 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 in transactional work such as drafting and vetting of agreements.
Chair INTA Asia Pacific Amicus Committee 2020-21
Committee member on International Trade Mark Association (INTA) International Amicus Committee 2012-13, 2016-2017, 2018-19, 2020-21
TradeMark Committee Member in Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA) 2019-2022
Patent Committee Member in Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA) 2015-2018.
Contributor for INTA for Bangladesh TradeMark Opposition Guide since 2015
Prabhakar Mani Pratap
Prabhakar is a Partner in the Firm with over 15 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 practicing attorney enrolled with Bar Council 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 Professional University in 2018
Speaker on “Introduction to Patent Drafting” for TIFAC, 2019
Aamna is a 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 a 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 a member of International Trade Marks Association (INTA), a body of Fortune 500 companies.
Committee member 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)
Shilpa is a Senior Associate at Vutts & Associates LLP. She is part of patent prosecution department.
Shilpa focuses on patent prosecution, searches, drafting and filings. Shilpa is a practicing attorney enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi. Shilpa specializes in biochemistry, biotech, medical devices and mechanical cases.
Shilpa has LL.B. with Honours in Intellectual Property Law, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur; P.G. Diploma in Clinical Research, Department of Bioinformatics, University Of Pune and B.Tech. in Biotechnology, ICFAI University, Uttaranchal. Shilpa is a member of Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA).
Rubina is an Associate at Vutts & Associates LLP. She is in the patent prosecution department and is involved in patent prosecution, searches, drafting and filings pertaining to patents. Her specialization includes electronics, software and mechanical inventions.
Shruti Verma Biswas
Shruti is an Associate at Vutts & Associates LLP and is part of the trademarks department. She takes care of trademark and copyright prosecution. She is a practicing attorney enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi since 2015 and is a registered advocate with Bar Council of India.
Kriti is an Associate at Vutts & Associates LLP and is part of the trademarks department. She takes care of trademark and copyright prosecution. Kriti is a practicing attorney enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi and is a registered advocate with Bar Council of India.
Tushar is an Associate at Vutts & Associates LLP. He is in the patent prosecution department and is involved in patent prosecution, searches, drafting and filings pertaining to patents.
Sreyashi is a Senior patent assistant in the office helping and coordinating patents and designs related aspects from client reporting, client interactions and deadline management
Manu is a trademark assistant in the office helping and coordinating mostly in trademarks from client reporting, client interactions and account management.
Poornima is a patent assistant in the office helping and coordinating patents and designs related aspects from client reporting, client interactions.
Deepak is the Senior Accountant at Vutts & Associates LLP. He is involved in the accounts department of the office.
Mahendra is the court clerk at Vutts & Associates LLP. He helps, and handles matters in the Supreme Court, High Court, District Courts, IPAB and Indian Patent and Trademark Office.
Raman is a support staff at Vutts & Associates LLP.
Rajan is a support staff at Vutts & Associates LLP.