Principal practice areas/industry focus: Intellectual property (IP), IP & Non-IP litigation, Dispute resolution, Branding & enforcement, Arbitration
Career highlights: Mr. Rahul Chaudhry is among one of the most “pre-eminent names” in Intellectual Property Laws in India and Managing partner of the leading law firm Rahul Chaudhry & Partners (previously known as “Lall Lahiri & Salhotra”). He has carved a niche for himself by becoming a leader in the practice of IP in India due to his strong grasp of law and providing innovative solutions in line with legal realities.
Mr. Rahul Chaudhry completed his law in the year 2002 and was enrolled at the Bar in September 2002. He joined the firm Lall Lahiri & Salhotra (now known as “Rahul Chaudhry & Partners”) in January 2004 and has been at the helm of the firm's entire practice since July 2007. Mr. Chaudhry went on to acquire 100 % ownership rights in LLS | Lall Lahiri & Salhotra on March 31, 2013. Under his leadership, the expansion of the firm has been all encompassing covering tremendous increase in the client base, revenues and profits as well as the size of the firm. He turned Lall Lahiri & Salhotra (“LLS”), once a small family-run IP practice into one of the finest, professionally managed, business oriented full-service law firms in India. Today, the firm has developed an enviable legal practice with decades of experience and a team consisting of the most eminent legal practitioners with specialist intellectual property ('IP'), corporate, commercial and transactional expertise. As a result of his efforts, the firm has grown from a handful of attorneys and family ownership to over 70 Professional Attorneys which includes 10 partners, a support staff of 110 and the firm operates out of two state-of-the-art offices in New Delhi and Gurgaon.
His comprehensive repertoire in management and enforcement of IP rights, extensive experience in assessing strategic innovation and legal implications enables him to advise his clients (Indian and overseas) on a range of issues and transactions relating to IP prosecution, enforcement, litigation strategies, portfolio audits, due diligence for acquisitions / divestitures, developing strategies for acquiring, enforcing, maintaining and assigning IP, International Registrations under the Madrid, design patent, copyright, unfair competition, investigations , negotiations vis-a-vis prior third party rights, implementing global filing strategies, corporate IP transactions agreements.
Mr. Chaudhry's professional memberships include INTA, AIPLA, APPA, AIPPI, PTMG etc.
WTR 2020 - Rahul Chaudhry – Gold Band (Prosecution & Strategy)
WTR Global Leaders 2020 – Rahul Chaudhry (Listed leaders)
IAM Patent 2020 – recognised as a leading Patent professional in Prosecution under the India chapter
IP Star 2019 – Trademarks
Asialaw Distinguished Practitioner 2021 in Intellectual Property