Mr. Hemant Singh

Mr Hemant Singh is a well known IP litigator in India as well as Managing Partner and founder member of a leading intellectual property law firm ‘INTTL ADVOCARE’. He is a Litigation Counsel as well as a registered Patent Agent and has been the lead Counsel in several land mark IP cases. With a diverse world-wide clientele, he advises and represents Fortune 100 and 500 companies. He has been appointed by INTA to represent it in their first ever Amicus brief before the Supreme Court of India in the Samsung Parallel Imports case. He has handled over 1800 IP litigations in various courts and argued complex legal issues in the field of intellectual property such as to what constitutes prior use vis-à-vis overseas brand owner, requirement of trade mark usage to constitute infringement, use of trade mark by ancillary industry falling within permitted use and exceptions to infringement, inventive step and test of obviousness for valid patent, exclusion of functional and utilitarian shape as trade mark, injunction against parallel import of goods in India, etc.

He is associated with FITS as Chairperson of its National Council on IPR.