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"Rohan George: super bright, practical and efficient, he knows the market well and is always up to date and current in his advice."

Asia-Pacific Legal500

Rohan K George


Rohan K George heads the intellectual property and information technology practice in Samvad. He also handles dispute resolution matters in Chennai. Rohan has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property, information technology law and media law.

Rohan has been involved in a number of vital litigations relating to issues of key importance in intellectual property and law and technology. Rohan was one of the counsel involved India’s first decision on software patentability, Yahoo!Inc vs the Asst Controller of Patents. Rohan also represented stakeholders in the Antony Clement Rubin vs Union of India writ petition, which was filed seeking to interlink Aadhaar and other government IDs with social media for identity authentication purposes. He is also actively involved in policy. In the course of his policy engagements, Rohan has worked on projects for the Department of Chemicals and Fertilisers, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, the Indian Music Industry, and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is also a special invitee to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai Committee on Indian and PCT Patent Filings.

Rohan has a B.A., LL.B (Hons.) from the NALSAR University, Hyderabad, (2004), and a LLM from Columbia University, USA (2009), (Lawrence A. Wein Fellow).

Apart from the law, Rohan is a fan of science fiction books and table-top games. He also tries his hand at woodworking, fishing, singing and playing the harmonica.


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A client notes that “Rohan George is approachable, and a great person to work with." His wide-ranging practice in the field of IP spans patent and trade mark filing, copyright licensing and contentious matters associated with copyrights and trademarks.

Benchmark Litigation 2018


Rohan often advises clients on data privacy, including the implications of the new bill pending parliamentary approval. Recent non-contentious highlights for the IP practice at Samvad Partners involved patent licensing and supply agreements for medtech clients, trade mark filing and opposition strategy for sportswear clients and advice on copyright licencing for software companies, all handled by practice head Rohan K George. He is often engaged by clients in relation to contentious and non-contentious IP matters

Asia-Pacific Legal500 2021

Chennai-based practice head Rohan handles the range of contentious matters including copyright infringement defence and trade mark opposition filings through the various tribunals and upper courts.

Asia-Pacific Legal500 2020

Ranked as a Band 2 Practitioner for Corporate and Commercial- Chennai

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023

Recognised for Data – Information Technology

Who's Who Legal 2023

Ranked as a ‘Gennext Leading Lawyer’ for TMT

Legal Era Leading Lawyers Rankings 2023

Ranked for Intellectual Property and TMT Practice Areas

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023

Recognised Practitioner for 
Intellectual Property

Chambers Asia-Pacific
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017

Featured in “Top IP Lawyer & India’s Rising Star” List

Asian Legal Business, 2022

Recognised as 'Future Star' for Intellectual Property

Benchmark Litigation
Asia-Pacific 2021.

Recognised Practitioner for  Intellectual Property

2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017

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