"A very good listener, quick to grasp the problem and showing a real willingness to learn"

Benchmark Litigation 2018

Rohan K George

Partner

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.

Chennai

T: +91 44 4306 3208

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Recognition

Ranked 'Recognised Practitioner' for 
'Intellectual Property'

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Ranked 'Recognised Practitioner' for  'Intellectual Property'

Chambers Asia - Pacific

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017

Legal 500

2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017

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