RNA is a prominent intellectual property (IP) law firm in India with its offices in the National Capital Region (Gurgaon) and Chennai. It was established in the year 2004 with the objective of providing pragmatic and cost effective solutions to legal problems in relation to protection, enforcement and commercialization of IP rights.
RNA provides the full range of IP legal and consultancy services, both contentious and non-contentious to a vast pool of clients from major multi-national IP owners and users to start-up businesses and individuals alike. We manage substantial enforcement and IP registration work in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Our extensive IP experience and close relationships with local lawyers and investigators enables us to take effective action in these jurisdictions.
Our seamless multi-disciplinary teams which are made up of Lawyers, Researchers, Patent and Trademark Agents, Paralegals and IP investigators have expertise and experience in the development and implementation of enforcement programmes; filling and prosecution of trademark, copyright, design, patent applications; and various other aspects of IP management including due diligence.
Why RNA and Our Approach
We have modeled our services keeping in mind the roles and responsibilities of in-house Counsel so that our objectives and those of our clients are one and the same. This means we have an experienced and professional team with all requisite skills you need to set up as an extension of yours. We believe that our particular combination of specialist skill and experience, multi-disciplinary capacity and local know-how, enables us to obtain results that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.
Our exclusive IP focus enables us to maintain a high level of service. We aim to be professional and friendly; recognizing the need to be flexible, open-minded and creative in all areas of business.
Our people are crucial to the way we do business; we invest in and nurture the talents and ambitions of each and every member of our team. This is reflected in the combination of enthusiasm and disciplined work habits that can be found at all levels of our organization.
Our investment in technology enables us to provide clients with superior means of access to information on the work we do for them, including online databases and bespoke reports.
Our investigation division provides IP investigation services, supporting both commercial due diligence and enforcement work which inter alia include conducting criminal raids with the help of police and seizure of counterfeit goods. We, being the specialist in IP area, regularly work with government and IP organizations to shape new laws and work in improving existing laws and procedures.
We’re nice people to work with. Our approach is professional and friendly. We enjoy our work and strive to create balance. The partners and members of our team have worked in international firms thus understand and endeavor to provide ‘international service standards and experience’.
We’re non-hierarchical, creative and results-oriented. We focus on getting to know our clients well, working collaboratively with them and focusing on practical results. We build strong and long relationships with our staff and clients.
We care passionately about the communities in which we operate. Our teams are involved in several initiatives to improve the lives of others.
We are active in Asia in organizations such as the International Trademark Association (INTA), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), ASEAN IP Association, World Customs Organization and regularly write for numerous IP-focused publications such as Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Law Report, World Trademark Review etc.
Fees/Terms of business
We charge fairly and are always willing to give our best estimate of future costs, both at the outset and periodically during the course of a matter. Full details of our fixed fees and hourly rates are available on request.
Following is a general indication of how we charge for our services :
Legal Consultancy – hourly rates, which vary according to the seniority of the attorney handling the matter.
Investigation, research and analysis a combination of fixed fees and hourly rates.
Patent, Trademark and Design registration mostly fixed fees. We are prepared to extend discounts to clients with high volume filings.
Standard terms of business
Services are provided on the basis of our standard terms of business, a copy of which is made available to all new clients.