Altacit Global

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 2003
    • Partners: 8
    • Lawyers: 23
    • Split of work: Domestic 80% International 20%
    • Offices: Bangalore, Chennai
    • Practice Areas: Corporate; Franchise; Intellectual Property; Litigation; Real Estate

    Altacit Global is a prominent southern boutique with a well-recognised IP and corporate focus. A multidisciplinary team, consisting of trained scientists, engineers, chemists, medics and business administrators, as well as an international referral network, give the firm strength in depth beyond its modest size. The firm is also a member of numerous industry associations, chambers of trade and commerce, academic institutions and professional bodies, such as the ICC Intellectual Property Commission, the Indian Society of International Law, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

    Long-considered a national leader in the patents and trademarks space, Altacit’s decision to shun India’s northern megacities in favour of Chennai, Bangalore and Coimbatore allows it to have feet on the ground close to the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, High Court of Madras, High Court of Karnataka, and Indian Geographical Indications Registry.

    PEOPLE & PRACTICES

    Firm-wide CEO Sudhir Ravindran is a member of Altacit’s IP management, patent and trademark teams, and advises a host of Indian and international companies and law firms on IP matters. Trademark specialist Soumya Shree and patent expert K Subramaniam head the Bangalore and Coimbatore offices respectively.

    CLIENTS

    The past year has seen Altacit provide patent, trademark and copyright protection and portfolio management services to a diverse selection of companies from various industries, including Infinitheism Spiritual Foundation, Sree Ram Chemicals, VA Tech Wabag, Shasun Chemicals & Drugs and LifeCell International. The firm has also acted for Inno GeoCity – a 131-acre self-contained township development in Oragadam, southwest of Chennai – in real estate matters.