About

About Us

Cholamandal IP is an Indian law firm with an international perspective and was founded in 2016. We practice in the areas of IP, Media & Entertainment Laws, Banking Law, Start-up Law, Environmental Law and Competition Law. Based out of Chennai, we are a team of experienced lawyers who hold legal integrity as our most important principle.

Our firm is associated with attorneys working globally in organisations such as European Union Patent Office; Japan Patent Office; Korean Intellectual Property Office; State IP Office of the People’s Republic of China and United States Patents and Trademarks Office.

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History

We are engaged in Intellectual Property Rights (Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Geographical Indication) registration, litigation and enforcement. The firm also provides legal services in the fields of Media & Entertainment Laws, Competition Law, Banking Law, Start-up Law, Environmental Law, Maritime Law and Space Law.

Our Founders i.e. Advocate P. Sugandhi, has been engaged in practice from 2006 and Advocate P. Manikandan, has been practicing since 2009. They are dedicated towards providing efficient and comprehensive legal aid. They have been engaged in Geographical Indication registration since the inception of the Geographical Indications Act, 1999. The founders have established the “Sulakshana Paneer Selvam Intellectual Property Rights for Agriculture and Rural Development Centre” in 2015 to provide free legal aid. They have also published a book titled “Arts and Crafts of India: Registered GI Products” to disseminate legal information in India, along with a book on “Intellectual Property” in Tamil.

Ms. P. Suganthi

Advocate

  • Founder and Managing Partner, Cholamandal IP
  • Geographical Indication Agent under Rule 107 of Geographical-Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
  • Treasurer, Sulakshana Paneer Selvam Intellectual Property Rights for Agriculture and Rural Development Centre

Mr. P. Manikandan

Advocate

  • Founder and Managing Partner, Cholamandal IP
  • Geographical Indication Agent under Rule 107 of Geographical-Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
  • Treasurer, Sulakshana Paneer Selvam Intellectual Property Rights for Agriculture and Rural Development Centre

Associates

  • Mr. P Sanjai Gandhi, Senior IP Attorney for Cholamandal IP
  • Mr. Rajakumar Sahoo, Advocate
  • Miss. Divya Sampath, Advocate