ASSOCIATES TEAM AT SERVICE

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Mr. NAVEEN TAO

Mr. Naveen Tao has wide array of professional experience ranging from his stint with Wipro fluid power Ltd., Bangalore as a corporate Trainee to working as an Accounts Trainee with Prakash Bhat & Associates, chartered Accountants, Bangalore. Mr. Naveen Tao has also worked with IBM Daksh as a Finance and Accounts Executive. He has been enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Counsel of Karnataka in the year 2007. He had been in service with the reputed law firm M/s. Sundaraswamy Ramdas & Anand, Advocates as an Associate under the able guidance of Mr. S.S. Ramdas and Mr. S.S. Naganand, designated Senior Counsels in the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka. His last association was with Mr. A. Shankar, practiced in the area of Direct and Indirect Taxation. This Wealth of experience in handling Intellectual Property Rights including Trademarks and Copy Rights, Land and Property Laws, Corporate, Banking and Finance matters in varied capacities is an added advantage to our clients and prospective clients and only further strengthens LAW & LIFE’s capacity of deliver coherent and tailor cut solutions to complex legal problems.  


Mr. Naveen Tao is a thoroughbred Advocate with experience in handling a multiplicity of legal matters varying from family Law to criminal matters. He has been practising before the Civil courts, Family courts, Criminal courts, Income Tax Appellate Tribunals (ITAT), Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), Quasi-judicial bodies such as Registrar of Trademarks, Industrial/ Labour Tribunals, Registrar of co-operative societies, Consumer dispute Redressal Forum and state Commission, Debts Recovery Tribunal and before various State Hon’ble High Courts. Thus his advocacy is tempered with integrity, hard work and humility.  


Areas of specialisation: Land and Property Laws, Trade Marks, Copy Rights, Debt Recovery Tribunal including SARFAESI laws, Land Laws, Direct Taxation, Personal and Family laws, Banking, Alternative Dispute Resolutions such as Arbitration and Conciliation, Administrative law.  

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Ms. SHEETHAL SURYAPRAKASH

Senior IPR Consultant with over 10 years of experience in Intellectual Property Rights Protection, Management and Enforcement.


Graduated as Biotech Engineer in the year 2006 and later interest in Patents drove her to take up the Patent Agent examination and qualified as Registered Patent Agent in the year 2008. 


Before being a Patent Agent, she worked as Project Executive in Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL), an autonomous body of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India, New Delhi and was handling the technology transfer/commercialization of Patented technologies. 


Being passionate in refining the knowledge with respect to IP mechanism as a whole, she took the opportunity and worked as Patent Associate in a renowned IPR Law Firm based in New Delhi. During the association, she delivered the following:

· Handled Patent and Design applications and its management of fortune companies also assisted in the mechanism with respect to other IP instruments. 

· Prepared Country Reports relating to IP India for International Organizations like FICPI ExCo meetings, APAA and AIPPI conferences.

· Prepared more than 30 articles on advertising law in India for GALA (Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance) 

· Assisted in framing, writing and completion of a Book on INDIAN PATENT LAW AND PRACTICE which was released in Japan (April 2011) in Japanese and English languages.

· Provided legal opinion for fortune 500 companies like GE, Levi’s, Intel etc. on Advertisements, Promotions, Contests and sweepstakes (Aired and Conducted in India).


She has worked with other Law firms as senior associate in Bangalore. Due to the opportunities provided by eminent Law Firms (Attorneys of Corporate & IPR) to work as a part of them, she has inculcated good knowledge and gained experience in the services relating to Company Law and other IP Instruments (Trademarks & Copyright).  


Forte is to simplify the path to success by removing the legal hurdles that may arise in the process of preserving innovation, knowledge and creative ideas & ventures to thrive.

Mr. KRISHNAPPA

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Areas of specialisation: Family law, Consumer Laws, Criminal matters, Civil and commercial laws, Conveyancing and Documentation of property related transactions, Arbitration & conciliation.  

Ms. BIJAL K. RATHOD

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 Areas of Specialisation: Civil Commercial & corporate laws, securities & equity related laws, Family law, consumer laws, and commercial laws, conveyancing and documentation of property related transactions, Engineering & Construction and infrastructure, constitutions Law etc.