About Us

A one-stop destination for legal solutions concerning clients’ legal needs, ZEAL, was established in 2019; to not only carve its niche but also to build a clientele that spreads over multiple sectors and multiple countries. What started as a one woman’s dream is now the story of a passionate, creative and well-knit team.

ZEAL has a strong foothold in the legal industry on account of its unhinged extensive hands-on experience with their numerous clients’ businesses and legal requirements. ZEAL’s wide range of clientele from various industries include economy’s foundational sectors such as Pharma and Education. Its clientele includes other flourishing sectors spanning from the Toy industry to Music & Entertainment, Automobile, Investment, FMCG, Logistics, Clothing and Fashion and many other crucial sectors.

Our prominent clientele includes Copyright Societies and multiple multinational corporations with a revenue of more than 100 Cr. We assist business of all models and sizes as per their respective requirements.  We also assist MSMEs, Start-ups and upcoming business in establishing and protecting their rights and businesses. We also undertake extensive pro-bono activities.  

Our clientele is spread across the globe including countries such as Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Spain, South Korea, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Yemen among others.

We provide extensive services in other jurisdictions of the world through our highly experienced, reputed and reliable foreign associates and partners in the African Subcontinent including Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Congo, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Swaziland, Somalia, Cape Verde and Djibouti and others, Canada, European Union, Middle East including United Arab Emirates, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and others, Philippines, South America, Turkey, Mauritius, Thailand, Bhutan, Myanmar, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and many more jurisdictions.

About the Founder

Mrs. Shilpi Mehta Nanda

ZEAL’s Founder and Managing Partner, Mrs. Shilpi Mehta Nanda, is an expert in Indian and International Intellectual Property & Technology laws and Contractual laws. She has been practicing law and intellectual property for past 16 years. She is the head of Intellectual Property Prosecution and Litigation Department in the Firm.

She has recently been appointed as a member of INTA Committee on “Famous and well-known marks” for 2024-2025. She has also been a member of Supreme Court Bar Association since the year 2009. She is a member of the Panel for Standardization to tackle the issue of Piracy at Bureau of Indian Standards. She has also been recently appointed as an “Independent Director” for Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL).

She has been the Recipient of Indian Achievers Award 2021-22 for Business Leadership and has been featured as one of the 10 Most Trusted Legal Consultants in India by Inner Review magazine.

Having pursued Masters in Intellectual Property law from one of the well-known Universities in the USA (Franklin Pierce Law Centre, University of New Hampshire) and worked for major international brands from around the world, she has both national and international IP experience and expertise in advising the businesses on intellectual property, contractual and related matters.

Shilpi has also worked with the UK Intellectual Property Office and British High Commission in the past as an Intellectual Property Attache. Her international and national IP experience adds high value to the firm’s clients and their businesses including their IP portfolios. She is also a proficient writer and has written articles on non-traditional and challenging topics which have been published in famous international and national legal magazines and online portals including magazines like CITMA and Legal Era.

Apart from various corporate clients, Mrs. Nanda has been closely working with various Indian Ministries and Government Departments including Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM – DPIIT), AGNIi (Invest India), Ministry of Broadcasting (MIB) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). She has been very active in providing pro bono services, advices and trainings at various forums including at Punjab Police Academy and various MSME forums and has been part of various consultation forums/ roundtables.

She has a flair for teaching and has been a guest lecturer in many colleges since the year 2009. She is an active speaker at the events organized by FICCI and other such trade organizations and has conducted several panel discussions and policy related events.

About the Founder

Mrs. Shilpi Mehta Nanda

ZEAL’s Founder and Managing Partner, Mrs. Shilpi Mehta Nanda, is an expert in Indian and International Intellectual Property & Technology laws and Contractual laws. She has been practicing law and intellectual property for past 16 years. She is the head of Intellectual Property Prosecution and Litigation Department in the Firm.  She has recently been appointed as a member of INTA Committee on “Famous and well-known marks” for 2024-2025. She has also been a member of Supreme Court Bar Association since the year 2009. She is a member of the Panel for  Standardization to tackle the issue of Piracy at Bureau of Indian Standards. She has also been recently appointed as an “Independent Director for Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL). She has been the Recipient of Indian Achievers Award 2021-22 for Business Leadership and has been featured as one of  the 10 Most Trusted Legal Consultants in India by Inner  Review magazine. Having pursued Masters in Intellectual Property law from one of the well-known Universities in the USA (Franklin Pierce Law Centre, University of New Hampshire) and worked for major international brands from around the world, she has both national and international IP experience and expertise in advising the businesses on intellectual property, contractual and related matters. Shilpi has also worked with the UK Intellectual Property Office and British High Commission in the past as an Intellectual Property Attache. Her international and national IP experience adds high value to the firm’s clients and their businesses including their IP portfolios. She is also a proficient writer and has written articles on non-traditional and challenging topics which have been published in famous international and national legal magazines and online portals including magazines like CITMA and Legal Era. Apart from various corporate clients, Mrs. Nanda has been closely working with various Indian Ministries and Government Departments including Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM – DPIIT), AGNIi (Invest India), Ministry of Broadcasting (MIB) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). She has been very active in providing pro bono services, advices and trainings at various forums including at Punjab Police Academy and various MSME forums and has been part of various consultation forums/ roundtables.  She has a flair for teaching and has been a guest lecturer in many colleges since the year 2009. She is an active speaker at the events organized by FICCI and other such trade organizations and has conducted several panel discussions and policy related events.

About the Founder

Mrs. Shilpi Mehta Nanda

ZEAL’s Founder and Managing Partner, Mrs. Shilpi Mehta Nanda, is an expert in Indian and International Intellectual Property & Technology laws and Contractual laws. She has been practicing law and intellectual property for past 16 years. She is the head of Intellectual Property Prosecution and Litigation Department in the Firm.

She has recently been appointed as a member of INTA Committee on “Famous and well-known marks” for 2024-2025. She has also been a member of Supreme Court Bar Association since the

 year 2009. She is a member of the Panel for Standardization to tackle the issue of Piracy at Bureau of Indian Standards. She has also been recently appointed as an “Independent Director” for Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL).

She has been the Recipient of Indian Achievers Award 2021-22 for Business Leadership and has been featured as one of the 10 Most Trusted Legal Consultants in India by Inner Review magazine.

Having pursued Masters in Intellectual Property law from one of the well-known Universities in the USA (Franklin Pierce Law Centre, University of New Hampshire) and worked for major international brands from around the world, she has both national and international IP experience and expertise in advising the businesses on intellectual property, contractual and related matters.

Shilpi has also worked with the UK Intellectual Property Office and British High Commission in the past as an Intellectual Property Attache. Her international and national IP experience adds high value to the firm’s clients and their businesses including their IP portfolios. She is also a proficient writer and has written articles on non-traditional and challenging topics which have been published in famous international and national legal magazines and online portals including magazines like CITMA and Legal Era.

Apart from various corporate clients, Mrs. Nanda has been closely working with various Indian Ministries and Government Departments including Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM – DPIIT), AGNIi (Invest India), Ministry of Broadcasting (MIB) and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). She has been very active in providing pro bono services, advices and trainings at various forums including at Punjab Police Academy and various MSME forums and has been part of various consultation forums/ roundtables.

She has a flair for teaching and has been a guest lecturer in many colleges since the year 2009. She is an active speaker at the events organized by FICCI and other such trade organizations and has conducted several panel discussions and policy related events.

About the Team

About our Partner & Litigation Head:
Mrs. Swati Chanana

Mrs. Swati Chanana has hands on experience in Litigation matters and has been practicing Commercial Litigation including Intellectual Property laws for past 10 years. She has been handling numerous intricate cases in Intellectual Property infringement and passing off matters, Cheque Bounce, Money Recovery matters, Matrimonial matters and Property disputes among others. She has been the Recipient of Indian Achievers Award 2023-24 for Business Leadership.

Apart from being an expert Commercial lawyer, Mrs. Chanana is also a polished journalist and holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. Before starting as a lawyer, she worked with various media & corporate houses for seven years in the past including Essel Group (DISH TV), Girnar Software (Gaadi Web), MH1 Group, Direct News and Total TV and Studio 309.

Ms. Malvika Shanker, Associate

Malvika holds Masters in English Language and English Literature from CSJMU along with LL.B. from Amity University and LL.M. degree from the University of London. She has been involved in various facets of Law and Technology, mainly Intellectual Property Laws, Contracts, Corporate and Commercial Law matters. She is a research-oriented person with various publications, the latest being a Chapter on Artificial Intelligence in a book by Wolters Kluwer.

As an Associate, she undertakes the responsibility of drafting, due diligence and research in cases related to the abovementioned spheres of law along with catering to any other legal need of her clients. She also actively assists the Litigation department of our Firm in Intellectual Property matters.

Apart from her law profile, she is also a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, published poet, blogger and public speaker. She is a keen observer, an avid reader, music enthusiast and an admirer of Literature and Arts. She also holds the Certification for Teaching Pre-school kids.

Ms. Manvi Dogra, Associate

Manvi holds BA, LL.B. (Hons.) degree and is a proficient litigation lawyer. She plays an integral part in handling and assisting Litigation matters. Her comprehensive understanding of the subject makes execution of the matters meticulous, ensuring that the clients’ requirements are met on time. Her cognizance of Laws ensures tactical handling of client portfolios with prudence and diligence. Her skills in dealing with the Registries and Court Masters in various Courts are commendable.

Ms. Malvika Singhal, Associate

Malvika Singhal is a BBA LLB graduate from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and is an Intellectual Property Law expert. She has written legal content for a corporate law firm before joining ZEAL. She has been writing legal blogs, research papers, and articles. She likes to read and paint.

 

Mr. Mohan PL Yadav, Associate

Mohan PL Yadav is a litigation lawyer with a focus on IP laws, commercial laws and corporate laws leveraging his knowledge and skills to assist clients in navigating the legal landscape. He earned his law degree from Amity University.  His travel to Africa for a Round Square International Service Projects for community service and cultural exchange has contributed immensely to his international experience.

Committees and Associations

Our Founder & Partner, Mrs. Shilpi Mehta Nanda, is a part of the following renowned associations/ committees:

Independent Director of Phonographic Performance Limited India

International Trade mark Association
(INTA)

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Anti-piracy committee
(Convener)

Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee of INTA (2024-2025)

Supreme Court Bar Association
(SCBA)

Pro-bono Work

ZEAL is actively involved in various pro-bono activities round the year. We believe that being a successful lawyer does not mean only providing services to the class that can afford the same but also to the wider community who needs more support and assistance. Pro Bono work is given equal consideration and value at ZEAL.

ZEAL works in close collaboration with the Government Sector both at national and international level. ZEAL has conducted many information imparting sessions in collaboration with CIPAM and Ministry of MSME including the awareness campaigns organized for entrepreneurs (along with Young India & others) which go on to show our commitment towards the awareness and impact creation in the field of IP.  We are also committed towards supporting Start Ups & MSMEs. We work relentlessly to be a support system for various MSME businesses in unison with Prime Minister’s dream for India including ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Start-up India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ for consolidating India’s future and safeguarding its economic development.

Industry-Academia Collaboration

We are also driven towards bridging the gap between academia and industry by providing consistent interactive and informative sessions for educational institutions. Efforts towards shaping the legal fraternity in congruity with the evolving corporate standards while keeping in touch with the transforming academic cultures on a national and global level is considered crucial at ZEAL. We interact extensively with law students during our lectures and presentations across the country in various eminent colleges, Law schools, Pharmacy Schools & Business Schools including the Indian Law Institute, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, IIMT College of Pharmacy, JIMS (Jagannath International Management School) and Delhi School of Business (DSB).

Mentorship programmes for law students

Through the Internship Programme at ZEAL, we provide guidance and practical experiences to the aspiring lawyers under our internship programme named ZEALOT. We propel budding lawyers to learn and grow in the legal field and build their persona in such a manner that they in return can nurture future lawyers in the community. We constantly endeavour to nurture and mentor the young minds right from the early stage when they’re beginning to build upon their passion for law. Transmitting skill and knowledge to the younger generation lawyers and passing on the knowledge we received from our professors & mentors through our journey is our way of paying respect to our seniors who contributed tremendously to our learning graph. We attempt towards making efficient utilization of our combined knowledge to train the young lawyers to constantly evolving business methods and legal challenges associated with the same.

Going the extra mile

We share regular and timely updates regarding change in policy and/or legislations and important case laws with the wider legal & non legal community through our social media profiles as well as through our annual newsletter IP Fervour. We also draft and share articles on relevant and recent topics not only to clients and colleagues in our network but also to the public at large by putting the same on multiple social media platforms. With all the above-mentioned foundational milestones in place, we are continuously striving to create our own footsteps for not just ZEAL’s prosperity in terms of achieving our goals but also for the overall development of the personality & skills of wider legal community.

India & IP

India & IP

India is a member of WTO and signatory to many IP treaties including TRIPs, Paris Convention and Berne Convention, Madrid Protocol, Patent Cooperation Treaty and signed WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performances and Phonogram Treaty (WPPT). Indian Government’s commitment towards innovation and economy's growth can be viewed from the increasing digitization and streamlining of processes by the Indian Patent Office as well as awareness, commercialization and enforcement campaigns organized by CIPAM through India.

Start ups and IP

Intellectual Property rights (IPRs) play a significant role for startups and their growth and development. It is always advisable to strategize, secure and protect Intellectual Property at an early stage. With the launch of "Startup India" and "Make in India" and First National IPR Policy in the year 2016, the Government’s focus has been on encouraging innovation and creativity by protecting and promoting IP rights of start-ups. Government of India is also provides multiple benefits to start ups. Subsidized fees for filing trademark, patent and design application are examples of such incentives.

MSME and IP

It is essential that MSME understand the importance of IPRs and take measure for protecting their ideas, technology and business strategies. The important role IP plays in the MSME sector can also be gauged from the fact that GOI provides financial support on grant of patent (both domestic and international), trade marks and geographical indications.

New Technologies & IP

Technology is becoming increasingly reliable and indispensable day by day. In todays world, when future technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT, 3D Printing etc are playing an important and challenging role in our day to day life, its important to understand the nexus between these technologies and Intellectual Property and how IP can assist these technologies and vice versa. It cannot be ignored that Future technologies may drive IP enforcement and technologies like AI can assist in inter alia evidence collection and time stamping.

Sectors

Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Cosmetics
and
Beauty
Energy
Finance & Investment
Hospitality
Marketing
Retail
Automobiles and E-vehicles
Cyber Intelligence and Forensics
Engineering & Heavy Machinery
FMCG
Household goods, Kitchen & Home Appliances
Matrimonial
Social Media
Clothing and Fashion
E-commerce
Event Management
Food, Confectionary, Beverage & Liquor
Information Technology, Digital Services and Software
Music, Media & Entertainment
Textiles
Computer Peripherals
Education
Explosives
Furniture & Furnishing
Kids and Maternity Care Products
Pharma, Diagnostics and Medical Device
Toys and Gaming
Construction
Electronics
Facility Management
Health and Fitness
Transport, Logistics & Warehousing
Publishing and Printing
Watches, Jewellery and Accessories
Insurance
FinTech
Infrastructure
Telecommunication
Aerospace
Digital Forensic Investigation and Cyber Forensics
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