depenning & depenning

Safeguard your idea. Secure your journey. Since 1856.

Who we are

Founded in 1856, De Penning & De Penning is the oldest established firm of intellectual property lawyers in India and remains at the forefront in protecting our clients’ intellectual assets in a fast-changing and competitive market.

IP Rights & Protection

Your brand, reputation and creative accomplishments must be protected to gain an economic advantage for your business. As every creator and their innovation is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to securing your asset, which is why we offer an extensive intellectual property rights protection service, including:


With our technical expertise, we can help you to navigate the complex patentability requirements in India with ease.


We secure full trademark protection for your brands and designs, expertly handling any obstacles and ensuring your freedom to operate within the market.


We register industrial designs for protection, safeguarding your unique creations and letting you reap the rewards of your hard work.


Our years of expertise allows us to provide specialist guidance on all aspects of copyright protection, ownership, and infringement.

IP-Related Services

Your asset is the result of your creativity, and we will do everything in our power to help you achieve your goals and make your mark in history.

Domain Names

We are recognised for our expertise in domain name enforcement, and can assist in acquiring and retaining domain names to maximise the impact of your online presence.

Geographical Indications

Our seasoned team can help obtain GIs for your goods so their origin, distinctiveness and quality are recognised.

Market Investigations

We conduct discreet market investigations to identify, minimise and defend against threats to your intellectual property.

Portfolio Management

We develop bespoke strategies for you to protect, enforce and capitalise on your IP property portfolio.

Database Search

We have a dedicated and highly experienced search team which very few Indian firms can boast of or can match. Our experienced patent engineers are able to handle patent searches in all the technical fields with equal facility.

Contact us

Our comprehensive IP service is precisely designed to further your business aims. To discover more about what our experienced firm can do for you, get in touch today.

Some facts in numbers


The First Patent

George Alfred De Penning made the first application for a patent in India in 1856.


Years of Service ​

De Penning & De Penning have been serving clients across the globe for more than 165 years.



We filed more than 7500 cases in the last year for our clients, helping them to protect their assets.



Our success is evident from our growing client base, with more than 1500 new instructions in 2021.

Our Impact

We help thousands of clients all over the world resolve their tough financial issues.

We provide professional services for both businesses and individuals.

Our experts are experienced across a diverse variety of industries.

Contact our Leading Intellectual Property Lawyers

With a strong local presence and excellent connection globally, our firm is unique in its offering. To learn more about De Penning & De Penning’s innovative solutions and discover how our knowledgeable legal and attorney team can help your business create invaluable assets, speak to us today.

Why choose De Penning & De Penning?

A globally-connected firm with a prodigious local history.

Experienced team

Our attorneys and lawyers are IP law specialists, known for their expertise, professionalism and dedication to their clients.

Technical advice

The technicalities of IP law are not always easy to understand, but we will navigate you through each step with straightforward advice.

Innovative approach

Protecting innovation requires innovative solutions. Our pioneering approach means we are always ahead of the game.

Ongoing support

Your business is constantly evolving. Our dynamic firm is here to support the future growth of your business with out-of-the-box solutions.