Name: Manisha Singh
Firm Name: LexOrbis
Jurisdiction: India
Practice Area: Patent Law

Telephone: +91 98 1116 1518
Fax: +91 11 2371 6556

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Professional Biography:

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Manisha Singh is the Founder and Managing Partner at LexOrbis, India’s premier intellectual property firm. The firm provides end-to-end IP services, from ideation to monetization including procurement, protection, maintenance, and enforcement of all forms of IP rights and assets and related legal services. Manisha has been advising and handling dispute resolutions for a wide range of clients including technology and pharmaceutical companies, public sector companies, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Oil Corporation, and the Department of Non-Banking Financial Companies, Reserve Bank of India. For more than two decades, Manisha has acted as the standing counsel and represented her clients in the Supreme Court of India, High Courts, District Courts and other Tribunals.

Manisha is ranked amongst the top and leading lawyers in IP and dispute resolution segments of Indian legal practice by prominent law journals and publications. She is known for providing proactive, out of the box, business-oriented counselling and representation to her clients.

She founded LexOrbis in 1997 with a set of like-minded lawyers to bring an international perspective to the Indian intellectual property regimen, that was in the process of being integrated with the international IP systems post-signing of TRIPS Agreement in 1995 by India. She worked closely with the policymakers, judiciary, and other stakeholders to establish a robust and level playing IP regime in India and she continues to work on critical and high-stake policy-related cases.

Her in-depth understanding and knowledge of all the aspects of IPR is reflected in her prolific academic and research-based writing in renowned publications worldwide and she is routinely invited to author articles and commentaries on contemporary IP policies and issues by national and international publications including Managing IP, World Intellectual Property Review, INTA, Indian Business Law Journal, IP Frontline, Marques, Mondaq, and Asialaw amongst others.

Manisha has been widely recognized for her work in the IP space by various national/international associations. Some of her latest accolades include her recognition by WTR 1000 in World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2021 Guide for “enforcement and litigation, prosecution and strategy”; one of the Top 100 IP Experts 2021 in India by Asia IP; Legal Era’s 2021 Coffee Book – Distinguished Legal Minds of India as one of the leading law firm partners; Top Disputes Lawyers 2020 by Asian Legal Business India; Leading IP strategist by IAM Strategy 300 2020.

Areas of Expertise

  • Patent Law
  • IP Cervices
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Public Sector
  • Finance


  • Master’s in economics & law – India, Faculty of Law, Delhi University.


  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA)
  • Pharmaceuticals Trade Marks Group (PTMG).

Firm Description:

LexOrbis is a comprehensive intellectual property law firm based at 3 strategic locations i.e. Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, India with clients from all geographies and ethnicities. We advise our global clients on protecting and enforcing their rights in patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, geographic indications and domain names.

We bring together a dynamic and experienced team of attorneys and staff, focused on disseminating appropriate and rational advice on all aspects of intellectual property law.

World-Class IP Law Firm

LexOrbis is a first of its kind law firm that blends technical expertise with legal acumen. We serve as a one-stop-shop for all intellectual property issues. We have extensive domain knowledge and a pool of highly skilled lawyers and technical personnel with thorough & sound IP experience.  We represent clients across all judicial forums, including the Intellectual Property Offices, District Courts, High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.

Engaging with Stakeholders and Policy Makers

Our lawyers include revered leaders in the IP space, especially on the topic of emerging IP scenarios in India. Our attorneys regularly engage with IP stakeholders in India, including the courts and policymakers.  Although we are based in India, we have forged relationships across the globe and regularly work with a network of attorneys and technical experts in 137 countries to protect our clients internationally.

Broad Technical Expertise

Our diverse technical expertise and practical business experience help us understand your ideas and inventions. Our attorneys serve a collage of technical fields, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electronics, semiconductors, fast-moving consumer goods, luxury goods and technologically advanced startups. We understand the importance of protecting your competitive advantage and we offer a full portfolio of intellectual property services, including:

  • IP Clearances
  • Procurement of Patent, Design, Trademark, Copyright, domain names, geographical rights and registrations in India
  • Maintenance and Renewal of IP Assets
  • Transactional and commercial matters related to IP including assignment, licensing/franchising, Technology and know transfers, Collaborative Research, Contract manufacturing, etc.
  • IP Litigation, Border Enforcement and criminal enforcement of Trademarks & Copyrights
  • Domain Names
  • Other contentious Intellectual Property matters including Patent and Trademark oppositions, Patents, Designs and copyright cancellation

Cutting-Edge Technology

We have implemented state of the art systems and robust processes to support our clients’ initiatives.  We are process-driven and have onboard systems to enable us to undertake various activities with efficiency, accuracy, and precision. We understand that investing in the protection and enforcement of your IP assets is of the highest priority.  We combine industry benchmarked processes and systems coupled with experienced legal leaders to present to you an array of intellectual property services.

We have a team of experienced lawyers who focus exclusively on intellectual property rights and understand the nuances of this space in terms of business strategy in India & globally.  The experience we have gained in the past two decades allows us to offer comprehensive assistance and advice to global corporations, small and medium enterprises, emerging businesses, and individuals. Our team has technical and business experience to help leverage intellectual property as a tool for your business.

Industry Knowledge

Our team has been actively involved in business and research at all levels.  Most of our professionals have worked at the forefront of product development, so they understand your business needs.  Others have participated in cutting-edge research and development, at globally renowned companies and have witnessed how inventions propel businesses forward.

Members of our firm have been involved in leading research efforts in the areas of plant-related genetics, energy management, semiconductors and other ground-breaking innovations.  When you work with our attorneys, you gain a partner who is not only abreast with the intricacies of intellectual property law but also understands your industry, business, and technical background at more than just a perfunctory level.

Industry Relationships

Our professionals regularly engage with intellectual property stakeholders in India and abroad, to understand and address various concerns that beckon attention. Working with intellectual property stakeholders, we can best understand how changes to the law and its interpretation may affect your business.

Our firm’s members are associated with the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA), the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), among others.

Recognized Leaders in the IP Field

We pride ourselves in our presence at the forefront of intellectual property in India and the world.  Our professionals are honourable leaders in IP law and are regularly invited to author articles for the best IP publications and speak at various national and international IPR forums and associations. Recent topics have included Registration of Three-Dimensional Marks; PCT Application and its Intricacies; Patenting Microorganisms and Software Patentability.

Besides, we have published numerous articles in law reviews examining topics of interest from a policy vs practice standpoint in the arena.

Our Competitive Advantage

LexOrbis is among a new generation of intellectual property law firms having expertise and knowledge across the entire IP spectrum.  While the firm was conceived at a point in time when the patent space was undergoing significant changes in India, it has proved to be a front runner in the space. As for the other forms of intellectual property, we continue to engage closely with new and emerging areas of IP law.

Our unique and robust combination of technical, business, and legal acumen gives us a great competitive advantage.  We are well-rounded professionals who truly understand your needs as a business and as a creator.

We are focused on your success and committed to doing all we can within the realm of intellectual property to enable that success. We look forward to learning more about your business and intellectual property needs.