team member

Samta Mehra


Samta is a seasoned IP attorney – her professional experience spans nearly two decades, during the course of which she has acted for leading domestic and multinational companies in the protection and enforcement of IP rights. A large part of her practice focuses on trademark laws and she is recognized for her strategic skills and portfolio management abilities in this domain. Her expertise is especially strong when it comes to handling international registrations under the Madrid system, protecting non-traditional trademarks and assisting with the transfer and licensing of rights.

She also leads the industrial designs practice at the Firm – representing clients across a range of industries including the automotive, engineering, fashion and medical sectors.

Samta is currently co-chair of the the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) India Global Advisory Council and member of the Non-Traditional Marks committee. She has previously served as subcommittee chair of INTA’s Trademark Office Practices Committee (TOPC)  for India as well as INTA’s Non-Traditional Marks subcommittee for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. Other memberships include the PTMG (Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group) and MARQUES (she is member of its Famous and Well known marks committee).

With her wide ranging expertise, she also works with the Trade Marks Office in shaping issues of policy and procedure.

Practice Areas

Trademarks; Designs


Bachelor's degree in Economics; LL.B.


After a hard day’s work at the office, Samta revels in the company of her family, which includes a daughter and a son. Fond of reading herself, she takes a keen interest in acquiring varied titles for her children and is happy to see them immersed in make-believe worlds. Travel is something else they enjoy together, though her family complains she goes to every place twice – first virtually, when she’s researching the place of travel, and the second time, in person, when her penchant for sharing all her research interferes with the actual experience of a new spot!


‘Top 250 Women in IP’ – Managing Intellectual Property magazine: 2019, 2020


‘IP STAR’ – Managing Intellectual Property magazine: 2019, 2020, 2021


‘Silver Band (Individuals: Prosecution & Strategy)’: 2020-21; ‘Bronze Band (Individuals: Prosecution & Strategy)’: 2017-19 – WTR 1000 (the world’s leading trademark professionals)


‘Global Elite Thought Leader: Trademarks’ – Who’s Who Legal 2021;

‘Global Leader: Trademarks’ – Who’s Who Legal 2020


‘IP Expert: Trademarks’ – Asia IP 2021


Recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ for Intellectual Property – Asialaw Profiles: 2016-19

“A standout name in the Indian IP market - she provides a premier strategic portfolio management service.”

Who's Who Legal 2021

“Always very responsive to....inquiries.”

India Business Law Journal 2018

“Recognised for her 'quality of work'”

Asialaw Profiles 2018

“Samta Mehra has wide ranging expertise in the field, but has a particular flair for assignment and licensing issues. She also inspires confidence with her design and non-traditional mark know-how.”

WTR 1000 (the world's leading trademark professionals) 2017

“Samta Mehra, [one of the] lead partners in soft IP, understands business extremely well and provides the appropriate advice accordingly.”

MIP IP Stars 2017



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