Gurgaon intellectual property (IP) law firm Lall, Lahiri & Salhotra’s (LLS) senior partner Amar Raj Lall passed away on 6 September, close to the age of 90.
Spicy IP’s Prashant Reddy pays a tribute to the man who played a key role in the evolution of the doctrine of trans-border brand reputation for trademark owners in Indian IP law in the landmark Whirlpool judgement of the SC, scoured the countryside to catch Coca-Cola trademark infringers and bring an action against them, and maintained a ‘Blanco White’ law library open for free public access.
In the world of workaholism and gargantuan egos, it is the rare event to find a senior partner who thinks it necessary to actually strike a conversation with an intern but it is the little things like this which add up to wonderful person that was Mr. Lall.
A few years ago Mr. Sagar had stated “Mr. Amar Raj Lall (now a Senior Partner at the IP firm Lall Lahiri & Salhotra) was a great influence. I had the privilege of working very closely with Mr. Lall for over a decade. He was a person who taught me to get in to detail and depth of a matter. He would say, “Assume nothing, see it for yourself”. [Spicy IP]