Lynn Lazaro

Resident Partner



Lynn is the head of Kochhar & Co. in Toronto. She is a cross border transactional attorney and assists global corporations doing business in India. Lynn advises on the laws of India with a strong emphasis on Intellectual Property, Technology and Commercial Law.

Lynn has broad experience in advising on complex IP strategies for large multinational enterprises and the worldwide protection of their intellectual property. She advises on the full range of a client’s IP portfolio, including registrations, ownership, regulatory and IP risk management. She has negotiated and resolved complex disputes in the areas of patents, trademarks, and copyright infringement.

Lynn’s expertise also includes the IP diligence and advisory in the acquisition of Indian entities., including recommended strategies for foreign companies hiring personnel in India, offshoring to India through IP contracts and protection in this regard.   She further represents global clients in the telecom industry by managing their commercial agreements and software licenses. In the mobile application industry, her expertise is backed by rich industry experience of having worked as in-house counsel with a multinational company developing mobile applications.

Lynn is a regular speaker at various seminars and conferences.


Intellectual Property Rights (IP)
Commercial Law


Video presentation on Intellectual Property Challenges in India Amidst the Covid Pandemic, p June 2020
Video presentation on Intellectual Property Strategy in the Covid Pandemic, April 2020
Video presentation on Regulatory Approvals for Covid-19 Products in India, April 2020
Trademark Dilution, published by Silicon India Magazine, September 2018
Intellectual Property Strategies in a Global Technology Market, published by Silicon India Magazine, July 2018

Awards & Recognitions

Top 100 Individual Lawyers - Forbes India Powerlist 2021
40 under 40 Best Lawyers and Legal Influencers in India - BW Legal World 2021
“Next Generation Partner” for IP - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 - 2021
“Recommended Lawyer” for TMT – Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2023 - 2021
Top 100 India’s Leading IP Experts – Asia IP 2023 - 2021
World IP Leader - WIPR Listings 2023 - 2021


  • Masters in International Business Laws (M.I.B.L), La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
  • BA. L.L.B., Integrated Law Course, University Law College, Bangalore University
  • Advanced Certification in Legal Risk Management for Multinational Enterprises, Boston University
  • Certification Series on IP Licensing, LES India


  • Bar Association of Karnataka
  • Member of International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of Global Intellectual Property Convention (GIPC)
  • India Committee member of International Technology Association (ITECH Law)
  • Indo - Canadian Business Chamber
  • ChIPs – Advancing Women in IP, Tech and Policy
  • Can-Tech Law Association

Select Experience Statement

  • Managed over 500 Intellectual Property portfolios (patent and trademark registration/prosecution/advisory/litigation) in India for global pharmaceutical and software companies.
  • Filed, prosecuted and registered over 5000 trademark applications in India and U.S.A over the span of 14 years.
  • Conducted investigations, provided advisory, drafted notices and complaints for Trademark Infringement disputes in India, including obtaining injunctions and search & seizure awards.
  • Assisted several U.S and U.K based Corporations with the acquisition of the Intellectual Property of Indian IT companies.
  • Prepared and negotiated numerous complex software license agreements, including SaaS agreements with Dubai, Singapore and Caribbean based companies.
  • Provided the Intellectual Property due diligence, advisory and related transactional documentation for Global Fortune 500 Corporations in their acquisition and merger of Indian companies.
  • Worked on numerous Intellectual Property Law and Privacy Law assignments from International Law Firms and Global Corporations.
  • Worked with multimedia production houses in India to prepare and negotiate Production, Artist and Director Agreements.
  • Represented the interests of two world famous and Grammy Winners in their contentious and non-contentious business dealings in India and Dubai.
  • Prepared Intellectual Property agreements for Fortune Global 500 Corporations, including Trade Secret Policies for company employees.
  • Provided assistance and advisory on the commercialisation of an Intellectual Property strategy in India to several U.S based corporations.

Industry Presence

  • "AI Training Disputes” – World Technology Law Conference SLC – May 2023.
  • "Tackling Counterfeiting & Infringement: IP strategies in different regions” – Multilaw – September 2022
  • "Patent Waivers and Compulsory Licenses” – Indian Legal Awards – September 2021
  • “How to protect your IP - for filmmakers” - Malhaar Video Festival – September 2020.
  • “IP Challenges in COVID-19” –TNTDPC in association with World IP Organisation (WIPO) – June, 2020.
  • “Idea Generation: IP in the service business and Industry 4.0” Global IP Conference 2020.
  • “Future of Trademark Licensing in using Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Emerging Technology” Global IP Conference 2019.
  • Speaker & Panelist at Intellectual Property Challenges in COVID-19 – Webinar by The Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre (TNTDPC), June 2020.
  • Speaker & Panelist at Idea Generation: IP in the service business and Industry 4.0 - Global IP Convention (GIPC), January 2020.
  • Speaker & Panelist at The Future of Licensing using Blockchain and Smart Contracts - Global IP Convention (GIPC), January 2019

Contact Details

  • 34 Minowan Miikan Lane, Toronto, ON, M6J 0G3 CANADA
  • +1 (437) 987 6802