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Intellectual property Tier 1
R. K. Dewan & Co. provides an impressive bench of IP litigation experts under the leadership of practice heads Mohan Dewan and Nirbhay Bhardwaj. Tailored to represented domestic clients in high-stakes disputes, the team is regularly instructed by pharmaceuticals, technology, telecoms, FMCG, agriculture and other clients in cutting-edge sectors to handle patent and trade mark infringement and passing off disputes before the upper courts. Co-head Disha Dewan is a go-to name for technology transfers in the biotechnology field. An expansive team of prosecution and filing experts assists high-profile domestic clients with global enforcement strategy, leveraged by the establishment of liaison offices in the US and China. Key names on this side include co-head Dinesh Nair for trade marks and co-head Niti Dewan for patents.
‘Very responsive and helpful, providing useful and timely advice at comparatively affordable rates.‘
‘Mohan Dewan provides helpful advice at quick turnaround times and is personable. Disha Dewan is friendly and helpful as well.‘
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The firm: RKD has completed over 78 years of dedicated and excellent service in the intellectual property field, one of the longest standing IP law firms in India with an excellent reputation for quality, honesty and expertise.
There is a team strength of 170+ professionals including 70 patent associates (registered Indian patent agents and patent associates comprising engineers, scientists, doctorates etc.), 25 trademark agents, 35 lawyers, 20 patent and trademark paralegal and 20 administrative staff. 60% of our team comprise women.
The firm represents over 5,000 corporate and individual clients worldwide reflecting top Indian companies, multinationals and Fortune 500 companies across a broad spectrum of industries and all technology sectors including, but not limited to –
- Software, electronics and telecommunications
- Automobile industry
- Specialty chemicals and cosmetics
- Real estate and construction
- Power and alternative energy
- Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs)
- Food and beverages
- Hospitality industry
- Travel and tourism
- Entertainment and media
- Sports industry
- Fashion and luxury goods
- Home and household goods
- Garments and textiles
- E-commerce and retail
RKD’s team comprises many ex-Registrars and Controllers from the Patent Office & Trademark Registry who are well-versed with best practices in order to assist clients more effectively in obtaining their IP rights in a timely manner.
Dr Mohan Dewan and Dr Niti Dewan are highly renowned and respected in IP circles in India and internationally. Dr Mohan Dewan has the rare distinction of being an expert in every area of IP (patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, plant varieties – prosecution, litigation, strategy and transactions). Dr Niti Dewan handles domestic and international client patent portfolios and has filed and prosecuted patent applications till grant in over 100 countries worldwide.
RKD is the largest filer of domestic Indian patent applications, including for the Government of India specifically, Ministry of Defence (DRDO) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
It is also the top PCT filer from India (verified by Managing Intellectual Property rankings 2016-2019)
Staff FiguresPatent Attorneys, Associates and Agents : 70 Lawyers and Trademark Agents : 60 Patent and Trademark Paralegals : 20 Administrative staff : 20
LanguagesEnglish (fluent) Hindi (and several Indian regional languages)
MembershipsINTA - International Trademark Association AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA) Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI) LES (Licensing Executives Society)
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