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R. K. Dewan & Co.
MUMBAI 400001

Intellectual property Tier 1

At R. K. Dewan & Co. Mohan Dewan, the principal, and his teams offer a ‘a one stop solution' across IP protection and enforcement. It serves clients in an extensive range of technical and consumer sectors including electronics, telecoms, pharma and biotech and has an especially strong trade marks and anti-counterfeiting practice. It protects and enforces trade mark rights in both India and globally for multinationals and smaller concerns. It has also been successful of late in overturning Madrid Provisional Refusals. Niti Dewan heads the patents side of the firm; she is also a certified patent valuation analyst, and Disha Dewan (based in Pune), who is a registered patent attorney, handles a range of advisory and patent litigation cases; she is also considered to be the ‘next generation‘ of leaders at the firm. Litigator Nirbhay Bhardwaj heads the Delhi office and Dinesh Nair (Pune) leads the international trade marks work. Other core lawyers include Amar Prakash Singh and Rakesh Singh. All lawyers are based in Mumbai unless otherwise stated.


‘They have attorneys able to brilliantly handle even the most complicated IP problem.’

‘Disha Dewan is one of the smartest practitioners, globally, that I have had the pleasure to work with.’

‘The RK Dewan team is to me reliable and very professional in their legal practice. I had the opportunity to send them cases from several years, especially for trademark prosecution in India. I found their services of representation and legal advice of high quality. Their good reputation is well deserved. I have appreciated particularly their cooperative approach with me, as foreign associate, their attitude to dialogue, listening and understanding the client’s needs. I would recommend RK Dewan to other lawyers, if they have cases in India.’

‘Dr. Mohan Dewan is a very authorable, noble and friendly person: he has a personal attitude of listening, speaking, understanding yourself and the need of clients. This human ‘quality’, as well as his professional high reputation, is what makes him ‘special’ in comparison to other Indian lawyers.’ 

‘Ms. Disha Dewan is the ‘next generation’ of the Dewan family, with an excellent education and a bold, clear leadership on the staff. She is an excellent lawyer and IP attorney, in the path of the values of the Dewan family. I would also mention Mr. Dinesh Nair, the head of the trademark department of RK Dewan, with which I have been working for nearly three years. I have a good understanding and excellent cooperation with him; he is very prompt, professional and, like his principals, he shows a very nice human side.’

‘We select IP firm/counsel who has in-depth knowledge of all IP laws and their interplay with other laws such as contract act, customs act etc. We also like to work with a firm having experience in both IP applications as well as litigations. RK Dewan & Co has a  practical and prompt approach in providing solutions to us in addition to their vast IP experience in India and internationally. Further Dr Dewan’s personal involvement in our matters gives a comfort and useful guidance from time to time.’

‘Some of the hallmarks about RK Dewan has been promptness, efficiency, in-depth knowledge, proactiveness and practical problem solving approach. Their principal Dr Mohan Dewan has a personal connect with his clients like us and advises usefully and practically on management of our overall IPR portfolio. It’s a one stop solution to include applications, prosecution to even advise on dispute settlement relating to our IPR.’

‘The team works very coordinated with us and provides professional and quick responses to our inquiries.’ 

Key clients

Impetus Research Pvt. Ltd. Yes

Reliance Industries Limited

Parle Products Ltd

Emerson Electric Co.

Daikin Industries Ltd

Xiaomi Corporation

Cooper Corporation

The Trade & Investment Promotion Office

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Eduspark International Private Limited

VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

Grand View Research, Inc. and Grand View

Research (India) Private Limited

International Congress of Oral Implantologists


Pacific Pharmaceuticals Pte Ltd

Carl Freudenberg KG

National Payment Corporation of India

Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

National Stock Exchange

Tata Consultancy Services & Tata Classedge

Malpani Group

Mahindra Group

Electronica Hi-tech Machine Tools Pvt. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Impetus Research Pvt. Ltd. (franchisee of Gallup International, Switzerland) where the plaintiff obtained ex-parte injunction order by claiming false right over the trademark GALLUP in India.
  • Advises Reliance Industries Limited and its various subsidiaries extensively on its patent strategies in India and internationally in respect of large portfolios of patents and trade marks.
  • Representing Parle Products Ltd. on numerous litigations in the courts at New Delhi, Bangalore and elsewhere in defence of a trade dress infringement, trade mark and copyright infringement and passing off.

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
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Biotechnology
    • Nanotechnology
    • Specialty chemicals and cosmetics
    • Real estate and construction
    • Power and alternative energy
    • Agriculture
    • 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)

Principal Dr Mohan Dewandewan@rkdewanmail.com+91 20-66871222
Patent & Trade Mark Attorney | Head of Patents & Business Development Dr Niti Dewanniti_dewan@rkdewanmail.com+91 20-66871224
Niti Dewan photo Niti DewanHead of Patents & Business Development
Adv Dinesh Nair photo Adv Dinesh NairAdvocate, Trademark & Patent Attorney
Adv Amar Prakash Singh  photo Adv Amar Prakash Singh Senior Legal Advisor
Patent Attorneys, Associates and Agents : 70
Lawyers and Trademark Agents : 60
Patent and Trademark Paralegals : 20
Administrative staff : 20
English (fluent)
Hindi (and several Indian regional languages)
INTA - 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)

Our firm’s recruitment process is based on merit and merit alone. We do not discriminate on any basis including religion, caste, age, sex, disability, or economic and social background. We have team members from 16 states in India that speak over 10 different languages and come from different religions. We celebrate our differences and practice respect for everyone and that is the basis of our strength.

Case 1:

Client NameGujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd

Type Of Work – Patent Litigation and Trademark Infringement Notices

We are defending the Client in a patent infringement claim in Vadodara, Gujrat. In this matter we have also filed a revocation claim against the registered Patent of the other Party in IPAB and the matter will now be transferred to the Bombay High Court.

Also, RKD has sent more than 25 cease and desist notices to various manufacturers, sellers and intermediaries (including Amazon, Flipkart and India Mart) to take down URLS selling products infringing upon our clients Registered Trademarks. RKD has successfully stopped 18 instances of such infringement through its notices.

Case 2

Client name – Ebco Private Limited

Type of work -Design Litigation

Design Litigation & Rectification: RKD has filed three suits and is representing its client Ebco Private Limited at the Pune District Court against three defendants who were infringing the client’s registered Design in furniture hardware (specifically Table Brackets). RKD has also filed a rectification petition against the Defendant design at the Kolkata Patents & Design Registry. RKD has obtained an exparte ad-interim injunction against one of the Defendants.

Case 3:

Client Name – Daikin Industries Ltd.

Type Of Work – Trademark Litigation

In view of RKD’s stellar reputation on tackling counterfeiters, Daikin Industries availed RKD’s services via Backer Mckenzie, Japan. They had found a mark ‘’ which was applied for Trademark Registration in India and was deceptively similar to . RKD filed a notice of opposition on behalf of Daikin. The notice of Opposition is under consideration.

RKD also aided conducting a ground level investigation and procured the infringing products which were not only being sold offline but also via several online portals.

Eventually, a suit was filed online amidst the ongoing pandemic at the Commercial Court in Delhi, in August, 2020. After hearing the pleadings on behalf of Daikin Industries, represented by RKD via video conferencing, the Court was convinced that there is a serious violation of Daikin’s trademarks. On September 26, 2020, the court ordered an ex-parte ad interim injunction in favour of Daikin Industries. The court also allowed the appointment of Local Commissioners who will inspect the premises of the Defendants and seize the infringing products/materials.

Case 4:

Client Name – Tenneco Clean Air Indian Pvt. Ltd

Type Of Work – Copyright & Trade Secret dispute

L&L Products India Pvt. Ltd (L & L) filed a suit against Tenneco India for infringement of copyright in artistic work in the drawings of a heat shield and for breach of confidential information contained therein at Khed District Court. L & L India obtained an exparte ad-interim injunction and appointment of Local Commissioner. The product was being designed and developed for a customer for which the defendant has paid valuable consideration to the plaintiff. RKD is defending the Suit and the matter is now pending for hearing of the interlocutory relief.

Meanwhile, RKD have also filed a counter claim for infringement of the copyright of the Defendant’s designs by the Plaintiff, against the Plaintiff, which is being separately heard.

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