Opening a new office in Bengaluru

1 December 2017

We are pleased to inform you that RKD has decided upon expanding its operation in the southern region of the country in view of the increasing demand of our clients and to deliver prompt and speedy service with respect to the Intellectual Property Rights. We shall be shortly opening a office in Bengaluru, which is a Metro and Garden city.

We would be recruiting few Patent Associates and Lawyers shortly. Interested candidates are requested to view the job profile under the tab Full time vacancies (Direct link: and apply for a suitable vacancy or you can send your detailed resume directly to If selected, the next steps will include filling a pre-screening form, telephonic interview, a non-technical evaluation and lastly a technical evaluation.

RKD Opens New Office in China

27 November 2017

RKD is pleased to announce that it has established a new representative office in China to offer enhanced client service and a seamless experience with respect to all intellectual property matters in India & South Asia. RKD’s local Chinese representative, Dr Yanshuang Zou is a qualified patent attorney and lawyer. Together, RKD’s India & China offices will provide real time advice and support to Chinese clients and associates while ensuring they have all the necessary up to date information on the Indian market & IP landscape to take informed business decisions. With the increasing cooperation between India & China in recent years, RKD is pleased to encourage IP rights creation, enforcement and technology transfer to facilitate a bridge of innovation between the two countries.

Award to RKD

3 July 2018

Dr Mohan Dewan has been awarded “IP Gems of India 2018”at the ‘Questel Orbit Event’ held on 3rd July 2018 at Gurgaon

Our firm R.K. Dewan has been awarded “IP Excellence in INDIA 2018” at the ‘Questel Orbit Event’ held on 3rd July 2018 at Gurgaon

RKD 75th Anniversary celebrations begin!

7 September 2017

To kickstart its 75th anniversary celebrations, RKD organized an inter-office retreat on 07-09th September 2017 at the beautiful Fariyas Resort in Lonavala, India. Over a 100 team members came together to mark the occasion in a multi-faceted 3 day event. The events included exploring the local sights including the wax museum, scary house & mirror maze, individual/team games & prizes and water park & ziplining adventures. The team was also super enthusiastic about a 7am High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) exercize session on the hotel grounds. Just before the gala dinner & DJ night, about 40 team members performed in a cultural show showcasing their musical, artistic and dance talents. Many team members had very interesting experiences to share about their time at RKD, right from the newest joinee to the seniormost leaders who have been with the firm for over 30 years! Dr Niti Dewan talked about the the history and growth of RKD from a small 120 sq foot office in Mumbai to over 12,000 sq ft offices across 6 cities; while others talked about loving the biweekly yoga classes and team picnics. While addressing the RKD family, Dr Mohan Dewan remembered his father, Raj Kumar Dewan, the founder of the firm and his amazing vision to start an IP firm in India in the year 1942, whose legacy continues to this very day.

Insights by Disha Dewan on the India Life Sciences landscape

16 November 2017

Disha Dewan, Patent Attorney & RKD’s Head of Global Business Operations, was invited to speak at the CIPA Life Sciences Conference held at Whittlebury Hall, Towcester, UK on 16-17th November 2017. This conference is known to provide unrivalled expert insight into the latest developments in patents, regulatory and IP law in the global life science industry. With a focus on the pharma, biotechnology & medical technology sectors, Disha’s talk focused on latest developments in India while keeping with the theme “Dispelling Myths about patents in India”.

Laurels for RKD!

7 December 2018

The Patent Agent Examination in India, was held on October 28, 2018. From a total complement of 25 extremely talented engineers and scientists at our Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore offices here at RKD, 22 individuals were listed in the published merit list and have successfully cleared the written examination of the Patent Agent Exam, 2018. Their accomplishment has made the firm feel proud of them.

Thus, on this occasion we extend our hearty congratulations to each individual, who has cleared the examination and has also struck a perfect balance between studying and delivering proficient services to our Clients.

Patent Agent Congratulations!

28 January 2019

A complement of 21 skilled engineers and scientists working out of our Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Bengaluru offices have successfully cleared the Patent Agent Examination, 2018. Mr. Gaurang Dhond from Pune is among the top 10 scorers all over India. Our super girls of RKD, viz., Ms. Bhagyashree Laghate and Ms. Sharvari Kelkar from Pune were not far behind and have both scored above 200 out of a total of 250 in the Patent Agent Exam.

All the qualifiers have made us feel elated and we at RKD are extremely proud and extend our heartiest congratulations to the newly inducted Patent Agents at our Firm.

India Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year 2019

13 April 2019

We are honoured to announce that RKD was awarded the "India Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year 2019" by Managing Intellectual Property on March 20th 2019 in Hong Kong. Thank you to our clients and colleagues for your continued support and faith in us.
India Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year 2019

Speaker at IP Conference on Intellectual Property Fundamentals For Scientists: The IP Generators

30 July 2019

Ms Amrita Gurunathan, Patent Assoicate from our Bangalore office was invited by Acharya and BM Reddy college of Pharmacy to give a talk in an IP conference on July 18, 2019 for 1hr.

Speaker at ICC-IPO IPR Awareness Program, Lucknow

6 August 2019

On 31st July, 2019 R.K. Dewan & Co. was invited by ICC to address students & academicians at University of Lucknow, Lucknow. Representing the firm, Ms. Shreya Saxena, Advocate at our Delhi office, attended as speaker. She touched on Protecting IP Rights: Registration Procedures & Issues faced. The event was organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Intellectual Property Office (IPO) under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India in association with the University. The session created IPR awareness & appreciation among the University students, putting them on the path to becoming empowered creators, innovators & protectors of IP rights.

Recognition is its own reward

29 August 2019

Dr. Niti Dewan was conferred with the IP Gems Recognition Award for her stellar contributions to the field of Intellectual Property. In addition to that honour, our decades-established, veteran law firm RK Dewan & Co. was presented with the IP Excellence Recognition Award at the Questel Executive IP Summit 2019.

Our Senior Patent Consultant, Dr. Rajinder Sapru received both awards on RKD’s behalf, from Mr. Jeferson Staelens, Product Manager and Head of Questel, Singapore and Mr. Sandeep Mishra, Director of Sales, Questel, India & Middle East.

The awards function held on 23rd August at the luxury, 5-star hotel, The Lalit, Mumbai, was organised by Questel, a global, end-to-end IP solutions provider.

Congratulations and a big Thank You to all our teams and offices for bagging not one, but two trophies! It was indeed a pleasure to bring them home.

Recognition is its own reward

Speaking About IP & The Pharmacy Industry At Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Mumbai University, Navi Mumbai

6 September 2019

Disha Dewan represented R. K. Dewan & Co. at the IPR Awareness Workshop on August 27, conducted at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Pharmacy, Mumbai University, Navi Mumbai. As a part of the program, she addressed 100 students (Final Year B. Pharm and M. Pharm.) and 22 Faculty Members, speaking about "Introduction to IP: Patents" and also "The Pharma Patent Landscape in India", from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

We, at R. K. Dewan & Co., are proud to have been a part of this event, and look forward to keep promoting the cause of Intellectual Property protection for a long time to come!

Covid 19 update: Together we stand

10 April 2020

Dear clients, friends, and colleagues,

Since the last few days we have received multiple queries regarding filing of the applications/ documents, deadlines, notarization/legalization of documents etc. due to the Covid-19 lockdown faced by many countries across the world.

We understand that the lockdowns have caused the process of obtaining the original documents, notarization/legalization etc., if not very difficult, impossible. Thus, the question of how to face the upcoming deadlines remains unanswered.

Due to nationwide lockdown until April 14, 2020 announced by the Government of India, the operations of various institutions have been suspended till April 14, 2020 which might extend though there is no official notification till date.

Moreover, even if the IP Office in India reopens, the provision to file requests for extension of time shall be entertained by the concerned IP Office considering the ongoing pandemic as force majeure and thereafter documents can be filed with ease.

This is to inform you that R.K. Dewan is fully functional (work from home) to provide you full assistance in e-filing of forms/documents pertaining to your Intellectual Property before respective IP Office, India. We, therefore, recommend you to not delay in filing of forms/documents for unavailability of original/notarized/legalized documents. Requirement of any such nature, if any, can be complied with after the situation becomes normal.

For any other assistance or query, feel free to reach out to us.

IP India update

17 April 2020

Office of CGPDTM, Mumbai Govt. of India


Dated 15th April, 2020

Further to Public Notice (Corrigendum) dated 25th March 2020 and in compliance to the ORDER No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 14th April, 2020 of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, all the Offices under administrative control of O/o CGPDTM shall not be physically accessible to public (in person) for a further period up to 03rd May 2020 with effect from 15.04.2020. In view of the above, the relaxation notified in the Public Notice shall also be extended accordingly. All the hearings scheduled upto 03rd May 2020 also stand adjourned with fresh hearing dates to be notified thereafter.

Note: e-filing services of the offices under the CGPDTM shall remain un-affected and would be available 24x7.

Sd/- Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks

News from RKDewan

18 May 2021

“With great pride and all humility, I wish to inform all of you that the RKDewan Team was recognized in the IP world with the following awards and accolades. Credit goes to each member of the RKDewan Team who worked sincerely, diligently, and ceaselessly in the interests of the Clients. This is an effort of the whole team. At the same time, I appreciate and am grateful to our Clients and Associates all over the world, who entrusted assignments in our care which enabled us to earn these accolades.”

-        Dr. Mohan Dewan

Principal, R K Dewan & Co.

Legal 500 2021

Tier 1 firm

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2021

Intellectual Property - Band 1

Individual : IP Litigation - Dr. Mohan Dewan Band 3

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2021

Life Sciences - Band 2

Individual :
Spotlight Table - Dr. Niti Dewan

IAm 1000

Highly Recommended Firm (Prosecution)

Recommended Firm (Litigation & Strategy),

 The Trademark Lawyer Magazine

Included within the Top 10 Trademark firms in The Trademark Lawyer Magazine Law Firm Rankings 2021/22 for "Most Well-Respected Law Firm 2021.


Patent prosecution (2020) - Tier 1
Patent contentious (2020) - Tier 2
Trade mark contentious (2021) - Tier 2
Trade mark prosecution (2021) - Tier 1
Copyright & related rights (2020) - Notable Firms

Niti Dewan ranked as Top 250 Women in IP

Mohan Dewan recognized as both a Patent & Trademark IP Star

Disha Dewan Ranked as Notable Practitioner

Ameet Deshpande, A.K. Balaji & Bikash Ghorai - Rising Stars

 MIP's Asia Pacific

Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year


Tier 2 - Enforcement and Litigation

Tier 2 - Prosecution and Strategy

Asia IP - Patent Prosecution - Tier 2

Tier 2- Trademark Prosecution

Tier 2- Trademark Contentious


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