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Dr Niti Dewan invited as a distinguished panellist.

9 September 2023

 

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” – Kenneth H. Blanchard

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, Dr Niti Dewan is invited as a distinguished panellist at Café EQ 5.0, to share her invaluable expertise in leadership and business development and uncover the true potential of Emotional Intelligence, encircling the theme "Learn to Lead & Influence Effectively" on September 9th, 2023 Saturday, from 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM at Strategy Hall, Hotel Blue Diamond Koregaon Park, Pune.

The panel for the event will also be graced with the presence of Mr. Manoj Apte, RJ Sangram Khopade and Mr. Adeeth Joshii and the discussion shall be moderated by Dr. Prateek Surana.

Reserve your spot now for an exceptional event with inspiration and opportunities for personal growth.

Secure your spot today by registering through the link below:

https://cafeeq.quantumfoundation.in/

R K Dewan & Co. recognized in the esteemed Indian Law Firm Awards 2023

24 August 2023

 
We are proud to announce that, R K Dewan & Co has been recognised for its Pharma & Life Sciences practice area, by the Indian Business Law Journal in the esteemed Indian Law Firm Awards 2023 rankings!!
 
Throughout the year, India Business Law Journal’s editorial team conducted rigorous research to select the winners of the Indian Law Firm Awards based on several nominations and endorsements received from in-house counsels, senior corporate executives and legal professionals around the world, as well as hundreds of submissions from Indian law firms, across numerous jurisdictions to recognize the hard work, ingenuity and excellence which individuals and firms have achieved.

We thank our clients who have continuously trusted our work as well as our team for this achievement!
 

Dr. Mohan Dewan invited as a distinguished speaker by the GIPC

19 August 2023

 
R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, recently Dr. Mohan Dewan was invited as a distinguished speaker to address a session at the Automobile & IP Workshop organised by the Global IP Convention (GIPC) on August 19th, 2023 at the Hyatt, Pune.

Dr. Dewan elucidated the professionals, researchers and automotive enthusiasts in his session on "Counterfeiting of Auto-Parts" which included identification and solving of problems and practical strategies to take informed decisions and immediate actions.  He further highlighted the emerging issues in IPR within the automotive landscape and the importance to study the same in order to foster innovation, growth and development.

R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the GIPC for organizing this workshop and looks forward to many more such events in the future for a better IPR aware world and society.

Dr. Mohan Dewan invited as a distinguished speaker by the CCLEA & ICAI

18 August 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, recently Dr. Mohan Dewan was invited as a distinguished speaker to address an online session; as a part of a Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) laws organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the Committee on Commercial Laws, Economic Advisory on August 18, 2023.

Dr. Dewan elucidated the participants of the course on Identifying & Recognizing IP and Development of Self IPR; as well as spoke on the emerging issues in IPR.

The ICAI is a Statutory Body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for the regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountancy in India. For over 75 years of its existence, ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier Accounting Body not only in India but also globally.

The Committee on Commercial Laws, Economic Advisory & NPO Cooperative of ICAI, aims to undertake knowledge dissemination activities to technically equip/broaden the scope of expertise of its members to enable them to derive advantages in the rapidly changing scenario and enable them to render various business advisory and support services, to contribute to economic development of India.

R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the Committee for its initiatives and looks forward to many more such events in the future for a better IPR aware world and society.

R K Dewan & Co. at the Alternate Dispute Resolution Association, UPES, Dehradun

14 August 2023

 
R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, our firm is invited by the prestigious Alternate Dispute Resolution Association, UPES, Dehradun, as an institutional partner at "Madhyastham - UPES ADR Fest'23" in the months of August (25th-26th) and September (15th-16th). This fest will witness two national competitions i.e. National Mediation and National Negotiation Competition.

R K Dewan & Co. looks forward to collaborating for many more such events in the future for a better IPR & ADR Aware world and society.

The 
Alternate Dispute Resolution Association, UPES is constituted with the purpose to facilitate and promote alternate dispute resolution mechanisms and develop the skills required in Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation.

R K Dewan & Co. at Restart Solar Energy India Conference 2023

12 August 2023

 
R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that our firm was invited to speak at the prestigious Renewable Energy Conference organized by Restart Solar India, held at CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre, Navi Mumbai. The conference was held on 4th August, 2023 and was attended by a number of companies associated with the business of renewable energy in India.

Dr. Rajinder Kumar S. (Senior Patent Consultant), on behalf of our firm, spoke on Intellectual property and renewable energy. At the outset, the Dr. Sapru spoke about intellectual property, its types and the importance of registering intellectual property. It was brought out that the world, including India, is moving away from research and development in fossil fuels and is increasingly innovating in the renewable energy. Greater focus on renewable energy was substantiated with statistics drawing a comparison of the number of patent applications filed for the fossil fuels and for the renewable energy in the last 5 years. He further elucidated on the number of patent applications filed for renewable energy far outweighed the number of patent applications filed for the fossil fuels in India by conducting statistical exercise giving a break-up of the %age of patent applications filed in the solar, wind, geothermal, tidal and hydroelectric energy and the applications filed in the conventional energy. The audience was also apprised that lenders are more inclined to lend for green energy than lending for fossil fuel energy production. It was shared that the Govt. of India has made commitment to generate 50GW of renewable energy each year for the next 5 years and that there is a huge opportunity for innovation in the renewable energy in India considering limited resources of fossil fuels, commitment for meeting net-zero target, climate change and the necessity of reduction of import of the fossil fuels.

R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to Restart Solar for inviting R K Dewan and Company to speak at the Renewable Energy Conference and looks forward to many more such events in the future for a better IPR Aware world and society. 

Dr Mohan Dewan completes 50 Years (1973-2023) of Advocacy!

3 August 2023

 

R K Dewan & Co. proudly shares that on this 3rd August, 2023, Dr Mohan Dewan has achieved the milestone of completing 50 Years (1973-2023) of Advocacy!

A stalwart of the Indian IP arena with over 50 years of experience in intellectual property practice, both prosecution and litigation, Dr. Dewan serves over 6000 clients in India & internationally. An acknowledged expert in patent practice, he has drafted over 8000 patent specifications in all technology areas, a majority of which have been granted. Dr. Dewan also has litigation practice in all levels of courts in India, both civil and criminal. An INTA volunteer for more than 15 years, Dr. Dewan has been a top contributor; authoring a remarkable number of Law & Practice updates covering Indian case laws, for the INTA Bulletin. He is frequently invited to conduct seminars, workshops, and training programs for students, executives, IP professionals and IP Office examiners etc.

We at R K Dewan & Co. honour your remarkable success and dedication and are blessed have you as our guiding force.

Dr Niti Dewan recognized as a ‘Global IP Leader’ in the WIPR Leaders Directory, 2023

7 July 2023

 
R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that Dr Niti Dewan has been recognized in the newly released 2023 edition of the WIPR - World IP Review Leaders Directory as a Global IP Leader!

Dr Niti Dewan, a medical doctor, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, heads the Patents Department, Business Development and Administration at R K Dewan & Co. With over 25 years of experience in the field of IP, she specializes in Patent drafting, search & analysis, international patent filing and prosecution. Her sectors of speciality are the life sciences, biosciences, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automobiles, IT, nanotechnology and material sciences. She has been instrumental in drafting IP policies for various corporates and academic institutions.

She handles and supervises the requirements for the domestic & international patent portfolios of R K Dewan & Co clients in over 100+ countries worldwide. As a certified patent valuation analyst, she frequently advises clients on their IP strategy and is actively involved in IP commercialization including assignments, franchising and technology transfer. An International Trademark Association (INTA) member for 13 years, she also serves on the committee and is a member of several prestigious organizations like AIPPI, APAA, FICPI - International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), MARQUES etc. In addition to her client-focused practice,

Niti is actively involved in advancing the field of intellectual property law. She is a regular contributor to publications, conferences, and participates in a variety of professional organisations dedicated to promoting the understanding and development of IP rights.
She has been recognized as a ‘Distinguished practitioner in IP’ in India by several prestigious organizations.

Her commitment to delivering exceptional service and her dedication to protecting the intellectual property rights of the firm’s clients sets her apart from others in the industry. This acknowledgement is a testament to her outstanding abilities and the respect she has earned from her peers and clients. 

R K Dewan & Co. celebrates in Goa as it completes 80 years

30 June 2023

Intellectual Property Firms play a crucial role in protecting and managing the rights to intangible assets such as patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights etc. Their role is to ensure that these assets are safeguarded and that their rightful owners are given due credit and compensation. The integrity of an intellectual property firm is of utmost importance, as it directly impacts the trust and confidence that clients have in their ability to manage and protect their assets. A firm with high levels of integrity will uphold ethical standards, maintain confidentiality, and act in the best interests of its clients at all times. To ensure the integrity of an intellectual property firm, it is important to look for certain qualities such as transparency, professionalism, and a commitment to upholding ethical standards. This means adhering to strict codes of conduct, maintaining clear communication with clients, and taking all necessary steps to protect their assets. Ultimately, the integrity of an intellectual property firm is a reflection of its commitment to delivering high-quality services and protecting the rights of its clients. As such, it is essential that firms prioritize integrity in all of their operations and interactions with clients and stakeholders.

R K Dewan & Co. recently celebrated 80 years of successful operations as one of the leading intellectual property firms in India coupled with a great sense of integrity. The event was held on June 30, 2023, to July 3, 2023, at the Alila Diwa, Goa, which is a beautiful and serene resort located in the picturesque village of Betalbatim in South Goa. Nestled amidst lush greenery and just a stone's throw away from the pristine white sandy beaches, Alia Diwa offers a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and nature. The celebrations were attended by the team members of all the pan-India offices of R K Dewan & Co. (Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Indore, Bangalore and Kolkata).



The celebrations began with a welcome speech by the Principal of the firm, Dr. Mohan Dewan who spoke about the humble beginnings of the firm and how it has grown to become one of the most respected intellectual property firms in the country. He also spoke about the importance of intellectual property in today's business landscape and how the firm has been at the forefront of protecting the rights of innovators and inventors. He also addressed the gathering at large and shared his expectations regarding the journey forward. The event also included a panel discussion on the topic of "Intellectual Property and Business Strategy". Thereafter various key members of the RKD family also shared their experiences in this remarkable journey of protection of inventions and innovations and also discussed the importance of intellectual property in maintaining a competitive advantage and the challenges faced by businesses in protecting their intellectual property rights and the firm's way forward.

The celebrations consisted of various events which included yoga, group and team-building activities, live band performance, mesmerizing talent shows and even a DJ night. The event concluded with a gala dinner and cultural program which was attended by over 200 guests, including clients, partners, and employees of the firm. The cultural program featured melodious songs, poetry and dance performances, followed by an iconic Fashion show, showcasing the rich ‘RKDian’ talent.

Overall, the 80 years celebration of R K Dewan and Company was a fitting tribute to a company that has been at the forefront of protecting intellectual property rights in India. The event was a grand success, reflecting the firm's dedication to excellence and innovation in the field of intellectual property. It provided a platform for industry experts, clients, and partners to come together and discuss the latest trends and challenges in the field, and it highlighted the firm's contributions to the industry and its commitment to protecting the rights of innovators and inventors and steps ahead of institutionalization of the firm in a systematic manner with a commitment to look forward to many more milestones and receiving multiple opportunities to learn, unlearn, and relearn. Till then from Eighty to Infinity…

(We appreciate Bar & Bench for covering our journey as R K Dewan & Co completes its 80 years of dedicated and excellent service in the IP field, making us one of the longest-standing IP law firms in India. Read the full story here: https://www.barandbench.com/news/corporate/ip-law-firm-rk-dewan-co-completes-80-years)

Comprehensive IPR Workshop at the HPCL by Dr. Mohan Dewan

8 June 2023

“Knowledge of intellectual property is knowing the difference between, what you have a right to do & what is right to do.”

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, recently Dr. Mohan Dewan was invited as a distinguished guest to conduct a comprehensive workshop on Intellectual Property Rights for the employees of the innovation & business units of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) at the HPCL Mumbai Retail Registered Office on 8Th June 2023, Bandra, Mumbai.

Dr. Dewan conducted the workshop encompassing;

i. Trademarks

- Introduction to Trademarks

- Differentiation between registered and unregistered trademarks – Benefits of registration – Brand loyalty and goodwill development

- Passing off

- Trademark Registration Process –Availability Search - Objections of Registry – Publication in TM Journal – Oppositions by 3rd Parties – Registration – Challenge in case of rejection of application

- Use and Maintenance of Trademark

- Trademark Protection – Various remedies against Infringement along with Success stories

- Assignment

 

ii. Copyrights

- What can be copyrighted? Computer program?

- Process of getting copyright registration

- Benefits of registration

- License/Permissions for use in marketing campaigns/commercial premises

- Infringement/Enforcement

 

iii. Designs

- What it pertains to and significance?

- Process of getting design registration

- Benefits of registration

- Infringement/Enforcement

 

iv. Patents

- Ingredients of patents

- Patents in marketing operations?

as well as the emerging issues in IPR and the importance to study the same in order to foster innovation, growth and development.

The R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the HPCL for the organization of the workshop and looks forward to many more such events in the future for a better IPR aware world and society.

Advance Software Patent training for the Emerson Group conducted by Dr. Mohan Dewan

31 May 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, recently Dr. Mohan Dewan conducted a lecture series on Advance Software Patent training for the employees of the innovation & business units of Emerson Group on 31st May and 2nd June, 2023.

Dr. Dewan enlightened the participants on the emerging trends in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning software patenting and customized the said training lecture series as per the needs of Emerson teams.

The Emerson Group has been organizing such training webinars with the aim of fostering innovation and development.

The R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the Emerson Group and looks forward to many more such events in the future for a better IPR aware world and society.

R K Dewan & Co. at the INTA, 2023

20 May 2023

 
 

This year Singapore hosted the prestigious 145th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA), attracting experts from all around the world to engage in discussions, network, and learn about the newest developments in intellectual property highlighting the interplay of human brilliance and technical advances, at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre from May 16, 2023 to May 20, 2023.

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that Dr. Mohan Dewan (Advocate, Patent & Trademark Attorney | Principal), Dr. Niti Dewan (Patent & Trade Mark Attorney | Head of Patents & Business Development), Adv. Dinesh Nair (Patent & Trade Mark Attorney), Dr. Rajinder Kumar Sapru, (Senior Patent Consultant), Adv. Ameet Deshpande (Litigator & Trademark Attorney), Adv. Sanjeev Sharma (IP Attorney - International Trademarks), Adv. Nithya S. (Litigator & Patent Agent) and Adv. Isha Gandhi (Senior Legal Associate) on behalf of our firm, were privileged to attend what can be said to be one of the world’s largest conclaves which hosts several industry leaders.

One of the major themes at the INTA 2023 revolved around technological advancement and the adoption of such innovations in the current regime like evaluating the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) in trademark protection and enforcement. The discussions were thought-provoking, and the knowledge shared was invaluable. The networking sessions provided our team with valuable connections and potential collaborations that would strengthen the future of brand protection.

Continuing the themes from earlier years, INTA 2023 also offered fascinating panel discussions on growing legal concerns in the digital era during which the ramifications of block chain technology for trademark rights and the possibilities of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in intellectual property were discussed. The discussions emphasized the necessity of adaptability in a fast-changing world, as well as the need for inventive tactics to defend brands in the face of new and distinct problems.

Beyond the official sessions, R K Dewan and Co interacted with several members of the IP Fraternity as well as inspiring individuals at our own Booth establishing vital acquaintances. Singapore provided a bustling backdrop, where the RKD team was privileged to be exposed to the different aspects of its rich cultural heritage, culinary delights, and the architectural marvels.

We extend our appreciation to the organizers of the INTA for creating an event that fostered innovation and professional growth and strengthened RK Dewan & Co.’s ties with the associates all over the world.

R K Dewan & Co. featured in the 2023 edition of the Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific)

9 May 2023

We are proud to announce that, R K Dewan & Co. has been featured in the 2023 edition of the Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific)and has been recognized  as a Tier 2 firm for Dispute Resolution – Intellectual Property, 2023”!

                                                                                                                  

Renowned for its strong domestic and international connections as well as an efficient approach to filings, R K Dewan & Co is the preferred Intellectual Property firm of many top Indian companies, multinationals, Fortune 500 companies and start-ups across a broad spectrum of industries & all technology sectors. The firm has completed over 80 years of dedicated and excellent service in the IP field, one of the longest standing IP law firms in India with the highest reputation for quality, honesty, and expertise and represents over 6,000 corporate and individual clients worldwide.

 

We are humbled by this recognition by the Benchmark Litigation; a definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers and thank our clients who have continuously trusted our work as well as our team for this achievement!

Dr Mohan Dewan recognized as a ‘Litigation Star’ in the Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific) 2023 edition

9 May 2023

R K Dewan & Co. proudly shares that Dr Mohan Dewan has been recognised as a ‘Litigation Star’ and featured in the 2023 edition of the Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific)!
 
A stalwart of the Indian IP arena with over 50 years of experience in intellectual property practice, both prosecution and litigation, Dr. Dewan serves over 6000 clients in India & internationally. An acknowledged expert in patent practice, he has drafted over 8000 patent specifications in all technology areas, a majority of which have been granted. Dr. Dewan also has litigation practice in all levels of courts in India, both civil and criminal. An INTA volunteer for more than 15 years, Dr. Dewan has been a top contributor; authoring a remarkable number of Law & Practice updates covering Indian case laws, for the INTA Bulletin. He is frequently invited to conduct seminars, workshops, and training programs for students, executives, IP professionals and IP Office examiners etc.
 
The Benchmark Litigation is a definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers which provide rankings based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients as well as analysis of the market’s most important cases and firm developments.

R K Dewan & Co. at the Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune

8 May 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, our firm was invited by the prestigious Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, to deliver a lecture on May 8, 2023.

On behalf of our firm, Adv. Ranjit Wagh (Senior Legal Associate) successfully delivered the lecture on the “Fundamentals of Constitutional Law and its Correlation with respect to the Emerging Intellectual Property Trends in India” illuminating the students, faculties and research scholars with relevant case studies.

R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the entire Department of Engineering, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University for organizing this wonderful event and looks forward to many more such events in the future for a better IPR Aware world and society.

R K Dewan & Co at the ChemExpo India 2023

29 April 2023

We at R K Dewan & Co. are delighted to share our firm’s participation in Asia's leading comprehensive showcase of Indian capabilities in the broad chemical industry, the ChemExpo India 2023/ ChemProTech India 2023/ ChemLogistics India 2023 on April 18 & 19, 2023 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India

Prof. (Dr.) Amit Kumar Tiwari on behalf of our firm, was our expert for advisory and services pertaining to the timely protection of Intellectual Property and interacting with Exhibitors & companies from all around the world to exchange best practices and further the awareness andsustenance of IP.

World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leaders 2023

29 April 2023

R K Dewan & Co. proudly shares that Dr Mohan Dewan, Dr Niti Dewan & Adv. Nirbhay Bhardwaj of our firm have been recognised and featured as World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leaders 2023!

A stalwart of the Indian IP arena with over 50 years of experience in intellectual property practice, both prosecution and litigation, Dr Dewan serves over 6000 clients in India & internationally. An acknowledged expert in patent practice, he has drafted over 8000 patent specifications in all technology areas, a majority of which have been granted. Dr Dewan also has litigation practice in all levels of courts in India, both civil and criminal. An International Trademark Association (INTA) volunteer for more than 15 years, Dr Dewan has been a top contributor; authoring a remarkable number of Law & Practice updates covering Indian case laws, for the INTA Bulletin.

Dr Niti Dewan, a medical doctor, Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, heads the Patents Department, Business Development and Administration at R K Dewan & Co. With over 25 years of experience in the field of IP, she specializes in Patent drafting, search & analysis, international patent filing and prosecution. She has also been instrumental in drafting IP policies for various corporates and academic institutions. She handles and supervises the requirements for the domestic & international patent portfolios of R K Dewan & Co clients in over 100+ countries worldwide. As a certified patent valuation analyst, she frequently advises clients on their IP strategy and is actively involved in IP commercialization including assignments, franchising and technology transfer. An International Trademark Association (INTA) member for 13 years, she also serves on the committee and is a member of several prestigious organizations like AIPPI, APAA, FICPI - International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), MARQUES etc. She has been recognized as a ‘Distinguished practitioner in IP’ in India by several prestigious organizations including Chambers & Partners, AsiaLaw Profiles, Managing IP Stars, IAM Patent 1000 & Legal 500.

Adv. Bhardwaj is a Senior Litigator and heads the Delhi office of R K Dewan & Co. With over 40 years of experience in the IP arena, he is an astute litigator, having handled infringement and passing-off cases with regards to all the verticals of Intellectual Property in different tiers of the judiciary. Along with Dr Mohan Dewan, he has pioneered anti-counterfeiting actions in the music and publishing industry in India. He has razor-sharp expertise in agreement drafting, particularly for the entertainment industry and has been an adviser to the largest music & recording company in India. An active member of the Delhi High Court Bar and International Trademark Association (INTA) member, he has conducted several seminars & workshops in various parts of the country. He was also named as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution by the AsiaLaw Profiles.

The WIPR Leaders directory is a global list that features over 1,700 lawyers across patent, trademark, and copyright practices and showcases the industry’s most valued IP leaders.

The WIPR Leaders directory is a global list that features over 1,700 lawyers across patent, trademark, and copyright practices and showcases the industry’s most valued IP leaders.

R K Dewan & Co. at the IISR

26 April 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, our firm was invited by the prestigious ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Kozhikode to organize a virtual interactive session on the occasion of celebrating the World Intellectual Property Day, with the aim of increasing general awareness and understanding of IP on April 26, 2023.

Adv. Nithya S. (Senior Legal Associate) & Ms. Amrita G. (Senior Patent Associate) on behalf of our firm successfully delivered a lecture in line with the theme of the seminar namely, "Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity" and illuminated the IISR fraternity on IP related aspects particularly in agriculture.

The World IP Day is an opportunity to highlight the role that IP rights, such as, patents, copyrights, designs, trademarks, plant varieties, technology licensing, IP audits, IP litigation play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

R K Dewan & Co. at the SRM University

26 April 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, Mr. Deepak Singh (Team Leader & Senior Patent Attorney) & Mr. Deepak Thakur (Patent Attorney) of our firm were invited as Chief Guests to celebrate the World Intellectual Property Day at the SRM University, Delhi-NCR (Sonepat), on April 26, 2023.

Our associates successfully delivered their lectures in line with the theme of the event namely, ‘Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity’ illuminating the crucial role that women have played in the field of Intellectual Property Rights for many years.

R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the SRM University (Faculty of Law), team for the wonderful organization and looks forward to many more such events in the future.

R K Dewan & Co. at the NRDC, Government of India

26 April 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that our firm participated in the ‘Festival of Innovation & Research in Science & Technology (F.I.R.S.T)’ celebrating the World Intellectual Property Day at the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), an enterprise under Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on April 26, 2023.

Adv. Anju Agrawal (Senior Litigator), represented our firm at the event which was conducted in the form of panel discussions and sessions, delivered by distinguished women professionals from the IP & Transfer of Technology (ToT) community; celebrating the journey, achievements, success, and experiences of women creators, inventors, entrepreneurs and professionals working in the field of Science & Technology.

The festival highlighted the importance of IP and Transfer of Technology in the innovation taking place at academic, R&D institutions and the industry and the major challenges in achieving a successful outcome in the ongoing innovation system in the country.

R K Dewan & Co. at the VIT University, Andhra Pradesh

26 April 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, our firm was invited by the prestigious VIT University (School of Law), Andhra Pradesh, to deliver a talk at the National Seminar celebrating Think, Innovate, Protect: World Intellectual Property Day, on April 26, 2023.

Adv. Isha Gandhi. (Senior Legal Associate), on behalf of our firm successfully delivered the talk on “Who owns the Copyright with respect to the content generated by an AI” to the students, faculties and research scholars with case studies.

The panel for the seminar was also graced with the presence of Justice A. Muhamed Mustaque, (Judge, High Court of Kerala)

R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the VIT University and wishes all the stakeholders of innovation a very Happy World Intellectual Property Day!

R K Dewan & Co. recognized as a “Top Tier/Tier 1 firm for Trademark Prosecution, 2023”!

24 April 2023

We are proud to announce that, R K Dewan & Co. has again been included in 2023 edition of IP STARS by Managing IP, featuring as one of the recommended leading firms for trade mark filing/prosecution and disputes work and recognized as a “Top Tier/Tier 1 firm for Trademark Prosecution, 2023”!

Renowned for its strong domestic and international connections as well as an efficient approach to filings, R K Dewan & Co is the preferred Intellectual Property firm of many top Indian companies, multinationals, Fortune 500 companies and start-ups across a broad spectrum of industries & all technology sectors. The firm has completed over 80 years of dedicated and excellent service in the IP field, one of the longest standing IP law firms in India with the highest reputation for quality, honesty, and expertise and represents over 6,000 corporate and individual clients worldwide.

We are humbled by this recognition by the IP STARS rankings; research for which is conducted throughout the year, across more than 70 jurisdictions. We thank our clients who have continuously trusted our work as well as our team for this achievement!

R K Dewan & Co. at the GIPC, 2023

31 March 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that our colleagues, Ms. Smita Bhutkar, (Patent Agent & Team Lead – Chemical & Pharmaceuticals), Adv. Deepak Singh (Team Lead – Patents Engineering), Mr. Rakesh Kumar Singh (Patent Attorney & Head of Patent Prosecution - Engineering) and Ms. Juno Jose (Patent Associate) attended the 14th Global IP Convention (GIPC) on 18-19th February 2023 in the Marriott Resort and Spa, Goa.

The GIPC is Asia's leading conference for in-house IP counsels and innovators to interact with IP attorneys from around the world to discuss best practices and solutions to maximize the value of their innovation and IP. Since 2009, more than three thousand nine hundred delegates have participated from over fifty countries.

R K Dewan & Co. at the World Intellectual Property Forum, 2023

31 March 2023

The World Intellectual Property Forum (WIPF) was held from the 20th to the 23rd of February 2023 at the Hotel Shangri-La in Bengaluru, India. This year, the conference focussed on 'Intellectual Property: The Race to Digital Transformation' and provided great opportunities for networking, and knowledge sharing among the various stakeholders of research & innovation in India and abroad.

The R K Dewan & Co team was led by our Principal Dr. Mohan Dewan and accompanied by Dr. Niti Dewan, Ms. Anju Agarwal, Prof. (Dr.) Amit Kumar Tiwari, Mr. Dhaval Prakash and Ms. Amrita Gurunathan. On Day-1 a very engaging IP Quiz was conducted by our Principal Dr. Mohan Dewan and appreciated by everyone including the winners. The digital edge of the IP Quiz was one of the most promising and thrilling parts of this event.

The World Intellectual Property Forum honored Dr. Niti Dewan (Patent & Trade Mark Attorney, Head of Patents & Business Development) as one of the most "Powerful Women in Intellectual Property 2023" awards for her very special journey in the field of creation & innovation.

On Day-2 our Principal Dr. Mohan Dewan chaired a thought-provoking discussion titled "How does AI & Robotics healthcare influence Intellectual Property". with co-panelist Ms. Debolina Partap, Senior Vice President - Legal and Group General Counsel, Wockhardt Limited (India), Mr. Ankur Garg, Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (India), Dr. Sachin K. Agrawal, Head - Digital and AI Innovation, Sony Research India Pvt. Ltd. (India), Dr. Aloknath De, CEO, Cyber-Physical Systems Co. (India) and Dr. Jakob Valvoda, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert (Germany). The insightful session enabled new areas of creation and innovation in the field of Robotics and AI and gave future directions to this important upcoming field.

Dr. Dewan chaired yet another important and relevant discussion titled "Generic Product Development Strategies" which focussed on the role, applications, affordability, and availability of Generic drugs with an emphasis on Intellectual Property.

On Day-3 Dr. Niti Dewan present her views on a very important topic titled "Green Revolution in IP: Challenges in the real world and the road ahead".

The WIPF, 2023 was a wonderful experience for the team RKD which interacted with over 700 Intellectual Property (IP) experts and was pleased to meet creators and fellow IP colleagues. The event has encircled the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which means "The World Is One Family" and brings all the stakeholders of research & innovation together on one platform. The team RKD is looking forward to more such events in the future.

R K Dewan & Co. at the 4th Pune International Business Summit, 2023

31 March 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that our colleagues, Dr. Rajinder Kumar Sapru, (Senior Patent Consultant), Mr. Milind Joshi (Senior Patent Associate), Adv. Shubham Borkar (Legal Associate) and Adv. Arjun Pradhan (Legal Associate) on behalf of our firm, attended the 4th Pune International Business Summit, 2023 organized by the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture ((MCCIA)) on 20-21st February 2023 at the JW Marriott, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune.

In the session moderated by Adv. Arjun Pradhan & Adv. Shubham Borkar, on 21st February 2023 on R&D Propelling International Business, Dr. Sapru & Mr. Joshi shared their varied experiences from their former industries namely the automotive and upstream oil sector respectively and shed light on the present with respect to the measures undertaken to promote & create awareness regarding R & D and innovation, fusing IP with same when taking a leap in the international markets and how do organizations ensure that an IP cost centre is converted into a profit centre.

The Summit is India’s one of the leading conclave which hosts several Diplomats, Industry leaders, Decision makers, Financial institutions & Policymakers from around the world, focusing on International collaborations. Since 2020, the MCCIA has organized three editions of the Pune International Business Summit.

Dr. Mohan Dewan delivers the inaugural address at the National Conference on Law & Public Policy

17 February 2023

 

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, recently Dr. Mohan Dewan was invited as a distinguished guest to deliver the inaugural address at the National Conference on Law & Public Policy organised by the Navrachana University (School of Business & Law), on 3rd February 2023, Vadodara, Gujarat.

Joining Dr. Dewan, the panel for the conference was also graced with the presence of Justice Thakkar, (ex-justice Hon’ble Supreme Court, present Justice Bombay High Court)

In his address, Dr. Dewan enlightened several Academicians, Judicial Officers, Researchers, Professionals, Practitioners, Students of Law, Political Science, and other stakeholders on the emerging issues of Law & Public Policy and the importance to study the innate relationship thereof.

The Navrachana University has been organizing National conferences on on Law & Public Policy, with the aim of putting forth themes and subthemes dedicated towards understanding the relationship between law and public policy on a single platform.

R K Dewan & Co. at the Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (Bhubaneswar, Odisha)

17 February 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, our firm was invited by the prestigious SOA National Institute of Law, Bhubaneswar to attend the SOA Lex Concilium, 2023 organized by the Faculty of Legal Studies, on 11th February, 2023.

Adv. Indrajit Mitra (Legal Associate), on behalf of R K Dewan & Co. spoke on IP disputes and the recent challenges being faced by clients. He further illuminated on the emerging areas for professionals and how the Government and Corporates are in need of IP professionals due to the impact of globalization on Indian markets and rising awareness among people with respect to IP.

R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the SOA National Institute of Law, for organizing the Concilium, which saw the presence of several dignitaries from other firms/companies including lawyers, HRs, and techno-legal professionals and paved an array of new opportunities for Law Firms & IP service providers to showcase their expertise and service offerings.

R K Dewan & Co. at the Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)

17 February 2023

 

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, our firm was invited by the prestigious Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to deliver a one day seminar which was organised by the Department of Nano biomaterials on Patents on 13th February, 2023.

Adv. Nithya S. (Senior Legal Associate), on behalf of R K Dewan & Co. successfully conducted the seminar speaking on the challenges faced by Universities in commercialisation and also gave various insights about Patents to the students, faculties and research scholars with case studies.

R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the Saveetha institution which has been ranked 1st among 300+ private and public dental schools by the Government of India as per the NIRF Ranking 2022 (Dental) and looks forward to many more such events in the future for a better IPR Aware world and society.

Celebrations at RKD Delhi

19 January 2023

 

Our Principal, Dr. Mohan Dewan, recently visited the R K Dewan & Co. Delhi office after a long wait of three years post COVID. Although, Dr. Dewan has always been the team’s virtual buddy; be it while analysing their work or lifting their spirits, Sir’s actual presence boosted the team’s morale on a whole new level.

The Delhi team was delighted to welcome him for a dinner at the JW Marriot, Aerocity. Dewan Sir not only interacted with every team member individually but also was considerate and inspiring while receiving updates on the team’s progress.

The R K Dewan & Co. team was privileged to meet such a successful yet humble leader and looks forward to such meets again.

Celebrations at RKD Pune office on the occasion of Makar Sankranti

19 January 2023

Dr. Mohan Dewan recognised as a leading author in the Lexology Legal Influencers Q4 2022

19 January 2023

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, Dr. Mohan Dewan has been recognised as a leading author in the Lexology Legal Influencers Q4 2022 for Dispute Resolution – Asia-Pacific, IP – Asia-Pacific and IP – Cross-border!

A stalwart of the Indian IP arena with over 50 years of experience in intellectual property practice, both prosecution and litigation, Dr. Dewan serves 6000+ clients in India & internationally. An acknowledged expert in patent practice, having drafted over 8000 patent specifications in all technology areas, a majority of which have been granted, Dr. Dewan also has Trademark & Patent litigation practice in all levels of courts in India, both civil and criminal.

Dr. Dewan has conducted brand valuations, particularly for M&A and securitization transactions. An INTA volunteer for more than 13 years, Dr. Dewan currently serves on INTA’s Trademark Reporter Committee and is a top contributor; authoring a remarkable number of Law & Practice updates. He is frequently invited to conduct seminars, workshops, and training programs for India IP examiners, corporate executives, etc.

Being recognised as a Lexology Legal Influencer and a thought leader is recognition on behalf of the Lexology team, the emphasis of which is on differentiation, raising awareness and the continued contributions and time dedicated to providing high-quality legal content across Q4 2022.

R K Dewan & Co. at the CPHI & PMEC India, 2022

20 December 2022

 

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, Prof. (Dr.) Amit Kumar Tiwari, (Senior Patent Associate), Adv. Anju Agrawal (Litigator & Trademark Attorney), Mr. Makrand Chauhan (Legal Associate), Mr. Prabhat Saini (Patent Agent & Patent Analyst, Ms. Isha Gandhi (Senior Legal Associate) and Ms. Ashima Sobti (Patent Agent & Patent Analyst) of our firm attended the CPHI & PMEC India 2022, held on 29th Nov - 1st Dec, 2022 at the India Expo Centre, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR.

During their visit, team RKD interacted with several stakeholders of innovations of Pharmaceutical & allied Industries gaining an understanding of their successful formulations, Designs, Discoveries and Development journey.

The CPHI & PMEC India, 2022 served as a one-stop destination to source cost-effective innovative pharma solutions under a common roof with high-quality, low-cost pharma solutions and well-deserving candidates for IPR protections.

R K Dewan & Co. at the 2nd Edition of Boeing BUILD, Boot-Camp, 2022

20 December 2022

 

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, our firm was invited by the prestigious IIT Gandhinagar Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar,, to deliver a session at the 2nd Edition of Boeing BUILD (Boeing’s Innovation Leadership Development Boot-Camp) in partnership with Boeing India on 9th December, 2022.

Mr. Deepak Singh (Senior Patent Attorney), on behalf of R K Dewan & Co. successfully conducted the session on Intellectual Property strategies and its importance for start-ups, giving a brief overview of all the types of IP emphasizing on Patents, Designs and Trademarks, basic search strategies, leveraging the current ecosystem for support, sharing his experience regarding working with different start-ups with case studies.

The BUILD program is designed for early-stage entrepreneurs and innovators & aims to shape their ideas into tech disruptions of tomorrow.

R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the IIT, Gandhinagar team for the wonderful organization of the Boot-Camp and looks forward to many more such events in the future for a better IPR Aware world and society.

R K Dewan & Co. at the 9th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) & Arogya Expo, Goa

20 December 2022

 

R K Dewan & Co. was delighted to be a part of the 9th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) & Arogya Expo in Panaji, Goa, held from the 8-11th of December, 2022.

The International Arogya Expo 2022 was a comprehensive fair which included several concurrent sessions, lectures, case studies and poster presentations related to various aspects of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.

Prof. (Dr.) Amit Kumar Tiwari (Senior Patent Associate) Adv. Shubham Borkar (Legal Associate) Adv. Surekha Gajakos (Legal Associate) and Ms. Priyadarshini P (Patent Associate) of our firm were a part of RKD's delegation to advance the innovation and wellness journey along with the support of Intellectual Property Rights and awareness. The programme was more than a platform to connect Ayurvedic practitioners, medicine manufacturers, enthusiasts, and academicians. RKD actively participated and spread IPR Awareness during this event, and the RKD delegation found pleasure in meeting and interacting with fellow members, stakeholders of innovations, and making new acquaintances with the registered delegates and partners (over 4,000 delegates from more than 40 countries) for a discussion on IPR Awareness and our firm’s profile, work areas, and scope of services of the Firm, as R K Dewan & Co. celebrates its 80 years as an IP Law Firm.

Ayush TV and Goan Reporter have covered RKD's IPR Awareness Campaign by publishing interviews and RKD's delegation message during the event.

More than 300 Ayurveda companies participated in the International Arogya Expo of WAC wherein individuals and institutions from India and abroad showcased various programmes related to Ayurveda.

AYUSH (the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Naturopathy, as well as Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy), the Government of India, and many other government departments staged an enthralling exhibition of Ayurveda's journey in our country and are popularising Indian traditional knowledge among all.

On December 11, 2022, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Ayurveda in Dhargal, Goa, and addressed the valedictory session of the 9th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo.

Dr. Dewan chairs a session at the 6th International Conference on Ayurved for Cancer

20 December 2022

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, Dr. Mohan Dewan was invited to chair a session at the 6th International Conference on Ayurved for Cancer (ICAC), organised by the Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre (ICTRC) on 10th December 2022, Pune.

In his two & half hour session, Dr. Dewan spoke on "Patenting Ayurvedic formulations for Cancer Treatment". Further, Dr. Dewan expounded on the pharmaceutical compositions and the R & D activities carried out to generate inventions in other institutions versus how the innovation culture should be fostered instead; like a metamorphosis rather than making it purely result-oriented.

The ICTRC has been organizing International conferences on Ayurved for Cancer every 5 years since 1997, with the aim of putting forth clinical and scientific research in an integrative approach of oncology on a single platform.

R K Dewan & Co. has been instrumental in filing patent applications for several Ayurvedic formulations for Cancer Treatment developed by the ICTRC.

Talk on “Awareness of IP rights”, NMIT, Bangalore

25 November 2022

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that; Mr. Dhaval Prakash (Patent Associate) of our firm was invited by Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT), Bangalore to deliver a talk on “Awareness of IP rights” for the students and faculties of NMIT on November 25, 2022.

The talk consisted of creating awareness among the students and acquainting them with different Intellectual Properties, such as Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Designs and Geographical Indications etc., basic IP rights, their applicability, requirements to obtain different IP rights, and the terms of such rights.

R K Dewan & Co. at the INTA Leadership Meeting, 2022 in Miami, Florida, USA

16 November 2022

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, Adv. Ameet Deshpande (Trademark & Copyright Attorney & Litigator) & Adv. Ajita Patki (Trademark, Copyright & Designs Attorney) attended the INTA Leadership Meeting, 2022 in Miami, Florida, USA from November 15, 2022 to November 18, 2022 on behalf of R.K Dewan & Co.

Our associates joined more than 1,600 INTA member volunteers and experts from around the world for this exclusive Meeting which focussed on the registrants gaining insights, ideas, and inspiration. The meeting’s educational programming explored key topics of IP and emerging issues—ranging from outer space to fostering an inclusive workplace.

It was a pleasure to meet and interact with the fellow members and make new acquaintances with the registered delegates and partners for a discussion on our firm’s profile, work areas and scope of the services of the Firm, as R K Dewan & Co. celebrates its 80 years of a Full IP service Law Firm.

RK Dewan & Co. in South Korea

29 October 2022

Dr. Niti Dewan & Dr. Mohan Dewan were privileged to visit South Korea recently in Mid-October.

They travelled to three locations; Gangnam, Busan & North Seoul. At Gangnam, they had a series of meetings with Korean attorneys & clients discussing various aspects of IP commercialisation in India & protection & prosecution of Korean Intellectual Property in India.

Next, after through the length of the country, they travelled to Busan where they attended APAA, 0222 & interacted with over 100 patent attorneys from Korea & all over the world.

Their visit to Busan coincided with the last concert of the BTS. After Busan, the Dewans drove back to North Seoul to attend the KINPA 2022, where they again interacted with nearly 100 members of the association.

During the visit, the Dewans were also privileged to be exposed to different aspects of Korean culture and Cuisine.

The visit strengthened RK Dewan & Co.’s ties with Korea which is already very strong and resilient and will definitely lead to an improvement in the Korean-Indian relations.

Dr Mohan Dewan recognised as the leading author in the Lexology Legal Influencers 2022

29 October 2022

R K Dewan & Co. proudly shares that Dr Mohan Dewan has been recognised as a leading author in the Lexology Legal Influencers Q3 2022 for Dispute resolution – Asia-Pacific and IP – Cross-border!

A stalwart of the Indian IP arena with over 50 years of experience in intellectual property practice, both prosecution and litigation, Dr. Dewan serves 6000+ clients in India & internationally. An acknowledged expert in patent practice, having drafted over 8000 patent specifications in all technology areas, a majority of which have been granted, Dr. Dewan also has Trademark & Patent litigation practice in all levels of courts in India, both civil and criminal.

Dr. Dewan has conducted brand valuations, particularly for M&A and securitization transactions. An INTA volunteer for more than 12 years, Dr. Dewan currently serves on INTA’s Trademark Reporter Committee and is a top contributor; authoring a remarkable number of Law & Practice updates. He is frequently invited to conduct seminars, workshops, and training programs for India IP examiners, corporate executives, etc.

Being recognised as a Lexology Legal Influencer and a thought leader is recognition on behalf of the Lexology team, the emphasis of which is on differentiation, raising awareness and the continued contributions and time dedicated to providing high-quality legal content across 2022.

R K Dewan & Co. recognized as “Award Winning Law Firm – India” - The Patent Lawyer Magazine Law Firm Rankings 2022

29 October 2022

We are proud to announce that, R K Dewan & Co. has again been included in The Patent Lawyer Magazine Law Firm Rankings 2022, featuring as one of the Top 10 Patent Firms and IP Practices in India and recognized as an “Award Winning Law Firm 2022”!

Throughout the year, The Patent Lawyer magazine carries out extensive research to highlight leading firms in the IP and patent field across Asia jurisdictions to recognize the hard work and improvement firms have achieved and to aid clients to select the best firm for their needs.

We thank our clients who have continuously trusted our work as well as our team for this achievement!

Webinar on Patent Litigation in India by R K Dewan & Co.

29 September 2022

On 22nd September, 2022, R K Dewan & Co. was pleased to host, a Webinar on Patent Litigation in India.

Dr Mohan Dewan, Principal, Advocate, Patent & Trademark Attorney, R K Dewan & Co., conducted the webinar and elucidating the participants on the following topics namely,

· Tiers of Patent Litigation in India

· Litigation at the Patent Office

. Pre-Grant opposition

. Post-Grant opposition

· Litigation in the Courts

. Infringement actions in the District Courts & High Courts.

. The Counterclaims & Revocation proceedings in the High Court

. Appeals from Orders of the Controller.

The 11th Annual Pharma IPR India Conference, 2022

28 September 2022

 

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that our colleagues, Mr. Diptarka Ray, (Patent & Trademark Consultant), Mrs. Smita Bhutkar, (Patent Agent & Team Lead – Chemical & Pharmaceuticals), Adv. Rushma Javeri (Patent Analyst & Patent Agent) and Adv. Surekha Gajakos (Patent Attorney) attended the 11th Annual Pharma IPR India Conference from 14-16, September 2022 in Mumbai.

In the opening session on September 16, 2022 on Patent Infringement and Damages Claim, Dr. Mohan Dewan, Principal, R K Dewan & Co. and Mr. Diptarka Ray conducted a techno legal session on the ‘Best practices to resolve litigations & claim damages on licensing and explore alternatives to litigation like mediation and other win-win options’

The Pharma IPR Conference paved an array of new opportunities for Law Firms & IP service providers to share their Expertise and Service Offerings to Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industry.

Training Programme on the Legal Aspects of International Business and IPR Issues in International Trade

28 September 2022

"In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn" well said by Phil Collins and well demonstrated by the R K Dewan & Co. team who successfully delivered a day-long session on various aspects of Intellectual Property Rights during the seminar "Legal Aspects of International Business and IPR Issues in International Trade" at the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, (MCCIA) in Pune, India on September 24, 2022.

Our Principal Dr Mohan Dewan, graced the occasion and shared his words of wisdom and presented the certificates to the participants.

Dr Niti Dewan, Adv. Dinesh Nair, Prof. Dr. Amit Kumar Tiwari , Diptarka Ray, Adv. Arjun Pradhan , Adv. Ajita Patki, Adv. Priyanka Manche, Adv. Shubham Borkar shared their domain-specific knowledge well coupled with experience and touch upon the various facets of Intellectual Property rights.

The R K Dewan & Co. is thankful to the MCCIA for the organization of the event and looks forward to many more such events in the future for a better IPR aware world and society.

R K Dewan & Co. is delighted to share that, Adv. Ameet Deshpande (Trademark & Copyright Attorney & Litigator) attended the 36th Marques Annual Conference 2022 in Madrid Spain from 20th September to 23rd September 2022 representing R.K Dewan & Co.

The theme of the conference was BRANDS vs TRADEMARKS & TRADEMARKS vs BRANDS and included discussions on issues such as litigation in Europe, Geographical Indications, as well as updates on EUIPO, WIPO and European CEU Case Law.

It was be a pleasure to meet and interact with colleagues and make new acquaintances with registered delegates and partners for a discussion on our firm’s profile, work areas and scope of the services of the Firm, as R K Dewan & Co. celebrates 80 years of Full IP service Law Firm.

IP India update

17 April 2020

Office of CGPDTM, Mumbai Govt. of India

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

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.

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!
 

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

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.
 

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.
 

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

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.

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.

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

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: http://www.rkdewan.com/fulltimevacancies.php and apply for a suitable vacancy or you can send your detailed resume directly to hrd@rkdewanmail.com. 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.

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”.

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.

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