R K Dewan & Co

Mumbai Office

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Managing Partner & Principal: Dr Mohan Dewan
Number of partners: NA as RKD is a sole proprietorship firm
Number of lawyers: 35
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Celebrating 75 years of excellence in IP: 1942 - 2017. An IP powerhouse for prosecution, litigation and commercial IP. With its head office in Mumbai, and branch offices in New Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Indore, (and with a liaison office in China) RKD is well poised to serve its over 4000 clients ranging from private individuals to multinational Fortune 500 companies. The firm comprises over a 100 dedicated & painstakingly trained lawyers, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, engineers, scientists, paralegals and executives equipped to deliver promptly and efficiently. Dr Mohan Dewan leads the RKD team in consistently formulating and executing winning India-centric strategies for IP prosecution and litigation in the country.

RKD has built a close-knit and dependable network of associates in India and in over 125 countries globally. RKD is therefore able to cater to national and international IP filing, prosecution and domestic and trans-border litigation across all tiers of the judiciary.RKD is highly sought after for its values of responsiveness, attention to detail, client-centric culture, adaptability to changing IP landscapes and transparency and honesty in all of their dealings.

Main Areas of Practice:

Intellectual Property (Contentious & Non- Contentious):
Patents, Designs, Ip Searches:
45 team members
■ Represent RIL, a Fortune 500 conglomerate, in prosecuting and managing over 500 patent applications/patents in over 50 countries including drafting over 150 patent specifications, attending to office actions, oppositions and revocation matters
■ Obtained design protection for the aeroplane interiors of a major airlines company
■ Conducted and delivered a Freedom to Operate search for a major automotive company on 50 different components of a truck for entry into the US market, within six months
Key Clients: Reliance Industries Limited, Emerson Group, Tata Consultancy Services
Contact: Dr Niti Dewan
Tel: +91 20 6687 1200
Email: [email protected]

Trademarks & Copyright:
40 team members
■ TM protection and portfolio management for the Parle Group for over 1200 TM applications/ registration in India and over 75 countries
■ Represented a major Indian education group in filing hundreds of copyright applications and managing a portfolio of approximately 250 trademark applications/registrations
Key Clients: The Times Group, Ann Taylor, Ferring BV, National Stock Exchange
Contact: Dr Mohan Dewan
Tel: +91 20 6687 1200
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property Litigation:
30 team members
■ Represented G M Breweries, a major liquor company in India in a TM infringement and anti-counterfeiting case leading to the seizure of 10 million bottles
■ Represented Emcure Pharmaceuticals in protecting its trademark leading to permanent injunction against the infringer, account of profits illegally earned by the infringer and costs towards litigation
■ Successfully Represented HCC in the ‘Lavasa’ TM infringement case leading to the recognition of the TM as a well-known mark in India
■ Representing a major Indian energy and environment engineering company in a patent litigation case at the Delhi High Court
Key Clients: Thermax, Emcure Pharmaceuticals
Contact: Dr Mohan Dewan
Tel: +91 20 6687 1200
Email: [email protected]

Assignments, Licensing & Technology Transfer:
25 team members
■ Represented a global fashion company in copyright assignment and model release agreements
■ Represented a major conglomerate in the transfer of its patent and trademarks portfolio during sale of its power transmission business
Key Clients: Podar Group, Kate Spade etc.
Contact: Dr Mohan Dewan
Tel: +91 20 66871200
Email: [email protected]