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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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