NLUO’s Webinar on Discrimination as the Ground for Refusal of Trademark Registration [Oct 23, 4-5 PM]: Register Now!

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The Intellectual Property Analysis and Advocacy Centre (IPAAC), National Law University Odisha is proud to announce its Webinar on the topic of ‘Discrimination as the ground for refusal of Trademark (TM) Registration’, to be organized by the center on the 23rd of October 2020, at 4 P.M. IST in collaboration with RNA Technologies and IPR Attorneys.

RNA, Technology and IP Attorneys is a full-service IP law firm with a presence in the National Capital Region (Gurgaon) and Chennai. They are advisors on many IP related issues, and provide wide ranging services for clients from various sectors in India.

About the Webinar

Topic: Discrimination as the Ground for Refusal of Trademark (TM) Registration

Trademarks are essential intellectual property tools, ensuring brand performance, and consumer certainty. There are however many instances where practices by groups can lead to the refusal of registration of trademarks. One such area is the factor of “Discrimination” as the grounds for refusing a trademark application.

To understand the practice and the requirements behind the extensive depth of trademark intricacies, the webinar envisions to highlight the main problems, solutions and practices in this area.

With imminent practitioners from leading firms in India, there is certainty that the academic forum and discourse and engagement will enable much dissemination of the topic.

About the Speakers

For the webinar session, the First Speaker joining us is Mr. Ranjan Narula, Managing Partner, RNA Technologies, and IPR Attorneys.

Mr. Ranjan is the founder of the specialist IP law firm, RNA Technology and IP Attorneys, and currently works as a Managing Partner at the firm. With seven years of post-qualification IP experience (PQE) in working with organisations as an in-house counsel, to contentious and non-contentious roles.

Mr. Ranjan has a mixture of both international and domestic experience working towards providing commercial solutions and providing acute awareness on international IP service. With experience in 500 criminal and civil matters, he has serviced clients from the IT, telecom, apparel, FMCG, beverages, and finance industries.

Currently, he advises a wide range of IP holders on IP and Technology management issues, providing strategic advice in relation to IP clearance, acquisition, protection, exploitation, and enforcement. Data privacy, Trade secrets and Technology Transfer issues.

Mr. Ranjan was also invited to the INTA, board of directors, for a three-year term in 2019. Currently, he serves as a board committee member in multiple companies, India Global Advisory Council (IGAC) and the Emerging Issues Subcommittee with a focus on Artificial Intelligence.

Mr. Ranjan, has also been a regular academic contributor to various IP journals and has also served on the editorial board of the leading international trademark publication, Trademark World.

For the session, the Second Speaker joining us is Mr. Rajiv Suri, Partner, RNA Technologies and IPR Attorneys.

Mr. Rajiv is a Partner with RNA Technology and IP Attorneys, and also the head of their prosecution practice, doing transactional work related to IP/Commercial laws. With an extensive experience of above 25 years in intellectual property matters, including portfolio management assistance to fortune 500 companies,

Mr. Rajiv has extensive knowledge on the intricacies of the field, with operational know-how. Mr. Rajiv, has also handled multiple commercial agreements in reference to foreign collaborations, and joint ventures, where royalty payment and licensing issues involving intellectual property is in focus.

He has advised a wide spectrum of industries such as pharmaceutical, confectionery, healthcare, hospitality, real estate, e-commerce, and software, and hardware technology companies, FMCG, oil and gas, education, along with several startups etc. Mr. Rajiv, also works in an advisory capacity with the government departments/organizations in developing and protecting their brands in India.

Mr. Rajiv, has also participated in multiple international conferences, promoting the Firm’s interests, and has gained the “highly recommended” lawyer for Trademark Prosecution/Litigation matters in India by Leaders League and Intelligence Report & Directory Series.

Mr. Rajiv’s name also finds mention in the World Trade Mark Review (WTR) as a legal expert in this field. Authoring multiple papers in leading publications, he has also been active in academic discourses like, national and international events and webinars. He also has a tremendous depth of experience before quasi-judicial authorities in India.

Registration and Details

Date and Time of Event: October 23, 2020, 4 PM to 5 PM IST

To register for the webinar, click here.

Kindly note, that after registration a confirmation email containing the information about joining the meeting will be sent to the email-ids, the same is requested to be followed, to join the session.


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