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Gaurav Bhalla

Gaurav Bhalla

Senior Associate

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Gaurav is a member of the Intellectual Property team at the firm and is specialized in handling matters relating to trademarks, copyright, designs, geographical indications, etc. He regularly advises Clients on conducting clearance searches, prosecution of IP filings, handling oppositions, rectifications, enforcement actions, etc.

 

Gaurav coordinates and liaisons with the in-house counsels of several Fortune 500 companies in the management of their IP portfolios in India (as well as neighboring South East Asian countries). He also regularly works with start-ups, individuals, SMEs, large multi-nationals, etc. towards strategizing and designing appropriate and efficient schemes for management of their intellectual properties.

 

He is also responsible for handling various contentious matters before the Trademarks Office, the Design Office, the IPAB (Intellectual Property Appellate Board), and the NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India).

 

He also has vast experience in filing and prosecuting domain name dispute resolution complaints under the UDRP and the INDRP before various fora including the NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

 

Gaurav is also the recipient of the Tomorrow’s Leader Award from the INTA in 2019 which recognized his achievements in the trademark fraternity at such a young age. He is also a member of the INTA (International Trademark Association) and currently serves on the International Amicus Committee. As part of the committee, he assisted in the drafting and filing of the amicus brief in the prominent case of TATA SIA Airlines Limited vs. Union of India, WP (C) 11642 of 2019.

 

Gaurav also has vast experience in assisting various clients with drafting and reviewing of privacy policies, terms of use, non-disclosure agreements, software licensing agreements, SaaS (Software as a Service) agreements, etc.

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