Yashvardhan Rana is an Intellectual Property Lawyer with a particular focus on IP prosecution practice encompassing a broad range of areas including but not limited to – from registrability analysis and risk management to providing legal opinion on trademark clearance and protection strategy for the availability of use, adoption and registrability of trademarks to be launched by individuals, small businesses, Fortune 500 companies as well as top FMCGs in India and large corporations, including assisting them with filing new trademark and copyright applications and maintaining their trademark portfolios worldwide.
Additionally, he provides legal assistance to clients regarding their branding and marketing needs from reviewing and vetting marketing and promotional material, including clearing promotional taglines and ensuring compliance with the rules, regulations, and best practices governed as per law and routinely engages in resolving trademark disputes including drafting cease and desist letters, negotiating co-existence, assignment and licensing agreements, and handling cases before the Trademarks Registry, IPAB and Delhi High Court He also advises on Copyright issues and specific assignments relating to Design Law, certain aspects of strategic brand management and advisory, IP auditing and due diligence, transactional advice and agreement drafting, permitted user/registered user recordals and other procedural compliances.
He is based out of New Delhi and is an active member of the Bar Council of Delhi, Delhi High Court Bar Association, APAA, INTA, LAWASIA, IBA and FICCI IP Forum and other globally prominent legal and business organizations. In January, 2020 he was appointed as an Editor, The TradeMark Reporter, INTA and in November, 2019, he was the recipient of the Top 50 Emerging IP Professional in the world award - The IPR Gorilla, 2nd Edition held in Dubai. Recently, he has been inducted as an 'esteemed member' of the FICCI IP Forum for IP Professionals to address the existing and evolving IPR issues in India alongwith stalwarts from the legal industry. He has also authored several articles on Intellectual Property Law and Practice which are published in leading blogs, websites, journals and magazines.