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Udita Kanwar Chavan

Advocate, LL.M.; Bar Council of Delhi [2015]

Counsel

                Mumbai

Focused Practice Areas:

Intellectual Property Rights -Trade Marks, Copyrights and Designs |  IP Strategist

Professional Qualifications & Affiliations:

  • Master of Law, LL.M -Intellectual Property and Technology Laws, National University of Singapore [2015]
  • A. LL.B (Hons.), Gujarat National Law University -Gandhinagar [2014]
  • Copyright X | Berkman Klein Center and Harvard University
  • Bar Council of Delhi

Practice Profile :

Udita is a Counsel at the Firm and has over 8 years of experience as an Intellectual Property and Technology lawyer. She advises clients on creation, exploitation and protection of their IP rights. Udita specializes in various dimensions of IP, encompassing activities such as trade mark, copyright and design filing and prosecution, licensing of IP rights, technology transfers, acquisition and assignment of IP rights as well as enforcement of IP rights.

Udita regularly appears before the Registrar of Trade Marks and Controller of Designs for defending and protecting her client’s IP rights. She has also appeared before the High Court of Bombay in relation to contentious IP matters.

Udita also conducts IP diligence and assists her clients in identifying and bridging the gaps in their existing IP portfolios to help them develop a tailored enforcement strategy. She has worked extensively on a variety of complex cases, including representing an independent music artist in a copyright infringement lawsuit against a prominent music label before the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay.

She has advised various foreign investors in IP due diligence mandates. Demonstrating a strong grasp of intricate legal procedures, Udita has also contributed to the due diligence process for notable acquisitions, which includes the complete share acquisition of an Indian semiconductor company by a foreign investor, as well as the acquisition of majority stakes in a well-established pharmaceutical company. She has also provided guidance in numerous IP due diligence procedures across diverse industries. Her portfolio highlights successful contributions to significant investments, ranging from leading paints companies and manufacturers of home electronic devices to digital banking infrastructure providers utilizing cutting-edge AI-powered software.

She has been actively involved in fostering the growth of emerging proprietors and Indian tech startups, offering comprehensive legal support in safeguarding their intellectual property rights. Through personalized guidance and attention to detail, she assists these startups in navigating the complex realm of intellectual property, ensuring the protection of their innovative ideas and technological advancements. Additionally, her expertise extends to the critical process of drafting and negotiating technology-based agreements, where she adeptly combines legal acumen with a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in such agreements.

She has also assisted established companies in expanding the protection of their trademarks and designs in various countries outside India. Her adept advisory and representation skills have been evident in her involvement with reputed Indian Companies, reflecting a versatile and dynamic legal proficiency in addressing multifaceted challenges within the legal landscape