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 since the year 2013. 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 trade-mark disputes including drafting cease and desist letters, negotiating co-existence, assignment and licensing agreements, attending to office action, opposition proceedings and handling cases before the Trademarks Registry, Copyright Board, Design Office, and the Delhi High Court. He has been associated with Top Tier Intellectual Property boutique firms such as ‘Lall, Lahiri and Salhotra’, ‘Amarjit and Associates’ and ‘Inttl Advocare’ as part of their Trademark, Copyright and Design Prosecution team — in the past.
He is based out of New Delhi and is an active member of the Bar Council of Delhi, Delhi High Court Bar Association, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), International Bar Association (IBA), Indian National Bar Association, ISERD, LAWASIA, CCLS (India Chapter) – Queen Mary University of London, and FICCI IP Forum. In January, 2020, he was appointed as an ‘Editor’, The Trade Mark Reporter, INTA and subsequently inducted in the ‘Academic Committee’ starting January, 2022. 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. In April, 2020, he was recognized as a ‘Top achiever’ by his alma mater — Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has been recently inducted as a ‘Committee Member’ of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) India Chapter, Queen Mary University of London to facilitate professional networking opportunities in addition to acting as a Pro Bono legal advisor for various blogs and organizations. In May, 2020, he was appointed as an ‘Esteemed Member’ of the FICCI IP Forum, CIPAM in collaboration with Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enter-prise, Government of India to address the existing and evolving Intellectual Property rights issues in India alongwith stalwarts from the legal
industry. He has also been recognized as the ‘Asian Legal Business (ALB) India Rising Star 2022’ published by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
He is also extremely passionate about writing in the area of Intellectual Property Law and Practice and his several columns, articles and interviews have been featured in leading legal journals, blogs, websites and magazines such as The Trademark Reporter, The Trademark Lawyer Magazine, Intellectual Property Magazine, Asia IP Magazine, The Wire (India), Kluwer Trademark Blog, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, India Business Law Journal, BW Businessworld Legal, Global IP Guide – IPR Gorilla, The Daily Guardian, The SCC Online Blog – ‘Experts Corner’, Asia Law Portal, Lawctopus, Manupatra, The Impact Lawyers Magazine, The International Jurist, Libertatem Magazine, QMUL official website, LegitEye, SuperLawyer, Legal Bites, Lawteller Magazine, IBA Asia-Pacific Regional Forum, FICCI Newsletter, The Contemporary Law Forum Blog, etc. — to name a few.
LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL),
BBA, LL.B., Symbiosis Law School, Pune