With over 50 years of experience in IP practice, both contentious and non-contentious, Mohan Dewan is a stalwart of the Indian IP arena and the dynamic head of R K Dewan & Co. A registered patent and trademark attorney, Dr Dewan is also an exceptional trial lawyer. As an expert in Indian trademark law, Dr Dewan in particular oversees trademark infringement, passing off and anti-counterfeiting actions for clients across India.
Dr Dewan has drafted and obtained over 8,000 patents in nearly every area of technology, from life sciences and molecular material science to engineering, software, electronics and telecommunication, and even space technology. His areas of expertise also include commercialisation of IP assets, including negotiating technology transfers. Frequently invited as a speaker at conferences, Dr Dewan is passionate about teaching and conducts training workshops for IP office examiners, judges, corporates, government entities and academic institutions.
Dr Dewan is actively involved in conducting anti-counterfeiting actions and litigating for clients across India in fields including interdisciplinary technologies, fast-moving consumer goods and luxury goods. He is an expert on registration of trademarks though the Madrid Protocol and advises clients on overcoming provisional refusals at the Trademarks Registry, India. His areas of expertise extend to negotiating technology transfers and IP valuation.
He was head of the IP law department at Howard College, University of Natal, where he taught private international law between 1988 and 1993.
Dr Dewan has published several works. He co-authored Intellectual Property, Innovation and Management in Emerging Economies, which was launched at Warsaw University, Poland.
He currently serves on the International Trademark Association (INTA) Bulletin Committee and has published numerous articles for the global IP community. Previously, he served on INTA’s Unreal Campaign Committee, Academic Committee and Emerging Issues Committee.
He has been recognised as a leading IP lawyer by various publications, including Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, WTR 1000, IAM Patent 1000 and AsiaLaw Profiles.