Vol.15, No. 61, Autumn 2022
Amit Sindhwani is a Law graduate from the University of Delhi. As an independent IP Attorney prior to his current in-house position, he had been handling IP matters at all level levels of the judiciary as well as before other authorities involved in customs recordations, opposition/cancellation actions before before the Trade Marks Registry and Appellate Courts, domain name disputes and other cross-border matters including criminal enforcement by way of search and seizure operations . Over the years, he has been involved in several high profile and path breaking cases in the field of trademark, copyright, design, patents and anti-counterfeiting actions.
At present, he is working as HEAD (IPR) with the Shriram group of companies, mainly comprising of Usha International Ltd., Mawana Foods Ltd and Mawana Sugars Ltd. Shriram group is a diversified conglomerate with the business spread in the areas of consumer durable such as fans, sewing machine, appliances, edible oils, sugars etc., owning the well-known and reputed brands like USHA, MAWANA, PANGHAT, CORNOLA etc.
As IP Head, he has had the privilege of filing and prosecuting of trade mark applications in more than 120 countries across the globe and enforcing the rights by way of diverse oppositions/cancellations and court actions in various Middle East and South Asian countries. He has 20 years of rich experience in the field of IP starting from conceptualization, prosecution of IP, included but not limited to strategizing complex IPR litigation.
Rajendra is one of the founding members of the law-firm, K&S Partners. He has an extensive experience of nearly 38 years in handling all aspects of prosecution and enforcement of trade marks, copyright and geographical indications. His expertise extends to the handling of TRIPS related issues, protection of copyright in the digital context, domain name disputes and intellectual property aspects of the entertainment industry and the Internet.He is now leading the firm's new practice in the area of 'Privacy & Data Protection'.
RK assisted the Government of India in preparing the first draft of the Geographical Indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 in consultation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
In 2005, Rajendra Kumar, co-authored a seminal work on geographical indications titled, “Geographical Indications: A Search for Identity”, published by Lexis Nexis Butterworths.
Rajendra regularly appears before the IP Offices, various District and High Courts as well as the Supreme Court of India. He successfully argued before the High Court of Delhi in two of India's land-mark cases, Microfibres v Girdhar on the overlap between designs and copyright and Super Cassettes v Myspace on the availability of safe-harbour provisions to an intermediary in a claim for copyright infringement.
Vol.15, No. 61, Autumn 2022