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DEEKSHA ANAND

Partner

 

Deeksha Anand is a partner at the firm. 

Her practice focuses on advising, and acting for, clients across diverse industries, including, apparel, automobile, pharmaceutical and sport, on all aspects of brands and their protection, including their registration, management, exploitation and enforcement. Deeksha has extensive experience in handling prosecution, overseeing management of large trademark portfolios, oppositions, cancellations, online take-downs, domain name disputes and transfers, consumer brand surveys and complex multijurisdictional trademark disputes.

Deeksha has also represented some of the firm’s clients in negotiating settlements of high-stake conflict matters. In addition to being a well-rounded trademark lawyer, Deeksha also has experience in copyright and design prosecution, IP transactional work, such as negotiating, drafting and advising on commercial contracts, and advising clients on advertising laws and best advertising practices in India.

Deeksha often appears before various judicial and quasi-judicial bodies, such as the Delhi High Court, district courts and the Trade Marks Registry. She has also assisted with conducting court ordered commissions and seizing large quantities of infringing goods.

Deeksha heads the firm’s recruitment and internship committees. In addition, Deeksha is the presiding officer of the firm’s Internal Committee constituted under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act, 2013.

 

Education

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

Professional Associations

Bar Council of Delhi

International Trademark Association–Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee (Present-2023)

Professional Activities

Judge, Semi-Final Round, SPIL, GLC Mumbai’s Judgement Deliberation Competition at the 12th International Law Summit 2022 (March 2022)

Faculty, LawSikho’s Diploma Course in Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Laws (June 2021 – August 2021)

Judge, Lawctopus’ Online Model Trademark Registry Contest – Dealing with Trademark Objections (March 2021)

Co-Creator, Lawctopus’ Course, ‘Copyright Law and Practice Modules’- Law and Practice (October 2020)

INTA’s Study Request for 2021 on “Economic Impact of Bad Faith Trademarks” (August 2020)

Instructor, “Investigating Criminal Offences under Indian Trademark Law” at the Central Detective Training Institute, Ghaziabad (August 2018)

Publications

Advertising of banking and financial offerings: Limitations and requirements under Indian law, Bar and Bench, April 2022

Role of Trade Marks in Promoting Sustainability, Mondaq, February 2022

Unsubstantiated or Bare Denials in Commercial Suits — Sufficient to Frame Issues?, Mondaq, September 2021

Enforceability of Certification Marks in India, Mondaq, August 2021

Domain Name Parking – Sufficient to Show Use of a Trade Mark in India?, LegitEye, April 2021

Trademark Protection For Store Layouts In India, Mondaq, April 2021