RK Dewan & Co

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 1942
    • Partners: 1
    • Lawyers: 25
    • Split of work: Domestic 75% International 25%
    • Offices: Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune
    • Practice Areas: Copyright; Design; Litigation; Patents; Trademarks

    RK Dewan & Co has been at the forefront of Indian IP law for more than 70 years, and today boasts a staff of 80 professionals, including lawyers, patent professionals, paralegals and administrators.


    A practising advocate and a patent and trademark attorney, Mohan Dewan is the head of the firm and a well-known figure on the global IP scene, having drafted and prosecuted more than 5,000 patent specifications in his career to date. Niti Dewan meanwhile leads the firm’s patent department and frequently advises clients in strategy and patent valuation.


    Notable successes for the firm include its pre-grant opposition and patent application work for Novartis Pharma; trademark opposition proceedings on behalf of Universal Spices; anti-counterfeiting and trademark infringement actions for Color Plus Fashions; and patent litigation on behalf of Thermax.