Daksh Kumar is a Partner and leads the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) practice at the Firm’s New Delhi office. He is handling several IP portfolios (prosecution, advisory, litigation) for an array of international as well as Indian clients (involving large multinational corporations, medium and small sized enterprises, start-up organizations and individuals). These clients are interspersed across multiple sectors inter alia pharmaceuticals, banking & finance, confectionery, tools & equipment, education, liquor, tobacco, fashion, beauty & cosmetics, healthcare equipment, entertainment & broadcasting, telecommunications and information technology.
Daksh has experience spanning more than 15 years in strategic advisory, preventive techniques for stopping infringement/passing-off/counterfeiting, due-diligence and investigation conducted in relevant markets (Indian and International both offline through brick-and-mortar stores as well as online through websites and social media), prosecution, portfolio and brand management on aspects involving Trade Marks, Copyright, Geographical Indications, Designs and Domain Names. He has also appeared before relevant Courts, Tribunals and competent authorities for clients ranging across the automobiles, arms & ammunition, aviation, film & media, garments, FMCG, healthcare, hospitality, software, computing solutions and food & beverage industries. He has interacted with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) to formulate strategies for clients encountering piracy in India; helped clients record their IP with the Central Board of Excise and Customs to guard against counterfeiting. He also has experience in collaborating, handling and engaging with foreign counsels for IP matters in commonwealth countries including but not limited to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, USA, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and UAE. Daksh is well versed in spoken French, in addition to holding proficiency in English, Hindi and some Indian regional languages.
Daksh has also advised and formulated litigation and alternative strategies (negotiations, settlements, co-existence, licensing and assignment) for international and domestic clients. In order to reclaim, strengthen and enforce clients’ IP he has been part of proceedings with the WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Centre and negotiated various agreements/contracts with international and domestic corporations. He has also advised Indian public sector organizations on Geographical Indication issues and aspects of Information Technology Law.