Trademark Adoption – Searching and Clearance, Trade Mark Prosecution, Trade Mark Oppositions, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Custom Recordal, Domain Name Disputes
Sandhya's area of practice includes trademark clearance search, and advising clients on use, protection of IP including counseling clients in worldwide trademark selection and registration. Her area of experience includes giving opinions, drafting cease and desist letters, trademark prosecution, assignment, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademarks Registry and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board in contentious matters. She has advised companies in several sectors in relation to protection, growth and sustainability of their brands and has also advised clients on issues relating to IP in advertisements. She has also advised various companies in relation to infringement of their brands including trade dress.
Sandhya's experience also includes recordal of trademarks with the Customs Authority for monitoring the infringement of brands and further includes giving opinion on copyright infringement and issues pertaining to plagiarism. She has also drafted agreements including Franchise Agreement, Placement Agreement, and License and Service Agreement. She also has experience of handling domain name disputes and has counseled client related to such issues.
Sandhya has attended conferences including Midem, AIPPI, INTA Round Table Conference; FICCI Frames, seminars organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries and have also spoken in forums/seminars organized by FICCI. Sandhya graduated from Army Institute of Law, Mohali in the year 2005 with a degree in B.A.LLB (Hons) and has been with Anand and Anand since September 2006 with a total experience of over 6 years.