RK Dewan & Co


Podar Chambers, S A Brelvi Road, Fort

Tel:+91 982 305 7535

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Principal: Dr Mohan Dewan

Quick facts:

Established: 1942
Number of IP Practitioners: 150
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu

R K Dewan & Co is an Indian powerhouse that provides the full spectrum of contentious & non-contentious Intellectual Property legal services. Headquartered in Mumbai, with additional offices in New Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Indore, RKD is well poised to serve its 4000+ Indian and foreign clients (ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies) in securing, enforcing and commercializing their IP rights in India and also in 125+ countries worldwide through its close-knit & reliable associate network. Our liaison offices in Dalian, China and Dallas, Texas ensure our availability in different time zones to suit our associates and clients.

We serve clients across all technology areas & industry sectors including but not limited to: Software, IT, Electronics & Telecommunications, AI & Robotics, Automobiles, Chemical Engineering, Building & Construction, Defence, Power & Alternative Energy, Petrochemicals & Specialty Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biomedical Devices, Biotechnology & Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Garments & Textiles, Food Packaging Technology, Agriculture, Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), Hospitality industry, Education, Internet, Sports, Entertainment & Media, Fashion & Luxury Goods, Finance & Banking

RKD is adept at routinely handling complex IP matters that relate to interdisciplinary subjects.

RKD has a top-notch team of 170 highly trained and dedicated lawyers, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, engineers, scientists, paralegals and administrative staff equipped to deliver promptly & efficiently. The RKD team also includes a number of senior ex-Patent Controllers and Trademark Examiners that bring with them a wealth of know-how about the working of the Indian IP offices.

The RKD team is led by Dr Mohan Dewan, a visionary with extraordinary passion for IP and over 40 years of experience. Dr Niti Dewan is the dynamic Head of Patents and Disha Dewan represents the 3rd generation in this family firm. 

RKD is quite unique in that we have a large number of domestic clients including top Indian companies who have thoroughly vetted us and continue to entrust us with their matters; some having been with us for decades. We believe this is the best testament to the superlative quality of our work. Serving such a large domestic clientele also means that we are well-versed with the nuances of Indian IP law and practice. We have a seamless infrastructural set-up and are also ISO 9001:2015 certified in our quest to ensure quality control.

We are very responsive and transparent in our dealings. We are highly creative and enjoy thinking out-of-the-box to provide innovative solutions tailored to suit specific client requirements. We are pro-active in providing clients with timely and honest advice. 

RKD is actively involved in advising clients in all verticals of IP including patents, trademarks, copyright, design, geographical indications, plant varieties & traditional knowledge. 

RKD assists clients with all aspects of IP from filling, prosecution, hearings & appeals, oppositions, rectification or cancellations, commercialization, brand valuation, pan-India litigation at all tiers of the judiciary, settlements, arbitration, customs recordal, renewals to multi-jurisdictional portfolio management.

RKD and its team members have been recognized as a top-tier law firm/leading individuals by various research publications including Chambers & Partners Asia, Chambers & Partners – Life Sciences, Asialaw Profiles, WTR1000 and IAM Patent 1000.


Last updated 28th September 2020


Practice Areas: Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution, Intellectual property (contentious), Designs, Copyright & related rights

Sector Expertise: ICT & software, Gaming, Industrials, Internet, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Logistics, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Music, Nanotechnology, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Not-for-profit, Pharmaceutical, Professional services, Publishing, Real estate, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Telecommunication, Technology hardware, Transport, Universities & research, Utilities, Tobacco, Instruments, Furniture, Food & beverage, Financial services, FMCG, Film, Fashion & luxury goods, Electronics, Electrical, E-commerce, Defence, Construction & materials, Computer technology & services, Chemical, Biotechnology, Automotive, Arts, Artificial intelligence, Agriculture, Aerospace, Advertising, Aerospace