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Priya Rao

Priya Rao

Priya Rao

Founder at PRIYA RAO & ASSOCIATES | India

Priya is the Founder of the Firm. For the last two decades, she has advised and
represented several Fortune 500 Companies in India and Internationally.
In her career of over 24 years, she has handled several matters, including Company Law,
Tax Law, Anti-Dumping Law, Intellectual Property, Family Law, Arbitration Law, and
Writ Petition for clients across the globe.
She joined the profession in the year 1998 and started her practice at Chambers of
Supreme Court Advocate. Priya also specializes in IP since 1999. Over the years, she has
handled all aspects of prosecution and enforcement of Trademarks, Copyright,
Geographical Indication, Design.
She has expertise in conducting civil and criminal raids connected with anti-
counterfeiting and anti-piracy initiatives on behalf of clients in electronics, automobile,
FMCG, software, luxury goods, and garments, food & beverages, the publishing industry,
etc. She also specializes in IP strategies and large-size trademark portfolio management.
Priya also advised clients on transactional issues, including IPR due diligence, acquisition,
IP Valuation. She has advised several clients and handled several matters concerning
Copyright, Design, and Geographical Indication prosecution and enforcement.
She has advised several clients and handled matters on e-commerce, cybercrime, and data
protection.
She regularly appears before the Trade Marks Office, the Intellectual Property Appellate
Board, various District and High courts, and the Supreme Court of India in connection
with IP and IT matters.

She is currently serving as a member of the Anti-counterfeiting Committee of the
International Trademark Association (INTA) for the 2020-2021 term.

EXPERTISE
• Trademark
• Copyrights
• Geographical Indication
• Industrial Design
• Information Technology

QUALIFICATION
• LL.B – Delhi University
• B.Com
ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONOURS
• Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019 – Listed as Key Contact
• Managing Intellectual Property – IP Stars – Top 250 Women IP professionals in
2020
• Managing Intellectual Property – IP Star for Trademarks (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
and 2022)
• World Trademark Review 1000 – Recognized attorney for Enforcement and
Litigation (2020)
• Women of Excellence Award 2021
• IP Expert by Asia IP (2021, 2022)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP(S)
• Bar Council of Delhi
• Delhi High Court Bar Association
• International Trademark Association (INTA)

LANGUAGES

• English, Hindi, Kannada and Konkani

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