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Head of IP Dept. and Senior Counsel commercial law at Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants | UAE
Raka is the Head of our Intellectual Property and Data Protection practice at Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants. She brings a wealth of experience in high profile projects and transactions in IP Auditing, advisory roles for any IP or commercial IP issues (advertisement issues, consumer protection laws, review of product warranties, social media terms, product guidelines, privacy issues, data protection etc.), IP prosecution, brand clearance and opposition, anti-counterfeiting and all the related contentious issues. Raka was recently successful in representing a major retail group in an unfair trade practices and unfair competition issue regarding a social media post.
Her greatest strength is her ability to manage clients coming from diverse backgrounds and industries, including fashion, FMCG, real estate, retail, automotive, by advising on practical steps and offering logical conclusions to on-going IP disputes and meeting client’s expectations. Raka is well respected by her clients for being prompt, efficient and having a ‘personal touch’, in addition to the pragmatic approach she applies to their matters.
Raka regularly advises local and international entities on employment and immigration law. She routinely provides advisory services on policies , procedures and contractual documentations. business structuring and reorganization, including on high-profile appointments and contract termination strategies, redundancy, salary cut, transfer of employment and amendment to terms and conditions from both the ends of employers and employees, for local land and free zone companies.
Prior to joining Galadari, she trained and worked with an international law firm in Dubai, subsequently. Raka brings to the team over 16 years of experience, 13 of which have been spent in the Middle East region. Raka is a highly regarded player in the market, member of the INTA Leadership Program and regular speaker at international events. Raka is registered as a patent agent with the Indian Patent office and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. She has completed specialized courses in Patents, Copyright and E-commerce from World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Presently, she is a committee member of International trademark association/INTA (USA) for Unfair Competition representing the Middle East and Africa.