Raka is a partner at Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants, where she heads the IP and Data Protection practice. 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 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.
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, a member of the INTA Leadership Program and a 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 the International trademark association/INTA (USA) for Unfair Competition representing the Middle East and Africa.
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- Bachelor of commerce, Annamalai University, India, 2001
- LLB, Faculty of Law, Calcutta University, India, 2000