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Indus adds IP partner Bharadwaj Jaishankar in Bangalore from Diageo

Bharadwaj Jaishankar joins Indus
Bharadwaj Jaishankar joins Indus

IndusLaw has in Bengaluru recruited Bharadwaj Jaishankar as a partner in its intellectual property practice.

He was previously counsel at drinks brand Diageo, responsible for Asia, IP and innovation, and since graduating in 2008 from SLS Pune had also worked at IP and technology firms Saikrishna & Associates and K&S Partners.

He specialises in trademarks, copyrights, designs and geographical indications across the APAC region and also deals in commercial law issues.

According to IndusLaw, while in private practice he had been “actively involved in some precedent-setting judgments”, “including on intermediary liability, trademark law, geographical indications and interplay between copyright and design rights”:

A standout achievement for Bharadwaj has been the successfully leading and coordination of a team comprising law firms across 50 countries, on behalf of the Government of India, for the protection and enforcement of rights for one of India’s landmark and renowned Geographical Indications.

Indus co-founding partner Suneeth Katarki said: “We are confident that his vast experience in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters will help us increase our support to clients in this space. He also brings tremendous experience in technology IP and this will be an added boost to our TMT practice.”

Jaishankar added: “My experience of working with leading IP law firms and multinational companies, will help me contribute to the growth of Firm’s practices”

He is IndusLaw‘s partner number 52.

Bharadwaj JaishankarWork history Sep 2018 - Apr 2021: Counsel, Asia IP and Innovation, Diageo Nov 2016 - Aug 2018: Associate Partner, Sim and San, Attorneys At Law Dec 2013 - Oct 2016: Senior Associate, Saikrishna & Associates Apr 2008 - Nov 2013: Associate, K&S Partners May 2008 - Oct 2013: Associate, K&S PartnersEducation 2003 - 2008: Symbiosis Law School, BBA LLB,
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