Yashvardhan Rana is an Intellectual Property Lawyer with a particular focus on IP prosecution practice encompassing a broad range of areas including but not limited to – from registrability analysis and risk management to providing legal opinion on trademark clearance and protection strategy for the availability of use, adoption and registrability of trademarks to be launched by individuals, small businesses, Fortune 500 companies as well as top FMCG’s in India and large corporations, including assisting them with filing new trademark and copyright applications and maintaining their trademark portfolios worldwide. Additionally, he provides legal assistance to clients regarding their branding and marketing needs from reviewing and vetting marketing and promotional material, including clearing promotional taglines and ensuring compliance with the rules, regulations, and best practices governed as per law and routinely engages in resolving trademark disputes including drafting cease and desist letters, negotiating co-existence, assignment and licensing agreements, and handling cases before the Trademarks Registry, IPAB and Delhi High Court. He has been associated with Tier-1 Intellectual Property boutique firms such as ‘Lall, Lahiri and Salhotra’, ‘Amarjit and Associates’ in the past. Presently, he works as part of the Trademark, Copyright and Design Prosecution team at ‘Inttl Advocare’, Noida. He is based out of New Delhi and is an active member of the Bar Council of Delhi, Delhi High Court Bar Association, AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), International Bar Association (IBA), Indian National Bar Association, ISERD, LAWASIA, CCLS (India Chapter) – Queen Mary University of London, and FICCI IP Forum. In January, 2020, he was appointed as an ‘Editor’, The Trade Mark Reporter, INTA and in November, 2019, he was the recipient of the ‘Top 50 Emerging IP Professional' in the world award – The IPR Gorilla, 2nd Edition held in Dubai. In April, 2020, he was recognized as a ‘Top achiever’ by his alma mater — Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He has been recently inducted as a ‘Committee Member’ of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) India Chapter, Queen Mary University of London to facilitate professional networking opportunities in addition to acting as a Pro Bono legal advisor for various blogs and organizations. In May, 2020, he was appointed as an 'Esteemed Member' of the FICCI IP Forum in collaboration with Ministry of Micro Small & Medium Enterprise, Government of India to address the existing and evolving Intellectual Property rights issues in India alongwith stalwarts from the legal industry. He is also extremely passionate about writing in the area of Intellectual Property Law and Practice and his several columns, articles and interviews have been featured in leading legal journals, blogs, websites and magazines such as The Trademark Reporter, The Trademark Lawyer Magazine, Intellectual Property Magazine, WIPO Magazine, Asia IP Magazine, The Wire (India), Kluwer Trademark Blog, Lawyer Monthly, BW Businessworld Legal, India Business Law Journal, Global IP Guide – IPR Gorilla, The Daily Guardian, SCC Online, Asia Law Portal, Lawctopus, Manupatra, The Impact Lawyers Magazine, The International Jurist, Libertatem Magazine, QMUL official website, LegitEye, SuperLawyer, Legal Bites, Lawteller Magazine, IBA Asia-Pacific Regional Forum and FICCI Newsletter, etc. — to name a few.