The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise
Silver - Individuals: prosecution and strategy
“G&W Legal has, hands down, one of the best IP practices in India. The team is agile, quick to respond, creative and friendly. It excels at providing context to their advice and explaining why a particular course of action is advisable.” Debuting in the WTR 1000, G&W Legal is an effusively praised full-service legal practice that seamlessly handles both prosecution and enforcement for leading brands. The robust IP practice of the New Delhi-based outfit offers flexible, strategic solutions, and is adept at maintaining long-term relationships with patrons. At the forefront of the practice is commercially minded Srijoy Das, who has 25 years of experience and is highly sought after by world-famous multinationals for his effective and practical advice. He handles large regional portfolios for Orange and Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management. “Srijoy is by far one of the best trademark lawyers in India. He has an unmatched understanding of the level of service and responsiveness expected by clients and is tireless in fulfilling these expectations. Quick and to the point, he is well-experienced and always open to discussion. His work is top-notch.” Das is often assisted by IP, enforcement and tech practice head Arjun Khurana – the two handle large regional portfolios for Discovery Network. Khurana also represents a slew of marquee players on the contentious front. “Arjun is highly engaged, responsive and provides trustworthy and strategic advice.”
Srijoy Das is head of G&W Legal's commercial IP team and leads on franchising and licensing. He has been practicing for 25 years, most of which have been spent advising multinationals on doing business in India.
Mr Das is recognised internationally as a leading IP expert and has been listed in the “International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers" for a consecutive period of ten years. He has been the only Indian lawyer in the WWL Thought Leaders: Global Elite (Franchise) and is also listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader (Trademarks); is ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific, World Trademark Review and Asia IP for IP and trademarks; is the India country-expert for the International Distribution Institute and has served as a member the international committee of the American Bar Association’s franchise forum.
Over the years, Mr Das has assisted several multinational companies expanding their businesses to India, including handling large trademark portfolios and counselling on IP strategy across India and South Asia; leading on complex IP transactions and advising on the IP aspects of several cross-border M&As; representing brands in marquee licensing and merchandising deals; and helping clients protect, commercialise and enforce their brands. As a trusted advisor to his clients, Mr Das is a trustee of WWF India and also sits on the board of the Indian subsidiaries of multiple global corporations.
Mr Das has authored several articles in prestigious international publications, including the Franchise Law Journal published by the American Bar Association, the International Distribution Institute, Global Franchise Magazine and Legal 500.