Managing Partner at RNA Technology and IP Attorneys
Ranjan Narula founded specialist IP law firm RNA Technology and IP Attorneys in 2004 and is now its managing partner. He has many years of post-qualification IP experience, both contentious and non-contentious, working in-house with the legal department of Burmah Castrol (now BP) for over three years and as a partner of leading international IP consultancy Rouse for 10 years, heading its India practice.
This combination of in-house and international experience has given Mr Narula an acute awareness of the need for commercial solutions, as well as an understanding of the highest levels of international IP service. He has worked on over 500 civil and criminal matters for clients in various sectors, including the IT, telecom, apparel, fast-moving consumer goods, confectionery, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and finance industries.
Mr Narula has represented clients in over 75 domain disputes before WIPO and the .In Registry. He is also a panellist and arbitrator with the .In Registry under the .IN Dispute Resolution Policy.
Mr Narula advises a wide range of IP holders on IP and technology management issues, providing strategic advice in relation to IP clearance, acquisition, protection, exploitation and enforcement, domain name disputes, data privacy, trade secrets and technology transfer issues.
In 2019 Mr Narula was invited to join the INTA Board of Directors for a three-year term. He serves on a number of board committees, including the India Global Advisory Council and Emerging Issues Subcommittee with a focus on artificial intelligence.
Mr Narula has been ranked as a leading IP practitioner by various publications, including WTR 1000, Managing IP’s IP Stars, WIPR Leaders, Who’s Who Legal and Asia IP Experts. He is frequently invited to speak by universities and chambers of commerce on IP issues. He has authored several articles and papers on key IP issues published in IP magazines and blogs such as IAM, World Trademark Review, Bloomberg, Lexology and the IP Kat.