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Smriti Yadav

Smriti Yadav

, Mumbai

Partner | Intellectual Property


  • LL.M., Intellectual Property and Information Technology Laws University of Mumbai (2005)
  • LL.B., University of Mumbai (2003)
  • BSc, University of Mumbai (2000)

Smriti Yadav is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Mumbai office. With more than 15 years of experience, Smriti has been advising, managing and maintaining IP portfolios of clients in diverse fields like pharmaceuticals, tobacco, music, automobiles, retails, real estate, textiles and garments, FMCG, finance and stock marketing including multinational companies. Smriti’s expertise lies in strategising and handling contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs at national and international forums. She has also advised clients on copyright royalty sharing and licensing issues and on various international treaties relating to intellectual property law and their effect on the Indian intellectual property law. Being a registered patent agent Smriti has also handled select patent cases.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa
  • The Trademark Registry and the Patent Office, India
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Bombay Bar Association

Recognition and Accomplishments

Smriti has been recognised by well-known rankings such as Asia IP and IP Stars from time to time.

Representative Matters

Smriti Yadav has represented and advised the following clients

The Pokémon Company

Advised on merchandising rights, publishing rights, TV broadcasting rights, and videogram rights concerning the TV series "Pokémon".


Advised on funding for a research project and the IP ownership.

Saregama India Ltd, ITC Ltd, The Pillsbury Company LLC, General Mills India Pvt Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Kalpataru Properties Private Ltd, Inox Group, Lupin Ltd, Andersen Tax, LLC, Zespri Group, C K Birla Group, Doms Industrie

Advised on trade mark infringement and passing off cases.

Trent Ltd

Advised on liabilities of intermediaries and use key words vis-à-vis trademark infringement.

Saregama India Ltd

Advised on Carvaan copyright issues and advices relating to royalty sharing, licensing issues, retailing of music through physical and digital mediums.

Doms Industries Pvt Ltd and Fazlani Group

Advised on domestic and international customs registrations.

Saregama India Ltd, Trent Group, Tata International, Fazlani Group, Bajaj Auto Limited, Greenlight Planet India Pvt Ltd, Doms Industries Pvt Ltd

Advised on international trademark prosecution work.


Advised on use and licensing of GI.

Claris Life Sciences Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Mahindra Navistar Automotives Ltd, Sahara Worldwide Ltd, Saregama India Ltd, Emami Ltd, Nirma Ltd, Hungama.Com Private Ltd, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, Inox Group, Forever Living Products, Crom- Pha

Advised on IP perspective of commercial transactions including strategizing, documentation, negotiations pertaining to technology transfers; licensing, franchising and acquisition of IP; assignment; co-existence; co-branding; confidentiality and employee agreements; IPR aspects pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures; OSS issues, due diligences in IPR related transactions.

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