Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Yashvardhan Rana (Intellectual Property Law LLM, 2016)

Yashvardhan talks about his work in India in the field of Intellectual Property Law.

16 April 2020

After completing his LLM at CCLS, Yashvardhan returned to India and went into practice as an Intellectual Property Lawyer in the New Delhi region. Yashvardhan’s main area of focus is IP prosecution which encompasses brand registrability analysis and risk management, through to providing legal opinion on the use, adoption and suitability of trademarks proposed by Fortune 500 companies, as well as top FMCG’s, in India.

He is a part of the Trademarks, Copyright and Design Prosecution team at Inttl Advocare, Noida, India. He also advises on trade mark protection strategies, copyright issues and specific assignments relating to Design Law, certain aspects of strategic brand management and advisory, IP portfolio management and due diligence. Yashvardhan is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi, Delhi High Court Bar Association, APAA and INTA.

During his time at CCLS, Yashvardhan was an Assistant Editor on the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property (QMJIP). In January, 2020 he was appointed as a Member of INTA sub-committee - The Trade Mark Reporter Committee and in 2019, he was listed in the Top 50 Emerging IP Players Award worldwide by The IPR Gorilla, 2nd Edition held in Dubai. He has also authored several articles on Intellectual Property Law and practice which are published in leading blogs, websites, journals and magazines. 

Yashvardhan says his time at CCLS was an exhilarating experience as it broadened his horizons and perspective after meeting a lot of people from diverse backgrounds and countries. It also gave him a deep insight into the workings of different legal regimes in different jurisdictions. He says “I have, and shall always maintain unconditionally, that my year as an LLM student at CCLS, QMUL was easily one of the very best years of my life. It gave me a lot more than just a degree: I arrived to join a year-long course and earned myself an added qualification with an incredible enlightenment, priceless personal growth, lifelong friends and long lasting memories. Intellectually, it endlessly challenged me to simultaneously learn and unlearn, and amplified my personal growth to help seed a broader view and perception I wouldn’t hitherto have considered myself capable of. CCLS comprises of an edifying journey with a stellar reputation for producing the best minds in the world of Intellectual Property Law and other allied areas. It did not come as much of a surprise that “Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London” fits that criteria, and, in one of the more surreal twists in my life, I decided to take the plunge and thus, applied for further studies.”