Rachna Bakhru

Rachna is a Partner with RNA. She currently heads the Dispute Resolution team of the firm heavily involved in IP enforcement including civil and criminal litigation. She qualified as a Science graduate from Delhi University, followed by Diploma in Business Administration and Bachelors Degree in Law from Delhi University. She has over 15 years of extensive experience in managing non-contentious and contentious IP matters in India ranging from brand clearances and risk assessment to litigation and alternate dispute resolution. She has worked on portfolios of large international companies and her industry expertise includes Pharmaceuticals and Information technology. She advises her clients on issues related to data protection, software piracy, domain disputes and online infringement. Prior to joining RNA, she worked for 10 years at the leading international IP consultancy firm Rouse, heading the Dispute Resolution team for India. She has authored a number of articles for leading IP publications analyzing challenges in enforcing and protecting pharmaceutical trademarks, issues surrounding grant of patents for pharmaceutical preparations and changing landscape of the IPR environment. Rachna is a member of the Bar Council of India and a registered Patent Agent. She was highly recommended and ranked as the world’s leading Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences patent litigator in 2010 by Intellectual Property Asset Management IAM.