Rajeshwari Hariharan

Ms. Rajeshwari Hariharan’s impeccable track record and humble attitude along with zeal to excel places her as a visionary in the domain of Intellectual Property Rights. As the Founder of Rajeshwari & Associates, Ms. Hariharan has always believed in building a team of experts and professionals who not only possess knowledge and acumen in IPR but understand the trends and dynamics shaping the intellectual property domain in the developing nations. Holding an inevitable experience of over two decades, Ms. Hariharan founded Rajeshwari & Associates in the year 2009 as a full-service IPR law firm in New Delhi specializing in the fields of Patents & Designs, Trade Mark, Copyright, Plant Variety Registration, Geographical Indicators, besides other regulatory and allied areas. Completing her Graduation in Law and Masters in Biotechnology, Ms. Hariharan has been applauded by her clients as the ‘preferred partner’ for representing their interests before various courts and fora on issues relating to patent and infringement including rendering patentability opinions, drafting technology transfer and know-how agreements, licences, assignments; prosecution of patent applications in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and biochemistry. Her achievements include winning the first ever compulsory licence for Natco and litigating on the issue right through until Supreme court. Other achievements include strategizing and winning the Glivec battle right from Patent office to Supreme Court wherein the Court gave the much needed interpretation of section 3(d).  She was lauded for her efforts to win the first ever compulsory license granted in India and won the first ever case on interpretation of Bolar provision in India (sec 107A). Along the way, Ms. Hariharan won numerous patent oppositions and developed and managed patent portfolios for Indian and international clients. Looking at her achievements closet, Ms. Hariharan has been awarded the title of Trademark Star by Managing IP for 2019, and Leading Patent Lawyer by Chambers & Partners and Intellectual Asset Management, respectively. Going back to the times that makes her the founding partner of Rajeshwari & Associates are her experiences gained by playing a pivotal role as an active member of the legal team engaged for advising on issues relating to IPR Reform Initiatives in India. Ms. Hariharan has authored various articles, presented her expertise in front of media channels as well as shared her thought leadership at various conferences as a speaker in India and international borders.