Ranjan founded the specialist IP law firm, RNA, in 2004, and is now its Managing Partner. He has twenty four years’ post qualification IP experience, both contentious and non-contentious, working in-house in the legal department of Burmah Castrol (now BP) for more than 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 Ranjan both an acute awareness of the need for commercial solutions and an understanding of the highest levels of international IP service. He has worked on over 500 civil and criminal actions for clients in various industries including the IT, telecom, apparel, FMCG, confectionery, beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic), and finance industries. Currently, he advises a wide range of IP holders on IP management issues, providing strategic advice in relation to IP clearance, acquisition, protection, exploitation, and enforcement. Ranjan has been ranked as a leading IP practitioner by various publications including WTR 1000, IP Star (Managing IP), Who’s Who legal, Asia IP experts and others. Ranjan is a regular contributor to various IP journals and has served on the editorial board of the leading international trade mark publication, Trademark World. He is also a panelist for the ‘.in’ domain Registry. Ranjan is also active within INTA and currently chairs India IPO Subcommittee of Trademark Office Practices (TOPC).