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Abhishek Malhotra

Abhishek Malhotra

About Abhishek Malhotra

Abhishek Malhotra, Founding Partner, TMT Law Practice
(having offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Bhubaneswar), has two decades
of experience in the primary areas of expertise, including intellectual
property, commercial dispute resolution, technology, media and
telecommunications. He has advised clients in minimizing legal risks and
devising strategies for safeguarding against civil and criminal liability. Mr
Malhotra’s expertise in the media sector has resulted in a close alliance with
production houses, broadcasters, and artists across the industry, and he is
recognized as the “go to” professional for issues concerning copyright, with
specific reference to broadcasting, music and sports. He has represented
clients in precedent setting disputes in the realm of copyright law.


He has contributed to the policy realm by providing
inputs to the Governments and think tanks on copyright issues, sports and
fantasy gaming, Digital Health; and as a Principal Advisor to the Broadband
India Forum on issues relating, inter alia, to satellite communication and data
protection. Mr Malhotra is a guest lecturer at Indian Institute of Information
Technology, the National Law School of India University, NUJS, Kolkata. He
regularly speaks at conferences and forums of repute, including the National
Judicial Academy in Bhopal, US India Business Council, Indo-American Chambers
of Commerce, World Intellectual Property Office, The Observer Research
Foundation, MediaNama, FICCI and CII.


Mr Malhotra is a member of the Bar Council of Delhi
and the State Bar of California, and also holds memberships of national and
international professional associations.

Specific Expertise:
  • Prosecution / defence of suits, proceedings and appeals in respect of infringement of intellectual property rights, as well as commercial litigation concerning employment, information technology, and competition issues.
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements, especially pertaining to the intellectual property and related fields, including Media, information technology, broadcasting, pharmaceuticals.
  • Advising clients across industries, including luxury brands, information technology, media, hardware equipment manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, broadcasting.
  • Advising clients and giving opinions on the creation, maintenance, management, and enforcement of IP rights, including assisting in prosecution of trademarks and copyright in India.
  • Advising clients and giving opinions on Commercial Contracts, Government Advisory, Criminal Matters, Land Acquisition and Property matters.
  • Advising clients and giving opinions on public policies & Regulatory Frameworks.
Professional Activities:
  • Abhishek has provided inputs to the Government of India on issues of copyright, data privacy, satellite communications, etc. Abhishek is also a guest lecturer at the Indian Institute of Information Technology.
  • Abhishek was also the Chairperson at the INTA Annual Conference on the topic of strategies for brand owners in the BRIC countries (Seattle, 2009).
  • Abhishek advises several think-tanks, and, associations in the field of Technology, Media & Telecommunications.
Abhishek has spoken at the:
  • National Judicial Academy, Bhopal on Enforcement of Trademark Rights – Civil and Criminal Remedies (May, 2008);
  • Indo-America Chambers of Commerce conference on Doing Business in India from an IP perspective (Dallas, April 2008);
  • Indo-America Chambers of Commerce conference on Leveraging Intellectual Property Rights for Business (Mumbai, June 2007)

Q&A With Abhishek Malhotra


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