Akhilesh Kumar Rai

Senior Partner

Practice Area

I’d like to see the sensitisation of Intellectual Property in the public, companies, judiciary and enforcement authorities, such that India truly becomes an economy of great proportions, which greatly depends on manufacturing. To achieve this goal, the benefits of IP should be taught in schools.

The AZB IP team is very knowledgeable and very good at responding on a timely basis. The individuals are very caring, thoughtful, friendly and excellent with advice. They do give decisions that are in the best interest of the company.

Legal 500 Asia–Pacific (2021)

With 21 years of experience, Akhilesh Kumar Rai co–heads the Firm’s Intellectual Property Rights practice. Akhilesh comes highly recommended for providing practical, innovative and comprehensive solutions in intellectual property matters. His expertise ranges from non–contentious to contentious matters with respect to trademarks, trade dress, designs, geographical indications, confidential information, trade secrets and copyrights, technology and media. Akhilesh is well recognised for his work in trademark prosecution, litigation, enforcement and customs’ work and transactional IP, in addition to preparing strategies for brand protection and monetisation.

DIRECTORSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • International Trademark Association (2003-Present) 
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, AIPPI (2019-Present)
  • Sub-committees on Non-Traditional Trade Marks (2013-2015), Parallel Import (2015-2017) and Anti-Counterfeiting (2017-2019)

WORK HIGHLIGHTS

RECENT RECOGNITION

2023

2022

2021

2020

Asialaw Profiles

‘Notable Practitioner’ for Intellectual Property

Asialaw Profiles

‘Notable Practitioner’ for Intellectual Property

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recommended for Intellectual Property

Managing IP Stars

Named a ‘Trademark and Transactions Star’

WTR 1000

Recognised for Enforcement and Litigation, Prosecution and Strategy and Transaction

Asia IP Law

Named among Top 100 IP Experts in India

Asialaw Profiles

‘Notable Practitioner’ for Intellectual Property

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recommended for Intellectual Property

Managing IP Stars

Named a ‘Trademark and Transactions Star’

WTR 1000

Recognised for Enforcement and Litigation, Prosecution and Strategy and Transaction

Asian Legal Business

Featured in the ‘Top 15 Intellectual Property Lawyers’ in India List

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recommended for Intellectual Property

WTR 1000

Recognised for Enforcement and Litigation, Prosecution and Strategy and Transaction

RECENT RECOGNITION

Asialaw Profiles

‘Notable Practitioner’ for Intellectual Property

Asialaw Profiles

‘Notable Practitioner’ for Intellectual Property

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recommended for Intellectual Property

Managing IP Stars

Named a ‘Trademark and Transactions Star’

WTR 1000

Recognised for Enforcement and Litigation, Prosecution and Strategy and Transaction

Asia IP Law

Named among Top 100 IP Experts in India

Asialaw Profiles

‘Notable Practitioner’ for Intellectual Property

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recommended for Intellectual Property

Managing IP Stars

Named a ‘Trademark and Transactions Star’

WTR 1000

Recognised for Enforcement and Litigation, Prosecution and Strategy and Transaction

Asian Legal Business

Featured in the ‘Top 15 Intellectual Property Lawyers’ in India List

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Recommended for Intellectual Property

WTR 1000

Recognised for Enforcement and Litigation, Prosecution and Strategy and Transaction