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Vishnu leads the Firm’s copyright team with more than 15 years of legal experience. His practice also focuses on contentious and non-contentious trademark work, including prosecution, oppositions, cancellations and appeals before the Trade Marks Office and Intellectual Property Appellate Board. He has developed and implemented enforcement strategies, facilitated complex negotiations and successfully argued several opposition/cancellation cases and appeals for clients across a diverse spectrum of trade and industry. He also advises clients on emerging technologies, social media and internet issues with a focus on intellectual property and compliance mechanisms.
He has authored several articles and frequently delivers presentations on varied IP subjects at forums in India and overseas.
Vishnu is a member of the IP committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Previously, he has served on the Asia-Pacific sub-committee of INTA’s (International Trade Mark Association) Amicus committee.
Trademarks; Copyright; Technology, Media and Telecom
Bachelor's degree in French, LL.B., Master's degree in Business Law
Vishnu is a keen amateur astronomer, musician and yoga practitioner in his spare time.
Bronze Band (Individuals: Prosecution & Strategy)’ – WTR 1000 (the world’s leading trademark professionals): 2017
“Copyright and trademark specialist Vishnumohan Rethinam [is known] for his knowledge in the field and quality”
Asialaw Profiles 2018
“Fellow crack litigator Vishnumohan Rethinam is a cut above the rest when dealing with oppositions and cancellations; he has an affinity for the confluence of soft IP and online issues”
WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2017
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 & 2018
“Vishnumohan Rethinam, [one of the] lead partners in soft IP, understands business extremely well and provides the appropriate advice accordingly.”
MIP IP Stars 2017
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