Faculty (Certifying Diploma in Intellectual Property with special focus on trademark law)
- Rodney D Ryder
Rodney D. Ryder is the founding partner at Scriboard and is a leading technology, intellectual property and corporate lawyer. He is the author of Guide to Cyber Laws: the Information Technology Act, 2000, E-Commerce, Data Protection and the Internet, the first section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000. He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000.Mr. Ryder has been nominated as a 'Leading Lawyer' in intellectual property, technology, communications and media law by Asia Law, Who'sWhoLegal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications. Mr. Ryder is also advisor to the Data Security Council of India [a NASSCOM initiative] on the structuring of industry data privacy and information security policies and contractual standards. His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet, published by LexisNexis is perhaps the only one of its kind in Asia. The text has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on domain names. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NiXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NiXI.
- Sheetal Vohra
Dr. Sheetal Vohra completed her English (Hons) from Delhi University and enrolled as an advocate in the year 2000 after completing her law from Campus Law Center, Delhi University. Besides holding an LLM, Dr. Sheetal Vohra has completed her PHD in the field of Intellectual Property. Her other academic pursuits include MBA from Symbiosis, Pune and an Advanced Diploma in Strategy and Leadership from IIM, Lucknow. Dr. Sheetal Vohra has an in depth & holistic experience of about 16 years in Intellectual Property Laws. She has worked in two top IP boutique firms in India where her work profile included prosecuting trademarks in India & abroad as well handling litigation pertaining to passing off & infringement of trademarks, copyright and design in District Courts, High Courts right up to Supreme Court of India. Cases argued by her have been reported in legal journals. She has handled high profile contested matters in Trademarks Registry as well as Intellectual Property Appellate Board. She has also provided extensive advisory on media and technology matters. Besides giving consultancy to Indian conglomerates, Fortune 500 companies & entrepreneurs across varied industries on how to protect their trademarks in a holistic way, she has assisted them in managing their trademark portfolio by working closely with their legal teams & creating a full strategy based on their needs as a trusted business & legal advisor. She has extensive experience in IP Audits and domain name dispute resolutions and recordal of IP through customs and also enforcements. She has successfully assisted in many Local Commissioner raids for seizure of counterfeits.