Shwetasree Majumder is an alumnus of the National Law School, Bangalore. Once the youngest equity partner in a large Indian IP firm, she founded Fidus Law Chambers in 2008. Shwetasree concentrates her practice in litigation, enforcement and counseling in intellectual property, technology, advertising and trade secrets matters across a broad spectrum of industries.

Shwetasree was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA), for the period 2013-2015, the first woman from India to be appointed in the 135 year-old history of the organisation.

She is currently a Panelist under the WIPO Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy.

Shwetasree has been the Co-Chair of an INTA-CIPAM Working Group set up under the aegis of the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, tasked with developing materials on the subject of Intellectual Property Rights for children under the National Education Policy.

Shwetasree has authored the India Chapters in Brand Protection Online and Trade Secret Protection by Globe Business Publishing, London.

She has been appointed Amicus Curiae by Appellate Benches of the Delhi High Court for determining the threshold of intermediary liability in Myspace Inc. v. Super Cassettes Industries Ltd., and, to opine on copyright practice and procedure under Indian law in Visakha Chemicals v. Raj Kumar Saraf.

She has also been appointed amicus curiae by a Single Judge of the Delhi High Court to evolve practice guidelines in IP matters. She was part of the six-member Committee that drafted amendments to the Delhi High Court Original Side Rules, that were notified in November 2018.

She has been the Indian contributor to the Global Trademark Report Card (2018, 2019) and the Special 301 submission to the office of the US Trade Representative as a part of the Trademark Working Group.

Shwetasree is a prolific speaker and also regularly conducts police, judicial and customs training.

She is a trained Indian classical singer and also enjoys writing. She avidly devours late night crime shows.

Illustrative cases ( on the behalf of the Plaintiff)

a) Airbnb Inc. v. Ganapathy Joshi & ors. CS (COMM) No. 320 of 2017
b) American Petroleum Institute & anr. v. Gaurav Ahuja & ors., CS (COMM) 309/2017
c) Xerox Corporation v. Sarita Agarwal, CS (COMM) 492 of 2018
d) DyStar Colours Distribution GmbH v. Jay Chemical Pvt. Ltd. CS (COMM) 1026 of 2018
e) Google LLC v. Farzana Emporium, CS (OS) 811/2017
f) Inter Ikea Systems BV v. Annanya Gautam & Anr. CS (COMM) 1089/2018
g) Merck KGAA v. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp & Ors. CS (COMM) 1673 of 2016
h) Western Digital Inc. & anr. v. Amit Tanna & ors. FAO OS (COMM) 20/2016
i) SanDisk LLC & Anr. v. B-One Mobile, CS (COMM) 1130 of 2018
j) Century 21 Real Estate LLC. v. Sambit Basu & ors. CS (OS) No. 1671 of 2015
k) Glaxo Group Ltd. v. Aar Ess Remedies Pvt. Ltd. & ors. CS (Comm.) 1328 of 2016

Awards and Rankings

  • Top 100 Private Practice Lawyers in India: India Business Law Journal, 2017 and 2018.
  • The World Trademark Review-1000 Trademark Professionals of the world.
  • Managing IP Magazine - “IP Star”.
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine - 1000 Patent Professionals of the world.
  • International WhosWho of Trademark Lawyers.
  • International WhosWho of Patent Lawyers.
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