You’ve got great ideas.
Let’s embark on a journey to secure them.
Welcome to Dodd & Co., your one-stop destination for business and IP law services, providing a holistic approach to safeguarding, expanding, and capitalising on your valuable intellectual property assets.
What We Do
Our patent services cater to the rapidly evolving field of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, IoT, automation, and domains such as electronics, biotech, pharma, EV, etc., both in India and abroad. With a deep understanding of these transformative industries, our team of experienced patent attorneys provides specialised support to protect your innovations in these areas. We stay up-to-date with the latest developments and regulatory frameworks, ensuring that your patent applications are aligned with the requirements of emerging technologies. From conducting comprehensive prior art searches to drafting technically precise patent applications, we are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of intellectual property protection in the fast-paced world of advanced technology. With our expertise, we help secure your intellectual property rights and empower you to thrive in the ever-expanding realm of cutting-edge innovation.
Our copyright services are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of the entertainment, tech, and content driven industries. With a deep understanding of these dynamic sectors, our experienced team provides comprehensive copyright protection and management solutions. We assist clients in registering their creative works, such as music, films, software, and digital content, ensuring they receive the full benefits of copyright protection. Our services encompass advising on licensing agreements, royalty negotiations, copyright infringement disputes, and digital rights management. Whether you’re an artist, filmmaker, musician, software developer, or content creator; our expertise in copyright law enables us to safeguard your intellectual property rights and maximise the value of your creative endeavours in this dynamic era of constant change.
Our trademark team provides end-to-end support to businesses seeking brand protection in India and abroad. With a deep understanding of the trademark law, our expert team conducts a thorough search to ensure the availability and uniqueness of desired marks. We guide clients through the trademark registration process—from application preparation and filing to handling office actions, to objections, and oppositions. Additionally, we offer trademark portfolio management, renewals, licensing, and enforcement counsel. Furthermore, our services extend to domain name dispute resolution, addressing conflicts over domain names in India and international jurisdictions. Safeguard your brand’s identity, recognition, and exclusivity in the marketplace with our tailored trademark services.
Our design services cater to a diverse range of industries, including automotive, garments, jewellery, digital, and electronics, both in India and abroad. We understand the significance of design in these sectors and offer specialised support to protect and enhance your design assets. Whether it’s designing the sleek aesthetics of automobiles, creating fashion-forward garments, crafting user-friendly digital interfaces, or developing cutting-edge electronic products, our expert team ensures your designs stand out and remain exclusive. With a deep understanding of industry trends and legal requirements, we provide comprehensive services including design registration, portfolio management, and enforcement, enabling you to capitalise on your design innovations and gain a competitive edge in the global market.
Our tech law services are designed to cater to the rapidly evolving technology industry, with a specific focus on software, electronics, e-commerce, data protection, AI, cryptocurrency, and other emerging trends. Our experienced team of lawyers possess a deep understanding of the intricate legal landscape surrounding these areas. We provide comprehensive assistance to startups, established tech companies, and individuals, offering guidance on intellectual property protection, data privacy, cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance. By addressing the unique legal challenges faced by tech-driven businesses, we enable our clients to navigate complexities, mitigate risks, and seize opportunities in the fast-paced world of technology. With our expertise in tech law, we empower clients to stay ahead of the curve and thrive in the ever-evolving tech industry.
Our entertainment law services cater to the diverse needs of individuals and businesses operating in the entertainment industry. With a deep understanding of the entertainment landscape, our experienced legal team offers comprehensive support to artists, musicians, actors, producers, studios, and content creators. We specialize in contract drafting and negotiation, intellectual property protection, licensing agreements, talent representation, royalty disputes, and distribution deals. Whether you’re an aspiring artist seeking guidance or an established production company navigating complex legal issues, we provide tailored solutions to protect your creative endeavors and maximize your commercial opportunities. With our expertise in entertainment law, we strive to help clients thrive in the competitive entertainment industry while ensuring their legal rights and interests are safeguarded.
Our IP identification, audit, and due diligence services are designed to help businesses understand and maximise the value of their intellectual property assets. Our expert team conducts thorough assessments to identify and evaluate all forms of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Through meticulous analysis, we provide detailed reports outlining the strengths, weaknesses, and potential risks associated with your IP portfolio. With this information, we assist in developing effective strategies to protect, enforce, and monetize your intellectual property assets. Our IP audit services enable businesses to make informed decisions, optimise their IP management, and leverage their intellectual property for competitive advantage in the market.
Our IP transactions, licensing, franchising, and commercialization services are tailored to assist businesses in effectively leveraging their intellectual property assets. We provide comprehensive support in structuring and negotiating IP transactions, including licensing agreements, technology transfers, and joint ventures. Our experienced team helps clients draft and review licensing contracts, ensuring the protection of their IP rights while maximising commercial opportunities. We also offer guidance on IP commercialization strategies, assisting in identifying potential markets, creating licensing programs, and developing monetization strategies. With our expertise in IP transactions and licensing, we empower businesses to unlock the full value of their intellectual property and drive growth and revenue in their respective industries.
Our anti-counterfeiting, dispute resolution, and litigation services provide robust legal support to protect and enforce your intellectual property rights. Through meticulous investigation and evidence gathering, our experienced team builds compelling cases against infringement. We engage in strategic negotiation and alternative dispute resolution methods to seek favourable resolutions. When necessary, we are prepared to represent clients in court, leveraging our expertise in intellectual property law to litigate and defend their rights. Our comprehensive approach ensures that your rights are vigorously enforced, disputes are efficiently resolved, and legal remedies are pursued to safeguard your valuable intellectual property assets.
Counterfeiting poses a global threat that knows no borders. When it comes to combating the cross-border movement of counterfeit goods, Customs serves as your first line of defence. At our firm, we specialise in safeguarding your intellectual assets by assisting with recordals of your intellectual property with the Indian Customs and subsequent interception of goods. This proactive measure enhances the effectiveness of Customs in detecting and seizing counterfeit products, protecting your brand reputation and market share. Our expert team ensures a seamless process for recordal, providing comprehensive support and guidance. With our assistance, you can strengthen your defence against cross-border counterfeiting activities, safeguarding your intellectual property rights in the global marketplace.
Our Geographical Indications (GI) services are designed to assist businesses in obtaining and protecting the unique qualities associated with specific geographical locations. We understand the importance of preserving and promoting traditional products, crafts, and agricultural goods that have distinct regional characteristics. Our expert team provides comprehensive support throughout the GI registration process, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We conduct thorough research, prepare and file applications, and handle all necessary documentation. By securing GI protection, businesses can enhance their market value, prevent misappropriation, and preserve the cultural heritage tied to specific regions. Partner with us to navigate the intricacies of GI and leverage their commercial and cultural significance.
Dodd & Co. stands out in the legal industry by offering innovative solutions that enhance the client experience. Our unwavering commitment extends to providing high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective business and intellectual property related legal services across South Asia, encompassing India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.
What truly sets us apart is our core Partner team of Pooja (Nicky) Dodd, Sanjeeth (Sunny) Hegde, and Satyapal Arora, renowned for their exceptional and international experience and expertise. Their profound knowledge in intellectual property and affiliated areas of law, makes a significant difference in delivering unmatched results.
Through our transparent process, we address budgets, concerns, and the need for accountability, maximising the value of your investment. We understand the intimidating nature of the legal system, which is why we prioritise creating a comfortable and well informed environment for our clients. At Dodd & Co., we empower you to make informed decisions and grasp the intricacies of the process. Our no-surprise policy places you in control, allowing you to define parameters and scope of work, ensuring that we achieve your goals on your terms. Your idea, your business let us embark on this journey together.
Our Core Team
One doesn’t undo the other. In fact, when you do it right (like us), both are complementary to each other.
Our team embodies “big firm” sophistication while delivering the personal touch of “small firm” culture. We work hard, play harder and aren’t afraid of showing our commitment to you and our craft.
We’re a flexible, focussed, and forward thinking legal team ready to bring solutions to your toughest problems.
Pooja Dodd brings to the table a wealth of expertise in diverse realms of intellectual property, including enforcement, prosecution, litigation, and transactions. Dodd has cultivated her professional acumen through extensive work experience in the UAE, USA, and India. Previously she has held a partnership position at one of India’s largest full-service law firms and a boutique IP firm, while also venturing into the realm of entrepreneurship as the founder of IP Gurus and now Dodd & Co.
Dodd’s educational background showcases her dedication to the field of IP. A Campus Law Center, Delhi University graduate, she further honed her skills with an LL.M from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH. Beyond the legal realm of Dodd & Co., her zest for life extends to thrilling travel and daring
escapades. From riding a rickshaw all the way from Jaisalmer to Cochin, while raising funds for charity, to embarking on a Mumbai-to-Goa cycling expedition, and even traversing the famed Camino de Santiago in Spain, she embraces adventure with an unwavering passion.
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SANJEETH (SUNNY) HEGDE
Sanjeeth, is a versatile attorney fuelled by a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation. With his extensive experience in filing, prosecution, licensing and enforcement of IP, he has earned a reputation as the go-to legal advisor and problem solver. He actively advises both multi-national and startup clients across tech, manufacturing, and entertainment domains in India and abroad.
Sunny holds a master’s degree in Intellectual Property, Commerce, and Technology, along with a Juris Doctorate from Franklin Pierce Law Center (University of New Hampshire). His professional background includes working for renowned Fortune 500 companies like EMC2 – Dell and ADM in the US. He also regularly lectures on IP and business laws at leading universities in India.
Beyond his legal pursuits, Sunny engages in social service, particularly in the realm of education and empowerment, demonstrating his commitment to making a positive impact. He also shamelessly indulges his passion for food as a dedicated foodie!
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
SATYA PAL ARORA
Satya Pal Arora is an accomplished Patent Agent, and an advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi. His expertise spans across US, EU, and Indian IP Laws, and is very well-versed in the international PCT Patent filing system.
Over the last two decades, he has successfully filed and prosecuted numerous patent applications in India, covering a diverse range of technological domains such as telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and more. He also serves as a visiting professor at National Law University, Delhi teaching intellectual property subjects.
Satya Pal holds an LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law from Franklin Pierce Law Center (University of New Hampshire), and a Ph.D. in Patent Laws from National Law University, Delhi, India. Outside of work, he is actively engaged in raising funds and making contributions to support the education of underprivileged children and the empowerment of the women. Beyond that, he enjoys spending his leisure time playing table tennis (TT) and yoga.
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“For it is in giving that we receive.”
St. Francis of Assisi
At Dodd & Co., we believe in the power of channeling our knowledge and resources, in a meaningful and socially responsible way. We wish to build good karma through our work and approach pro bono clients with utmost passion and commitment. Our team works diligently to protect the legal rights of all pro bono and paying clients alike.
We understand that the legalities of creative work can be complex and counsel in a simple and accessible manner, allowing our clients to pursue their creative endeavors’ with our support and legal expertise.
Our pro bono services are based on the principle of reciprocity. As we offer our knowledge to those without a legal voice or commercial resources, it gives our attorneys the opportunity to sharpen their skills and feel a sense of personal as well as professional fulfilment.