Advisory Board

Rodney D. Ryder

Rodney D. Ryder is a Partner with Scriboard, a full-service commercial law firm with cutting edge specialization in technology, new media, and intellectual property laws.

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.

Rodney 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, communication, and media law by Asia Law, Who’sWhoLegal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications. Mr. Ryder has been listed as one of India’s leading lawyers in the ’40 under 45’ study conducted by WhosWhoLegal, United Kingdom.

His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet [published by LexisNexis] has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work on domain name disputes 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 [Satyam Infoway Ltd. v. Sifynet Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; (2004) 6 SCC 145].

He is an advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NIXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NIXI.

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Subhash Bhutoria

Subhash Bhutoria is an Indian lawyer and has been practicing Intellectual Property Rights and Art Laws for over a decade. He has graduated from the National Law University, Jodhpur in 2009. Thereafter he has worked as a Senior Associate at Lall and Sethi Advocates, Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharan Attorneys and was the Managing Associate at Luthra & Luthra Law Offices. In 2017, he became a partner at Krida Legal and has founded the IPR and Art Law practice.

He manages a team, which provides complete IP support to the Firm’s sports and gaming clientele. The clientele also includes leading fashion labels, liquor and beverages brands, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic brands, music production and publishing houses. His keen interest in art coincides with the legal expertise in this field, which he has gained from working with leading art galleries and artists.

He has delivered several lectures on Intellectual Property Rights and has written various articles on existing and changing laws in India. He is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

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Sarvesh Giri

Sarvesh Pannalal Giri is an Advocate practicing in the Bombay High Court. His contribution to the field of legalities is exceptional. He is a staunch believer that human service is meant to be the sole purpose of this profession.He believes that people walk with smiling hearts from his chambers.

Sarvesh is also an IP Attorney providing services in terms of Intellectual Property Rights for Licensing/Commercialising or franchising and IP Registrations. At present, he is an impaneled Arbitrator with IIAM & LRCADR and also impaneled as a Mediator with ODRWays.

An active member of the Young MCIA (Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration) Committee and Singapore International Arbitration Centre, he has authored a book titled ‘Copyright Laws: The Status & Vitality’ which is primarily focused to explain the concept of copyright in light of the plethora of litigation before the Indian Judiciary regarding the allegations of Copyright Infringement against YouTube, Facebook, and other social sites. With the constant dedication and his perfect strategic analysis, he has been able to take place in the legal fraternity not only in India but also in overseas countries.

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