The face of advertising has seen an uplift in the last decade. We have moved from television, radio and print to social media and influencers. We have with us Ms. Vijayalakshmy Malkani, in-house legal counsel at Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) to discuss the interplay of law with advertising and the competitive spirit of brands.
Guest Speaker: Ms. Vijayalakshmy Malkani
Ms. Vijayalakshmy Malkani is an in-house legal counsel at Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) with rich experience in IP. Prior to joining HUL, she has worked with reputed companies like BIC India, Marico Limited and UPL. Her experience focuses principally on various aspects of IP management, IP litigation management, Brand Protection and enforcement issues (contentious and non-contentious), IP monetisation, strategic inputs related to brand acquisition/divestment. In her current role with HUL, her additional responsibilities include creating and upholding a centre of excellence for IP within the teams in India and South Asia, devising strategies with the global team for ensuing a strong IP framework for Unilever and HUL, leading/promoting/conducting capability building/training and IP awareness sessions inhouse as well as for law enforcement agencies and school students. Ms. Malkani is also a guest lecturer in IP at the Institute of Intellectual Property Studies and a dissertation guide/supervisor on topics of IP for students of NMIMS. She was recently recognised as one of the top 100 powerful woman in law by WIPF and also awarded the IP star woman of the year at the Global IP awards 2019 organised by Legal Era. Ms. Malkani is also the co-chair of the FICCI IPR Committee.
Ms. Malkani is a law graduate and also holds an LLM in IP from the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, USA. Her other qualifications include certificate course in IP by IPCIC- Interpol, CopyrightX from Harvard Law School, PG Diploma in IP from NLS, Bangalore, WIPO courses on IP and PG Diploma in HR from Wellingkar Institute.
Speaker: Manjari Mukherjee – ROYZZ & CO, Senior Associate
Moderator: Mahua Roy Chowdhury – ROYZZ & CO, Managing Partner