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Expert in Information Technology and Cyberlaws, Intellectual Property and Commercial Laws Practice

Expert ID: 725177 India

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Expert has successfully advised clients on conducting business online and ensuring all legal compliances have been made. She has suggested better models of doing business through e-commerce and assisted in developing new e-marketing tools and models for a web business. She recently advised a famous coal auction site in developing new webtools for its B2B operations and a pharmaceutical major in selling its products online through pharma portal.

Expert is an expert in the field of Information network. She has written many articles in leading legal journals on the subject. She advises clients on improving their information network and building research capacities. She recently advised a website on information collection and presentation in the domain of trading in ships and marine equipments.

Expert has the skills of research and can systematically collect and present information on any subject, particularly any e-business, legal or IT based information. She taught information technology law at India's premier legal institution, Indian Legal Institute and practices information technology law.

Information technology is a primary domain of Expert's practice. She has an extensive knowledge on the subject and advises clients on various issues such as defamation, privacy, hatespeech and drafts the terms of use, privacy policy and community standards for various websites.

Internet law is the key specialization of Expert She is a n advisor on internet and internet regulatory regimes.

Internet advertising is one of the main concerns for any web business. Expert assists clients in optimising their visibility and achieving recognition and business for her client's virtual offices

Expert recently rendered legal consultancy to well acclaimed job search site and maritimetradezone.com an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of marine products and service.


She represented an e-garment exporter in an administrative action on a trademark infringement complaint lodged with Google against Naukri.com.

Internet laws is primary domain of expertise for Expert Acted She has acted as Advisor to a US based IT company to formalize Software Services arrangement with an Indian IT company.

Represented a reputed Canadian Dental Education Software Company in a copyright infringement matter before the Indian Courts.

Rendered legal and forensic services to investigate a cybercrime action against Orkut/Google/impersonator.

Legal advisor to Indian e-Music Recording companies on protection of their Intellectual property rights in India and abroad.

Expert advises on netiquette and legalities of doing e-business. She speaks on legal ethics on various issues related to cyberlaws and is writing a book on Information technology law and practice.

Expert has a comparative knowledge of internet regulations of countries across the globe and she is able to advise on ISP and network service provider liability which varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Database rights and data protection rights, transborder flow of information, confidentiality, contracts related to nondisclosure, security and compliance issues, Copyright infringements different laws applicable across nations are some of issues. Expert regularly advises clients on. Her vast knowledge on the subject is of benefit to clients who may not need to engage Internet lawyers in different jurisdictions if their e- business involves more than one country and compliance with more than one set of laws.

Array

Represented a famous recruitment services website in Delhi in an administrative inquiry involving Google in online trademark infringement casePreparation of detailed terms of use policy, privacy policy for a social networking site based in Switzerland for Indian law compliance Webvetting of content for a famous trade and e-commerce portal based in IndiaRepresented a client in Domain name dispute resolution before National Arbitration Forum.Preparation of Royalty and licence of copyright arrangements for a music recording company with foreign producers and companies.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: LL.M Subject: Information technology law, Intellectual property law, commercial laws Institution: Kings College London
Year: 2000 Degree: LL.B Subject: Law Institution: Delhi Law faculty, University of Delhi
Year: 2001 Degree: Post graduate degree in Cyberlaws Subject: Internet Laws Institution: Amity Law School, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Partner Department: Corporate & IT laws Responsibilities: She heads the Corporate practice division at Expert Associates, a well established and reputed India law Firm that specializes in Information technology law Practice, Intellectual property and Commercial laws.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Dua Associates Title: Associate Department: International laws Responsibilities: She was engaged on high stake commercial dispute cases, and in inter national commercial arbitrations

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2008 to Present Agency: Steel Authority of India Role: ATTORNEY Description: Successfully Represented this client in a International Trade dispute in New York Court
Years: 2007 to Present Agency: Hindustan Lever Limited Role: ATTORNEY Description: Advised on legal aspects of Franchising law, legal documentation of Franchise agreements and filed trademark registration applications in India

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: London,U.K Summary: She studied at the Kings college London and completed her Masters in law in commercial and corporate laws. She also worked with Cooke and Mathewson's and Richards Butler law firm as an Associate.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, Indo Italian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
-- Member of AEA (The European Association of Lawyers)
-- Member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association
-- Bar Council of Delhi
-- Member of the Indian Council of Arbitration
-- Member of British Council Alumni Association India.
-- Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of ‘International Journal of Cyber Crime and Criminal Justice
-- Member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
-- Member, International Association of IT lawyers
-- Panel Expert, Nitron circle of experts
-- Member, Supreme Court of India Bar Association
Licenses / Certifications
Bar Council of Delhi, India
Professional Appointments
Managing Partner Expert Associates law firm Delhi, India

Head Intellectual property and Information Technology Practice
Awards / Recognition
ExpertKarnika Expert, Cyber Lawyer & Partner, Expert Associates regularly contributes her expert views on current legal issues particularly related to Cyber Laws and Intellectual Property Rights. She recently spoke on cyber law issue of Internet censorship in India & China and Consumer Protection laws in a series of panel discussions broadcasted by various Television channels including CNN IBN and NDTV
Publications and Patents Summary
Several publications in the field of real estate, cyberlaws, internet traffic, etc.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Ms. Expert has significant & diverse transactional experience, encompassing mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign collaborations, corporate reorganizations and technology deals. She has acted as legal advisor to reputed multinational companies in negotiating and finalizing various business and commercial arrangements and advised on projects for launch of products and services in the Indian Market. Ms. Expert’s area of expertise also covers Intellectual Property Rights, Food and Drugs Law, Cyber Laws and International Trade and Anti-dumping Laws. She has reviewed books on Intellectual Property and Cyber laws and writes papers for many leading legal journals. She has been appointed as Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of ‘International Journal of Cyber Crime and Criminal Justice’.
Training / Seminars
# Assocham Workshop on “Drafting and Management of Commercial Contracts & Agreements ". 11th January 2008, ASSOCHAM HOUSE, New Delhi.

# ICFAI National Seminar on ‘Prospects and opportunities in Knowledge Services,'
9th July, 2007,S irifort Auditorium, New Delhi


# Conference “ Corporate Legal Counsel Forum” by Marcus Evans – “ Roadmap for Intellectual Property Rights protection in the globalised world” on 24-25th May 2007 at Taj lands end, Mumbai, India.

# Seminar on Cyber security and threats 2007' organized by Indraprastha Engineering College Ghaziabad India on 4th May 2007.
# Seminar on “Intellectual Property in Internet Age". Organized by Infor-media group, 28-29 November 2006, Le Meridien, Bangalore, India.
# Seminar on “Doing LPO Business in India” organized by ASSOCHAM, India on 8th July 2006 at Hotel Continental Mumbai, India.
# Conference on “Importance of IPR Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions” organized by Infor-media India on 28-29 June 2006 at ITC Hotel Grand Maratha Sheraton Tower, Mumbai, India.
# Seminar on “Cyber Crime – Issues and Challenges” held at Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad, India on 15th April 2006.
Other Relevant Experience
She specializes in Cyberforensics, Internet law regulations, legal documentation in IT laws and Intellectual property, representing companies in litigation and arbitrations relating to Internet law disputes

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Passably

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