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Rajesh Vellakkat





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Rajesh heads the firm’s Technology practice. His core areas of practice are IP and Technology Laws (including Data privacy and E-Commerce). Over two decades of professional practice, Rajesh has advised clients on Intellectual Property law, Franchising, Trademark Portfolio Management, IP infringement actions, Outsourcing, Data Privacy Laws, Technology contracts, Technology and IP transaction advisory and Litigation. He is one of the first Indian lawyers to be granted “Foreign Lawyer” registration in the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), a part of the Singapore High Court. He previously founded and managed White Forest Law Offices (which was absorbed by Fox Mandal & Associates in 2014). Prior to that, Rajesh was one of the Founding Partners at a boutique intellectual property practice firm based out of New Delhi. He has worked as a consultant on Indian laws for leading law firms across the world and as counsel for many companies. He has advised on PE and M&A transactions related to technology companies. He is interested in how Social Media, Mobility and the Internet are impacting business and society and writes extensively on the need for laws to ensure governance in an increasing digital world. He writes a monthly column on the intersection of law and technology for The Practical Lawyer. His articles have previously been published by The Economic Times, Business Standard, Karnataka Law Times etc.


    Intellectual Property Rights
    Technology, Media, Telecommunication


  • Bar Council of Karnataka
  • Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Registered as a Foreign Lawyer at the Singapore International Commercial Court
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Data Security Council of India


  • MBL- National Law School of India University Bangalore
  • B.A (Law) and LL.B- Calicut University