Akshaya P Sachin


Akshaya P Sachin, Partner at KRIA Law, is an experienced Intellectual Property Strategist, specializing in Infringement Analysis, and trademark prosecution. She routinely assists clients in building Intellectual Property Enforcement Strategies and has successfully concluded several notable dispute negotiations for prominent clients.

With 7+ years of experience in one of the leading Intellectual Property Law firms in Asia, Akshaya steadily worked her way up by building her portfolio of clients in various sectors including broadcasting & entertainment, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality etc.

During the course of her career, Akshaya has individually handled trademark portfolios for key clients across 140 countries by working closely with local counsels around the world. She has conducted large scale Intellectual Property Audits for compliance and protection of Intellectual Property. She has also assisted numerous clients with brand availability opinions, drafting and vetting of agreements specific to Intellectual Property such as Trademark License Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, and Franchise Agreements.

Akshaya has experience handling matters before various judicial forums including lawsuits before High Courts; oppositions, cancellations, rectifications and other related proceedings before the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademark and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB).

 A couple of her notable achievements include playing a major role in a multi-million-dollar transfer of rights transaction between two international FMCG companies and conceptualizing the first draft policy for setting up the National Intellectual Property Rights Cell (NIPRC) in India.  She frequently conducts Intellectual Property awareness campaigns for start-ups, micro & small-scale industries in association with Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre, IIT Madras; Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM); Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.

Akshaya graduated top of her class from the School of Law, Sastra University in 2014, and went on to secure an All-India 3 rd Rank in her P.G Diploma in Media Laws from NALSAR in 2016.  A firm believer in giving back to society, she is also an active core member of Anugraha Trust, an NGO that helps children in conflict with the law find their feet and return to mainstream society.