Avneet Nehel,  B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (she/her)

Student-at-Law
+1 306 380 2708 (mobile)
avneet.nehel@procido.com
www.procido.com 

Avneet is an accurate, thorough, and persistent individual, who has managed litigation and contract portfolios for various entertainment, news & media, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical, electronic, and other Fortune 500 companies. Avneet has recently worked for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10 years varied and increasingly responsible experience in Intellectual Property Law, Immigration law, Contracts, Criminal and Civil Litigation and Human Rights Law 
  • Performed due diligence analysis for various technology transfer, business acquisitions and joint ventures 
  • Extensive experience of handling, resolution and documentation of legal issues, transactions and litigation

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Intake consultant and Investigator at Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
  • Advised and provided support on inquiries related to human rights complaints 
  • Assessed and processed complaints and determined whether complaint falls under jurisdiction of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, 2018 
  • Gathered relevant information and documents necessary to process the complaint 
  • Conducted corporate registry search and managed case load to ensure timely process of applications 
  • Drafted formal complaints or refusal letters and/or recommendations for deferrals or dismissals as required 
  • Provided pre-complaint resolution through mediation between parties 
  • Conducted investigations in neutral, profession and timely manner 
  • Interviewed parties and witnesses and drafted a report on the findings of the complaint 
  • Recorded all documents and interviews electronically 
  • Facilitated settlement between parties, assisting and guiding parties to resolution
Litigation and support
  • Advised business and provided solutions on potential litigation and infringements before and post release of media, news, products, marketing campaigns etc. 
  • Managed litigation case files for 500 matters independently 
  • Supervised civil and criminal Investigations and supervised IPR raids 
  • Drafted suit pleadings for IPR and Criminal matters, FIR reports and translation of legal documents 
  • Advised on enforcement of copyrights on YouTube, news media and blogs 
  • Implemented IPR Policy in Zee and organised training seminars, educating the business on use of copyrights and data protection
  • Facilitated communication between domestic and international clients, agents, attorneys and trademark offices on a daily basis 
  • Maintained docketing calendar for large portfolios: 4,000 to 6,000 matters 
  • Researched Trademark laws and Copyright laws nationally and internationally 
  • Reviewed and interpreted legal documents and new laws both nationally and internationally 
  • Responsibilities included performing discrepancy reports for outstanding deliverables from the clients and the trademark agents 
  • Authored and implemented benchmarked best practices for IP docketing and e-billing to increase productivity and efficiency 
  • Monitored up-coming due dates for all pending applications during each phase of Trademark and Copyright prosecution. 
IPR Prosecution and Advisory 
  • Consulted with clients (various business sectors) to protect the intellectual property rights in India and abroad 
  • Performed preliminary trademark “knock-out” searches using various electronic and online search tools in various trademark offices including India, USPTO, UKIPO, EUIPO, CIPO, IPOS and the like 
  • Negotiated and closed Non-Disclosure agreements, Artist Agreements, Production Agreements, Trademark/Copyright License Agreements 
  • Prepared Trademark applications, Statements of Use, Intent to use applications 
  • Reviewed and analyzed Trademark Registration Certificates, Trademark applications, Notices of Recordals for title update projects and Copyright applications
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
  • Intake Consultant – Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission Aug 2020- present
  • Manager- Essel Group (Zee TV), Noida Jan 2017-Aug 2019
  • Senior Associate- Kochhar & Co, New Delhi Apr 2013 – Dec 2016
  • Associate- Grover & Associates, New Delhi Apr 2012 – Mar 2013
  • Assistant- Montague Solicitors, London Jan 2011- Jan 2012
  • Assistant- Sharma Law Solicitors, London Oct 2010- Dec 2010
VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE
  • Queen Mary Students Union Volunteering Program 
  • Saskatoon Open Door Society Interpreter and Volunteer 
  • Junior Achievement 
EDUCATION
  • National Committee on Accreditation Certification August 2021
  • (LL.M.) Masters of Law – Queen Mary University of London – (assessed by WES- Masters in Law) Sep 2010
  • (LL.B.) Bachelors of Law – Panjab University – Chandigarh – (assesses by WES – Juris Doctor in Law) Aug 2009
  • (B.A.) Bachelors in Arts – Punjab University, Chandigarh – (assesses by WES Bachelors of Arts) Aug 2005
LANGUAGES 
  • English, Hindi and Punjabi
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