Gowree Gokhale

Professional Biography

A practicing lawyer for 24 years, Gowree Gokhale leads the IP, Technology, Media and Entertainment, data protection law practice of research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. She has assisted several international businesses in India entry strategy, corporate and strategic deals, litigation and arbitration in TMT and Pharma sector. She has spearheaded several policy initiatives for the TMT and Pharma industry including for online content companies, gaming industry, IT industry as also for privacy and data protection laws.  She has also been consistently working on high tech industry aspects.   She has been named in several legal directories, including in in the Hall of Fame (TMT) in Legal 500. One of the foremost authorities on IP management and protection strategy, Gowree has been the leading voice on several IP and technology related matters. She has been instrumental in devising IP litigation strategies for clients and has led several IP litigations before several prestigious forums in India. Further interest specialization includes structuring of cross border outsourcing, franchising arrangements and advising Indian and MNC clients on the Indian data privacy laws.

The legal field in India is rapidly expanding to include previously unexplored avenues such as Media Law, Healthcare Law, Gaming Law, and as the choices are numerous so are the challenges. Gowree's inherent ability to broaden perspectives and to quickly adapt has led her to advise several Indian and foreign gaming companies on variety of issues related to the emerging practices, including general gaming laws in India, IP issues, setting of India operations, payment solutions for gaming businesses (including virtual currency), mobile and internet gaming related laws, tax issues, data protection and privacy issues.

A Solicitor and a registered Patent & Trade Mark attorney, Gowree is also a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). 

Gowree believes in bringing about social change through educating the young minds of today, and is a mentor and advisor at ZoneStartups India. A visiting faculty at the Institute of Intellectual Property Law Studies at Mumbai, Gowree has authored several research reports and articles on variety of IP centric subjects. She has also shared her thoughts across various national and international platforms on IP, pharmaceutical, media and technology laws and is often sought after by popular media, for her frank but well-informed point of view

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The National Law Review names Nishith Desai Associates a 2022 Go-To Thought Leader in the field of data privacy law. Throughout 2022, the firm has provided timely and insightful thought leadership on data privacy in India, specifically discussing the recently proposed data protection law that seeks to revolutionize data privacy and cybersecurity throughout the country. Authors Gowree Gokhale, Aaron Kamath, and Purushotham Kittane provided critical breakdowns of the legislation’s nuances, including privacy standards, location services, spyware, and more.


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