Alpana Bhandari received a Master of International Legal Studies from American University Washington College of Law. She is currently working on corporate matters involving Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Foreign Trade Mark Registration, and corporate consulting. She practices corporate law and in all areas of family law( Court Marriage, Child Custody, Divorce Proceedings, Contested Divorce). Ms. Bhandari is deeply committed to human rights.


She was a fellow at the Open Society Foundations (OSF) in New York. She has worked as a legal researcher for Human Rights Watch in New York, the Institute for Human Rights at Abo Akademi University in Finland (2019), and Enablement Nepal, where she assessed Supreme Court decisions (10 verdicts) in compliance with the CRPD and its implementation (2016-2017).

 

Publications: Human Rights Watch, New York, USA   https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/09/13/nepal-barriers-inclusive-education




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American University College of Law, Washington,
DC Master of Laws (LL.M)
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Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Legal Research and Writing
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Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B., equivalent to U.S. Juris Doctor
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Lincoln School https://www.lsnepal.com/
High School
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Contact Us-+977-9849517735 WhatsApp/regular
Contact Us +9779849517735/whatsapp/regular
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Human Rights Watch officer
Human Rights Watch, , New York, USA
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legal consultants
prime legal consultants , Annamnagar kathmandu Nepal
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Researcher
Abo akademi University, Institute For Human Rights , Turku, Finland
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Intern
Quality Trust for Individual with Disabilities , Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC USA
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Legal Officer
Judges Society , Supreme Court, Annex Building
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Commercial lawyer
Commercial lawyer of year 2019
Research on causes of divorce in Nepal
Divorce procedure in Nepal
Division of property in Nepal
Ten Things You Must know in Divorce Process in Nepal
Voidable marriage
How to prevent divorce in Nepal
Marrying a Foreigner in Nepal
Property related/family law
Laws relating to Tenent and things MUST be considered while entering into a contract with the landlord/ duties and responsibilities.

As of May 29, 2019 the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies of Government Of Nepal published a notice in respect to minimum amount requirement for the foreign investors and Investment Company being held under the classification of industry as presented in Gazette.

The foreign investors are required to invest the minimum Nepali Rupees 5 crore (50 Million) per investor.

Under the Industrial Enterprise Act 1992 (2049) the Investment Company was listed as industry BUT the newly developed new Industrial Enterprise Act 2016 (2073) missed to incorporate to Investment Company under the industry category to which government of Nepal has amended the Schedule 8 of Industrial Enterprise Act 2016 (2073) and listed Investment Company under the industry category. The revision has allowed foreign investors to set up an Investment Company in Nepal.

A trademark, also known as brand name constitutes a label, signature word, symbol, name or numerals or colors pattern used to differentiate one merchandise or services   to similar kinds deriving from different undertakings Patent, Design and Trademark Act, 1965 (2022) (“PDTA”) governs registration of local trademark in Nepal.

  • The chosen mark MUST be represented in graphics.
  • It MUST be distinctive to the goods and services from somebody else’s undertakings.
  • It MUST be used as a mark in respect to the goods or services so as to indicate link at the time of trade between the goods or services and he/she is entitled to use the mark with or without disclosing his/her identity.

Registering a trademark before the competent authority of Nepal provides for legal legal protection. Person that desires to register the trademark MUST submit the registration application in line with Section 17 of PDTA.

Department of Industry (“DOI”) under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies of Government of Nepal (web-link: http://www.doind.gov.np/) registers and administers trademarks in Nepal

Once you've decided that your preferred brand name or logo isn't registered in Nepal's Trademark Registry, Then, in line with Clause 17 of the Patent, Design, and Trademark Act of 2022 (1965), an application must be filed. Anybody who intends to register a trademark for his or her commercial business under the act must submit a request to the Department in the specified manner.

Under Section 18.1 of PDTA, the Department of Industry (DOI) has authority to reject the application of trademark registration on the specified grounds below:

  1. 1. In case such trademark inflicts harm on the reputation of any institution, person or

  2. 2. In case such trademark is inconsistent with public conduct/morale or national interest, or

  3. 3. In case such trademark causes harm on goodwill of trademark of any person, or

  4. 4. In case such trade-mark is already taken.

12 to 14 months to complete the licensure process without opposition petition made. 

7 years from the date of registration. However, trademark can be renewed for any number of times for a period of 7 years at a time.

1. Application Fee NPR 1,000
2. Registration Fee NPR 5,000

 

 


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    10 months ago |

    Ms. Alpana listens to your case patiently and advises you the best possible solutions that fit your cases. If you have any questions pertaining to business setup,foreign direct investment,and family matters(court marriage and foreign marriage) connect with her.

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    Alpana is a skilled attorney and zealous advocate. If you need an attorney for foreign direct investment matters in Nepal and other trade or corporate law issues, I highly recommend her.

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    9 months ago |

    Alpana is excellent with business incorporation, trade, and patents. Entrepreneurs and businesses could really benefit from her expertise.

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    9 months ago |

    Alpana Bhandari is an excellent service provider. She is Professional, efficient and understands her client and a fantastic individual

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    9 months ago |

    Alpana did a superb job in getting my working Visa renewal during the lockdown in very difficult circumstances when many government offices were shut or on limited opening & working hours, thank you.

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    Ms. Bandari is a remarkable professional, efficent, passionate about her job and a marvelous human being. I recommend her 100 percent.

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    Alpana is a amazing attorney. She has a lot of knowledge. She understands her clients well and provides excellent service.

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    Alpana is a great lawyer. She is full of knowledge. She is very smart, easy to deal with. I highly recommend her.

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    1 month ago |

    Alpana is very professional, highly-experienced, knowledgeable, skilled attorney, passionate and most genius, humble, very aggressive and a very kind in nature Advocate, as i never met in my whole life during my travelling across the world. She helped me to resolve all my cases related to my business, personal life, visa renewals, government related, partnership disputes, investments, trade and other corporate issues. She is such a helpful human being, best in services, very kind in nature and very adorable person. I would like to thank you for your valuable time and support, guidance in all the matters and helped me to resolve all my most important cases of my life. Wish you a very good luck..

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