Ask Our Lawyer

SWA's full-time Legal Officer is available for all SWA members to answer queries, and offer legal advice and guidance for contracts and Copyright related issues. SWA's Legal Officer also reviews draft contracts of screenwriters. This service is free of charge. SWA Members can meet our Legal Officer by taking an appointment. They may also send their queries by email at
(Appointment timings: 3.00 -6.00 PM, Monday to Friday).

Srishti Mallick

Legal Officer, SWA

Ms. Srishti Mallick has completed her B.A. LL.B. from Symbiosis International University, Pune and LL.M. from Department of Legal Studies and Research, UTD, Barkatullah University, Bhopal. Her area of specialization is Intellectual Property Law and Criminal Law. She has experience in litigation including the corporate sector with renowned companies, and has worked with the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademark, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. She has multiple certifications from World Intellectual Property Organization, FICCI and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM), the training academy for Officers of Intellectual Property Office, India.

Q & A with Legal Officer Srishti Mallick

(In this column, SWA’s Legal Officer addresses some of the recent and most frequent legal queries of SWA members.)