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Anand and Anand Advocates

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Managing Partner: Pravin Anand
Senior Partners: Safir Anand, Archana Shanker, M.S. Bharath
Number of partners: 23
Number of lawyers and engineers: 100+
Languages:English, Hindi

Firm Overview:
Anand and Anand is a full-service IP law firm, providing end-to-end legal solutions covering all crosssections of intellectual property and allied areas. The firm is professionally managed by a partnership board of 27 partners and four directors, supported by a management team comprising a CEO, CFO and CIO. The firm currently employs over 300 people, including over 100 qualified attorneys/engineers. Clients consist of several large multinational and Indian companies representing a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, electronics, consumer goods, industrial goods, automobiles, wind energy, technology, financial institutions, hospitality and entertainment. The firm has an extensive intellectual infrastructure in all aspects related to trademark registrations, copyright registrations and IP monetisation, as well as in-licensing and franchising. The firm also has an in-house anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy team, dedicated to providing clients with proactive and robust legal protection for safeguarding their brand identities in the commercial space.

Anand and Anand is a leading firm in the IP field and its expertise in addressing complex IP challenges is widely acknowledged. The firm services a diverse portfolio of clients in conventional IP areas including trademarks, patents, designs, trade secrets and confidential information, as well as in expanding areas of IP such as domain names, media and entertainment law, IT and ecommerce, technology transfer and internet and privacy laws. Anand and Anand specialises in copyright in media and entertainment law, and represents authors, musicians, software programmers, artists, designers and many others from the fraternity of copyright owners, as well as collecting societies.

Multi-disciplinary practices provide personalised advice on all aspects of core IP laws as well nonconventional IP mandates. The firm regularly deals with protection of IP and prosecution of contentious IP matters in different forums including the Courts at all levels, the Patent Offices, the Trademark Offices, the Design Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, and the WIPO and National Internet Exchange of India.

Anand and Anand balances commercial realities with legal pragmatism and draw on its well-honed expertise and instinct in the field, coupled with a profound understanding of intellectual property management in India. The firm has a keen interest in innovation and offers creative solutions that tackle the root and not merely the symptoms of a problem.

The firm thrives on challenges, its spirited character a keystone of creative thinking, constant improvement of its legal knowledge and continued growth into new areas of IP. The firm remains committed to setting standards of excellence in the field and of impeccable services to clients. Anand and Anand is proud to represent over 40 brands out the world’s top 100 biggest brands.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Patents
■ Litigation & Dispute Resolution
■ Trademarks
■ Designs
■ Art & Antiquities
■ Competition/Antitrust
■ Compliance/Regulatory
■ Plant Variety
■ Biodiversity
■ Contractual & Commercial IP
■ Copyrights
■ Domain Name Disputes
■ IT & E-commerce Advisory
■ Sports Law
■ Fashion & Luxury Law
■ Media & Entertainment
■ Licensing & Franchising
■ Advertising Law
■ Anti-Counterfeiting
■ Criminal Law
■ Customs & Border Enforcement

Awards & Accolades:
Managing Intellectual Property: Firm of the year 2018 – India – Patent Contentious
Managing Intellectual Property: ‘Firm of the Year’ 2018 – India – Trademark Prosecution
Chambers Asia Pacific: Band 1 Firm (India) 2016, 2017 and 2018 – Intellectual Property
Chambers Asia Pacific: Band 1 Firm (India) 2016, 2017 and 2018 – Life Sciences
■ Ranked among top three APAC headquarteredMost Innovative law firms in FT 25 list
■ Winner in the category ‘Business of Law Technology and Data’ at FT Most Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific 2018
IDEX Legal: ‘Dispute Resolution Firm of the year’ 2018
■ Pravin Anand recognised as the ‘Most Innovative Lawyer’ across Asia Pacific in 2015
Asia IP Profiles: Tier 1 in patents, trademark and copyrights – 2016, 2017 and 2018
■ Annual Asia IP Awards winner 2017 – Copyrights
India Business Law Journal: Law Firm of the Year – Intellectual Property (India) 2017 and 2018
India Business Law Journal: Law Firm of the Year – Dispute Resolution (India) 2017 and 2018
Legal Era Awards: Best IP Firm of the year; Intellectual Property; 2018
Legal Era Awards: ‘Best Media and Entertainment Law Firm of the Year’, 2018
■ Gold Band recommended Firm – World Trademark Review 1000 (2018)
Asian Legal Business: Intellectual Property Rankings 2017 and 2018 Tier 1 Firm – Patents
Asian Legal Business: Intellectual Property Rankings 2016 and 2017 Tier 1 Firm – Trademark and Copyrights
Media Law International: Tier 1 for Media Law Practice; 2017 & 2018
■ Women in business Law Firm of the year – (India) 2015
■ Employer of Choice – Asian Legal Business (2014 and 2015)