Anand and Anand

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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Gold - Firms: enforcement and litigation

Gold - Firms: prosecution and strategy

Unique as the only firm to top both the prosecution and enforcement tables in the India chapter, Anand & Anand is also the name on top of everybody’s minds when it comes to trademark advice. As one of the oldest practices in the country, it has accumulated vast amounts of experience and expertise over the years, all of which go into its full-service IP offerings. “Well-known in the IP industry,” Pravin Anand leads a “reputable team of attorneys who give timely, personalised advice” and belong “among the top trademark counsel in India”. “Anand & Anand are out-of-the box thinkers and go out of their way to find evidence in the local market to support our cases.” Head of trademarks Safir Anand “renders stellar prosecution and trademark advice.”

Firm Profile

Committed to 360-degree intellectual property and beyond, Anand and Anand’s key practice areas include patents and designs, litigation and dispute resolution, trademarks, copyright, plant varieties and bio-diversity, media and entertainment, advertising and product liability, packaging and labelling, art law, fashion law, essentiality evaluation, franchising, sports law, brand strategy, geographical indications, competition law, contractual and commercial intellectual property, trade secret, licensing, Customs, and white collar and IP crimes.

Our services

Anand and Anand is a leading IP practice and the top-most Tier 1 law firm in Asia recognised nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovative solutions resulting in ground-breaking development in IP jurisprudence.

The firm is professionally managed by a partnership board comprising 29 partners supported by a chief executive officer, a chief financial officer and a chief information officer. The firm currently employs 400 professionals, including over 100 qualified attorneys/engineers, paralegals and researchers.

Anand and Anand handles copyright, trademark and patent protection, licensing, enforcement and commercialisation ventures for the widest array of domestic and international big-ticket clients, from leading luxury brands and pharmaceutical to technology majors, consumer goods manufacturers to policymakers and from art to entertainment; the firm represents the world’s most famous brand owners, leading industries and eminent personalities, all of which rely on the firm’s rich experience for the protection of their intellectual property.

The firm’s litigation arm handles infringement, passing off and counterfeiting disputes, domain name enforcement, trademark dilution and dispute resolution.

A name to reckon with, Anand and Anand has heralded many trends since its creation in 1981. Be it the order on software patenting (Ferid Allani) or India’s first post-trial standard-essential patent (SEP) judgment (Philips SEP), single-colour trademark, DNA testing for disputed IP rights in plant variety (Pioneer Overseas), issues concerning species-genus patents (AstraZeneca, Eisai, etc) or social damages (Merck and Hermes), Anand and Anand has expanded the scope of IP protection.

A patent grant rate of 97%, over 1,800 successful trademark oppositions and the development of copyright jurisprudence through meaningful collaborations speak volumes about the firm’s approach. Key partners in the firm hold leadership positions in industry associations such as INTA, the Fashion Design Council of India, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

The firm’s innovative and creative approach towards intellectual property is reflected across the pioneering initiatives to develop unique IP concepts and products, including an IP board game, India’s first IP-themed play ‘Brainchild’, the IP comic adventures of Mr IP, a compilation of legendary IP matters in the form of a coffee table book IPONOMICS and digital newspaper IP Thinker.

The firm derives its strength from its vision, which has evolved from 360-degree intellectual property to expand into newer directions, some of which are appurtenant to intellectual property, while others are merely tethered to it.

Anand and Anand is committed to pushing the envelope when it comes to change in substantive and procedural law. A host of cases handled by the firm and widely reported has modified the law towards stronger IP protection. It is on account of these efforts that, despite being a specialist firm, Anand and Anand is ranked in the top 10 law firms in India alongside general law firms in the RSG India Report for 2019.

The firm has been consistently honoured by prestigious publications such as MIP, IAM and Chambers.

Recent awards/recognitions

  • MIP Firm of the Year – Patent Contentious
  • MIPIP Stars 2020 – Tier 1 law firm – Trademark contentious & Prosecution
  • Chambers and Partners – Band 1 firm (IP and Life Sciences)
  • IBLJ India Law Firm Award – IP Enforcement and Protection, Litigation, Media & Entertainment
  • IAM 1000 – Firm of The Year – Prosecution and Strategy, and Enforcement and Litigation
  • WTR 1000 – Firm of The Year – Prosecution and Strategy, and Enforcement and Litigation
  • Asia IP – Tier 1 Recommended Firm – Copyright, Patent Prosecution & Contentious, Trademark Prosecution and Contentious
  • IAM – Global IP Awards 2019 – India Patent Firm of the Year 2019
  • Asian Legal Business – IP Law Firm of the Year
  • Asialaw Profile – Outstanding IP Firm
  • IP Law firm of the year – IDEX Legal
  • Legal Era Awards – IP and Patent Litigation firm of the year

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