ESTABLISHED IN 1981
Total number of professionals: 100+ (31 partners)
Principal office: New Delhi
Other office: Chennai, Mumbai and Noida
Key practice areas
Intellectual property – arbitration & ADR; copyright; customs law; data protection; healthcare & pharmaceuticals; licensing & franchising; litigation; patent & designs; technology, media and telecommunications; trademarks; white-collar crime.
A full service intellectual property law firm, Anand and Anand provides all-round IP solutions, its forte being – developing new law and precision-navigation of grey areas. The firm provides a comprehensive IP service encompassing protection, enforcement, advisory, licensing and litigation for patents, designs, trademark, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names, geographical indications and more. Credited with successful lawsuits that have transformed the IP landscape in India, the firm’s litigation arm has decades of unmatched experience in dispute resolution. It has maintained a patent grant rate of more than 93%. Its trademark team recently recorded 1,800-plus successful trademark oppositions.
Independent intelligence on this law firm
The following information is sourced directly from India Business Law Journal and/or Law.asia and is not part of the directory listing provided by the law firm.
Stephen Akerley, vice president, deputy general counsel and head of IP and litigation at InterDigital, says the firm delivers consistently on “very sophisticated and cutting-edge matters”.
Clemens-August Heusch, vice president and head of litigation and disputes at Nokia, says managing partner Pravin Anand and partner Vaishali Mittal “make a power-packed winning team on complex patent issues. When the stakes are high, you would want Pravin to bat for you. Vaishali makes the cut with her eye for details and her dedication.”
“We have used Anand in numerous patent litigations involving our top products for almost 20 years,” says Shahan Islam, senior corporate counsel at Pfizer. “In all cases necessary, they have given due attention to the matter, including a great assessment of what our business needs are, and how we can use negotiations, as well as the tribunals and courts, to achieve our objective.”
Clients recommend managing partner Pravin Anand, as well as MS Bharat, Shrawan Chopra, Tusha Malhotra, Prem Chander and Archana Shanker. Pravin Anand is “an expert on copyright law” and “has a heart together with being the thorough professional and expert that he is”, says Sanjay Tandon, CEO of the Indian Singers’ Rights Association.
Nitin Mittal, head of legal and compliance for India, Australia and New Zealand at Signify Innovations, says Majumder is “a lawyer par excellence. She argues your matter, having all facts at her fingertips, with ferocious energy and unrelenting passion, which no senior advocate can match.
Amol Apte, vice-president of legal at Dream11, has had “excellent experience” engaging the firm for IP monitoring and enforcement. “Their team is a mix of experience, youth and the round-the-clock support.”
Pfizer, where Shahan Islam, senior corporate counsel, says: “I have been working with them extensively for many years and on countless litigations. They always do great work.”
“Every matter, be it relating to infringement, management of IP in India and foreign jurisdictions, partners at Anand and Anand show great skill and insight,” says Chetan Nage, a senior manager of legal at Tata Sons.
“We believe Anand and Anand is clearly the leading IP litigation firm in India,” says Patrik Hammaren, director of patent licensing at Nokia. He is all praise for managing partner Pravin Anand, who he says “is instrumental for setting up winning processes”, and “has built a strong core around him”.
Clients commend several other lawyers including: partner Safir Anand, who it is said has unparalleled knowledge; Shantanu Sahay and Saif Khan, who are described as “effective and efficient”; and partners Achuthan Sreekumar, Swati Sharma, Gautam Razdan and Pankaj Pahuja.
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B-41, Nizamuddin East
New Delhi 110013, India
First Channel Building
Plot No. 17A, Sector 16A
Film City, Noida
Uttar Pradesh 201 301, India
T: +91 120 4059 300