ESTABLISHED IN 1981
Total number of professionals: 400 (29 partners and 3 directors)
Principal office: New Delhi
Other office: Chennai, Mumbai and Noida
Key practice areas
Committed to 360 degrees IP and beyond, the firm’s key practice areas include: patents and designs; litigation and dispute resolution; trademarks; copyrights; plant variety and biodiversity; 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 IP; trade secrets; licensing; customs; and white-collar and IP crimes.
Anand and Anand is a leading IP practice and the topmost Tier 1 law firm in Asia recognized 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 and three directors, supported by a management team comprising the CEO, CFO and CIO. It 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 commercialization ventures for the widest array of domestic and international big-ticket clients from leading luxury brands, 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 who rely on its rich experience for the protection of their IP.
The firm’s litigation arm handles infringement, passing off and counterfeiting disputes, domain name enforcement and trademark dilution, and has decades of experience in dispute resolution.
A patent grant rate of 97%, over 1,800 successful trademark oppositions and the development of copyright jurisprudence through meaningful collaborations speaks volumes about its approach. Key partners in the firm hold leadership positions in industry associations like INTA, APAA, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and the FDCI.
The firm derives its strength from its vision, which has evolved over the years from “360 degrees IP” to expand into newer directions, some of which are appurtenant to IP while others are merely tethered to IP.
Anand and Anand is committed to pushing the envelope when it comes to change in substantive and procedural law.
A name to reckon with, the firm has created many firsts since its inception. Be it the order on software patenting or India’s first post-trial SEP judgement or single colour trademark, DNA testing in cases of disputes over IPR in plant variety or issues concerning a species-genus patent, the firm has expanded the scope of IP protection.
The firm has been consistently regarded as the “IP Firm of the Year” and “outstanding firm” by prestigious publications like Managing IP, India Business Law Journal, IAM, Chambers and FT.