Pravin Anand, managing partner of the firm, completed his law studies in New Delhi in 1979 and since then has been practising in the areas of intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution.
He has been a counsel in several landmark IP cases, involving the first Anton Piller order (HMV cases); the first Mareva injunction order (Philips case); the first Norwich Pharmacal order (Hollywood Cigarettes case); moral rights of artists (Amarnath Sehgal case); recognition for pro bono work for rural innovators at the grassroot level (National Innovation Foundation Award from the government of India); first order under the Hague Convention (AstraZeneca case) and several significant cases for pharma clients such as Novartis, Pfizer and Roche.
He is a co-author of the two volumes of Halsbury's Laws of India on Intellectual Property and serves on the editorial board of several international IP journals. He is the author of the India chapter in Copyright Throughout the World (Thomson West). He is also on the editorial board of many leading international journals and magazines, such as Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, PLC Life Sciences, Asia IP, India Business Law Journal, The Patent Lawyer, World IP Review, Who’s Who Legal: Patents, LexisNexis Asia IP Guide and ACCJ.
He has spoken extensively as a thought leader at various forums including WIPO, AIPPI, INTA, LES, IBA, LAW ASIA and the UN Conference on LDCs in the Digital World.
Prominent awards and accolades recently accorded to Mr Anand include: “Best of the Best”, Legal Media Group Expert Guide; IAM Patent 1000 gold rating (2014); WTR 1000 gold rating (2014); "highly recommended leading lawyer" in intellectual property section of Chambers and Partners (2014); “leading individual” for intellectual property in The Legal 500 (2014); ranked as a leading lawyer for IP litigation in Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014); and the first Indian legal practitioner to receive the AIPPI Award of Merit.
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Pravin Anand, managing partner of the firm, completed his law studies in New Delhi in 1979 and since then has been practising as an advocate and a patent and trademark attorney.
Mr Anand has been a counsel in several landmark IP cases involving the first Anton Piller Order (HMV cases); the first Mareva Injunction Order (Philips case); the first Norwich Pharmacal Order (Hollywood Cigarettes case); moral rights of artists (Jatin Das case); recognition for pro-bono work for rural innovators at the grass root level (National Innovation Foundation Award – government of India); India's first framing case (TATA diamonds case); first order under the Hague Convention (Astra Zeneca case) and the most recent big ticket patent litigation cases filed against Novartis, Pfizer and Roche.
He is the chairman of the IPR promotion advisory committee (IPAC) constituted by the government of India, and IT committee set up by FICCI. He is the past president of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA India) and was director on the board of INTA from 2006 to 2008. He is currently president of both AIPPI and FICPI (Indian group). He has appeared as an expert witness before parliamentary committees to give evidence on amendments to trademark, patent and copyright laws.
Pravin is a co-author of the two volumes of Halsbury's Laws of India on Intellectual Property and serves on the editorial board of several international IP journals. Author of India chapter in Copyright Throughout the World- WEST. He has spoken extensively at various forums including WIPO, AIPPI, INTA, LES, IBA, LAW ASIA and the UN Conference on LDCs in the Digital World. The prominent awards and accolades accorded to Mr Anand recently include “Best of the Best” – Legal Media Group Expert Guide; ILO Client Choice Award – India, 201; IAM Patents1000 Gold (2013) category lawyer; “Star Litigator” - Benchmark Litigation Survey (2013); "Highly Recommended Leading Lawyer" in intellectual property - Chambers and Partners (2013); “Leading Individual” for intellectual property – Legal 500 (2014).
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Pravin Anand is the managing partner of Anand and Anand, a leading intellectual property firm in Asia. He was admitted to the Bar in India in 1979, having obtained a BSC in chemistry (1973) and an LLB (1979), both from Delhi University. His practice includes IP contentious matters relating to patents, trademarks and copyright; and litigation and dispute resolution.Key publications include Halsbury's Law of India – Intellectual Property, Volume 20 (1) and (2) (co-authored), as well as the India chapters of International Intellectual Property Litigation (published by FT Law & Tax); Worldwide Trade Secrets Law (Clark Boardman Callaghan); International Franchising Law (Matthew Bender); Famous and Well-Known Marks: An International Analysis (Butterworths); and Protecting Intellectual Property in Asia-Pacific (Longman Professional). He is the president of FICPI India; past director of the INTA board; most recent past president of AIPPI’s Indian group; past president of APPA India; president of the Asia Euro Forum; and chairperson of the IPR Promotion Advisory Committee set up by the Indian government’s Ministry of Information Technology. He was named a leading lawyer in Asialaw (2013), as well as in The International Who’s Who of Patents Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers. He is the only Indian lawyer to be nominated in Expert Guides: The Best of the Best 2012, and is also listed as a Gold Band lawyer in IAM Patent 1000. He won a 2012 ILO Client Choice Award, in the Individual Lawyer category, and an AIPPI Award of Merit (accorded at the 43rd Annual Congress in 2012 at Seoul).
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