Pravin Anand, managing partner, completed his law studies in New Delhi in 1979, and has since been practising as an advocate and a patent and trademark attorney.
Mr Anand has been a counsel in several landmark IP cases, including the first Anton Piller order (HMV cases); the first Mareva injunction order (Philips case); the first Norwich Pharmacal order (Hollywood Cigarettes case); India's first framing case (TATA diamonds case); the first order under the Hague Convention (Astra Zeneca case); and India’s first post-trial patent decree in favour of a patentee after a highly contested trial, reversing earlier erroneous case law (Merck v Glenmark Sitagliptin).
He chairs the Indian government’s IPR promotion advisory committee and FICCI’s IT committee. He is the past president of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association; a former director on the board of INTA (2006–2008); and current president of 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 two volumes of Halsbury's Laws of India on Intellectual Property and serves on the editorial board of several international IP journals. He authored the India chapter in Copyright Throughout the World, and has spoken at various forums. He has featured in the Financial Times “Most Innovative Lawyers” report (2015), and is the first Indian practitioner to receive the AIPPI Award of Merit. Pravin is also listed in Expert Guides’ Best of the Best: Patents; Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars; IAM Patent 1000; WTR1000; Who's Who Legal: Patents; Who’s Who Legal: TMT; Chambers (band one for intellectual property: litigation); The Legal 500; Asia IP Experts; and Asialaw Leading Lawyers.
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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 intellectual property lawyer.
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 grass root 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 was the past president of FICPI India, AIPPI Indian National Group, APPA India and Asia Euro Forum.
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 journals on IP jurisprudence, and international legal 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, Lawasia and the UN Conference on LDCs in the Digital World.
Prominent awards and accolades recently accorded to Mr Anand include: “Most Innovative Lawyer” (FT Asia–Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2015); “Best of the Best – Patents” (Expert Guide 2015); IAM Patent 1000 gold rating (2014); and WTR 1000 gold rating (2015). He has also featured in the patent litigation section of Who’s Who Legal (2015), and been described as a “highly recommended leading lawyer” in intellectual property by Chambers and Partners (2015) and a “leading individual” for intellectual property by The Legal 500 (2014).
He is a “recognised lawyer” for IP litigation in Asialaw (2015) and was nominated as a Managing Intellectual Property “IP Star” for IP litigation in 2014. He is the first Indian legal practitioner to receive the “AIPPI Award of Merit”.
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