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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Pravin Anand is a seasoned figure in the space and a go-to practitioner for complex IT project development and delivery at domestic and cross-border levels.

Biography

Pravin Anand, managing partner of Anand and Anand, focuses on intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution.

He has practised as an IP lawyer since completing his law studies in New Delhi in 1979.

He has been counsel in several landmark IP cases, including those involving the first Anton Piller order (HMV); the first Mareva injunction order (Philips); the first Norwich Pharmacal order (Hollywood Cigarettes); moral rights of artists (Amarnath Sehgal); the first order under the Hague Convention (AstraZeneca); and several significant cases for pharmaceutical clients such as Merck, Novartis, Pfizer and Roche. He received the National Innovation Foundation Award from the Indian government in recognition of pro bono work for rural innovators at the grassroots.

Mr Anand has co-authored two volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of India on intellectual property and authored the India chapter in Copyright Throughout the World. He also serves on the editorial board of several international IP and legal publications, including CTLRPLC – Life SciencesAsia IPThe Patent LawyerWho’s Who Legal and Lexis Nexis Asia IP Guide.

Mr Anand was the first Indian legal practitioner to receive the AIPPI Award of Merit, and was also named Most Innovative Lawyer: Asia Pacific at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards (2015). He features as a leading lawyer in the patents and trademarks sections of Managing Intellectual Property: IP Stars (2015–2017); Chambers and Partners (2015–2017); IAM 300 (2016–2017); Best of the Best (2015–2016); WTR 1000 (2015–2017); Who's Who Legal: Patents (2015–2017); Who's Who Legal: Trademarks (2015 and 2017); WIPR Leaders (2016–2017); IAM Patents 1000 (2015–2017); Legal Era (2015–2016); The Legal 500 (2015–2016); and Asialaw (2015–2017).

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"Fabulous lawyer" Pravin Anand is a widely recognised IP litigator who stands out as one of the top names in India.

Biography

Pravin Anand, the managing partner of Anand and Anand, is a highly acclaimed IP lawyer with over 40 years' experience.

Mr Anand has strengthened India's IP jurisprudence with a practice encompassing all areas of IP litigation including patents, copyright, design, trademarks, enforcement and dispute resolution.

His recent landmarks include the Merck and Hermes cases, heralding era of social damages for IP infringement; the Ferid Allani case on software patenting; the Pioneer Overseas Corporation case, which paved way for DNA testing in disputed IPR on plant varieties; Philips v Amazestore, which saw a landmark judgment on aggravated damages for international syndicate of IP infringers; Philips v Rajesh Bansal, India's first post-trial SEP judgment; and the Merck v Glenmark case, the first patent law suit to be decided in the plaintiff’s favour post-trial under the Patents Act.

He has contributed to a sizeable majority of damages law suits in IP litigation in India including the largest damages in a patent and a trademark law suit.

Representing some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, Mr Anand has found answers to complicated questions on genus and species patents.

He is the co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of India on Intellectual Property, a regular contributor to legal publications including The Life Sciences Review, The IP Review and Bloomberg BNA's Life Sciences global guide. He also serves on the editorial board of CTLR, PLC – Life Sciences, Asia IP and The Patent Lawyer, and is a regular speaker on IP.

His professional associations cover presidentship of AIPPI Indian Group; APAA Indian Group; FICPI Indian Group; and INTA board membership.

Mr Anand has been recognised as the “Most Innovative Lawyer – Asia Pacific” by FT and awarded the “Leading IP Lawyer of the Decade” and two Lifetime Achievement Awards by Legal Era.

The first Indian legal practitioner to win AIPPI's Award of Merit, he is consistently honoured by IBLJ, Asia Business Law Journal, MIP, WTR, WWL, Chambers, World IP Review, GIPC and IAM.

Mr Anand studied at Delhi University and was called to the Bar in 1979.

Life Sciences - Regulatory 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Pravin Anand is an IP specialist renowned for his deep regulatory knowledge across the life sciences sector.​

Biography

Pravin Anand, the managing partner of Anand and Anand, is a highly acclaimed IP lawyer with over 40 years' experience.

Mr Anand has strengthened India's IP jurisprudence with a practice encompassing all areas of IP litigation including patents, copyright, design, trademarks, enforcement and dispute resolution.

His recent landmarks include the Merck and Hermes cases, heralding era of social damages for IP infringement; the Ferid Allani case on software patenting; the Pioneer Overseas Corporation case, which paved way for DNA testing in disputed IPR on plant varieties; Philips v Amazestore, which saw a landmark judgment on aggravated damages for international syndicate of IP infringers; Philips v Rajesh Bansal, India's first post-trial SEP judgment; and the Merck v Glenmark case, the first patent law suit to be decided in the plaintiff’s favour post-trial under the Patents Act.

He has contributed to a sizeable majority of damages law suits in IP litigation in India including the largest damages in a patent and a trademark law suit.

Representing some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, Mr Anand has found answers to complicated questions on genus and species patents.

He is the co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of India on Intellectual Property, a regular contributor to legal publications including The Life Sciences Review, The IP Review and Bloomberg BNA's Life Sciences global guide. He also serves on the editorial board of CTLR, PLC – Life Sciences, Asia IP and The Patent Lawyer, and is a regular speaker on IP.

His professional associations cover presidentship of AIPPI Indian Group; APAA Indian Group; FICPI Indian Group; and INTA board membership.

Mr Anand has been recognised as the “Most Innovative Lawyer – Asia Pacific” by FT and awarded the “Leading IP Lawyer of the Decade” and two Lifetime Achievement Awards by Legal Era.

The first Indian legal practitioner to win AIPPI's Award of Merit, he is consistently honoured by IBLJ, Asia Business Law Journal, MIP, WTR, WWL, Chambers, World IP Review, GIPC and IAM.

Mr Anand studied at Delhi University and was called to the Bar in 1979.

Patents 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Pravin Anand at Anand and Anand is a highly rated IP specialist, noted for his frequent involvement in high-profile, pharma-focused cases.

Biography

Pravin Anand, the managing partner of Anand and Anand, is a highly acclaimed IP lawyer with over 40 years' experience.

Mr Anand has strengthened India's IP jurisprudence with a practice encompassing all areas of IP litigation including patents, copyright, design, trademarks, enforcement and dispute resolution.

His recent landmarks include the Merck and Hermes cases, heralding era of social damages for IP infringement; Ferid Allani case on software patenting; the Pioneer Overseas Corporation case, which paved way for DNA testing in disputed IPR on plant varieties; Philips vs Amazestore, which saw a landmark judgment on aggravated damages for international syndicate of IP infringers; Philips vs Rajesh Bansal, India's first post-trial SEP judgment and the Merck vs Glenmark case, the first patent law suit to be decided in the plaintiff’s favour post trial under the Patents Act.

He has contributed to a sizeable majority of damages lawsuits in IP litigation in India including the largest damages in a patent and a trademark law suit.

Representing some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, Mr Anand has found answers to complicated questions on genus and species patents.

He is the co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of India on Intellectual Property, a regular contributor to legal publications including The Life Sciences Review, The IP Review and Bloomberg BNA's Life Sciences Global Guide. He also serves on the editorial board CTLR, PLC - Life Sciences, Asia IP and The Patent Lawyer, and is a regular speaker on IP.

His professional associations cover presidentship of AIPPI Indian Group; APAA Indian Group; FICPI Indian Group; and INTA board membership.

Mr Anand has been inducted in the prestigious Legal 500 Hall of Fame, having been recommended as a Leading Individual within Intellectual Property for 13 consecutive years. He has also been recognised as the “Most Innovative Lawyer – Asia Pacific” by FT and awarded the Leading IP Lawyer of the Decade and two Life Time Achievement Awards by Legal Era.

The first Indian legal practitioner to win AIPPI's Award of Merit, he is consistently honoured by IBLJ, Asia Business Law Journal, MIP, WTR, WWL, Chambers, World IP Review, GIPC and IAM.

Mr Anand studied at Delhi University and was called to the Bar in 1979.

Trademarks 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Pravin Anand possesses a stellar reputation as one of India’s foremost trademark lawyers, and is hailed for his skilful handling of high-profile IP litigation.

Biography

Pravin Anand is the managing partner at Anand and Anand. In a career spanning more than four decades, Pravin has emerged as an IP trailblazer.

From Christian Louboutin to Cartier, from pharma to tech majors to policymakers and from art to entertainment, today, Pravin represents the world’s most famous brand owners, leading industries and eminent personalities who rely on his matchless experience for protection of their intellectual property.

Pravin Anand’s most recent landmark cases are the Ferid Allani case, which paved the way for software patenting in India; the Merck and Hermes cases, which established social damages for IP violations; the Pioneer Overseas Corporation case, involving DNA testing for disputed IP rights in plant varieties; Philips v Amazestores, a landmark judgment on aggravated damages for IP infringer; Philips v Rajesh Bansal, India's first post-trial SEP judgment; and Merck v Glenmark, the first patent law suit to be decided in the plaintiff’s favour post-trial under the Patents Act. He has also acted in major pharmaceutical patents cases, including AstraZeneca, BMS and Esai, whose judgments answered complicated questions on genus and species patents; and he has contributed to a sizeable majority of the damages lawsuits in IP litigations in India,  including the largest damages seen in a patent suit and in a trademark suit.

Pravin broke new ground for social damages in intellectual property rights in Merck, a case in which the infringer paid damages by way of planting 140,000 tree saplings in pollution-stricken Delhi. Hot on the heels of that case was Hermes, in which the infringer provided nutritious meals for underprivileged children, and sanitary towels for girls in ten orphanages and foster homes for two years.

Pravin invests hugely in IP infrastructure to solve his clients’ problems and expand their IP portfolios. His pioneering initiatives include an India’s first IP-themed board game, Brainchild; a comic titled Adventures of Mr IP; and a coffee-table book, IPonomics.

Pravin is the co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of India on Intellectual Property and a regular contributor to The Life Sciences Review, IP Review and Bloomberg BNA's Life Sciences Global Guide. He serves on editorial board of CTLR, PLC Life Sciences, Asia IP and Patent Lawyer, and is a regular speaker at the World Intellectual Property Organization, Managing Intellectual Property, the International Patent Forum, and others. He has served as president of the Indian branches of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys. He is also a board member of the International Trademark Association.

He was the first Indian practitioner to receive the AIPPI Award of Merit. He is recognised as a WTR “Global Leader” (2019-2020); an ABLJ A-list lawyer (2018-2019); a leading IP lawyer by Chambers (2017-2019) and IAM Strategy (2017-2020); a gold-band lawyer by WTR 1000 and IAM Patents 1000 (2017-2019); one of the leading IP lawyers of the decade by Legal Era (2020); and as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property (for patents, 2017-2020; and trademarks, 2016-2020). He was named to the 2015 list of “Most Innovative Lawyers” by the Financial Times; won the 2019 GIPC Award of Excellence for his invaluable contributions to the fields of innovation and IP; and was inducted into the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” in 2020.

Pravin studied Law at Delhi University, and has been practising as an IP lawyer since being called to the Bar in 1979.

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