Current position: Managing Partner
Practice area/industry focus: Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Career highlights: Pravin Anand, managing partner of Anand and Anand, completed his law studies in New Delhi in 1979 and has practised as an IP lawyer since then.
He has been counsel in several landmark IP cases, including those involving the first Anton Piller order (HMV); first Mareva injunction order (Philips); first Norwich Pharmacal order (Hollywood Cigarettes); moral rights of artists (Amarnath Sehgal); first order under the Hague Convention (Astra Zeneca); 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 is coauthor of the two volumes of Halsbury's Laws of India on intellectual property and author of the India chapter in Copyright Throughout the World. He also serves on the editorial board of several international IP journals – including many leading journals on IP jurisprudence – and international legal magazines such as CTLR, PLC – Life Sciences, Asia IP, The Patent Lawyer, Who's Who Legal – Patents and Lexis Nexis Asia IP Guide.
He has spoken extensively at various forums, including the World Intellectual Property Organisation, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Trademark Association, Licensing Executives Society, International Bar Association, LAW ASIA and the UN Conference on Least Developed Countries in the Digital World.
The prominent awards and accolades accorded to Mr Anand recently include:
- First Indian Legal Practitioner to receive the 'AIPPI Award of Merit'
- Most Innovative Lawyer- Asia Pacific (FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2015)
- Expert Guides-Best of the Best 2017 -Top 30 Patents Practitioners in the World
- Featured in IAM 300 - World's leading IP strategists for three years consecutively; 2016, 2017 & 2018
- Highly Recommended Leading Lawyer" in Intellectual Property -Chambers and Partners (2017 & 2018)
- WTR 1000 Gold band recommended Lawyer; Enforcement and Litigation (2017 & 2018)
- IAM Patents1000 Gold band recommended Lawyer 2017 & 2018
- Who's Who Legal Lifesciences Featured Lawyer 2017 & 2018
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