Areas of Expertise
Trademarks, Copyright, Enforcement, Litigation, Licensing & Franchising, Pharma & Biotech
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 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 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 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 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 Life Time Achievement Awards by Legal Era.
The first Indian legal practitioner to win AIPPI's Award of Merit, he is consistently honoured by Asia IP, 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. WWL says: Pravin Anand is an IP specialist renowned for his deep regulatory knowledge across the life sciences sector