Pravin Anand

Pravin Anand

Managing Partner

Anand and Anand


B - 41, Nizamuddin East
New Delhi 110013



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Pravin Anand

Areas of Expertise

Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, Enforcement, IP Litigation, Licensing & Franchising, Media & Entertainment, Pharma & Biotech


Pravin Anand is the Managing Partner and Head of Litigation at Anand and Anand.


Awarded the AIPPI Award of Merit, INTA’s President’s Award and recognised the “Most Innovative Lawyer” for Asia Pacific by Financial Times, Pravin has appeared in 2500 plus cases in over 42 years' practice as an IP lawyer.


Some landmarks:


(i)         Patent lawsuits transforming Indian pharmaceutical and bio-technology enforcement regime-Merck Vs. Glenmark;Roche Vs. Cipla;the Monsanto case; large number of suits on behalf of Pfizer, BMS, AstraZeneca, etc.


(ii)        India’s Ist Anti-anti-suit injunction (InterDigital v Xiaomi); Software Patent lawsuit (Ferid Allani case); Nokia-Lenovo multi-year, multi-technology agreement; development of damages culture in cases recognizing compensatory, exemplary and aggravated damages (Philips Vs. AmazeStore); India’s first post-trial SEP judgment; unique remedies such as “Tree Planting Order” (Merck case); and order benefitting adolescent girls (Hermes case).



  • INTA President’s Award 2021
  • Ranked amongst Top 15 IP lawyers in Asia by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business
  • Ranked amongst Top IP lawyers in India by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business
  • Ranked as "Though leader" in IP Patents, Trademarks and Life Sciences in Who's Who Legal 2022 edition
  • Managing Partner of the Year - Asian Legal Business India Law Awards 2021
  • Patent Lawyer of the Year - Legal Era India Legal Awards 2021
  • Leading IP lawyers of the Decade - Legal Era India law Awards 2020
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Star - Patent 2017-21
  • Chambers and Partners Top Ranked lawyer in IP Litigation and Life Sciences - 2017-22
  • Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Star 2021
  • World’s Leading Practitioners - IAM Patent 1000 (2016-21)
  • World’s Leading IP Strategists - IAM Strategy 300 (2016-21)
  • Inducted in Legal 500 Hall of Fame
  • AsiaIP IP Expert


Professional Associations:

  • Ex-Member-INTA Board of Directors
  • Past President AIPPI, APAA and FICPI (Indian Groups)
  • Member-INTA Enforcement Committee


Spreading Message of IP:

  • Raj Anand Moot Court Competition since 1997;
  • ‘Anaryst’ - IP Board Game;
  • ‘Brainchild' - First IP-themed play;
  • ‘Adventures of Mr. IP’ – IP Comic
  • Coffee Table Book ‘IPONOMICS’


ASCI guidelines for advertising and promotion of virtual digital assets and services

ASCI guidelines for adver...

A lack of structural framework for regulation of virtual dig...

India should continue time-bound arguments after the pandemic

India should continue tim...

Indian judiciary develops new ways to administer justice.

The interplay between Indian design and trademark law: Peaceful in 2D, complicated in 3D?

The interplay between Ind...

Complications of 2D and 3D shape protections.

Christian Louboutin SAS v. Abubaker & Ors. – A successful outcome for the ‘RED SOLE’ trademark before the Delhi High Court

Christian Louboutin SAS v...

Judgment by The Division Bench of the Delhi High Court.

The Future If – Artificial Intelligence & Copyright Law

The Future If – Artificia...

Expression and creativity are no loner innate only to humans...

Paving the ‘Passing Off’ Lane: India’s Toyota Prius Judgment

Paving the ‘Passing Off’...

India's Supreme Court departs from passing off precedents.

Tolins Directors Imprisoned for Taking a False Stand in Court

Tolins Directors Imprison...

How can an Norwich Pharmacal order help you during litigatio...

Commercial Disparagement: View of the Indian Judiciary

Commercial Disparagement:...

The line between free speech and commercial disparagement.

Cultivating New Business Strategies for Brand Owners via Associated Trademarks in India

Cultivating New Business...

How are Associated Trademark rules applied in India?

Synergies of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and Intellectual Property

Synergies of Artificial I...

Should we be concerned about the increasing amount of data o...

Reshaping the Perception of the Strength of Indian IP law

Reshaping the Perception...

How robust is India's IP regime?

Counterfeits, Safe Harbour and Takedowns

Counterfeits, Safe Harbou...

What are the IP dangers of e-commerce?

The Case of the Trademarks Registry and the Abandoned Trademarks

The Case of the Trademark...

The curious case of India's abandoned trademark applications...

The Artist’s Right to Remuneration – Droit de Suite

The Artist’s Right to Rem...

What is droit de suite, and how can artists benefit from it?

Delhi High Court Grants Rs10 Million as Damages Against e-commerce Website

Delhi High Court Grants R...

Highest damages granted in a trademark suit in India to date...

Success Story Turns Bleak for Compulsory License: A Report

Success Story Turns Bleak...

What are the compulsory license proceedings of Lee Pharma fo...

Roche v. Cipla

Roche v. Cipla

How will Roche v. Cipla impact patent litigation in the futu...

Defining Patent Utility: Potential of a Patent or Commercial Viability of the Patented Product?

Defining Patent Utility:...

How much utility is sufficient to satisfy patent law requir...


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