Anand and Anand

Anand and Anand
Principal office: New Delhi 
Other offices: Chennai, Mumbai and Noida 
No. of professionals: 400 (28 partners + 2 Directors) 


Key Practice Areas: Patents and Designs, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Trademarks, Copyrights, Plant Variety and Bio-Diversity, Media and Entertainment, Advertising and Product Liability, Packaging and Labelling, Art and Fashion,  Essentiality evaluation, Franchising, Sports Law, Brand Strategy, Geographical Indications, Competition Law, Contractual and Commercial IP, Trade Secret, Licencing and Customs

Anand and Anand is a leading Tier 1 IP law firm with worldwide reputation for its innovative solutions resulting in ground-breaking development in IP jurisprudence. It caters to widest array of domestic and international big-ticket clients from leading luxury to consumer goods brands, bio-tech, pharma, telecom and mechanical to tech majors to name a few. The firm’s litigation arm has decades of unmatched experience in dispute resolution. It has a successful track record of patent grant including defending invalidity challenges before the Indian Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. It recorded 1800-plus successful trademark oppositions recently.  With a vision of ‘360 degrees IP & Beyond’, the firm is credited with transforming the Indian IP enforcement regime by bringing the best jurisprudence from developed common law nations, addressing administrative and procedural bottlenecks and spreading IP awareness. 


Some recent highlights of the Firm’s path-breaking work include: 

  • InterDigital v Xiaomi – India’s first anti-anti-suit injunction
  • Ferid Allani v. Union of India – India’s first Software Patent law suit conferring protection
  • Patent lawsuits that transformed pharmaceutical and bio-technology enforcement regime in India including Merck Vs. Glenmark; Roche Vs. Cipla; the Monsanto case; and a large number of other suits on behalf of Pfizer, BMS, AstraZeneca, etc.
  • Tommy Hilfiger Europe B V v. M/s Taqua Textiles & M/s Shine Exim India – Filed during lockdown, this matter is amongst one of the first such matters heard by Indian Courts involving counterfeit PPEs bearing trademarks of a well-known brand.  
  • Reliance Ind Vs Quiker India and Reliance Vs OLX India – Invoked intermediary liability of websites found lacking in due diligence to ensure that fake job posts under reputed brands do not lure the public into being scammed
  • Pfizer - clarifies “known substance” relating to section 3(d) and provides a good precedence for anticipation by prior claiming.
  • Pioneer Overseas Corporation – paves way for DNA testing for disputed IPR in Plant Variety 
  • Pharmacyclics LLC v Controller of Patents – clarifies the stage till which opponent entitled to file fresh evidence 
  • Development of a damages culture in large number of cases that recognized not only punitive, but compensatory, exemplary and aggravated damages (Philips Vs. AmazeStore); 
  • India’s first post-trial SEP judgment (Philips Vs. Bhagirathi); 
  • Development of unique remedies such as the “Tree Planting Order” (Merck case); and order benefitting adolescent girls (Hermes case).

Spreading the Message of IP 
The firm is committed to spreading IP awareness through: 

  • The Raj Anand Moot Court Competition since 1997;
  • ‘Anaryst’ – an IP Board Game;
  • ‘Brainchild - First IP-themed play;
  • ‘Adventures of Mr. IP’ – an IP Comic; 
  • ‘IPONOMICS’ – a Coffee Table Book
  • IP Thinker – A digital Newspaper to celebrate World IP Day 2020
  • Patent Rewind – An annual encapsulation of developments in Indian IP jurisprudence

Diversity & Inclusion
The Constitution of India guarantees every individual right to equality. Just like ‘Unity in Diversity’ is one of India’s most powerful characteristics, Anand and Anand also celebrates plurality and promote a culture of equity and inclusion. 


The firm works towards social inclusion, diversity and community involvement by:

  • Promoting diversity at workplace
  • Mentoring women and children
  • Promoting Scientific Temper and Humanism, Developing spirit of inquiry and reform
  • Environment conservation and compassion for all lives

The firm is deeply committed to recruiting, mentoring and promoting professionals from diverse backgrounds. Our idea of distribution of meaningful opportunities and leadership roles transcends all barriers of caste, creed, sex, region or religion and any other prejudices and stereotypes. 

Diversity has been the cornerstone of Anand and Anand since its inception in the 1920s. It has one of the most diverse gene pool comprising professionals with different talents, background, experiences and cultures. Though diversity comes with different personalities, the firm promotes brotherhood which in turn enables us to think innovatively and serve our clients better. 

The firm is also unique in the number of women in managerial and leadership roles which stands at 52 as against 57 men while the women in executive role outnumber male counterparts.

At the level of Partners and Directors, the ratio of male to female is 15:17. Women in senior managerial roles at the firm are consistently earning global recognition for their work and thought leadership.

Recent Recognitions 
Some of the recent awards won by the firm for its ground breaking work in various domains are: 

  • Managing Intellectual Property 
    • Asia Awards – Firm of the Year – Patent Contentious 
    • IP Stars - Tier 1 Firm Patent Contentious 
    • IP Stars - Tier 1 Firm Patent Prosecution 
    • IP Stars - Tier 1 Firm Trademark Contentious
    • IP Stars - Tier 1 Firm Trademark Prosecution 
    • IP Stars - Tier 1 Firm Copyright & Related Rights
  • Chambers & Partners 
    • Band 1 Law Firm – Intellectual Property 
    • Band 1 Law Firm – Life Sciences   
  • Global IP Award - Trademark Firm of the Year (WTR&IAM)
  • IAM Patent 1000
    • Highly Recommended Law Firm – Litigation 
    • Highly Recommended Law Firm – Enforcement
  • WTR 1000
    • Gold Band Law Firm – Litigation 
    • Gold Band Law Firm – Enforcement 
  • Benchmark Litigation 
    • Tier 1 Firm – Intellectual Property 
    • Impact Case of the Year – Monsanto 
  • Legal Era 
    • 9th Annual Legal Era Awards – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 
    • 9th Annual Legal Era Awards –  Outstanding Case of the Year (Ferid Allani v Union of India)
  • Luxury Law Summit 
    • Independent Luxury Law Firm of the Year 
  • Asia IP 
    • India Law Awards – National Firm of the Year 
    • India Law Awards – IP Prosecution Firm of the Year
    • India Law Awards – IP Litigation Firm of the Year 
    • India Law Awards – Enforcement Firm of the Year
    • India Law Awards – Licensing & Franchising Firm of the Year
    • India Law Awards – Technology, Media & Telecoms Firm of the Year
    • India Law Awards – Pharma, Biotech & Life Sciences Firm of the Year 
    • India Firm of the Year - Trademarks
  • Euromoney Women in Business Law
    • Firm of the Year 
  • Asian Legal Business 
    • ALB India Law Awards – Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 
    • ALB Trailblazers 2020
    • ALB IP Rankings – Tier 1 Recommended Firm – Patents 
    • ALB IP Rankings – Tier 1 Recommended Firm – Trademarks
    • ALB IP Rankings – Tier 1 Recommended Firm – Copyright 
  • India Business Law Journal 
    • IBLJ India Law Awards – IP Enforcement Firm of the Year
    • IBLJ India Law Awards – Litigation Firm of the Year
    • IBLJ India Law Awards – IP Protection Firm of the Year 
    • IBLJ India Law Awards – Entertainment & Sports Firm of the Year 
  • Leaders League India 
    • Leading Law Firm – Trademark Prosecution & Litigation
    • Leading Law Firm – Patent Prosecution & Litigation
  • AsiaLaw Profiles
    • Outstanding Firm of the Year – Intellectual Property 
    • Recommended Firm of the Year – Media & Entertainment
    • Recommended Firm of the Year – Pharmaceuticals & Lifesciences
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