Pravin Anand is the managing partner at Anand and Anand. His practice areas and industry focus include intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution. He completed his law studies in New Delhi in 1979 and since then has been practising as an intellectual property lawyer. He has been a counsel in several landmark IP cases involving the first Anton Piller Order (HMV cases), the first Mareva injunction order (Philips case), the first Norwich Pharmacal order (Hollywood cigarettes case), the moral rights of artists (Amarnath Sehgal case), the first order under the Hague Convention (AstraZeneca case), and several significant cases for pharma clients, such as Novartis, Pfizer and Roche. In recognition of pro bono work for rural innovators at grass-roots level, he received the National Innovation Foundation Award from the government of India.
Mr Anand is a co-author of the two volumes of Halsbury’s Laws of India on intellectual property and serves on the editorial board of several international IP journals. He is the author of the India chapter in Copyright Throughout the World (Thomson Reuters). He is also on the editorial board of many leading journals on IP jurisprudence, international legal magazines such as CTLR, Practical Law’s Life Sciences Multi-jurisdictional Guide, Asia IP, India Business Law Journal, The Patent Lawyer, World Intellectual Property Review, Who’s Who Legal: Patents, the LexisNexis Asia IP guide and ACCJ. He has spoken extensively as a thought leader at various forums, including WIPO, AIPPI, INTA, LES, IBA, LAW ASIA and the UN Conference on LDCs in the Digital World.
The prominent awards and accolades accorded to Mr Anand include: Best of the Best – Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides (2015); Gold category lawyer – IAM Patent 1000 (2014–2016); Gold category lawyer – WTR 1000 (2014–2016); Band 1, highly recommended leading lawyer in intellectual property – Chambers (2014–2016); ‘leading individual’ for intellectual property – The Legal 500 (2014–2016); features as a recognised lawyer for IP litigation in the Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2014–2016); nominated as the Managing Intellectual Property IP Star (2016) India for IP litigation; and the first Indian legal practitioner to receive the AIPPI Award of Merit.