Saif Khan

Practice area/industry focus

IP Enforcement and Litigation, Criminal Litigation (White-collar Crime)

Career highlights

Saif Khan completed his graduation in commerce from the Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune University, before pursing law from Jamia Millia University, New Delhi. He completed his Masters Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies. Saif has practiced as trial court lawyer in the initial years of his practice and was also appointed as amicus curie by trial judges. Saif joined Castrol India as Manager - Trademarks Operation (Western Region) and was responsible for brand protection activities in five states in India.

Currently heading Anand and Anand's IP Enforcement team and white collar criminal litigation practice, Saif brings over 12 years of experience of criminal trials and IP litigation. Saif represents clients in matters both civil and criminal before the High Courts, District Courts and various national judicial tribunals which include the Consumer forums and the Competition Appellate Tribunal. He has distinctive experience working, coordinating and liaising with national and international law enforcement agencies, including Justice Departments.

Saif has represented clients in numerous precedent setting cases and his work in the field has seen him contribute to evolving the law in contentious cases in IP law and Criminal law. His expertise in arguing contentious matters and conducting civil and criminal trials independently gives him an edge to provide strategic approach to most complex cases.

Saif's practice sees him independently argue contentious IP and non-IP matters and highly contested criminal cases. His clients include corporate and other entities, high net-worth individuals, corporate executives and government officials in matters including corporate fraud and data theft.

He is responsible for a highly effective Enforcement team at the firm and manages brand protection strategies though law enforcement agencies as well as through courts. He also helps the brand owners in developing anti-counterfeiting programmes. These programmes are not just limited to filing cases but also involve other strategies including border enforcement measures under Customs Department and other authorities such as the Legal Metrology Department, the Central Excise Department etc. to combat counterfeits and parallel imports. He represents large multinational organisations across diverse fields including FMCG, Automotive and Information Technology.

In addition, Saif conducts advisory, due diligence and investigative exercises in corporate liability and also advises in litigation risk management and product liability.

•        World Trademark Review Anti-Counterfeiting Guide
•        Suitable Fixes (India Business Law Journal)
•        Why Counterfeiting Matters (Managing Intellectual Property)
•        The Enforcement Conundrum (Asia IP Roundtable)
•        Border Enforcement Measures in India (Asia IP)
•        Plea Bargaining: Its Origin and Adoption in the Criminal Justice System (Asia IP)