Saif Khan

Partner – IP Enforcement


Litigation Department and heading the Enforcement team


Saif Khan is working as a Partner with Anand and Anand in the Litigation Department and heading the White-Collar Crime Practice and IP Enforcement team of the firm. He completed schooling from Sherwood College in Nainital. A commerce graduate from Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune University, Saif pursued law from Jamia Millia Islamia University before doing Masters Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune.

Prior to Anand and Anand he was working with British Petroleum (on the rolls of Castrol India Ltd) for nearly two years as Manager – Legal Trade Mark Operations. He has also practiced as a trial lawyer during the initial four years of his practice.

Saif brings with him an extensive experience of handling contentious Criminal matters relating to corporate frauds and technological frauds and has been representing conglomerates in contentious criminal matters. He also has on ground experience of strategizing and conducting IP enforcement actions both under the Civil and Criminal law (Anti-Piracy and Anti-Counterfeiting including Customs Enforcement of IP Rights). He has distinctive experience of working, coordinating, and liaising with the law enforcement agencies to ensure focused solutions for IP infringement. Known for his impeccable court craft, Saif routinely appears and conducts trials (Civil and Criminal) in contentious matters before various courts throughout the Indian jurisdiction. Saif also represents the Firm at various forums conducting IP awareness workshops with government and non-government agencies across the country.

Dr. Neeti Wilson



IP Consultancy, Patents, Designs, Plant Variety, Bio resources, IP Portfolio Asset Management, Licensing, Technology Transfer, IP Valuation and Strategy


Dr. Wilson specializes in intellectual property management and protection with customized planning as per client’s business needs and IP monetization-related strategic advice besides other IP areas including licensing, management, opposition, revocation and infringement.

Dr. Wilson is a lawyer with a Ph.D in applied sciences making her an expert in handling technical as well legal issues effectively. She appears before various legal authorities including Indian Patents, Designs and Trademark Office, Plant Variety Authority, National Biodiversity Authority, Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) and Judicial Courts in India.

Dr. Wilson is an active member of various international organizations and is Executive Committee Member of the India chapter of APAA and also India representative of its Emerging IP Rights Committee.

Dr. Wilson has been selected as UN Consultant for developing training Manual for Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer Licensing with ESCAP-APCTT. She was a member of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Committee for Developing Guidelines for IP Management and Commercialization of Technologies.

Dr. Wilson regularly attends national and international conferences and is keen on spreading awareness related to IPM, Licensing and Biological Resources.


  • Recommended Individual IAM Strategy 300 (2019)
  • Recommended Individual IAM Patent 1000 (2019)
  • Asia IP expert (2016)
  • Board Member of Zonal Technology Management and Business Planning and Development (ZTMBPD) Unit, IARI (Indian Agricultural Research Institute)


  • APAA – Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • AIPPI – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • DHCBA – Delhi High Court Bar Association
  • FICPI – International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
  • IBA – International Bar Association
  • ISCA – Indian Science Congress Association
  • LES International – Licensing Executives Society


  • TERI School of Advanced Studies, Delhi – Ph.D.
  • Pt. R S.S.University, Raipur – Masters in Science
  • NALSAR, Hyderabad – PGD Patent Law
  • IME College, Sahibabad – LL.B.
  • Holy Cross Convent, Raipur – High School
  • UPOV – WIPO – Plant Variety Protection


  • International Workshop on IP Management and Technology Licensing; Bangkok; June 2019; Resource Person as UN Consultant
  • Global IP Convention; Bengaluru; January 2019; Session Speaker: Recent Monsanto judgment by the Indian Supreme Court
  • National Biodiversity Authority Committee Meeting; Chennai; December 2018; Stakeholder representation

Vaishali R Mittal

Litigation Partner & Strategist


Vaishali R Mittal is a litigation partner and strategist at Anand and Anand. Vaishali has been engaged as a lead in many firsts and also some of the most ground-breaking IP matters including India’s first Judgement on product-by-process patent, country’s first protem security order, India’s first Anti-AntiSuit injunction, India’s first final judgment on Standard Essential Patents interpretation of Section 8 of the Patents Act to the benefit of patent-holders; first compulsory licensing order for radio broadcasters under Copyright Act; India’s first judgment declaring colour combination (green & yellow) a well-known trademark; landmark judgement on trans-border reputation, landmark judgment on aggravated damages being the highest ever quantum in a copyright, trademark and design infringement case, to name a few. She is better known as “leading light” in India for Standard Essential Patents, an epithet given by IAM 300.


Vaishali focuses on litigation and dispute resolution. She has over 20 years of experience in litigation, prosecution, drafting and advisory work to various Fortune 500 companies and other leading organizations worldwide on disputes concerning patent, trademarks, copyright infringement and passing off, etc. She frequently appears before the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi where she handles some of the most hotly contested matters to protect the patents of global pharma majors and the mark of leading businesses. Given her court craft and innovative strategies, a leading publication once described her as the “engine of Anand and Anand’s patent practice, an outstanding advocate and deal negotiator”. Another celebrated publication recently ranked her amongst noteworthy IP litigators while identifying her as “a rising star in the litigation space especially noted for her expertise in SEPs”.

Vaishali has been consistently recognised as a leader in intellectual property by some of the most prestigious bench-marking tables. She has been complimented by her clients that “Her strategies reflect global insight and commercially well-informed approach”. Outside courts, Vaishali combines her knowledge and ingenuity in penning article for renowned publications like GTDT, Asia IP, MIP etc.



The following is a partial listing of some of the path-breaking matters handled by Ms Mittal.

  • Vifor International v MSN Labs & Ors – India’s first judgement on Product-by-Process Patent
  • Nokia v Oppo – India’s first protem security order
  • InterDigital Corp & Ors v Xiaomi Corp & Ors – India’s first Anti-Anti Suit injunction
  • Multi-year, Multi-technology Patent Cross-license Agreement between Nokia and Lenovo, and settlement of all pending patent litigation worldwide.
  • Renaissance Hotel Holdings Inc v B Vijaya Sai & Ors:- first decision from the Supreme Court of India clearly distinguising between section 29 (2) and section 29 (4) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999.
  • Lysosomal Storage Disorders Support Society (LSDSS) vs State of Karnataka – represented the petitioner pro bono and secured free medical aid for children braving rare genetic disorders after several years of legal battle with the State and the Centre.
  • Represented Koninklijke Philips N.V. before the Delhi High Court in two heavily contested patent battles namely: Philips v. KK Bansal; Philips v. Rakesh Bansal, securing India’s first final judgment on the issue of Standard Essential Patents.
  • Represented Nokia in various pre-suit mediation claims concerning infringement of Standard Essential Patents before the Delhi High Court.
  • Represented Koninklijke Philips N.V. before the Delhi High Court in two landmark heavily contested design and infringement of trademark lawsuits namely: Philips v. Amazestore & Ors. and Philips v. Amitkumar Kantilal Jain & Ors, securing a landmark judgment on the highest ever quantum of damages in a copyright, trademark and design infringement case in India.
  • Represented Astrazeneca AB before the Delhi High Court against leading pharmaceutical companies Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited and MSN Laboratories Limited in a highly contested patent infringement lawsuit, securing an ad interim injunction in favor of Astrazeneca.
  • Represented Toyota Motor Corporation, before the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India, in Toyota v. Deepak Mangal, India’s landmark judgment on the issue of trans-border reputation.
  • Represented John Deere in Deere & Co. & Anr. v. Mr. Malkit Singh & Ors.; India’s first judgment recognizing a color combination of green and yellow as a trademark.
  • Represented John Deere in Deere & Co. v. S. Harcharan Singh & Ors.; India’s first judgment declaring a color-combination as a well-known trademark.
  • Represented Koninklijke Philips N.V. in Maj. Sukesh Behl v. Philips; securing a landmark judgment providing much-needed relief to patent holders from strict liability under the disclosure regime of section 8 of the Patents Act, 1970.
  • Represented Sanofi S.A., a pharmaceutical company in Sanofi v. Kirti B. Maheshwari before the Delhi High Court, which saw the first instance of judicial recognition that “trade-secret” disputes could be considered as “commercial disputes” under the Commercial Courts Act, 2015. This is despite there being no statutory recognition of trade secrets as intellectual property in India.
  • Represented Vifor Pharma International (Galenica Group), a pharmaceutical company in Vifor v. High Court of Delhi in a writ petition before the Delhi High Court resulting in, to the relief of scores of intellectual property owners, a stay of the transfer of at least 20,000 intellectual property lawsuits (valued under INR 1 crore) from the High Court to subordinate district courts, in the aftermath of the promulgation of the Commercial Courts Act, 2015.
  • Represented BIC Cello Limited, before the Delhi High Court in a pre-suit mediation namely: BIC Cello v. Flair Pens Limited, settling a high stake claim between the companies concerning design infringement and trade dress passing off.
  • Represented Music Broadcast Limited, formerly known as Music Broadcast Pvt Ltd in India’s first compulsory licensing complaint & secured the first twenty licenses in its favour.
  • Secured declarations of Well-Known status of several trademarks as per section 2 (1) (zg) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999, including; Mitsubishi; Pulse, JIO, Honeywell; Microsoft; WWE, Rajnigandha etc.
  • Appointed as a Mediator by the Delhi High Court to facilitate an amicable settlement of complex copyright and design dispute.
  • Led the Intellectual Property arm of the team representing Embibe (Individual Learning Private Limited), an Artificial Intelligence-based start-up pioneering in the education industry, in its acquisition by one of the world’s biggest companies, Reliance Industries, in a multimillion-dollar deal in India.
  • Assisted the Sports Development Authority of India in the development of a “Sports Code” for India with a writ petition seeking its implementation presently pending before the Delhi High Court;
  • Legal advisor, assisting and spearheading various transactions with leading companies securing protection for their Intellectual Property and other legal compliances in India on issues such as Advertisement-Media campaigns, regulation requirements for electric products imports, imports of milk and other health hygiene products for infants etc.



Vaishali is also the creative mind behind ‘IPONOMICS’, a picturesque coffee table book co-authored by her compiling legendary IP matters; ‘Origami’, an in-house knowledge manual on Best Practices and Procedures of IP practice in India, for law firms and companies. She also conceptualized and created ‘IP Thinker’ a digital newspaper to celebrate World IP Day, 2020. Outside of courts, Vaishali combines her knowledge and ingenuity of a writer in authoring various chapters and articles in renowned publications like GTDT, Asia IP, MIP etc. Some of her recent works are:


  • Member of AIPPI
  • Member of APAA
  • Member of INTA
  • Bar Council of India
  • Delhi High Court Bar Association


Always ready to give back to the society, Vaishali represented pro bono the Lysosmal Storage Disorders Support Society (LSDSS) in a writ petition which, after five years of legal tussle, resulted in the Karnataka High Court directing the State and the Centre to forthwith to provide Rs 6 cr for free medical treatment of 45 children suffering from life-threatening rare disorders. The order’s ripple effect manifested itself in Madras HC coming to the aid of patients with life-threatening rare diseases. Setting this is a precedent, several other High courts have now passed similar orders.

In another matter, which is the first civil suit to be filed during the Lockdown, the cost paid by the defendant went towards the treatment of a COVID-19 patient.


Recognitions at firm level:

  • Vifor CCI matter – IBLJ Deal of the Year 2022
  • InterDigital vs Xiaomi – IBLJ Deal of the Year 2020 and MIP India Case of the Year at Asia Pacific Awards 2023
  • Nokia and Lenovo Multi-year, Multi-technology Patent Cross-license Agreement – IBLJ Deal of the Year 2021

Individual Recognitions

Year 2024

  • Ranked in IP Litigation department of Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2024
  • WTR 1000 recommended individual
  • IBLJ A-List 2023-24 

Year 2023

  • IBLJ A list lawyer 2022-23
  • Lexology Client Choice Award
  • Ranked in IP Litigation department of Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2023
  • Leading Individual – Legal 500 Asia Pacific Rankings 2023
  • ALB India Top IP Lawyers 2022
  • IAM Patent 1000 2023 (Gold Band) 

Year 2022

  • Ranked in IP Litigation department of Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2022
  • MIP IP Stars 2022 – Patent Star
  • Leading Individual – Legal 500 Asia Pacific Rankings 2022
  • IBLJ A list lawyer 2021-22
  • AsiaIP IP Expert
  • Ranked amongst Asia’s Top 15 Female 2022 Lawyers by Asian Legal Business
  • IP Stars 2022 – Patent Star by Managing Intellectual Property
  • IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders 2022
  • World’s Leading Patent Professionals IAM 1000 2022
  • ALB Asia Top 15 Female Lawyers for 2022
  • Leaders League Leading Lawyer – patent and trademark
  • Lexology Client Choice Award
  • ALB India Top Dispute Lawyers 2022

Year 2021

  • Ranked in IP Litigation department of Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Guide 2022
  • MIP IP Star 2021
  • Ranked amongst Top IP Litigators in India 2021 by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business
  • Amongst Top 10 Women in IP – ASSOCHAM IP Excellence Awards 2021
  • WIPR Diversity Women in IP 2021
  • Amongst ‘Top Individual Lawyers’ for ‘IP’ and ‘Pharma & Life Sciences’ -Forbes Legal Powerlist 2020
  • ‘Leading Individual’ – Legal 500 Asia Pacific Rankings. Recognized as “leading name in patented technology litigation, specifically regarding SEPs in the telecoms sector.”
  • World’s Leading Strategists – IAM 300 Global Leaders
  • World’s Leading Patent Professionals IAM 1000 & IAM 300 (2021)


  • L.L.B (Gold-medalist) from Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi (2000-2003);
  • Bachelor of Arts (History), Delhi University (1997-2000)

Vaishali was called to the Bar in year 2003 and has been practicing ever since.

Vidisha Garg



Pharmaceuticals, Agro-Chemicals, Industrial chemicals, Metallurgy and Materials, Polymers, Natural products, Nutraceuticals, Drug Delivery Systems, Food processing, Medical devices, Oil and Gas, Biotechnology, Life Sciences and Biodiversity.


Vidisha Garg is a partner at Anand and Anand and has been actively involved in the field of Patents for over seventeen years now. She joined Anand and Anand in 2004 and became a patent agent the same year.  She has contributed immensely to the growth of firm’s patent prosecution and contentious practice since.


Vidisha represents clients in several pre-grant and post-grant patent opposition matters. Vidisha also handles patent revocation matters before IPAB. She was involved in the Tykerb revocation matter, India’s first NCE revocation case. She was also involved in Tygacil patent opposition, where critical issue of section 3(d) was involved and patent was granted to a reformulated drug. She has been an active member on the team handling the landmark Eisai matter which was one of the few landmarks which answered complicated questions on species and genus patents – a phenomena enabling innovator companies to get a first patent for a break-through technology and thereafter species patents within the coverage of the first patent. She regularly represents her clients before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. Her practice areas also see her engagement in providing opinions and strategies on patent laws in India, drafting of patent specifications, patent searches, validity, patentability, and infringement opinions. Clients rely on her advice on issues relating to protection of national biodiversity. She also gives advices to her clients in respect of IP asset management and IP licensing.

Her previous experience is of an academician and active researcher in the field of Synthetic Organic Chemistry. She has worked in prestigious institutes like Central Drug Research Institute (CRDI) and University of Lucknow.


Vidisha pens articles for various prestigious publications such as Managing Intellectual Property, WIPR and LSIPR etc. She has authored research papers in the field of Chemistry in journals of international repute.

Vidisha is regular speaker in the national and international conferences and seminars such as AIPPI, etc.

Committed to spreading IPR Awareness and fostering innovation and scientific temper, Vidisha conducts routine workshops, webinars and certificate courses on IPR for judiciary, enforcement agencies and also various schools and universities in association with various government and industry bodies like CIPAM, INTA, TIFAC, BIRAC, ICAR, etc.


  • APAA
  • International Bar Association
  • Admitted to Bar, Member Bar Council of Delhi (India)


Vidisha is involved in spreading IPR awareness and regularly participates in workshops and programs aimed to sensitize the stat-ups, SMEs, judiciary members, researcher/scientists, academician, and students about issues relating to IPR particularly patents. She is closely involves with TIFAC (body under DST, Government of India) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in training programs of scientists, local communities and young patent agents.


Vidisha is a gold medallist form University of Lucknow in Organic Chemistry. She has also qualified CSIR-UGC NET junior fellowship. She was also a recipient of the TIFAC (DST, Government of India) Scholarship for training in IPR.

Vidisha has been nominated as ASIAIP Expert’ in ‘Patent Prosecution’ and ‘Pharma & Biotech’ from 2013 to 2019.

She is the executive member of Indian group of international association for protection of intellectual property, AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle).


Vidisha holds dual post graduate degree in Organic Chemistry and Law from University of Lucknow. She is a registered patent agent. She was admitted to the bar in 2010.

Dhruv Anand



IP Litigation and Dispute Resolution: All forms of Intellectual Property including Trademarks, Copyright, Patents, Designs, domain names, IP and competition law, IP and defamation law, anti-counterfeiting work including brand enforcement for luxury brands, IP contractual and advisory work.


  • Enrolled with Delhi Bar Council: 2007.
  • Primary Courts: Delhi High Court
  • NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Recognition of the doctrine of spill over reputation in George V Records v. Kiran Jogani, successfully obtaining well-known trademark declarations for leading brands, enforcing IP in films, successful campaigns for the Indian Singers Rights Association and well-known luxury brands, Winning a big trademarks dispute for a well-known Indian brand all the way up to the Supreme Court, involved in a case clarifying the Customs enforcement rules qua patents.


  • INTA


  • Commercial Courts in India (Asia IP)
  • Movie Makers Battle Online Pirates (Asia IP)
  • Vigilance: The Best Defence (IBLJ)
  • The Green Revolution (Asia IP)
  • Reaching Across Borders (IBLJ)


  • 2006, Amity Law School, BA LLB (Hons)
  • 2011, George Washington University, LL.M

Shrawan Chopra



IP Litigation


Shrawan joined Anand and Anand in year 2006 and has established himself as a fierce IP litigator. Big-ticket industries rely on his litigation experience and advice for enforcing and protecting their intellectual property.


Shrawan has over 14 years of experience as an Intellectual Property litigator with Anand and Anand, and represents clients before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, the High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He was one of the leading members on the team which won the landmark decision in Ferid Allani v. Union of India giving a new spin to Section 3(k) of Patents Act thereby paving the way for software patenting in India. He also has to his credit the long-standing Roche vs Cipla patent dispute which culminated in a settlement and the path-breaking Aloys Wobben v Enercon India matter in which the Supreme Court of India analysed whether multiple proceedings could be initiated by one party before different forums in order to challenge the validity of a patent . The judgment put an end to forum shopping and multiple challenges to patent validity. Shrawan was a vital part of team Anand and Anand representing Aloys Wobben, world’s largest producer of wind turbines. The case was recognised by Managing IP as a milestone Asia-Pacific case of the year.

Another from long list of landmark wins is the Monsanto v Nuziveedu Seeds case wherein the Supreme Court of India restored multi-national Monsanto’s patent for BT technology, validating that genetically-modified crops were innovations that could be protected under patents. The hard-fought case secured another landmark win for the Anand and Anand litigation team of which Shrawan was an integral member.

Shrawan’s expertise in IP litigation sees him advise and represent big-ticket pharmaceutical companies and industries. His litigation experience spans patents, copyright, trademarks and domain name disputes.


Shrawan is  an active contributor to leading publications including Asia IP, India Business Law Journal, Asia Business Law Journal, The Intellectual Property Law Review, CTLR, Managing the IP Lifecycle, to name a few.


  • Member, Bar Council of Delhi
  • Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Joint Secretary AIPPI India Group


  • 40 Under 40 Rising Star Award 2019
  • His case Ferid Allani recognised the outstanding case of the year by Legal Era in 2019-2020.
  • Aloys Wobben vs Enercon India recognised by Managing IP as a milestone Asia-Pacific case of the year.


Shrawan was called to the Bar in year 2006. He studied law from Agra University and went on to pursue Masters of Laws in Intellectual Property from the Franklin Pierce Law Centre, University of New Hampshire. Prior to law, Shrawan completed Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Delhi.

Madhu Rewari



Madhu Rewari has carved a niche in the field of trademark prosecution having represented numerous leading Indian companies and Multinationals, including Fortune 500 companies in India as well as in the Indian Sub-continent. She advises various companies on brand adoption, protection and enforcement, commercialisation, drafting and negotiating various contracts. Madhu also assists the clients in drafting of various policies such as Brand Usage Policy, Internet Policy, Privacy Policy etc.

With 16 years of experience in the IP field, Madhu strategically performs due diligence for companies acquiring IP assets and providing advice on various commercial issues arising out of such contracts. She also advices on contentious issues such as IP violations, misleading and false claims and has successfully represented clients in relation to advertising issues. Her most recent successes involved the publication of the trademarks LIFEBOUY and OLA CABS to be included in the well-known list published by the Trademarks Office. Madhu has also handled several Domain Name Disputes before WIPO and .IN Registry.

Madhu has been invited by various prestigious national and international forums and institutions to share her insights on various aspects of IP and sensitize stakeholders across all sectors. Some of her recent assignments include:

  • Moderator at the INTA Virtual Meeting 2020 on “Emerging Unicorns Need to Protect IP” and at INTA Virtual Meeting 2021 on “Role of Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property”
  • Conducted webinars on IP Protection, Management and Enforcement as a part of FICCI’s initiative, “100–Webinar series on Intellectual Property”
  • Speaker at a 2-day awareness programme organized by The Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM) in association with the Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (hashtag#JKEDI), Jammu
  • Was a speaker at the World IP Forum 2018.
  • Interacted with almost 100 school students at HUL’s campus in Mumbai on World IP Day 2017 featured in INTA Global Report
  • Was invited by the Cell for IPR Protection and Management (CIPAM) to speak to trainers of Agastya International Foundation about Patent, Copyright, Trademark & Design.


  • Recognized by Asian Legal Business as one of India’s 50 Rising Stars 2021. This list recognizes young lawyers making their mark in the industry by setting high standards and achieving results for their clients.
  • Included in the Prestigious list of “WIPF – Powerful Indian Women in IP 2021”
  • Recognised for “excellent client care” by Lexology and awarded the 2022 Client Choice Award.
  • Ranked amongst “Recommended Individuals” in WTR 1000. The leading publication identified Madhu as “TM filing and brand strategy maven instrumental to firm’s success in TM prosecution and registrability advisory work”.


  • Is invisible use of TM in Google AdWords infringement? For Asia Business Law Journal
  • the role of intermediaries in protecting Indian IP. for Asia Business Law Journal
  • India Chapter – World Trademark Review 2019-20
  • The Battle for Fort William, Asia Law India Advisor, October 2007.
  • Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions in India, Asia Law India Advisor, April 2008.
  • A study of Indian companies and their approach to brand valuation, IP Value, 2011.
  • Licensing in India: A Business Model, IAM Licensing.
  • Reforms in the IPAB – Changes Ahead, Asia IP Magazine, September 2011.
  • IP Checklist: India Business Law Journal, November 2013.


  • Bar Council of Delhi, Member
  • Member of the International Trademark Association
  • Member of FICCI

Sandhya Singh



Trademark Adoption – Searching and Clearance, Trade Mark Prosecution, Trade Mark Oppositions, Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Custom Recordal, Domain Name Disputes


Sandhya’s area of practice includes trademark clearance search, and advising clients on use, protection of IP including counseling clients in worldwide trademark selection and registration. Her area of experience includes giving opinions, drafting cease and desist letters, trademark prosecution, assignment, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademarks Registry and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board in contentious matters. She has advised companies in several sectors in relation to protection, growth and sustainability of their brands and has also advised clients on issues relating to IP in advertisements. She has also advised various companies in relation to infringement of their brands including trade dress.

Sandhya’s experience also includes recordal of trademarks with the Customs Authority for monitoring the infringement of brands and further includes giving opinion on copyright infringement and issues pertaining to plagiarism. She has also drafted agreements including Franchise Agreement, Placement Agreement, and License and Service Agreement. She also has experience of handling domain name disputes and has counseled client related to such issues.

Sandhya has attended conferences including Midem, AIPPI, INTA Round Table Conference; FICCI Frames, seminars organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries and have also spoken in forums/seminars organized by FICCI. Sandhya graduated from Army Institute of Law, Mohali in the year 2005 with a degree in B.A.LLB (Hons) and has been with Anand and Anand since September 2006 with a total experience of over 6 years.


  • Bar Council of Delhi, Member


  • B.A. LL. B. (Hons) (2005)

K Premchandar



Intellectual Property Litigation before Indian High Courts; opposition, cancellation and other related proceedings before the Trademark Office, Design office, Copyright Office, Geographical Indications Office and Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). He handled numerous rectification and original proceedings before the High Courts of Madras, Chennai and IPAB with several reported decisions to his credentials.


  • Prem, a partner at Anand and Anand, India based in South India (Chennai City) practices exclusively Intellectual Property law since 2004. He comes with more than fifteen years of rich experience.
  • Over the years he has advised and managed large portfolios of several Indian based multinationals in the field of Alcohol & beer Industry, Pumps, FMGC and Fortune 500 companies engaged in diverse industries including paints, Tobacco products, automobile and consumer goods.
  • He counsels clients on assignments, licensing, co-existence, franchise and other transactions related to intellectual property. He has travelled extensively even to remote locations in the Northeast region for Intellectual Property matters.
  • He appears for major US based clients before the Trademark Office and has obtained several favourable orders.
  • He also conducted proceedings related to IP infringement matter before Air and Sea customs for MNC companies.
  • He is also instrumental in obtaining various favourable orders before the Hon’ble Madras High Court in granting declaration of Well-Known trademark.
  • He is also involved in various mediation proceeding and settled extremely complicated matters involving brands and immovable property.
  • He is also involved in drafting and prosecuting several Geographical Indication matters before the Geographical Indication registry.


  • The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu
  • Madras High Court Advocates Association, Chennai


  • Intellectual Property Association of South India (IPASI)- Founding Member.
  • Advisory Member- TANSTIA FNF Service Centre collaborative venture between Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association, Chennai and Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Germany.
  • Asian Patent Attorney Association
  • The International Trademark Association (INTA)


  • LL.M (Masters in Law – Intellectual Property); Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University, Tripura (2009 – 2011).
  • BA (Academics Law), LL.B. [Bachelor of Law]; Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Pondicherry University (1999 – 2004).
  • PGDHRM (Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management); Pondicherry University (2003).

Arpita Kulshrestha



Prosecution and Contentious (Pharmaceutical and Chemical)


Arpita is a patent attorney, handling patent matters related to pharmaceutical and chemical patents. She specializes in handling prosecution of applications at the Indian Patent Office. She also handles patent revocation matters at the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) and has worked on patent litigation matters involving pharmaceuticals. She has also worked on oppositions before the Indian Patent Office. Arpita’s experience includes drafting of patent specifications, providing opinions including patentability/infringement opinions. Arpita being specialized in organic chemistry and having admitted to Bar, has advised several clients ranging from the field of pharmaceuticals, textile, petroleum, nutraceuticals, materials and several other industries. She is also a visiting faculty for various universities and institutes.

She joined Anand and Anand in 2007 and has an experience of over 13 years.


  • Registered Patent Agent
  • Member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from Faculty of Law, Delhi University
  • Master’s degree in Chemistry (with specialization in Organic Chemistry) from Miranda House, Delhi University
  • BSc.(Hons) Chemistry