Date of birth:

20 December 1971

The name of the law school from which you received your first law degree: 

Delhi University

Current law firm:  

Anand and Anand

Position within the firm:  

Senior Partner, Head of Department

Key practice areas: 

Trademarks, franchising and licensing agreements, sports law, contractual law and commercial intellectual property, entertainment and media law, packaging and advertising law, competition law, consumer law, internet law, character merchandising, IP audits, IP issues in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, oppositions and rectifications, IP laws involving individuals and copyright law, corporate law relating to India entry strategy and joint venture, domain resolution (INDRP and WIPO complaints)

Why you chose to focus in these areas: 

I am passionate about IP and how it can be used to grow and differentiate

Details of the matter that you have worked on in your career to date that you are most proud of, and why:

I was instrumental in the adjudication of the first well-known mark in India (FORD). I was also involved in the first sound mark, colour mark, shape mark protection in India. Further I have been involved in the first mortgage of IP transaction in India.

The name of any more senior lawyers that you look up to or consider to be mentors:

Mr Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand And Anand