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Anand & Anand


Anand and Anand is a full-service IP law firm, providing end-to-end legal solutions covering all cross-sections of intellectual property and related areas. The firm is managed by a partnership board comprising 23 partners and four directors, supported by a management team. The firm employs over 300 people, including over 100 qualified attorneys and engineers. It has offices in New Delhi, Noida, Chennai and Mumbai.

Anand and Anand has multi-disciplinary practice and provides competent and personalised advice on all aspects of core conventional IP laws as well as non-conventional IP mandates. Its expertise is widely acknowledged in addressing complex IP challenges of all types. It serves a diverse portfolio of clients in conventional IP areas such as trademarks, patents, designs, trade secrets and confidential information, as well as in expanding areas such as domain names, information technology and e-commerce, technology transfer and internet and privacy laws. The firm has an extensive intellectual infrastructure in all aspects related to trademark registrations, copyright registrations and IP monetisation, as well as in-licensing and franchising. 

Anand and Anand specialises in copyright in media and entertainment law. It represents authors, musicians, software programmers, artists, designers and many others from the fraternity of copyright owners, as well as societies such as the Indian Singers' Rights Association, the Phonographic Performance Limited, the Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation and the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.

The firm thrives on challenges, creative thinking and the constant improvement of its legal knowledge and skills.


Dolby Laboratories


Dolby Laboratories advances the science of sight and sound to create and enable spectacular experiences. Through breakthrough research in science and engineering, Dolby transforms sights and sounds into spectacular experiences.

We bring our innovations to people through collaborative partnerships that include artists, businesses and consumers worldwide. With our partners we deliver vivid experiences in the cinema, at home and on the go – experiences so lifelike that people feel as if they have been transported into a cinematic story or a pulsing sphere of music, a distant conference room or an action-packed game.

In both entertainment and communications, through audio and imaging, we give everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular.


IAM Market


An online marketplace for buy and sell-side practitioners, IAM Market brings together people who see the commercial value of intellectual property and technology and want to do business together. IAM Market aims to simplify the IP transactions market, as well as making it more transparent.
It allows IP owners to profile their licensing, sales operations and technology transfer programmes, as well as provide details of specific rights that they are interested in transacting. Meanwhile, it allows IP buyers to search IP assets based on industry, technology and transaction type, while also facilitating requests for intellectual property and technology. IAM has no stake in or knowledge of the deals.

Obhan & Associates


Obhan & Associates is a reputable, skilled and professionally managed full-service law firm in India. It offers end-to-end services in the fields of IP and corporate law, and has been consistently recognised as one of India’s leading law firms.

Obhan’s IP team comprises professionals from diverse backgrounds, all of whom excel in their areas of specialisation and have a strong understanding of Indian IP law. The team is experienced in IP analytics and drafting applications, as well as prosecuting and handling contentious proceedings before the IP Office, the IP Appellate Board and courts all across the country. The team has also been involved in key Indian IP litigation.

Obhan’s highly experienced corporate team provides a broad range of transactional and advisory services. It includes dedicated commercial lawyers who have expertise in drafting, negotiating and enforcing contracts involving a wide range of commercial and IP arrangements. Its corporate law department has also advised on and concluded several licensing transactions, predominantly in the pharmaceutical, education and technology industries. The synergy between the IP and corporate law teams is a key strength of the firm and enables it to advise clients on all aspects of their transactions and enhance the value of their businesses.

Remfry and Sagar

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Established in 1827, Remfry & Sagar has pioneered IP law in India. The firm’s depth of experience and ability for fresh thinking in changing scenarios are unparalleled. A dynamic team of 80 lawyers and 125 professional staff offers services across the spectrum of IP law. A group of corporate law experts also advise on wide-ranging commercial matters. Remfry’s has more than 8,000 clients in over 70 countries, which is a testimony to its leading capabilities.

Clientele from diverse industries and extensive involvement in global IP forums – including the International Trademark Association, the European Communities Trademark Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association – give a broad worldview and insight into the demands of modern business. Our expertise is particularly strong in the Indian subcontinent, however our long history has fostered close associations across the world, helping us to deal with clients’ global IP needs. Indeed, our efforts towards crafting seamless IP solutions do not end with clients; we engage continually with policy makers to contribute towards a larger change in India’s IP milieu.

Trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, geographical indications, domain names, unfair competition and customs issues lie at the core of Remfry’s practice, as well as a focus on prosecution and litigation.

Our team includes member with master’s and PhD degrees in law, technology and various applied sciences. Further, investments in state-of-the-art infrastructure have proven efficient for clients. Remfry’s uncompromising insistence on the highest standards of quality and professional ethics underpin the firm’s ethos.


World Trademark Review

WTR-logo-RGB+WorldTrademarkReviewWorld Trademark Review is a bi-monthly, practitioner-led publication which focuses on the issues that matter to trademark professionals the world over. In each issue the experienced editorial team and extensive panel of correspondents provide in-depth coverage of national and regional trends, profile the world’s major trademark offices (including how they function and handle important registration issues), and conduct interviews with leading trademark personalities.

Silver sponsor

Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP

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Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP is an Indian IP and technology law firm. The firm was formed in 1992 and merged with a law practice set up in 1956. It has approximately 150 employees in offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Ahmedabad.    

Since its inception, the firm has handled all issues relating to trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, plant varieties, trade secrets, licensing, franchising, merchandising, M&A, joint ventures, litigation, arbitration, food, drugs and medical device regulations, information technology laws, e-commerce regulations, media, broadcasting and entertainment laws, healthcare and medical malpractice laws and related techno-legal issues.

The firm’s clients include domestic and multinational entities from all major industries and sectors. The firm’s professionals include specialists with niche qualifications and industry experience, which is leveraged to provide clients with the maximum value from legal counselling. Further, most of the firm’s professionals have received formative degrees in natural sciences, engineering, arts or business before qualifying as lawyers, which is useful while navigating industry-specific legal issues.     

The firm has been consistently ranked among the top tier in its field by leading domestic and international legal publications. It has also contributed to the development and enforcement of IP and technology laws in India.


Bronze sponsor


Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.


From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.

Our valuable IP portfolio, built from more than €119 billion invested in R&D over the last two decades, spans more than 26,000 patent families. With active licensing programmes for smartphone, automotive and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees, mainly for standards-essential patents.

Networking sponsors


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Darts-ip a global IP case database that brings more than 3 million cases from over 3,000 courts to 30,000 IP professionals every day.

Darts-ip was built on the belief that case law is powerful, and that this power should be leveraged to its fullest extent. Accessibility is the key to leveraging this power. The inability to rapidly search for and find comprehensive information from any jurisdiction has hindered IP professionals’ ability to effectively deploy the full power of case law.

Our exclusive document gathering structure, combined with our unique analysis capabilities, provides an unprecedented collection of IP case data.



LexOrbis is one of India’s most recommended and highest-rated full-service IP firms. It has offices in New Delhi, India’s political capital; Mumbai, its financial and pharmaceutical capital; and Bangalore, its tech capital. We have a strong team of more than 65 attorneys, including 32 patent attorneys with expertise in the mechanical, electronic, telecoms, computer science, wireless communication, software and mobile application fields, who are involved in drafting new patent applications originating in India and filing and prosecuting international patent applications. We also have a team of over 19 lawyers with deep expertise in handling trademark prosecution and contentious cases. Our patent and trademark attorneys work in collaboration with our IP litigators to handle a large number of contentious IP cases, including pre- and post-grant oppositions, cancellation and infringement suits and the criminal enforcement of IP rights in India.

Media partners

International Law Office


Launched in 1998, the International Law Office (ILO) is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s preeminent law firms, and with each other. The ILO brand encompasses a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, qualityassured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognising its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, ILO is an Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the European Company Lawyers Association.


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Lexology is the single most trusted online source of free, accessible and searchable global legal knowledge for and by legal practitioners, delivered to more than 300,000 desktops in over 100 countries around the world each day. Lexology offers a powerful research platform with an archive of over 450,000 articles in more than 20 languages covering 50 work areas worldwide. Endorsed by more than 100 associations, corporations and corporate counsel groups, Lexology is not only considered an invaluable resource of its kind, but also regarded as the industry benchmark.

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