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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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Remfry & Sagar was established in 1827 and has pioneered IP law in India. The firm’s depth of experience and ability for fresh thinking are unparalleled. Remfry comprises a dynamic team of more than 100 lawyers and 150 professional staff, who offer services across the IP law spectrum. Its corporate law experts also advise on wide-ranging commercial matters. More than 8,000 clients in over 70 countries are testimony to Remfry’s leading capabilities.

Remfry’s clients operate in diverse industries and are extensively involved in global IP fora, including INTA, the European Communities Trademark Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. This gives Remfry a broad world view and deep insight into the demands of modern business. Its expertise in service is particularly strong in India; however, the firm’s long history has fostered close associations across the world, facilitating the easy fulfilment of clients’ global IP needs. In addition to crafting seamless IP solutions for clients, the firm engages with policymakers to contribute towards a larger change in India’s IP milieu.

Trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, geographical indications, domain names, unfair competition and custom’s issues lie at the core of Remfry’s practice, which is equally competent in serving prosecution and litigation needs. The firm’s investments in state-of-the-art infrastructure translate to cost and time savings for clients. Underpinning it all is Remfry’s uncompromising insistence on the highest standards of quality and professional ethics.

Remfry has its principal office in Gurugram and branch offices in Chennai and Bengaluru.

RNA Technology and IP Attorneys


RNA Technology and IP Attorneys is a full-service IP firm. We were established in 2004 with the objective of providing pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to legal problems that IP owners face in relation to the protection, enforcement and commercialisation of IP rights. Our services are modelled keeping in mind the roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel so that our objectives and those of our clients are one and the same. The RNA team comprises trademark attorneys, researchers, patent agents, paralegals and IP investigators who work seamlessly as a coordinated team. We are a team of 34 professionals, including six paralegals and seven researchers and investigators, who provide complete IP solutions as a one-stop shop for all IP needs.

RNA represents several Fortune 500 companies, start-up businesses and individuals, helping them to make the best of their intellectual assets. Our multi-disciplinary teams comprise seasoned lawyers, published researchers and experienced patent and trademark agents who are equipped to deliver a high level of service while being flexible, open minded and creative in all areas of business. The RNA team also assists companies operating in a diverse range of sectors in employing preventive and deterrent measures to protect their data and confidential information. Our team is intimately aware of the challenges that companies face with newer technologies and growing online businesses. Our lawyers are regularly engaged to prepare and review contracts and advise on IP and IT issues for multinationals, start-ups and software companies.


SKS Law Associates

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SKS Law Associates, which is based in New Delhi, was founded in 2007 with a vision of providing clients with services that create and effectively manage IP rights portfolios in India and internationally. 

SKS’s team have advanced degrees, allowing them to provide services in specialised fields, including pharmaceuticals, agri-chemicals, genetics, medical devices, electronics, AI, robotics and alternate energy. The team also provides patentability searches, freedom-to-operate searches, landscape analysis, competitive intelligence and IP audits. SKS offers efficient services in prosecution, litigation and licensing for IP rights and biodiversity matters.

The SKS team is closely involved in policy work. It drafted rules for access to traditional knowledge for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and the National Health Law for Bhutan. It has also conducted studies on International Health Regulations 2005 for the World Health Organisation. SKS represents Indian traditional medicine industry associations before the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, the MoEF&CC and the National Institution for Transforming India.


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.

Roundtable sponsor

Sagacious IP

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Sagacious IP is an award-winning IP research and consulting company which has helped participants in the IP ecosystem by providing innovative solutions and services since 2008. Sagacious IP has assisted more than 1,200 clients from over 45 countries with more than 12,500 projects in over 16 languages.

Sagacious IP successfully solves business challenges for Fortune 500 companies, IAM 1000-recommended law firms, start-ups, investors, universities, licensing agencies and other participants in the IP ecosystem. Its services and solutions span across the IP lifecycle – from developing an IP strategy, to the creation of IP and its maintenance and monetisation.

Sagacious IP is powered by a technically brilliant talent pool of patent professionals in diverse technology areas, including information and communications technology, engineering, automotive, life sciences and chemistry. Its patent professionals are trained by US and European patent attorneys and have multi-lingual expertise, including in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Sagacious IP was recognised for its outstanding achievements and innovative solutions by CNBC TV18 in 2014, Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia in 2015 and Great Place To Work India in 2018.



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 creates the technology to connect the world. We develop and deliver the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Our customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 5.7 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sectors that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives.

Our valuable IP portfolio spans more than 20,000 patent families, built from more than €126 billion invested in research and development over the past two decades. With active licensing programmes including for mobile phone, automotive and consumer electronics markets, we have more than 100 licensees.

Networking sponsors


Darts-ip 2019

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.
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.

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



LexOrbis is a premier firm and among the fastest growing IP firms in India, with offices in three strategic locations in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. With a team of more than 75 highly reputed lawyers, engineers and scientists, we are a one-stop shop and provide practical solutions and services for all IP and legal issues faced by technology companies, research institutions, universities, broadcasters, content developers and brand owners. Our services include Indian and global IP portfolio development and management (eg, patents, designs, trademark, copyright, geographic indications and plant varieties), advisory and documentation services for IP transactions and technology-content transfers and IP enforcement and dispute resolutions. We have a global reach with trusted partners and associate firms.

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India’s Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), known for its cutting-edge research and development in diverse science and technology areas, is a contemporary R&D organisation with a dynamic network of 38 national laboratories. The CSIR has a dual mandate: to advance the frontiers of science and develop technologies that meet the demands of industry and society. 

The CSIR is a catalyst and driver of sustainable socio-economic change through the application of science and technology. It has commercialised various technologies for society and industry in the areas of food and agriculture, generic drugs, leather, chemicals and petrochemicals, biopharmaceuticals and materials.

The general strengthening of IP protection worldwide and the signing of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in the 1990s have contributed to the expansion of patenting, helping the CSIR to establish its international competitiveness.



In-House IP Professionals Forum (I-HIPP) is a platform for in-house IP professionals to network and share knowledge and best practices. It makes positive contributions to the IP system in India by working closely with industry bodies, the legal community, the government and academia. I-HIPP has the vision to be a leading IP think-tank and advocacy group in India.

I-HIPP was formed in September 2009, represented by approximately 30 professionals from diverse technology domains in various industries including semiconductors, telecommunications, information technology, software, computer, power and energy distribution, health care and diagnostics, medical devices, consumer electronics, lighting solutions, control systems and automation and the oil and gas industry. I-HIPP is hosted once every three months and involves brainstorming on various IP issues and working towards making positive contributions in building an efficient and effective IP ecosystem in India. I-HIPP has been addressed by global IP professionals.


paai_transp_name_urlThe Patent Agents Association – India (PAAi) is the first and largest registered body representing Indian patent agents. The PAAi has initiated several groundbreaking functions to promote the standards of patent prosecution and patent agents. It is committed to working towards healthy IP rights policies for effective innovation ecosystem development in India. In order to accomplish its objectives, the PAAi has organised IP rights awareness seminars for artists and students in Mumbai, provided a direct helpline to provide real-time assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and submitted its recommendation on national IP rights policy to the Indian government, among other things.


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.


Lexology Large (GES)

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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