Safir Anand studied at Delhi University (BA (Economics) 1992) at the Shriram College of Commerce and did his law at Delhi University in 1995. He is a member of the Bar Council of India, INTA, APAA, Asia-Pacific Lawyers Association; Centre for International Legal Studies, SAARCLAW, AIPPI, International Bar Association, Luxury Society, The Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel, International Franchising Association. His practice areas include trademarks, contractual law, franchising and licensing, character merchandising, advertising and labeling laws,IP audits, IP issues in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence.
Mr. Anand is Senior Partner and Head of the Trademarks, Entertainment and Contractual IP.He advises several Fortune 500 companies and acts for over 6,000 clients.
- Lexis Nexis conference on “Importance of IP in Mergers and Acquisitions”
- ACMA conference on “ IP Management Through Brand Protection”
- Key Licensing Issues in India: Published in IAM.
- Legal Issues in Advertising- Major implications for IP Rights : Published in IAM
- Securing Intellectual Property During The Credit Crunch: Published in Mondaq.
The firm has been ranked as best overall firm for the years 2005 to 2009 by Managing Intellectual Property; as Leading Firm: Prosecution and Trademark Contentious for the year 2010, Asian Counsel India IP Firm of the year 2009, International Law Office Client Choice Award (India) 2010 and IFLR IP Team of the year (India).
Anand and Anand has recently been identified as the only Indian trademark law firm to receive a top-tier ranking in the inaugural edition of the World Trademark Review 1000.
Mr. Anand has recently been ranked as “Band-1 Leading Individual Lawyer” in the field of Intellectual Property in India in Chambers Asia 2012. He also ranked in the ‘Legal Expert Guide’ for Trademark Practitioners-India 2012.