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Gold sponsors

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.



LexOrbis is a full-service Indian IP firm with offices in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru and more than 175 employees, including 80 attorneys. It is ranked among the top five IP firms and is one of the fastest growing in India. Its patent practice has more than 55 patent attorneys with expertise in chemical, pharmaceutical, life sciences and a broad range of engineering subjects. The trademark and design group has more than 16 attorneys who manage global portfolios for many global and domestic businesses. The IP enforcement and litigation groups have 10 seasoned litigators with vast experience. LexOrbis’ services include Indian and global IP (eg, patents, designs, trademark, copyright, geographical indication and plant varieties) portfolio development and management, advisory and documentation services on IP transactions and technology content transfers and IP enforcement and dispute resolution at all forums across India. Clients include Fortune 500 technology companies and brand owners.


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

 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.

Silver 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.

Bronze Sponsor

Nokia Technologies

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 Sponsor


Darts ip

Darts-ip is a global IP case and analytics provider. With almost 3 million cases gathered from more than 3,000 courts worldwide, Darts-ip is a global reference for IP case law. Darts-ip unveils previously unavailable insights on cases, companies, IP portfolios and technologies in order to support legal and business strategies on a global scale. It took 10 years to collect, analyse and build the right platform for users to access millions of court documents from all over the world. Darts-ip covers all of the main IP areas, including patents, trademarks, designs and models, domain names, copyright and unfair competition. More than 30,000 lawyers, attorneys, corporate counsel, judges and examiners worldwide use its services in order to strengthen their arguments and feel confident in their choices. Darts-ip’s case information is uniquely structured, as data is extracted from individual decisions by the combined efforts of our machine-learning algorithms and IP specialists.


Supporting Organisations

The Patent Agents Association - India (PAAi)


The Patent Agents Association - India (PAAi) is, the first and largest not-for-profit think-tank organisation, committed towards reshaping patent policy for healthy innovation ecosystem development in India. To accomplish its objectives, the PAAi has organised IP rights awareness seminars for artists and students, started a direct helpline to provide real-time assistance to innovators & entrepreneurs and submitted its recommendations on national IP rights policy to the Indian government, among others. The PAAi is accessible at www.paai.org.in


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.

Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

ICCC-LogoFounded in 1977, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Our programs and policies foster individual initiative, and the ability of members to make a significant contribution to the economic, cultural and social fabric of Canada. The ICCC’s mission is to be the premier, privately funded, Indo-Canadian business organization in Canada by:

  • Promoting the business, professional, and general well-being of Indo-Canadians.
  • Creating positive awareness of the high degree of contribution of the Indo-Canadian business and professional community.
  • Facilitating business and trade opportunities between Canada and India, and the Indian diaspora throughout the world.


  • Provide members with a forum for networking, sharing ideas, information and experiences in order to promote mutual business success.
  • Create learning opportunities through seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Foster international commerce between Canada and India by creating relationships and links with global business organizations.
  • Publicly recognize the achievements of business and community leaders at our Annual Awards and Gala Night.

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.

World Trademark Review 


World Trademark Review (WTR) is the leading intelligence platform informing and analysing commercial trademark decisions by translating trademark law into business sense.

WTR provides intelligence on industry and legal development and new and emerging market trends, explores why these are happening and assesses their practical business impact – providing the advanced and credible insight that readers need when they are making crucial business decisions. WTR’s invaluable procedural know-how and case law reviews deliver a 360-degree view on how to manage and exploit key legal and commercial assets.




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