Vaishali Mittal

Partner at Anand and Anand

Litigation partner and strategist Vaishali Mittal joined Anand and Anand in 2003. She has more than 17 years’ experience in litigation, prosecution, drafting and advisory work for various Fortune 500 companies and other leading organisations worldwide on disputes concerning patents, trademarks, copyright infringement and passing off.

Ms Mittal has secured many first-of-their-kind and landmark rulings, including India’s first anti-anti-suit injunction (InterDigital Technologies v Xiaomi); an interpretation of Section 8 of the Patents Act to the benefit of patent holders; the first compulsory licensing order for radio broadcasters under the Copyright Act; India’s first judgment declaring a colour combination a well-known trademark; a landmark judgment on transborder reputation; India’s first final judgment on SEPs; and a landmark judgment on aggravated damages awarding the highest-ever sum in a copyright, trademark and design infringement case.

Ms Mittal’s multi-dimensional work has earned her a ranking among the top 15 dispute lawyers in India and a Star Women in Law award from leading national and international publications. Outside court, she showcases her knowledge and ingenuity as a writer in authoring various chapters and articles for renowned publications such as Getting the Deal Through, Asia IP and MIP.

Ms Mittal is also the creative mind behind, and co-author of, IPONOMICS, a coffee table book that compiles legendary IP matters; and Origami, an in-house knowledge manual on best practices and procedures in IP practice in India for law firms and companies. She also conceptualised and created IP Thinker, a digital newspaper to celebrate World IP Day 2020.

Her work blends creativity and compassion with an outside-the-box approach and frequent pro bono engagements.

Awards and recognitions

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific Rankings – Leading Individual 2020-2021
  • IAM 300 Global Leaders 2020
  • IAM 1000 2019 and 2020
  • IAM 300 2019 and 2020
  • Euromoney’s Women in Business Law – Best Trademark Lawyer 2020
  • AsiaIP IP Expert 2020
  • Expert Guides Women in Business Law 2020
  • Expert Guides Recommended Lawyer – Patents 2019
  • ALB’s Super 50 Lawyers in India 2020
  • ALB ‘sTop 15 Dispute Lawyers in India 2019 and 2020

Professional associations

  • AIPPI
  • APAA
  • INTA

Firm details

Anand and Anand
B – 41
Nizamuddin
East New Delhi 110013
India

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