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BananaIP has structured its practice areas based on client industry requirements and current legal developments. We are the only firm in India with this high degree of specialization


Patent Filing, Prosecution, Search, FTO, Licensing, and Litigation Management.


Copyright Registration, Licensing, Enforcement, Dispute Resolution & Take Down.


Trademark Registration, Opposition, Litigation Management & Licensing.

Industrial Designs

Design Filing, Prosecution, Registration, Search, Licensing, and Dispute Resolution.

IP Consulting, Opinions & Agreements

IP Mining/Audit, Legal Opinions, Contract Drafting/Review, Reports and Advisory.

Open Source Software (OSS) License Advisory

License Analysis, Policy Advisory, Compliance & Legal Opinions

eCommerce Law, Entertainment Law & Technology Law

Compliance, Licensing, Domain Name Disputes &Legal Advise.

Corporate IP Training & Culture Development

Basic IP Training, Master Class, Skill Development Program, and IP Culture Development.

Highly Specialized, Premier Intellectual Property Services Firm

BananaIP’s Patent Attorneys are among the leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automotive, Electronics, Telecom, Bio Sciences, Pharma and Manufacturing Patent Practice

Automotive, Aerospace, Power & Space

Mechanical, Manufacturing, Textiles, Metallurgy & Consumer Products

Electronics, Telecom, Communications, IT & Software

Biosciences, Pharma, Chemistry, Nutraceuticals & Ayurveda

AI, Robotics, Computer Vision, NLP & Autonomous Vehicles

Green Technologies, Electric Mobility, Battery Management & Telematics

Medical Technologies, Medical Devices, Food & Healthcare Platforms

eCommerce, Entertainment, Education & Publishing

World Class Patent Services

Highly specialized  and experienced team of Patent Agents

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IP Licenses & Contracts Drafted
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    * Strong IP protection opens business, licensing and revenue opportunities. We can help you maximize business/financial value from your IP.

    Senior Partners

    Finest Team of Intellectual Property Experts

    When strong technology background, specialized legal knowledge, and keen business acumen converge with unparalleled expertise, long term experience and exceptional qualifications of your IP attorneys, your creations, inventions and innovations are in able hands. Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, Managing Partner
    Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

    Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

    Managing Partner & Chief IP Attorney

    • Recognized among the top IP minds of India.

    • Has advised more than 1000 clients on IP matters.

    • Internationally cited IP attorney and strategist.

    Somashekar Ramakrishna

    Somashekar Ramakrishna

    Senior Partner

    • Nationally recognized automotive, mechanical, and manufacturing patent agent/attorney.

    • Has significant experience of working with a leading US Patent Firm and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

    • Seasoned patent drafting and prosecution expert for global manufacturing and automotive companies.

    Nitin Nair


    Senior Partner

    • Nationally recognized telecom, electronics, AI and big data patent agent/attorney.

    • Patent agent and attorney for global Fortune 500 clients.

    • Instrumental in helping many companies mine, evaluate, protect, and commercialize patents and inventions.

    Vinita Radhakrishnan

    Vinita Radhakrishnan

    Senior Partner

    • Internationally recognized life sciences, pharma and traditional medicine patent agent/attorney.

    • Has significant inhouse experience in helping pharma companies strategize, protect and license intellectual property.

    • Works with a portfolio of clients across the world on international patent strategy, filing and protection.

    Sanjeeth Hegde


    Senior Partner

    • Nationally recognized entertainment law, IP licensing, and trademark attorney.

    • Has significant US in-house experience in tech licensing with Fortune 500 companies.

    • Advises leading organizations on branding, IP protection, and valuation.

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    Weekly Trademark Statistics - December, 2021 - Part I

    Weekly Trademark Office Statistics – December, 2021 – Part I

    Intellepedia IP Radio Download Post as PDFPrint this PostThis weekly Trademark Office data has been compiled from dynamic data published by the Trademark Office as updated till 1st December, 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Trademark and Copyright team of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. Indian Trademark Statistics An increase of twenty percent (20%) in the total number of trademark applications examined by the Trademark Office this week. A total of five thousand eight hundred…

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    Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 - Part 14

    Latest Trademark Cases in 2021 – Part 14

    Intellepedia IP Radio Download Post as PDFPrint this PostSun Pharma Laboratories Limited vs D.D.Pharmaceuticals Private Limited. In this case, Sun Pharma filed three trademark infringement suits against DD Pharma with respect to adoption of similar trademarks. One of the trademarks of the Plaintiff was BUPRON, and the Defendant was using BUPRO. DD Pharma primarily argued that its trademarks are not infringing because the trademarks were adopted by both parties from the names of active ingredients. With respect to BUPRON, the…

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    Weekly Patent Statistics- 19th November 2021 to 26th November 2021

    Weekly Patent and Industrial Design Statistics- 19th November 2021 to 26th November 2021

    Download Post as PDFPrint this PostThis week’s Patent and Design data has been compiled from the Official journal of patents and designs, published by the patent office on the 26th of November 2021. These statistics are presented to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP Counsels, India’s leading Intellectual Property Firm. INDIAN PATENT STATISTICS A total of 1,295 patent applications have been published in the 48th issue of the Patent Journal, 2021. Out of the 1,295 applications published…

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    BananaIP has an excellent team with an ability to understand complex technical aspects of innovations and, advise innovators on patentable claims. I am very impressed with their expertise.

    Dr. Abhay Karandikar ,

    Director - IIT Kanpur

    We at NSRCEL and IIMB have called upon Dr. Kalyan for professional support in a variety of ways and on numerous occasions. What has struck me in each of those instances is the readiness with which he has responded: Willingly, professionally. … We feel privileged and fortunate to know Dr. Kalyan and that we are able to draw on his knowledge, experience and insight freely.

    Professor Sabarinathan G. ,

    Chairperson, NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore

    A ‘personalised’ local support, understanding of nuances of different IP laws and a global operational reach make BananaIP, earlier Brain League, the guys to work with.

    Mr. Prakash ,

    Senior Advisor – Sun Mobility, Former R&D Head - Mahindra Reva

    Yash Raj Films has had excellent experiences working with BananaIP Counsels. They have been a source of insightful opinions for all legal matters, end-to-end copyright and trademark registrations, and other IP matters. The team brings to the table, unparalleled legal expertise and business acumen in the entertainment field. YRF sees BananaIP as an organization with great dedication and commitment to their client’s cause.

    Rohit Sobti ,

    Founder & CEO - BrandMonk, Former Vice President - Yash Raj Films

    Dr. Kalyan Kankanala and BananaIP team were instrumental in helping the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the International Center for Advancement of Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT) devise innovative IP programs for SMEs. The strategic IP Audits, Best Practices, and business driven IP Filings of Dr. Kalyan have helped many of our cluster companies move up the IP value chain.

    M.S. Dhakad ,

    Former Programme Director, UNIDO

    Essilor, a world leader in the plastic ophthalmic lens business, must protect its innovative brands in every country. BananaIP, has supported Essilor India in registering its Indian brands. The best parts of the service provided by the firm are its transparency and not requiring any follow ups. We feel privileged to have the services from BananaIP, led by Dr. Kalyan.

    Dattatri H. M. ,

    Head - Legal & Secretarial, Essilor India

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    BananaIP frequently undertakes work on a pro-bono bases for start-ups, artists, and persons with disabilities.  Over the years, the firm has provided free IP advisory, filing, and commercialization support with the objective of enabling full and equal opportunity for deserving stakeholders.

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