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BananaIP's Start-up IP Department

Start-ups need an IP attorney capable of building business and financial value from their intellectual assets. Not one, who does not understand the nuances of business and entrepreneurship.

BananaIP’s Start-up IP Department was established to help start-ups and entrepreneurs use IP for business success. Intellectual Property, especially, patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyrights, are invaluable business tools for a start-up looking to compete and make a mark in the market. Holding quality intellectual property helps start-ups:

  • Establish credibility in the market
  • Gain business and competitive value through exclusivity
  • Build and enhance financial valuation of the company
  • Raise investment and funding
  • Generate revenues through licensing and transfer
  • Gain marketing and business development leverage

BananaIP’s attorneys work very closely with entrepreneurs and start-ups to protect, commercialise and maximise value from their intellectual property. Over the last 15 years, BananaIP has worked with over 200 start-ups, many of whom benefitted substantially from the firm’s expertise, advice and services. The firm incubated out of IIMB’s entrepreneurship cell (NSRCEL) alongside several technology start-ups, and understands the start-up mind set, approach, and business goals very well.

Select Clients

  • PEPS
  • Verse – Dailyhunt
  • LeagueX
  • Video Gyan
  • WYO
  • Brand Monk
  • Evlogia – Leafy Straw
  • Startdesi
  • Crunchyfills
  • Dabbleart
  • Parentoff
  • Agasso


An expert and highly qualified team of IP attorneys at BananaIP work with entrepreneurs and start-ups. Depending on the nature of the start-up’s business, an attorney, who has background and expertise in the relevant technology and business domains will work with the start-up.

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