BananaIP Counsels: Redefining 'IP' Excellence through Quality, Technology & Business Driven Services

Nitin Nair,Senior Partner

Nitin Nair

Senior Partner

In today’s innovation-driven world, competitive business ideas equipped with research and resources evolve as breakthrough inventions that challenge the industry like never before. Amidst such competition however, protection of business idea or intellectual property protection has become a must-have tool for adding competitive value to businesses. Helping emerging and established conglomerates maximize business value, achieve intellectual property and commercial success is Bangalore-based BananaIP (BIP)Counsels, a leading IP firm transforming IP services ecosystem of the Indian landscape.

With the vision of offering high quality, technology and business driven IP law services with international standards, Dr. Kalyan Kankanala (Managing Partner) co-founded BIP in 2004 to build an ecosystem of IP excellence. Pillared on strong roots of qualified experts comprising of Nitin Nair,Somashekar Ramakrishna, Vinita Radhakrishnan and Sanjeeth Hegde(Senior Partners), BIP has evolved as a pioneer of IP evolution through quality services, law & policy contributions, publications, and proactive technology integration. No wonder, the firm is recognized as the best in business for its world-class expertise and one-of-its-kind IP services.

The Black Robe of Excellence
BIP’s differentiating element resides in its achievements and accomplishments in IP services, contributions to the law & policy framework, and business driven IP research. BIP’s servicing spectrum spans from patent law, IP consulting, advisory and strategy to trademark and copyright registrations, international filings, industrial design registration and litigation management for several industries, including mechanical, manufacturing, electronics, and many more. The firm’s core competency also touches upon
entertainment law, e-Commerce law and technology law. Instead of deploying conventional pen & paper service approach, BIP integrates modern and cutting-edge technologies with proprietary methods to augment its service offerings.

Rooted with Expertise & Quality
Entrusted nationally for its commitment and trust, BIP has served over 600 clients, managed 20,000+ projects, and counseled over 200 startups & entrepreneurs, along with publishing multiple articles and books. Besides, Intellepedia (BIP’s home publication) is ranked among the top IP resources in the world and is used as a primary reference source by legal professionals, while the firm’s collaboration with premier institutions and business incubators helps in development of IP awareness across the country.

BIP has evolved as a pioneer of IP evolution through quality services, law and policy contributions, publications, and proactive technology integration

Explicating onBIP’s expert panel, Nitin, Sr. Partner avers, “Each Senior Partner has carefully cultivated the expertise necessary to lead their practice areas through advanced education and qualifications, handpicked and groomed associates from the best law, technology and management schools for continuous quality and process improvements”. Additionally, BIP’s senior partners endow their valuable contributions to research projects undertaken by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Indian Patent Office (IPO). Owning to their subject matter expertise, the expert panel also contributes their industry knowledge and insights to major publications for practice purposes. Hence, BIP’s enviable client portfolio includes reputed cognomens such as Samsung, Toyota, Godrej, Dharma Productions, Mahindra & Mahindra, Eureka Forbes, Aditya Birla, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) and Indian Institute of Management, Bombay(IIMB), to name a few. “Many of these clients started working with BananaIP since its initial years, and this longevity stands as a testament of the trust and value in the work that the firm has produced,” affirms Somashekar, Sr. Partner.

Empowering Valuable Prospects Legally
Shifting graph from commercial business to social responsibility, BIP often under takes assignments on probono basis for startups,
artists and persons with disabilities, and provides free IP advisory, filing and commercialization support with the objective of enabling full and equal opportunity for deserving stakeholders. As a result, the firm holds trusted strings not only with notable business associates, but standard clients as well. “Over the last 15 years, we have passed many important qualitative and quantitative milestones, and BananaIP’s body of work, clients,IP portfolio, publications, and recognitions speak for the firm’s accomplishments,” concludes Dr. Kalyan, a visionary personality continuing the legacy of patronage and trust in Indian IP landscape.

Key Management:
Dr.Kalyan Kankanala, Managing Partner
An expert intellectual with vast experience and business acumen, Dr. Kalyan believes in practicing ethical IP law and devises strategic plans for augmenting BIP’s success graph and strengthening its presence nationwide.

Core Management: Dr.Kalyan Kankanala, Nitin Nair, Somashekar Ramakrishna, Vinita Radhakrishnan & Sanjeeth Hegde

Headquarter: Bangalore
Patent Law, IP Consulting, Advisory & Strategy,Trademark & Copyright Registration, International Filings, Industrial Design & Litigation Management

Headquarter: Bangalore
Offerings:Patent Law, IP Consulting, Advisory & Strategy,Trademark & Copyright Registration,International Filings, Industrial Design & Litigation Management

Client Testimonials:
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 cluste rcompanies 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