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Hon'ble Former Chairman

Justice K.N.Basha

Mr. Justice S. Jagadeesan
(15.09.2003 To 18.03.2006)
Justice K.N.BashaAbout Shri Justice S. Jagadeesan

"Mr. Justice S. Jagadeesan (B.A., and B.L.) served as the Judge of the High Court of Madras. He has been a Non-Executive Independent Director of Binny Limited since September 5, 2007, He has also served as a Director of SV Global Mill Limited from 2010 to September 30, 2013. He is a former Judge of Madras High Court. He holds B.A. and B.L.

The Hon'ble Shri. Justice S. Jagadeesan served as the Chairman of Intellectual Property Appellate Board from 2003 - 2006

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Shri.M.W.S Ansari
(29.11.2006 To 19.03.2008)
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"Shri. Justice M.W.S. Ansari Ansari was Born on 20th March, 1943. Enrolled as an Advocate in Andhra Pradesh High Court on 17th January 1966, Mr. Justice M.W.S. Ansari practised Civil Appeals, Writs, Taxation and Company Law. He specialised in Civil & Taxation Matters. He was appointed as permanent Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court from 2nd May, 1995. He was then transferred to Calcutta High Court on 19th November, 1997.

The Hon'ble Shri. Justice M.W.S. Ansari served as the Chairman of Intellectual Property Appellate Board from 2006 - 2008

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Shri.Z.N Negi (Officiating)

Shri.Z.S Negi
(19.03.2006 to 28.11.2006
and 20.03.2008 to 10.8.2010)
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Shri.Z.N Negi (Officiating)

Ms.S.Usha (Officiating)
(11.08.2010 to 08.05.2011
and 09.08.2013 to 27.08.2013)
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Justice K.N.Basha

Mrs. Justice Prabha Shidevan
(09.05.2011 To 08.08.2013)
About Mrs. Justice Prabha Shidevan

Previously a Judge of the High Court of Madras, Mrs. Justice Prabha Shidevan was elevated to the High Court Bench in March 2000. Smt. Justice Prabha Sridevan has given judgments in several important cases such as Yahoo v. Controller & Rediff, Tata v. Unilever and Financial Times v. Times Publishing House. Justice Sridevan is also a member of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ). During her time as a Madras High Court judge, Justice Prabha Sridevan made important steps for women's rights in many landmark judgments, including a judgment legitimizing women's work as home makers and a judgment on mandatory marriage registration. Another noteworthy case was The Da Vinci Code case, where the Court removed the ban on The Da Vinci Code movie, ensuring continued Freedom of Expression. She has also written a number of articles for The Hindu, which speaks for women's rights and the role of judges in promoting women's rights. In 2012, Justice Prabha Sridevan was named one of the fifty Most Influential People in the IP World by Managing IP.

The Hon'ble Smt. Justice Prabha Shidevan held the position of Chairpersonship of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) from 2011 - 2013.

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Justice K.N.Basha

Mr. Shri Justice K.N.Basha
(23.08.2013 To 13.05.2016)
About Mr. Shri Justice K.N.Basha

Justice K.N Basha was born in May 1951 and he studied in Madras Christian College and finished his law degree in Madras Law College. After serving as an advocate with the office of senior advocate N T Vanamamalai from 1976, he established independent practice as a civil and criminal lawyer in 1985. Justice K.N. Basha was appointed judge of the Madras high court on 10 December 2005, and he retired on 13 May 2013.

The Hon'ble Shri. Justice K.N.Basha, was the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, Chennai from 2013 - 2016.

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Shri Sanjeev Kumar Chaswal

Mr. Shri Sanjeev Kumar Chaswal
(14.05.2016 TO 31.12.2017)
About Shri Sanjeev Kumar Chaswal

"L.L.M (IPR and Arbitration), M.S (Cyber law and Cyber security), National Law University, Jodhpur and pursuing MBA from TNOU and further pursuing Research studies in Trademarks laws."

Shri Sanjeev Kumar Chaswal completed advanced course in Web Designing, attained Fellowship on Constitutional Law, Parliamentary Institution and Procedures from Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary studies, (ICPS) Constitution Club, New Delhi, further completed advanced courses in French and German languages from JNU and Max Mueller Bhawan, Delhi. Besides completed many advanced Courses conducted by WIPO Academy.


  • Advanced Course in Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property,
  • Advanced Course in Intellectual Property Management,
  • Advanced Course in Arbitration and Mediation Procedure under the WIPO Rules,
  • Advanced Course in E-Commerce and Intellectual Property,
  • Advanced Course in Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions,
  • Advanced Course in Patent Information Search,
  • Advanced Course in Patents Advanced Course in Copyright and Related Rights,
  • Advanced Course in Advanced Course on Managing Intellectual Property in the Book Publishing Industry.

He has practiced as advocate in High Court of Delhi particularly cases related to service Laws, Intellectual Property and other Civil cases. He has also been teaching IPR Law, Cyber Law laws as visiting Guest faculty in Indian law Institute (ILI) as well as at Mewar University between the year 2011-2013.

He has submitted Research dissertation for Fellowship studies titled “A PARADOX OF RIGHT TO RECALL AND REJECT - A BOON OR BANE” to Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary studies, (ICPS) Constitution Club, New Delhi and also Submitted research dissertation for LL.M on "Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism in Commercial Intellectual Property Conflicts"

He has contributed as Editor till the year 1998 for three years, leading the IP journal “The Patent & Trade Mark Cases (P.T.C.)” published from New Delhi.

He was associated with Indian Intellectual Property Attorney Association, New Delhi (IIPAA) as TREASURER from the year 1998 to 2002. He was also associated with Legal Aid Society for providing legal aid to needy as Secretary General with “The Solace – Society for Legal Aid, Counselling & Education” based in Delhi

Former member of Delhi High Court Bar Association and of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Washington D.C, U.S.A.

As the Hon'ble Technical Member (Trade Mark) played a important role in conceiving the idea of development of new comprehensive user friendly IPAB website having many unique search features for advocates and litigants, who can have easy access to obtain case orders and as well as can access information with regard to status of pending and disposed off cases, the general public can also access requisite information of cases and hearing schedules as well as cause lists of circuits benches. The Hon'ble Technical Member (Trade Mark) has assumed as Acting Chairman of IPAB on 14th of May, 2016.

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