The Women's IP World Annual 2019/2020


We are delighted to present you with the launch edition of The Women’s IP World Annual 2019/2020, celebrating women at all levels working in IP Law and Innovation. From the very beginning, the response and feedback we had was amazing, and we would like to thank all of the incredible women involved. Our aim was to celebrate a group of diverse women, from all over the globe, showcasing their achievements and also their personalities to inspire and inform. We have taken an unbiased approach and kept the articles & profiles as authentic as possible, to keep the author's own personal style. This has resulted in a cocktail of inspirational women coming together to share thoughts, ideas, and experience positively. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.

Ms. Elvin Hassan

Editor & Head of International liaisons


Name: Manisha Singh

Law firm name:


Country: India

Position: Co-Founder & Partner


Manisha Singh is Co-Founder and Partner

at LexOrbis, India’s premier Intellectual

Property Firm, providing end-to-end

IP services and solutions starting from

ideation to monetisation including,

procurement, protection, maintenance and

enforcement of all forms of IP rights and

assets and other legal services.

She has been advising and handling

dispute resolutions for a wide range

of clients including global technology,

pharmaceutical companies, public sector

enterprises, Government of India and

Department of Non-Banking Companies, to

name a few. She regularly represents clients

as their litigating counsel at the Supreme

Court of India and various High Courts and

has over 20 years of litigation experience

practicing at all forums including at the

Supreme Court of India, High Court, District

Courts and other Tribunals.

Manisha studied law from one of India’s

premier law schools, The Law Faculty of

Delhi University, after completing her

Master’s degree in Economics from Patna


Manisha is ranked amongst the top and

leading lawyers in IP and dispute resolution

segments of Indian legal practice by leading

law journals and publications. She is known

as one of the prominent thought leaders

in these segments and liked for providing

proactive, out of the box, business-oriented

counseling, and representation.

She founded LexOrbis in 1997 with a set of

like-minded lawyers to bring an international

perspective to the Indian intellectual

property right laws, that were in the process

of being integrated with the International

IP systems post-signing by India of TRIPS

Agreement in 1995. She worked closely

with the policymakers, judiciary, and other

stakeholders to establish a robust and level

playing IP regime in India, and she continues

to work on critical and high-stake policyrelated


Her in-depth understanding and knowledge

of all the aspects of IPR is reflected in her

prolific academic and research-based writing

in renowned publications worldwide and

she has been routinely invited to author

articles and commentaries on contemporary

IP policies and issues by national and

international publications including

Managing IP, World Intellectual Property

Review, Indian Business Law Journal, IP

Frontline, Marques, Mondaq, Asialaw, etc.

Manisha is member of many significant IP

forums and professional bodies in India

and abroad, including the International

Trademark Association (INTA), International

Association for the Protection of Intellectual

Property (AIPPI), American Intellectual

Property Law Association (AIPLA),

Intellectual Property Owners Association

(IPO), Licensing Executives Society

International (LESI), Asian Patent Attorneys

Association (APAA), European Communities

Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and

Pharmaceuticals Trade Marks Group (PTMG).

Manisha has been widely recognised for her

work in the IP space by various national/

international associations.

Some of her latest accolades include her

recognition for Patent prosecution work

by the IAM Patent 1000, 2019; IP Strategist

by IAM 300, 2019; Managing Intellectual

Property, 2019, recognising as an IP Star;

IP Star Women of the Year, 2019 by Legal

Media Group; 2019 GIPC- Award for

Excellence for invaluable services in the field

of IP; Recognised amongst India’s Top 100

Lawyers, The A-List by India Business Law

Journal; Recognised as Leading Lawyer for

IP by Asialaw 2018; Managing Intellectual

Property, 2018, recognising as an IP Star for

Litigation and Strategy & Counselling.