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Meet the Team


Poorvika Chandanam

Founding Editor

I graduated law from School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University) Bengaluru. I am a Legal Associate at SmithDehn India, a US-based media and entertainment law company. As an artist, poet, and social entrepreneur [Managing Trustee at the folk arts organization - Janapada Kala Sinchana (R.)], Intellectual Property Law is something I connected with. I developed my interest in the subject after interning at various IP firms. My immense passion for art and culture and constant proximity to artists made me realize the need to create awareness about IP law within the art community and the general public. Further, the dynamic nature of IP Law fascinates and challenges me. Hence, this initiative!


Janhavi KM

Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief

I am a recent graduate of the University of Edinburgh where I pursued my LLM in Intellectual Property Law. I am an alumnus of the School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University). I have always been interested in research, especially in IPR. My journey to accumulate more knowledge in this field has led me to pursue numerous courses from internationally accredited universities, such as Harvard University, Hong Kong University, University of California, Berkeley, etc. Further, my work experience in IP has added immense practicality to my otherwise theoretical knowledge of IP. My adoration for research has motivated me to spread awareness and advance quality research culture through this initiative!


Sushmita Nair

Contributing Editor

I'm a Law Graduate of Mumbai University with a keen interest in IP Law. Fascinated by the interaction of technology, human creativity & law in this niche area, I spent my undergraduate days exploring the subject by pursuing additional courses and internships.  I believe the significance of IPR is all set to grow further. However, there is an increasing need to enhance their reach. Being a part of IP Matters helps me fulfil my role in doing the same.

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Shreya Sampathkumar

Junior Editor

I am a fourth-year law student pursuing my BBA LLB (Hons.) at School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. Having been trained in Carnatic classical music since a young age, I found my passion for intellectual property law connected with music and the arts at university. While I am still constantly discovering the never-ending nuances of IP law, I understand that every individual is capable of original creation and deserves a reliable source from which to gain IP awareness. My pursuit of the same led me to IP Matters, where I continue to contribute to the cause through my research skills.

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