Meet The Team

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Poorvika Chandanam

Founding Editor

I am a Law Graduate from School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University) Bangalore. I currently work as the Legal Associate at SmithDehn India, a US based media and entertainment law company. Being an artist, poet, and a social entrepreneur [Managing Trustee at the folk arts organisation-Janapada Kala Sinchana (R.)],  Intellectual property law is something I truly connect with. My interest in the subject increased after working part-time at BananaIP, Bengaluru. My immense passion in the field of art and culture and the constant proximity with artists made me realize the need to create awareness about Intellectual property law within the art community and also the general public. Further, the dynamic nature of Intellectual Property Law fascinates and challenges me. Hence, this initiative!

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Janhavi KM

Co-founder & Editor-in-Chief

I am a law graduate from School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), I am currently working as a Legal Associate at Trumarx, a brand management IP frim. I have always been interested in research, especially in the area of 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 on IP.  My adoration for research has motivated me to spread awareness and advance quality research culture through this initiative!

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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

Content Writer

I am a second-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 from a young age, I found my passion for intellectual property law connected with music and the arts when I joined 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 awareness. My pursuit of the same led me to IP Matters, and I hope to contribute to the cause through my research skills.

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Anushka Iyer

Content Writer

I graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in July 2021 and I'm currently working at Ronin Legal, a boutique healthcare and technology practice where I deal with nuanced questions surrounding IP and its interplay with healthcare, technology, and privacy everyday. My tryst with intellectual property first found its roots in my passion for music & the need to understand the rights of artists, but eventually, it was the curiosity to learn that diversified and enriched my knowledge of the subject. By being a part of IP Matters, I am part of a community that actively engages in conversations, spreads knowledge and awareness about IP and feeds my curiosity.

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Arunima Sharma

Content Writer

I am a fourth-year law student pursuing BA LLB (Hons.) at School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. I have always been interested in pursuing a career in media and entertainment law due to which I initially started exploring Intellectual Property Rights. My fascination with the subject is at its peak while analysing its application with other subjects such as IPR and Artificial Intelligence or IPR in OTT platforms, etc. My interest in the music industry and culture has been the biggest motivator for me to continue pursuing the subject and turn all stones in understanding the application of this particular field of law.