Shamnad Basheer (born 14 May 1976) is an Indian legal scholar and founder of SpicyIP blog. Basheer is also the founder of Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education – a trust which works on making legal education accessible for underprivileged students. Basheer was a Ministry of Human Resource Development Chaired Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, and the Frank H. Marks Visiting Associate Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the George Washington University Law School. and a research associate at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Center (OIPRC). He founded several initiatives such as SpicyIP, IDIA, P-PIL and Lex Biosis. Basheer had intervened in landmark Novartis case and filed a number of other public interest litigation and took initiative to bring about changes in IPR regime in India.