Justice K.N. Basha, who recently retired as a judge of the Madras High Court, has been appointed as the chairman of Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). He succeeds Justice Prabha Sridevan, who retired from the post a few weeks back. At present S Usha has been deciding matters as the acting chairman.

Justice Basha passed out of the Madras Law College. He joined the bar in 1976 and was with the office of the senior advocate N.T.Vanamamalai and subsequently started independent practice in the year 1985. He was elevated as a Judge of the Madras High Court in 2005 and retired in May 2013.