Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Intellectual Property

'The Chambers' has an extensive Intellectual Property practice which assists clients in prosecution, advisory, enforcement, non-contentious transactional work, and contentious litigation work both in India and overseas, involving all forms of intellectual property including patents (including drafting and filing patent specifications in all disciplines of science and technology/engineering), trademarks, copyright, designs, plant varieties, geographical indications and domain names.

We advise clients on a variety of

Patent acquisition and cross-licensing agreements

Technology research and collaboration

IP joint ventures

Copyright licensing and programming rights agreements

Trademark licensing and co-existence arrangements

Software and mobile application development and exploitation

E-commerce and website operations

Product manufacturing, supply and distribution

Sponsorship and marketing arrangements

Outsourcing and IT services

Other IP- and technology-related exploitation vehicles

Our Intellectual Property practice includes litigators, transaction lawyers, patent lawyers, scientists and engineers. Over the years, the Intellectual Property practice has built a large client base which includes Indian and multinational corporations, research institutions, universities and individuals. Our clients come from a wide range of industry sectors including pharmaceuticals, technology, media, consumer goods and retail.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications:

Our Technology, Media &Telecommunications (TMT) practice has significant experience and in-depth expertise in the sector, both from a regulatory and transactional standpoint. Our TMT lawyers have been part of many transactions involving media houses, telecom operators and technology companies (both, start-ups and well established). Wehave also closely participated in and represented clients in legal proceedings involving the Indian telecommunications regulator and appellate body, the information and broadcasting ministry as well as the various state high courts and the Supreme Court of Indiaon telecom policy matters.

As a part of our TMT practice, we routinely advise clients in

Relation to Regulatory, Policy and Compliance Issues,

Information Technology (It),

Outsourcing,

Data Privacy and Protection,

Contractual and Interconnection Agreements.

Having specialist lawyers allows us to provide industry-specific and tailored advice to our clients including strategic and commercial advice and advising on private equity or M&A transactions which require specialist technology inputs. Our media experience ranges from broadcasting and endorsement contracts to television show licensing arrangements and joint venture arrangement between media companies.