TMT & IP

As the global economy shrinks and cross-border trade barriers get reduced, protection of IP as well as issues arising out of the TMT sectors have assumed significant proportions. The Firm possesses special expertise in the technology, media and telecommunications area through its vast experience in representations of global and domestic TMT companies as well as individual entrepreneurs in cross-border transactions relating to the establishment, procurement, sale, development and protection of their products and services. In fact, we become the first call for assistance for clients, be it in outsourcing, or M&A, or other transactions involving technology-based companies. Our IP team addresses gamut of issues, from traditional activity involving simple statutory registrations, conducting litigations to contest infringements or passing-off or any violations, or drafting complex agreements for use of trade marks in order to protect clients proprietary rights or providing opinion on any cutting-edge IP issue. Our lawyers understand our client’s business, the IP and technologies involved in order to provide them insightful advice aimed at protecting their proprietary interests.

 WHAT WE HAVE DONE

  • Represented large and medium-sized western companies in the technology sector, including setting up of  e-  commerce enterprises for establishing incubators and B2B portals in India to service the international customers of  the  parent companies
  • Assisted European companies in the establishment of software development centers within and outside Software  Technology Parks
  • Worked with a telecom client for setting up of a satellite for hand-held mobile communications with a project cost in  excess of USD 250 million
  • Advised an American media company in a variety of issues involving outsourcing of certain specific digital services for  the motion picture industry and Hollywood’s leading film studios
  • Represented various telecom companies in analyzing global tenders between European multinationals and different  state entities
  • Assisted a major international satellite operator in the establishment of its earth station, network and operational  activities in India and negotiation of multiple contracts
  • Advised several technology companies in their internet risk management policies concerning IP, data protection and  drafted employee privacy policies to ensure companies are not held liable for employee breach of confidential data
  • Applied for and dealt with challenges while securing trade mark, copyright and patent registrations
  • Devised and successfully implemented anti-piracy strategies as well as  rapidly resolved domain name disputes  for  clients in cyber-squatting matters including initiation and successful conclusion of proceedings before WIPO’s  Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • Advised on the specific rights of an inventor, the regulations related to the R&D activities and counselled on methods  to secure the best interest of the company
  • Counselled clients on best practices for protection of trade secrets
  • Counselled clients on IP infringement of pharma products, dietary supplements, proprietary medicines, Drug and  Cosmetics laws, Good Manufacturing Practice requirements and transactions involving the development, manufacture  and commercialization of medicinal products
  • Advised one of India’s leading media groups on copyright issues arising out of internet transmission of music and  sound recordings
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