Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Technology, Media and Communications industry in India consists of many different segments under its fold such as television, print and films. It also includes smaller segments like radio, music, OOH, animation, gaming and visual effects (VFX) and internet advertising. The entertainment industry in India has registered an explosive growth in last two decades making it one of the fastest growing industries in India and we see no reason for such growth to discontinue in the future. Our Media team advises on brand management to enable celebrities, production houses and entertainment & media companies to protect and leverage their intellectual property (IP) assets. Our lawyers also work closely with celebrities, production houses, film financiers and distributors to support and add value to their business.

Further, the demand for entertainment and the rapid growth in internet has spawned immense opportunities for creators and distributors of content. The scenario demands sophisticated and insightful legal expertise. Businesses need advisors with an in-depth understanding of the industry and we offer just that.

Our Media team advises clients on transactions related to film financing, broadcasting rights, satellite rights, audio visual rights, exhibition and distribution rights, product endorsement, movie sponsoring, advertising, programming contracts between production houses and television channels.

Intellectual Property Rights

Globalisation and cross-border trade raise the significance of intellectual property protection such as trademark, patent, copyright and design. Businesses are realising the strategic benefits to be gained by the appropriate protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. Over the last decade Indian and international businesses have become increasingly sophisticated in their use of intellectual property rights and the law in this field has become correspondingly complex.

Our lawyers understand this complexity and are qualified to advise across a range of issues which may range from the simple registration of intellectual property through litigation to contest infringements as well as drafting of transfer and licensing agreements.