SPORTS LAW

SPORTS LAW

The area of sports law is niche but has constantly been evolving in the past several years. Fox Mandal is one of the initial firms to be involved in the practice of sports law and has been delivering effective legal solutions to sports personnel, teams and federations. Fox Mandal’s sports practice primarily include consulting on concept strategy, negotiating contracts, and advising on dispute resolution.

We have represented various stakeholders in the sports industry which include sports federations, players, teams, sponsors, franchise/licensors, fans, broadcasters, underprivileged athletes and not-for-profit organisations associated with sports.
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A non-exhaustive list of our services in this field is given below:
• Broadcasting agreements for leagues and related sporting events
• Transactional advice pertaining to contracts with coaches, teams, athletes, players, etc.
• Drafting & negotiation of contracts with federations, athletes and teams/franchises
• Drafting of constitutional documents, commercial rules and regulations for sports bodies
• Guidelines for the formation of new leagues, sports clubs and sports academies
• Prevention of sports fraud & prosecuting perpetrators
• Protecting, managing & enforcing intellectual property rights (including image rights)
• Dispute resolution (including arbitration, litigation & mediation) and defamation issues
Drafting, negotiating and reviewing franchise and licensing related documents

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MEDIA, ENTERAINMENT & GAMING

MEDIA, ENTERAINMENT & GAMING

The Indian media & entertainment industry is going through a crucial resurgence with the introduction of ‘over the top’ (OTT) platforms, digital channels and social media outreach taking the centre stage. The global nature of this industry, the broad spectrum of operations and increased regulatory scrutiny has made legal actions a frequent occurrence. Increased exposure and enhanced participation has contributed to rising conflicts and has elevated the need for legal expertise in this field.

Our holistic approach towards the commercialisation and protection of creative ideas and works has ensured that our client’s interests are prioritised and protected in the forefront. Our multifaceted proficiency coupled with our in-depth knowledge and years of experience in handling a diverse clientele from artists, writers, movie-makers, television channels to prominent and upcoming personalities in the entertainment Industry, has given Fox Mandal an edge over our peers in this fraternity.
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A non-exhaustive list of our services in this field is given below:
• Commercial contracts on the behalf of production houses, authors, distributors, OTT platforms, etc.
• Licensing, assignment & releases
• Regulatory compliances and licenses to use third-party IP
• Anti-piracy action and IP enforcements
• Contract & IP breach litigation

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IP TRANSACTIONS

IP TRANSACTIONS

The interaction of Intellectual Property in corporate arrangements brings about real opportunities and concerns, especially in transactions, strategy and deal support. With IP assets being a significant determinant of aggregate value, intricate understanding of business goals is crucial in any undertaking.

We direct our clients in the technology sector offering them strategic plans and commercial advice on the setting up of online and offline operations. We provide practical solutions keeping in mind the commercial, legal, regulatory and structural risks involved in their businesses. We also focus on their primary business model involving innovation and novelty in their technology. We further offer suitable negotiating strategies for our clients to build long term relationships with their customers, vendors, suppliers, etc.
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A non-exhaustive list of our services in this field is given below:
• Negotiating and drafting IP license, assignment, e-commerce, web development and co-existence agreements
• Franchise
• IP due diligences & audits
• Third-party collaborations & joint ventures
• Technology transfer & cross-border transactions
• Software development, re-sale & distribution
• IP policies & training
• Open-source license compliances
• End user license agreements
• Evaluation and management of Intellectual Property in acquisitions, mergers, bankruptcies, etc.

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TRADEMARK

TRADEMARK

A brand is a valuable asset that must be carefully nurtured and protected. Trademarks play a pivotal role in brand perception and identification with customer experience.

At Fox Mandal, we not only advise our clients in adopting the right brand strategy but also help them secure registration and support them on matters of licensing, franchising and/or negotiating a co-existence agreement. Further, we conduct due diligence in connection with mergers, asset purchases and the assignment of trademark rights.

We also provide comprehensive anti-counterfeiting options to our clients. Apart from obtaining court orders for search & seizure, we liaise with the police or other designated official receivers and even participate in civil or criminal raids that are conducted.
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A non-exhaustive list of our services in this field is given below:
• Trademark watch & monitoring services
• Trademark availability searches - India and worldwide
• Filing & prosecution - India & international (Madrid Protocol)
• Opposition & rectification proceedings
• Trademark portfolio management
• Anti-counterfeiting activities (including investigations, obtaining search & seizure orders, facilitating raids, etc.)
• Negotiating and drafting licensing, assignment and co-existence agreements
• Trademark litigation & enforcement.

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PATENTS

PATENTS

With the innovation trajectory moving upwards, patenting a product or process is becoming increasingly relevant. A prompt, balanced and sound patent plan is pertinent to make an idea economically viable.

We provide a comprehensive range of patent services to help our clients build and manage their patent portfolios efficiently and effectively. Our offerings cover the entire life cycle of a patent, including search, drafting, filing and prosecution, maintenance, licensing, enforcement and portfolio management. We also offer advice on a variety of technology licensing and technical assistance agreements for your joint ventures and other transactions.
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Our portfolio of services in this field includes:
• Prior art and patentability determination searches
• Freedom-to-operate, (Non) Infringement and (In) validity searches
• Drafting, filing, prosecution, opposition and maintenance
• Filing and prosecution of convention, PCT and national phase applications
• Portfolio evaluation, planning and management
• Licensing & technology transfer agreements
• Litigation & enforcement

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DESIGNS

Designs

From the world’s leading smartwatch to India’s first electric car to GUI to leading foldable bikes to Swiss Army Knife; we have been at the forefront when it comes to the protection of industrial designs In India. The designs could be in the form of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or surface of an article, or of two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or colour.
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A non-exhaustive list of our services in this field includes:
• Counselling & advisory
• Searches and registration in India and worldwide
• Portfolio management
• Licensing & assignment
• Litigation & enforcement

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COPYRIGHTS

COPYRIGHTS

Copyright law in India covers the rights granted to the creators of literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works as well as the producers of cinematography, films and sound recordings. These are a bundle of rights which include, among other things, the rights to reproduction of the work, communication of the work to the public, adaptation or translation of the work.

We regularly advise clients in registering, negotiating terms and conditions of publishing, distributing, securing royalty as well as drafting licensing or assignment agreements. We further offer advice on the international validity of copyrights. We have extensive experience in infringement litigation, having successfully represented both copyright owners as well as alleged infringers.
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A non-exhaustive list of our services in this field includes:
• Identifying ownership issues
• Registration and enforcement of copyrights
• Portfolio planning and management
• Negotiating and drafting of publishing, distribution, royalty, licensing and assignment agreements
• Negotiating and drafting copyright and internet-related agreements including web design/hosting agreements and electronic publishing agreements
• Infringement analysis and helping clients establish a system for policing and enforcing their copyrights
• Clearing copyrights in materials to be used on websites or other multimedia products
• Advice relating to the protection of copyrights on the internet
• Litigation & enforcement

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Intellectual Property

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY​

Legal expertise for the cognitive realm

Today, entities are operating with an innovation mindset to unlock new values and drive progress. Intellectual Property (IP) has therefore become a significant asset and value determinant for any successful business. Appropriate protection, enforcement and commercialisation of IP are indispensable for the attainment of business goals. Our IP team helps clients design and implement IP strategies best suited to their specific business needs.

Our team comprises of attorneys with not just legal & technology expertise but also an understanding of critical business issues. We have professionals with technical qualifications from diverse areas including Electronics, Telecommunications, Software, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Mechanical Engineering. This combination of technical, legal and industry knowledge equips us to better understand how IP impacts your business, thus allowing us to provide efficient solutions in the context of your business approach and operations.

India has a TRIPS compliant, robust, equitable and dynamic IPR regime. We enable our clients to design and implement strategies to optimise protection, and commercialise and enforce their IP in India and the world.
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Our key IP services include:
IP Acquisition: Searches, Filing & Prosecution
Advisory & Portfolio Management: Strategies, Restructuring, Due Diligence & Portfolio Management
Transactional: Technology Transfer, IP Licensing & Assignment, Franchising
Enforcement & Dispute Resolution: Anti-counterfeiting, Unfair Competition, ADR and Litigation 

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