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Santosh Vikram Singh

Santosh Vikram Singh

Senior Partner
Bengaluru

M:+91 99013 11622
E:santosh.singh@foxmandal.in

With over 20 years of experience, Santosh leads the Firm’s IP & Sports Law practices in Southern & Western India, focusing primarily on fulfilling the business-legal requirements of clients.

EXPERTISE

Santosh is a pragmatic and proficient expert whose cognizance of IP issues and dexterity in resolving them is discernible. He advices on a range of IP services spanning acquisition, advisory, portfolio management, transactional, enforcement and dispute resolution.

He is also known to be on the ball when it comes to Sports Law. Some notable sports matters dealt with by him are assisting FICA in recovering their members’ dues from ICL-Zee Group and advising them on various contractual issues, assisting Sports Management entities in contractual issues and sports companies in planning, structuring setting up leagues, including forming policies and related documentations etc.

His IP expertise has put Media and Entertainment practice right in his wheelhouse where he has assisted clients on issues related to development, production, acquisition and distribution of contents; production and distribution of motion pictures, television and electronic media rights; music publishing; sponsorship deals and technology-related transactions.

His passion for IP and self-starter disposition has led him to attain prominence in major committees of global organizations. He has also been leading and assisting the firm in various roles, including strategy and business management, for the past several years.

Santosh also has years of experience advising on technology related transactions, data protection and privacy law issues. Under his guidance, the firm has attained top tier positions for its patent, copyright and trademark practices by renowned international journals.

EDUCATION

  • LLB – Bengaluru University
  • M.B.L. – University of Lucknow
  • B.Sc. (Biology) – University of Lucknow

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Karnataka (India)
  • Patent Agent – Indian Patent Office

AFFILIATION

  • Member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Active Member in International Trademark Association (INTA):
  • Charter Member, TiE-Bengaluru (2016 onwards)
  • Founder Member of Worldwide IP Network IP-PG

RECOGNITION:

  • Top 10 Most Influential Indian Intellectual Property Lawyers in 2023 – Business Today
  • Top 15 IP Lawyers in India, 2023, 2022, 2021 – Asian Legal Business
  • Recommended Lawyer, 2023: Whoswholegal
  • Notable Practitioner, 2023: Asialaw
  • Trademark Star 2023: IPstars, MangingIP
  • Ranked Lawyer, Asia Pacific Guide 2023: Chambers
  • Recommended Lawyer, Intellectual Property, – Asia Pacific Guide 2020-21, 2021-22: Legal500
  • Trademark and ‘Sports Law: Global Law Expert

TESTIMONIALS

“It is a great experience working with him.” – Chambers & Partners, 2023 Asia Pacific Guide

“He is always available over calls and emails, and responds at the earliest.” – Chambers & Partners, 2023 Asia Pacific Guide
 
“World class, timely, proactive, personalized and visionary Indian IP service is what I have got from Santosh for over 15 years working with him for all of my Indian IP service’s needs.”
 

“He is communicative, he has called me to explain some of the written communications that could have been ambiguous. He has a clarity of the law and the ability to leverage Intellectual property. He has helped us to make decisions on which applications need not be pursued as it was unlikely it would have been awarded.” – Asialaw

“The team pays attention to detail. The senior partner sat on a discussion with our inventors to understand the concept and helped write the draft. The prior art search was very relevant and helped shorten the time it took us to file.” – Asialaw

‘Santosh Vikram Singh is a great practitioner particularly in the trade mark arena; responsive, proactive, and knowledgeable.’ – Legal 500

“Well versed in the IP field and their turnaround time to respond to our queries have been good.” – Legal500

Webinar

  • 35th MARQUES Annual Conference on ‘ Influencer Marketing: Legal Challenges and to-do’s in an International Context’, 2021 
  • CII-Yi, 10th Entrepreneurship Summit, Be.NXT on ‘Effective IP Strategy for Start-ups.’, 2021
  • ‘Handling Legal Job Search Amid Pandemic’, August 2020

External Publication

PRACTICE AREAS

Intellectual Property
Sports Law
Technology, Media & Entertainment
Data Protection

SECTORS

Automotive
Consumer Products & Retail
Education
Healthcare & Life sciences
Information Technology
Services
Sports
Technology, Media & Telecom

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