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V.C. Mathews - Fox Mandal

v.c. mathews

PARTNER
new delhi

M: +91 99531 88079
E: mathews.verghese@foxmandal.in

With over 15 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property Rights, Mathews currently leads the firm’s Intellectual Property practice in New Delhi. His solution-oriented approach and ability to provide commercially insightful and dynamic solutions to IP challenges resonates with clients. He has been recognised as a top IP lawyer in India by Asian Legal Business. 

EXPERTISE

Mathews comes with a rich experience of handling varied aspects of intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights and designs, while hand-holding organizations through the serpentine maze of clearance searches to registrations and enforcement. His fervour, deep legal expertise and action-oriented outlook in IP law equip him to constructively collaborate and engage with a wide-range of clients, from start-ups to MNC’s across diverse industries such as fashion, technology, sports, telecom and retail.

His sophisticated legal prowess also supports the clients through the complexities of portfolio management, assignments and licenses that empower them to optimize, protect and monetize their IP effectively. He is also a regular speaker with organizations such as CIPAM, FICCI, etc, and has served as an adjunct professor of IP at his alma mater.

With a passion for sports and technology, Mathews can be seen dabbling in the convergence of sports and technology law with IP.

EDUCATION

  • BA LLB – Symbiosis Law School- Pune, 2008
  • LLM in Intellectual Property, Queen Mary University of London, 2010-2011

ADMISSION

  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa 

AFFILIATION

  • INTA 
  • Round Table India 
  • Young Indians
  • AIJA

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

‘V.C. Mathews is an excellent addition to the team. Mathews brings his reputation for excellent speed of communication, clear and commercial advice, and ease to work with. Mathews can be trusted with an trade mark matter.’ – Legal500 Asia Pacific Guide 2023

RECOGNITION:

  • Top IP Lawyers in India 2023 – Asian Legal Business
  • Featured in Legal 500 
  • Recognized by the National President of Round Table India with the Presidents Star for the year 2023.
  • Member of the Designs sub-committee of the INTA Copyright Committee
  • Moderator of a table topic at annual INTA conference in Singapore.
  • Member of the INTA Trademark Office Practices subcommittee
  • Member and sub-committee chair of the Non-Traditional Trademark Committee of INTA for the years 2016- 2017.
  • Member of the Non-Traditional Trademark Committee of INTA for the 2014- 2015 term

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS/confErences

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WEBINARS/SEMINARS

  • Speaker at IP Session organised by Asian Law College, Mar 2024
  • Webinar on Techdat Course by GLC, Mar 2024
  • Webinar on Copyrights by Amicus Curiea, Feb 2024
  • Speaker at Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Dec 2023
  • RTI Webinar on  Trademarks and Patents, Dec 2023
  • Session on Renewal, Rectifications, Infringement organised by IP Press, Oct 2023
  • IP 101 session at Delhi Dynamic Rotary Club, Oct 2023
  • Session on IPR by CIPAM & RVS College of Arts and Science, Sep 2023
  • Session on Trademark Law and Advocacy by IPPress, Sep 2023
  • Session on Trademark Law organised by CIPAM  and Gujarat State Judicial Academy, Aug 2023
  • Session on Design Law by LawLevelup, Jul 2023
  • Session on IP for Startups by O2 Angel Network, Jun 2023
  • Session on Trademark Enforcement, organised by CIPAM and Police Academy, Jammu, May 2023
  • Session on Drafting Notice of Opposition by LawInternships, May 2023
  • Session on IP for Women Entrepreneurs organised by YI, Apr 2023
  • Moderator at Global IP Confex- Legal Technology, Apr 2023
  • Session on Strategies for Protection of IPR organised by CIPAM and GNLU, Mar 2023
  • Conducted session on Copyright Law by NLU Nagpur and CIPAM, Feb 2023
  • Speaker at Webinar- LawLevel Up- Introduction to IPR: The Need For IP Protection And Commercialization, Jan 2023
  • Panelist at CII- Conference on Intellectual Property Rights in Automotive Sector, Jan 2023
  • The Trademark Lawyer- Intellectual property in blockchain and e-gaming, Jan 2023
  • Assocham Conference: INTERNATIONAL IP EXCHANGE: ENRICHING YOUR IP, Oct 2022
  • Discussion on IP by Neeti Shastri, Sep 2022
  • Speaker at session on copyright organised by CIPAM and JSS College, Sep 2022
  • Keynote address and panel discussion at Global IP Confex, Aug 2022
  • Conducted CIPAM session- Copyright and Enforcement – Nort East Policy Academy, Aug 2022
  • Speaker at Webinar- IP Press- Ins & Out’s of Opposition, July 2022
  • Speaker at Webinar- ISERD- How do Startups leverage trademark and copyright in India?, Jul 2022
  • Training on Intellectual Property Rights for Custom Officials- NACIN, Jul 2022
  • Speaker at Webinar- Infringement in the Metaverse- SimuLegum, Jul 2022
  • Panelist – IPR Gorilla – Metaverse, May 2022
  • INTA conference – Moderator at table topic: Infringement in the Metaverse, May 2022
  • Speaker at Webinar- AI & Trademarks- CIPAM & GNLU & GLC, Viluppuram, Apr 2022
  • Speaker at Webinar- Madrid Applications with Indian Lawyers Association, Mar 2022
  • Conducted Training session with Customs Officials in India.
  • Speaker on topic of Infringement in Metaverse on IPR and Competition law podcast (Ep 22: Intellectual Property Issues in the Metaverse: Potential threats and the way ahead – In Conversation With IPR & Competition Law | Podcast on Spotify), Apr 2022
  • Conducting webinars with organizations such as CIPAM, Indian Lawyers Association, ISERD.
  • Designs 101, Feb 10, 2022
  • Insights on commercializing your Trademark, Dec 2021
  • Franchising, Licensing, Merchandising, Dec 2021
  • Licensing, Franchising, Merchandizing, Genericide, Cybersquatting, Dec 2021
  • Copyright 101, November 2021
  • Copyrights with Focus on Researchers, Oct 2021
  • AI & IP Law, April 2021
  • Brands & TM, March 2021
  • Trademark as a Business Asset, March 2021
  • Objections to TM Registration, March 2021
  • Basics of Copyright Law, Feb 2021
  • Trademarks Law, Feb 2021 
  • Introduction to Copyright Law – Investigation and Prosecution, Jan 2021
  • Trademark Law, Dec 2020
  • Trademarks & Brands, Nov 2020
  • Madrid Protocol, Oct 2020
  • Enforcement of Copyrights (for Hyderabad Police), Sept 2020
  • Madrid Protocol and India, Aug 2020
  • AI and the Practice of IP, Aug 2020
  • Grounds of Refusal, July 2020
  • Brands & Trademarks, June 2020
  • IP Law for Jewellers, April 2020

CONFERENCES

  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, 2024
  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in Singapore, 2023
  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in Washington DC, 2022
  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in Houston, 2021
  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in Boston, 2019
  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in Seattle, 2018
  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in Barcelona, 2017
  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in Orlando, 2016
  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in San Diego, 2015
  • Attended INTA Annual Meeting held in Hong Kong, 2014

EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Non-Fungible Tokens: A Boon or a Bane, April 2021, FICCI IP Newsletter
  • Digitization of the Indian Trade Marks Registry, May 2015 
  • Impact of Social Media on Brand Owners and Individual Relationship, October 2014, International Journal of Business Law
  • Opinion on Anti-Counterfeiting in the national legal magazine, December 2009, Lex Witness
  • Branding the “Himalayas”: Descriptive, Generic or a GI?, December 2008, Spicy IP 

PRACTICE AREAS

Copyrights 
Designs 
Trademarks  

SECTORS

Automotive
Consumer Products & Retail
Education & Ed-Tech
Healthcare & Life sciences
Food and Beverages
Information Technology & Blockchain
Startups
Textiles, Apparels and Accessories 

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