V.C. Mathews - Fox Mandal

v.c. mathews

group head
new delhi

M: +91 99531 88079

With over 12 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.


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.


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


  • Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa 


  • INTA 
  • Round Table India 
  • Young Indians


  • Currently in the Designs sub-committee of the INTA Copyright Committee
  • 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


Interview with Legiteye- July 2020



Fox Mandal Blog


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 




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