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V.C. Mathews - Fox Mandal

v.c. mathews

group head
new delhi

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

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.

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

RECOGNITION:

  • 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

QUOTES

Interview with Legiteye- July 2020

(https://legiteye.com/ip-laws-across-the-world-need-tobe-relooked-at-to-incorporate-the-use-of-ai-as-a-tool-and-as-a-protectable-ip-v-cmathews/)

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS/confErences

Fox Mandal Blog

WEBINARS

 
  • 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 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
Healthcare & Life sciences
Food and Beverages
Information Technology
Startups
Textiles, Apparels and Accessories 

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Shourya Mandal - Fox Mandal

Shourya Mandal

Co-Managing Partner
Kolkata, DELHI

M:+91 98300 38367
E: Shourya.mandal@foxmandal.in

Shourya is the co-managing partner of Fox Mandal and is particularly responsible for the firm’s operations in Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Delhi. He has been nominated as a leading Corporate and M&A lawyer in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 for many years. He has been recommended as a Global Leader for Corporate and M&A practice in Who’s Who Foreign Investment Review Guide. He is also named as a leading lawyer in the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers. 

EXPERTISE

Shourya qualified as a solicitor from Bombay in 1993 and is also admitted to practice as a solicitor in England. He is primarily a  Corporate and Commercial lawyer dealing in transactions work. However, he is also well-known for his proficiency in real-estate matters.

In addition, Shourya is one of the Vice-Chairs of the Banking, Finance & Securities Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association. He is also an active member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He is the the Founder Chairman of the British Business Group in Kolkata and represents the firm in the British Business Group of the Dy British High Commission in Kolkata. 

Shourya has been actively involved in the IPBA and ABA for many years.  He is a past National President of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Vice President of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata.

EDUCATION

  • B Sc (Hons) – Calcutta University (1985-1988)
  • LLB (1989-1992)
  • Solicitor – Incorporated Law Society 

ADMISSION

  • Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

AFFILIATION

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • British Business Group, Kolkata – Founder Chairman Jan 2015 – Present
  • United Way of Kolkata – Board member – Nov 2013 – Present
  • Nirdhan Development & Microfinance – Board Member Jan 2012 – Present

PUBLICATIONS/WEBINARS

(INTERNAL)

  • Webinar on: Navigating Legal Challenges in Infrastructure Sector in the Wake of COVID -19, May 2020.

PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisition
Private Equity
Real Estate
Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Infrastructure & Transportation

SECTORS

Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
Infrastructure & Transportation