Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property is a significant asset and value determinant for any successful businesses. Today, intellectual property has greater value and significance than the physical assets of an entity. Appropriate protection, enforcement and commercialization of intellectual property is the rightful step for organizational success. Fox Mandal helps its clients to design and Implement an IP strategy.

Fox Mandal’s Intellectual Property team comprises attorneys having expertise in different areas of IP, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, trade secrets, licensing etc. Many of our IP attorneys are also qualified in science and technology. We possess expertise in specific industry sectors including electronics, telecommunication, IT, software, pharmaceutical, biosciences, chemicals, mechanical, education and retail. This combination of technical, legal and industry knowledge enables us to better understand how IP impacts your business, thus enabling us to provide more effective solutions in the context of your business strategy and operations.

Our services

We offer advice on the identification, selection, availability, procurement, use, registration, exploitation, maintenance and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. Our portfolio of IP services includes:


  • IP Audits and due diligence / IPR due diligence
  • Evaluation and Management of Intellectual property in acquisitions, mergers, financings, asset purchases, bankruptcies etc.
  • Technology Transfer Agreements and related Competition law issues
  • Policy drafting and technology transfer for Universities and Research Organizations
  • Negotiating and drafting IP License, Assignment, E-commerce, Franchise, web development, and co-existence Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution through Mediation and Arbitration
  • Advice on confidentiality, data protection, geographical indications, internet related transactions, traditional knowledge, advertising and entertainment law.


  • Trademark Watch, availability searches, trademark application filing
  • Filing and prosecution in India as well as internationally
  • Domain name registrations, disputes resolutions, on-line infringements and all other issues relating to Internet law
  • Legal notice for trademark infringement
  • Road map towards effective strategies in combating counterfeiting activities
  • Investigations, obtaining search and seizure orders, facilitating raids, obtaining interim injunctions orders and
  • Negotiating and litigating trade mark, trade name, trade dress, unfair competition and comparative advertising disputes.


  • Prior art and Patentability determination searches / provisional patent application search
  • Freedom-to-operate, (Non) Infringement and (In) validity opinions
  • Drafting of Patent Specifications, filing, prosecution, opposition and maintenance of Patents
  • Drafting, filing and prosecution of industrial design applications
  • Filing and prosecution of convention, PCT and national phase applications
  • Portfolio planning and management
  • Technical assistance agreements for JV’s and
  • ADR and Litigation


  • Identifying ownership issues, registration and enforcement of copyrights
  • Negotiating and Drafting copyright and internet-related contracts such as website design/ hosting agreements, electronic publishing agreements, privacy polices etc.
  • Negotiating and Drafting of publishing, distribution, royalty, licensing and assignment agreements and
  • Drafting copyright notices and providing advice relating to protection of copyright (on the internet as well as offline).


  • Obtaining appropriate protection and registrations
  • Opposition and prosecution
  • Registration of authorized users of registered geographical indications and services related to initiate infringement either by a registered proprietor or an authorized user and
  • Advice on legal position under International treaties related to GI’s.


  • Consultation on sui-generis rights for Layout-Designs
  • Consultation on assignment and transmission of layout- design and
  • Legal proceedings with respect to the infringement of layout-designs.


  • Advice on protection of trade secrets
  • Evaluation of methods for preserving secrecy and security
  • Instituting new security measures to prevent wrongful misappropriation or disclosure
  • Drafting appropriate nondisclosure contracts with employees and third parties
  • Conducting training sessions for employees to instill the need for secrecy and
  • Developing means to protect confidential business information that may not qualify for trade secret protection as such.

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