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Intellectual Property

  • Registration Renewal of trade/service marks, copyrights, patents and designs

  • Initial investigations into potential patentability of inventions

  • License agreements including shrink-wrap and click-wrap licenses

  • Merchandising agreements

  • Assisting clients in obtaining and protecting domain names

  • Infringement and Passing-off action

  • Counterfeit Product Investigation/Seizure

  • Trade secrets


Our Intellectual Property team has expertise in all areas of trade/service mark, trade secret, copyright and patent law. We advice our clients on the selection, availability, use and registration of trade/service marks, patents and copyright applications within India and abroad.  This practice area contains several individuals with scientific backgrounds to facilitate patent prosecution. We also have attorneys who have extensive experience in the litigation of intellectual property conflicts.  In addition, our team is also experienced in negotiating and drafting a variety of license agreements.


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Recent Developments in FDI
In a recent development, the Government of India (“GOI”) has pushed through the move to allow foreign direct investment (“FDI”) in multi-brand retail. This will allow global retail giants like WalMart to set up deep-discount stores in India. However, GOI has allowed state governments to decide whether to allow FDI
Recent Deals
FoxMandal (FM) is the legal advisor to US based Vornado Realty Trust, one of the largest owners and managers of real estate in USA with respect to its recent 50:50 joint venture worth approximately USD 500 million with Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries to set up real estate development projects including malls and shopping centres.