Navigating Legal Issues in India IP centric transaction

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SESSION: 10:00 AM (PDT)

                 01:00 PM (EDT)

                 10:30 PM (IST)

INTRODUCTION

In many commercial transactions, intellectual properties (IP) are a key business asset. Established traditional business which may have an IP pool as trademarks, patents or copyrights as well as new-age IP centric businesses, such as e-commerce, new media and application of disruptive technologies, value IP in their commercial transactions.

However, IP transactions have their own set of complexities and nuances in each commercial transaction. No wonder, IP clauses are one of the heavily negotiated clauses in deals. This webinar will guide international IP and M&A lawyers and in-house counsels on the nuances and complexities of doing IP commercial transactions in India.

The speakers will primarily focus on the topics listed below.

Focus Area

This webinar will specifically cover the following:

  • IP Deal structures in the market
  • Key issues to watch out for in IP DD under Indian law
  • Structuring considerations for cross border IP deals, including tax and exchange control issues
  • Documentation and negotiation of IP clauses in deals

Flow of the session

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM(EDT) :

Session

01:45 PM – 02:00 PM(EDT) :

Q&A

Speakers

VAIBHAV PARIKH

Head – US Operations, Leader – Corporate Transaction and Technology Law Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Vaibhav Parikh is an engineer and a lawyer with around 25 years of experience. He leads the practice areas of Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Blockchain.

Over the years, Vaibhav has been advising many leading Indian e-commerce companies in their operations from a legal and regulatory standpoint. Tying in his expertise in advising several private equity players and venture capitalists navigate their way to successful investments, Vaibhav has facilitated some of India’s largest e-commerce transactions.

GOWREE GOKHALE

Head and Leader – Intellectual Property and Information Technology

Nishith Desai Associates

A practicing lawyer for more than 23 years, Gowree Gokhale leads the IP, Technology, Media and Entertainment law practice of research and strategy driven international law firm, Nishith Desai Associates. Gowree specializes in navigating through the intricacies that line the complex laws around Technology, Media, Telecom. Recognized for her efforts in shaping and structuring of India operations for a number of international conglomerates, including Media houses and Pharmaceutical giants, Gowree has spearheaded several IP centric M&A transactions in the given areas.

AARUSHI JAIN

Leader – Intellectual Property and Information Technology

Nishith Desai Associates

Aarushi Jain co-leads the IP, Technology, Media and Entertainment Law Practice and Commercial Law Practice at NDA. She also co-heads the Education Practice Group at NDA. Aarushi has been involved in various intellectual property and commercial law transactions and advises pharma, media and tech companies on legal and regulatory issues, including those relating to brand and other intellectual property rights protection. She has expertise in IP acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, and distribution deals. She is actively involved in IP litigation as well. The distinguished RSG Report 2017 (released in collaboration with Financial Times) recognized Aarushi for her contribution to the Pharmaceuticals & Life Science practice at Nishith Desai Associates and was described as ‘deal orientated’ and ‘committed’. She has been described as “Excellent in work quality” in the AsiaLaw 2019 as well.