Negotiating IP Licensing Agreements in India

About the Course: India offers vast market potential for licensors and represents one of the world’s most fertile sources of innovation. However, negotiating IP licensing agreements in India requires a keen knowledge of Indian laws and licensing practices. This is especially true since foreign law firms are prohibited from establishing offices in India. The following are among the issues discussed: Discerning which technologies are prohibited, restricted or permitted to be licensed into India Patent recordation requirements and costs How to assess the extent of withholding taxes on royalty payments Commercialization requirements and schedule of fines for non-compliance Circumstances that can lead to a revocation of patents India’s compliance with TRIPS How regulations revolving around IP licenses vary in different regions of India Dispute resolution in India Ability to protect trade secrets in India The level of ease / difficulty of conducting royalty audits in India Course Leader: Vijay Kumar, Founder and CEO, I-WIN IP Services Mr. Vijay has vast experience in IP Consulting. During his illustrious career as an IP consultant, Mr.Vijay worked closely with Software, Pharma, Biotech and Electronics companies on IPR Protection, management, Enforcement, Strategic IP analysis, IP Collaboration, Licenses and Audits. He has experience working with MNC’s, Medium and Small enterprises. As a visiting faculty member at NI-MSME (National Institute of Micro Small and Medium Enterprise), Mr. Vijay offers courses on Intellectual Property aspects for International Students. Mr. Vijay has degree in Commerce and Law from Osmania University and P.G. Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Mr. Vijay is a Professional member of Bar Council of Karnataka and a Registered Trademark Agent at Indian Trademark Registry. Course Length: Approx. 1.0 hours
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