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 Length: Approx. 1.0 hours

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