Entertainment & Media

Our media experience ranges from broadcasting and endorsement contracts to television show licensing arrangements and joint venture arrangement between media companies. Our key practice areas cover films (including Bollywood and regional cinema) to new media such as electronic books and other online content distribution media such print and digital media

For motion Pictures, OTTs and Television, we have been consistently advising and negotiating for the development of content including acquisition of pre-existing copyright works, like books, films, plays, etc. format adaptations, format licensing. The team regularly acts as commercial-legal production counsels for advising, structuring and negotiating deals across various production and distribution models, for syndication and licensing of content for domestic and international film distribution across platforms (traditional and new media) in established and emerging markets.

Besides acting in a commercial-legal role on behalf of some of India’s leading acting talent for their brand endorsements, and as hosts and participants in films, television reality shows, we have also been advising and negotiating, licensing and distribution of music content, including of films, through various physical media and digital platforms; advising on engagement of international music artists for their live performances and other professional engagements in India.

Opinions

INHERENT POWER OF THE COURT CANNOT BE USED TO SUBVERT THE STATUTORY DICTATE UNDER IBC

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Applicability of Nominative Fair Use of Trademarks in Fantasy Sports

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Design (Amendment) Rules, 2021

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Research and Insights

Balance Sheets As ‘acknowledgement Of Debt’: End Of Long Drawn Confusion

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (‘Code’) was incorporated with the aim to facilitate speedy debt resolution process and balance of interest of the all the stakeholders.

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Cross Border Insolvency under the I & B Code, 2016: The road ahead

Law relating to cross border insolvency concerns itself with Indian financial creditors having claims upon defaulting companies which are global, or global financial persons having claims

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Extinguishment of prior criminal liabilities of a Corporate Debtor: A safety armour for Resolution Applicants

The jurisprudence developing around the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (hereinafter referred to as ‘I & B Code’) is, nowadays, focused on affording protection

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