Trademark Filling in India- Importance and Analysis of the Market

May 15, 2019

The Government of India has been taking significant steps to develop favorable arena for Trademark filing. With registered trademark, one can stop others from using the trademarked business name/logo/word with respect to goods or services. Trademarks serve as a mark for identification of good or services and provide a better way to reach out to […]

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Mandar Natekar from Viacom18 joins Kidzania India as Chief Business Officer

May 7, 2019

The global indoor theme park based in Mumbai and Delhi NCR, KidZania, has appointed Viacom18’s Mandar Natekar as Chief Business Officer (CBO) of KidZania India. During his six-year stint with Viacom 18, Natekar was responsible for managing the entire revenue stream for brand MTV, Pepsi MTV Indies and MTV Beats across Ad-Sales, Large Format Sponsorships, […]

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Yannick Colaco to step down as MD of NBA India

March 11, 2019

Yannick Colaco will step down as Vice President & Managing Director of NBA India, by the end of the month. Colaco has been in the current role since February 2013 and reports to NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum. Under Colaco leadership, the NBA has seen tremendous growth in India in the last three years fueled by […]

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#LCExcl: How Indian patent offices are expediting pace for granting patents

January 16, 2019

— Amit Aggarwal, Co-Founder and Director, Effectual Services   The famous legal maxim – “Justice delayed is justice denied”, is unequivocally applicable in case of patents. An Intellectual Property (IP) owner is unable to enforce his patent unless it is validly granted by the Indian Patent Office – be it Trademark, Design or a Patent. This […]

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Disney appoints Mahesh Samat as Asia Pacific Head of consumer products

November 26, 2018

The Walt Disney Company announced the appointment of Mahesh Samat, Executive Vice President, Disney Consumer Products Commercialization for the Asia Pacific region. Reporting into Ken Potrock, President, Disney Consumer Products Commercialization, Mahesh takes on responsibility for the commercialization of Disney franchises across merchandise, publishing and licensed games throughout India, Southeast Asia, Greater China, Korea, Japan, […]

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Iconix Brand appoints Robert Galvin as CEO

October 16, 2018

Iconix Brand Group, which owns licenses and markets a portfolio of consumer brands such as Joe Boxer, Lee Cooper, etc, has appointed Robert Galvin as the chief executive officer, president and a member of the board of directors of the company effective October 15, 2018. Iconix also owns interests in Ed Hardy, Material Girl, Buffalo, […]

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#LCExcl: Tete-a-Tete with Amit Aggarwal on ‘Legalities and Licensing in India’

October 9, 2018

In India, licensing is still at a nascent phase. We often get confused as to what is IP infringement or the legal hassles associated with licensing. From a legal point of view, intellectual property (IP) encompasses software, patents, patent disclosures, trademarks and service marks, logos, get-up, trade names, internet domain names, rights in designs, copyright […]

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Mufti appoints Vipul Mathur as Chief Operating Officer

October 2, 2018

The clothing and fashion brand Mufti has announced the appointment of Vipul Mathur as Chief Operating Officer (COO). A B.Tech graduate, Vipul completed his post-graduation from the Goa Institute of Management. In his current role, he will be responsible to augment consumer experiences and propel the brand towards a stronger growth. “We are delighted to […]

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Abhishek Joshi quits Sony Pictures Networks India

September 28, 2018

Abhishek Joshi of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) has stepped down from his position as the Marketing, Subscription, Content, and Licensing of Digital Business Head. Joshi is a media executive with over 17 years of marketing, analytics, business development, and content partnerships, strategy business planning and execution expertise spanning across television networks, internet video, content […]

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Netflix hires Disney Executive Christie Fleischer as Global Head of Consumer Products

September 5, 2018

Netflix has hired Disney veteran Christie Fleischer as its global head of consumer products to oversee retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events. In her current role, Fleischer will lead a team focusing on developing the consumer products portfolio across all categories for Netflix original series and films. She joins the […]

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#LCExcl – Athleisure can be called as ‘defining fashion trend of 2018’: Roshan Baid, MD of Alcis Sports

August 28, 2018

With India’s appetite and love for sports, the licensing space has changed dynamically over the years. This year, Russia hosted the largest global football event — FIFA World Cup 2018. Despite India not featuring in the World Cup, there had been a surge in the sale of sports merchandises in India. In the offline space, […]

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#MotivationalMonday: The diverse journey of the culinary king – Sanjeev Kapoor

July 23, 2018

Sanjeev Kapoor – India’s 1990’s matinee idol, shot into the limelight in 1992 (after he quit his job as a chef) with his TV show Khana Khazana, which became the longest-running cookery show in Asia. The culinary show ran for 18 years, with more than 500 million viewers. Renowned Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor is known […]

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Hard Rock International appoints Mark Linduski as Director of Licensing

July 21, 2018

Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands announced the appointment of Mark Linduski as Director of Licensing. In his new role, Linduski will draw on more than two decades of experience in the retail industry to drive brand exposure and customer reaches through engaging partnerships and various licensing […]

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Gap Inc. appoints Neil Fiske as new global head of Gap brand

June 19, 2018

Gap Inc announced the appointment of Neil Fiske as president and chief executive officer of Gap brand. Fiske will begin his new role on June 20, 2018, and will serve on the company’s senior leadership team, reporting to Art Peck, president and chief executive officer of Gap Inc. “Neil brings significant retail and apparel experience […]

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