Patent and trademark issues in India demand your special attention if you are to protect your goods and services. This webinar was broadcast on September 27, 2012 and is available on-demand until September 27.
India is fast becoming a key market for Canadian companies with Canada-India trade growing considerably in the last couple of years. But the vast and extremely diverse nation can be difficult to understand when piecing together a business strategy. What are the challenges created by its infrastructure deficit, its complicated bureaucracy and its many cultural facets? You need a solid grounding on what to expect and who to turn to when you need help. In this series of discussions you’ll learn why it’s essential to have a local partner, why you need to tap experts both in Canada and India, how to structure your tax liabilities, protect your intellectual property and how to optimize your supply chain.
We invite you to join us for our three-part series as we focus on major consideration areas of how to do business in India.
When starting to do business in India, it’s important to understand the patent and trademark processes, in order to protect your goods and services. Selecting the right patent for your business can be the difference between a successful or disastrous business venture and establishing a proper patent can help companies avoid major issues when bringing their business to India. Furthermore, foreign enterprises doing business in India need to carefully design its corporate governance infrastructure, particularly around the company’s legal structure, tax implications and more.
Join Santosh Chari, Patent Agent from Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP and Raj Kothari, GTA Managing Partner with PwC as they discuss best practices for strategies around intellectual property, as well as various legal and tax considerations when bringing your business to India.
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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
Santosh Chari is a senior member of Blakes Intellectual Property Group, having over 20 years of experience in the patent profession. He advises clients on intellectual property protection of technology, including preparation and prosecution of utility and design patent applications, preparation of infringement and validity opinions, and advising on licensing and patent portfolio management issues.
Santosh has managed the prosecution of patent and design applications before many intellectual property offices throughout the world, including private enterprises and public institutions, such as universities and government departments.
He regularly speaks at conferences including those held by the London High Technology Association, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and the Confederation of Indian Industry.
Santosh is a fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and chair of the IPIC International Patent Issues Committee. He is a member of numerous associations including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.
|Raj Kothari, B.Com, FCA, MBA
Managing Partner, Greater Toronto Area
Raj Kothari is the Managing Partner for the Greater Toronto Area for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is also the National Practice Leader for the Asset Management Industry in Canada and a partner in their Audit and Assurance Group.
With over 30 years of experience, with 23 in Canada, Raj has provided advice to both large and small businesses relating to business assurance and advisory services, transaction support services and valuation in the UK, India, Canada and the US. He has particular experience advising clients in asset management and the fund industry specializing in mutual funds, pooled funds, hedge funds, structured products, venture capital funds, investment management companies, service providers and special purpose investment vehicles.
Raj graduated from the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School and obtained an MBA from the City University Business School in London, England. He is also a chartered accountant in the UK and Canada.
Raj chairs the Board of Governors of the Stratford Festival Foundation and is a member of the board for the Toronto General Western Hospital Foundation and chairs its finance committee. He is also a member of the International Advisory Council of the Dean of the Schulich School of Business.
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