Practice Areas

TMT/IPR/Film, Media, Entertainment

Hariani & Co. has for the past several years been at the forefront in the practice areas of media & entertainment law in India. The Media & Entertainment practice at our firm encompasses films, television, drama, performing arts, publications, sports, gaming, advertising and public relations. Our clients include several media houses, film distributors, broadcasters, advertising agencies and actors/artists.

Our firm also provides a wide spectrum of services to its clients based in India and abroad in the field of telecommunication and technology with a special focus on trademark, patent, and design laws and other allied services. We have advised several clients to help them leverage their IP, and unlock the value of their intellectual assets in the current competitive market place.
Our firm has also had the honour of, presenting before the Producer’s Guild, in September 2012, the recent amendments in The Copyright Act, 1957 as also its impact on the Indian Film and Music Industry.

The firm’s expertise in this practice area includes:
  • Drafting, vetting and negotiating all kinds of agreements for the film & television industry ranging from co-production agreements, talent agreements, film financing agreements, agreements related to live events, satellite broadcasting, internet streaming, endorsement deals, co-branding agreements and distribution agreements, etc.
  • Formulating strategies for acquisition and licensing of various Intellectual Property Rights / Copyrights for our clients.
  • Representing clients in various proceedings, suits, writ petitions before various courts/ commissions/ tribunals in India including the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts, district courts , Competition Commission of India and various authorities, associations and tribunals for enforcing and defending all kinds of film and copyright infringement, trademark infringement and patent related litigation.
  • Conducting film and television related arbitration before various arbitration tribunals and film associations including the FWA, AMTPP, IMPAA, etc.
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting registration applications in respect of copyrights and trademarks including before the trademark and copyright registry in India.
  • Conducting due diligence with a specific focus on Intellectual Property Rights, drafting detailed review reports and evaluating the risks, liabilities and opportunities involved to our clients with respect to acquisition/license of various Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Providing legal opinions on complex Intellectual Property Rights related issues.