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Entertainment Law Services

Our Entertainment Law team merges expertise in law, management and business to offer value-added services to artists, producers, content aggregators, networks, and distributors. From rights acquisition, to licensing and merchandising, and dispute resolution, we help clients make commercially beneficial decisions in the entertainment industry.  Our ability to effectively understand the business objectives of our clients and ‘think out of the box’ to arrive at innovative strategies sets us apart from our peers. 

Our services

Content Acquisition

• Pre-production Agreements
• Production Agreements
• Performers /Artist Agreements
• Writers Agreements
• Story Option / Purchase
• Composer Agreements
• Lyricist Agreement
• Director’s Agreement
• Trademark / Copyright Risk Clearances
• Music Acquisition and Distribution Agreements
• Rights Management
• In-Film Branding Agreements

Licensing/Merchandizing

• Radio Licensing
• TV / Satellite Licensing
• Internet /Digital Distribution
• Theatre Distribution
• Marketing / Promotion Agreements
• Merchandising
• Talent Management
• Endorsement Contracts
• Public Performance License

Ownership / Registration

• IP Mining, Audit / Compliance
• Copyright / Trademark Filing and Prosecution
• International Filings & Prosecution
• Portfolio Management
• Policy / Process Set Up

Dispute Resolution / Litigation

• Legal Notices and Negotiations
• Rights Enforcement
• Piracy Management
• Take Down Services
• Domain Name Dispute
• Litigation Management

IP Registration Services for Entertainment Industry

Two essential intellectual assets in the entertainment business are your trademarks and copyrights.  A registration, in India and other key markets such as the US and Europe, is necessary for you to enforce your rights.  We take care of the end-to-end process from filing to enforcement of trademarks and copyrights for our clients. 

TRADEMARK REGISTRATION

  • Search
  • Filing
  • Examination
  • Management
  • Enforcement

COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION

  • Filing
  • Examination
  • Management
  • Enforcement

Our team

BananaIP’s success is due to the exceptional talent, understanding, credentials and experience of its senior partners.

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanal

Managing Partner

  • Recognized among the top IP minds of India
  • Has advised more than 1000 clients on IP matters
  • Internationally cited IP attorney and strategist
Sanjeeth Hegde

Sanjeeth Hegde

Senior Partner

  • Nationally recognized entertainment law, IP licensing, and trademark attorney
  • Has significant US in-house experience in tech licensing with Fortune 500 companies
  • Advises leading organizations on branding, IP protection, and valuation

Ground Licensing and Public Performance Legal Notices

Structuring ground licensing deals and agreements

Drafting ground licensing and public performance agreements;

Enforcing and settling ground license violations and disputes

Sending Cease and Desist Notices and Licensing Notices

Responding to Legal Notices

Negotiating and Striking License Deals

Select Clients

Some of BananaIP's clients include:

YASH RAJ FILMS

DHARMA PRODUCTIONS

EMERSON

DAILYHUNT

IIMB

Contact
+91-80-26860414/24/34

#40, 3rd Main Road, JC Industrial Estate, Kanakapura road, Bangalore 560062.