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International Copyright and Entertainment…
Nature of the company: Large Production House
Why they approached us:
The IP portfolio of the company was not well organized.
Legal support lacked business/industry understanding.
Produced some of the best movies/music in Bollywood, and were looking to maximize returns from licensing, and merchandizing.
What did we do:
Performed a comprehensive IP Audit, and established policies/processes to take care of ownership, licensing, and other activities.
Initiated an organized licensing program, and built systems for optimal…
‘Plagiarism’ is not a foreign word to the entertainment industry. It is not uncommon in Bollywood to dress ‘plagiarism’ as ‘inspiration’. Studies show that nearly eight out of every ten Bollywood movies produced is “inspired” by one or more Hollywood films. Bollywood has time and again faced criticism for its “blatant copying” of Hollywood storylines and for having taken undue advantage of the unfamiliarity of the Indian audiences with respect to international films. Although very few western studios attempted to…