The Firm has been doing significant work advising clients in the publishing industry on different areas of Indian law that impact their business. The services provided to our publishing clients include:
We have been advising publishing houses on entry into the Indian market, the legal structure that best suits them as well as the periodic regulatory compliances that need to be undertaken. We have also been providing advice on foreign direct investment issues that impact the Indian publishing industry (such as foreign investment in the Indian media and
publishing sector and in retail trade).
Legal Review of Non Fiction Works
Our team has been undertaking legal reviews of non-fiction manuscripts prior to their publication, advising clients on the issues that may arise from the same and has built significant domain expertise such as defamation, sedition, hate speech, infringement of personality rights etc.
Contracts Specific to the Publishing Industry
The team’s extensive depth and knowledge in corporate law and intellectual property issues, have helped us advise our clients in the publishing industry on contracts that are specific to
their sector. These include author contracts, contracts granting options to buy film rights to certain books, licensing arrangements and more.
We are advising clients on issues concerning data protection and privacy, especially in the context of the EU GDPR. We have also advised on issues such as product placement, personality rights, moral rights, laws regarding publication of maps in non-fiction works, publication of unauthorized biographies and rights in book titles and translated works.