India intellectual property outlook: opportunities and challenges

An eye opener for Swiss startups to the IP protection policies in India


Event Details


14 July 2020 01:00 PM (CET) | 04:30 PM (IST)


Free. Participation by registration only.

The Government of India’s 2016 National IPR Policy supports investments in innovation and enforces robust IP protection. The policy aims to have strong and effective laws with regard to IP rights, consistent with international obligations. Even so, Swiss startups seem concerned about their IP protection in India. 

This webinar is a conversation led by expert minds about the opportunities, challenges and the reality of IP Protection in India. 


Neeraj is a Promoter at Lawcubator, which is an ecosystem platform for Legal-Tech startups. He's also a promoter at FormulateIP which is a network of Global IP and Innovation Management Advisors across 90 countries. Neeraj is author of the book “Creating and Safeguarding a Strong Intellectual Property Portfolio” which was written in collaboration with SIDBI, Adelphi and KFW Bank Germany. He's also currently the Chief Strategy Officer and Advisor to the CEO at ATTAbotics, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.
Neeraj Gupta
Founder / FormulateIP
Vijay Sambamurthi is an Indian corporate lawyer with more than 23 years of experience advising diverse clients including governments, funds, start-ups, and high-growth corporates on their legal needs and growth strategy. Over the past several years, Vijay has been consistently recognized as a Leading Lawyer” in India for Private Equity/Venture Capital work by Chambers Asia Pacific and for Corporate/M&A work by Chambers Global. He has also been recognized by Asian Legal Business as one of the “Leading Private Equity/Venture Capital Lawyers of Asia”.Vijay has also been appointed as Adjunct Faculty of Law at National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam.
Vijay Sambamurthi
Founder and Managing Partner / Lexygen


Who should attend?

      • Swiss startup founders and managing partners
      • Past AIT participants, actively looking at India as a potential market
      • Startup coaches and mentors 
      • Journalists and bloggers with a focus on startups


What will you gain insights on?

      • Know more about structural similarities and differences about copyrights, patents, designs and trademarks in India and Switzerland
      • Registering and Enforcing IP rights in India

– Do Swiss startups who are already registered in CH need to register their IP in India as well?
– How does India strengthen its enforcement and adjudicatory mechanisms for combating IP violations ?

      • Self Help Considerations

–  What can startups do to make it harder for others to infringe on their IP

      • Potential problems and how can startups avoid them ?


Register to attend

If you wish to participate, kindly register before 12 July 2020. For more details, write to