15 May 2023|Gwalior
| Amity University Madhya Pradesh
Webinar on Legal and Ethical Issues faced by Start-Ups in India
organized by Amity Law School, Amity University Madhya Pradesh
i. Date of Event- 15th May, 2023
ii. Venue-Online: ZOOM Platform
iii. Organized by-Amity Law School, Amity University Madhya Pradesh
iv. Total Participation- 270 Participants, 20 faculties.
v. Event Coordinator -Ms. Shubhangi Gupta, Faculty, Amity Law School Amity University Madhya Pradesh
vi. Convener/Host-Maj Gen Rajinder Kumar AVSM SM VSM (Retd), Director, Amity Law School, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Prof. Dr. Rakhi Singh Chouhan, Deputy Director, Amity Law School, Amity University Madhya Pradesh
Details of Expert/Speaker
i. Country: India
ii. Expert’s Name: Mr. Mudit Tayal
iii. Organization: Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai.
iv. Designation: Assistant Manager-Litigation & IP (Legal and Regulatory) at Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd.
v. Specialization: Media & entertainment, trademarks, copyright, brand enforcement, consumer disputes and transactional IP.
Brief Profile of the Guest Speaker- The guest speaker for the session was Mr. Mudit Tayal. He currently works in the in-house Litigation and Regulatory Team at Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. which is one of the leading film and media company of the Country. In his experience of 5+ years in the litigation space, Mr. Tayal has worked with law firms in Delhi and Mumbai.
Prior to joining Viacom18, he was working with Saikrishna & Associates as a Senior Associate and represented the leading OTT platforms and production houses on contentious and non-contentious matters including those related to media & entertainment, trademarks, copyright and other commercial disputes. Mr. Tayal has also has the experience of handling IP prosecution, brand enforcement and transactional agreements. He obtained his undergraduate degree in law from Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. Post graduation, he practiced litigation before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and dealt extensively in IP litigation, brand enforcement, consumer disputes and transactional IP. He has been part of the team involved in several landmark judgements of the Hon’ble High Courts of Delhi and Bombay.
He is also one of the core-members of the “IP & Innovation Researchers of Asia” (IPIRA) Network which as an international network of legal practitioners and researchers established in cooperation with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, World Trade Organization (WTO), and leading global institutions to provide a platform for researchers to come together in relation to topics pertaining to Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovation.
Report of the Session- Amity Law School, Amity University Madhya Pradesh had organized a webinar exclusively for the students and faculty of Amity University Gwalior on " Legal and Ethical Issues faced by Start-Ups in India " on 15th May, 2023. The guest speaker for the session was Mr. Mudit Tayal, who lucidly explained that Startups face lot of legal problems as they are in the early stages of development and have limited resources and experience. Even though the Indian government has taken several initiatives to encourage the growth of start-ups in order to promote entrepreneurship and employment by providing easier IPR facilitation, a favorable taxation system and easier compliance for the setting-up company etc., start-ups in India still face numerous challenges of funding, insufficient skill, and a lack of marketing strategies. Over that, startups have obligations to operate in compliance with laws. Failure to respect the laws can give start-ups serious problems such as fines, punishments, revocation of licenses, expenses in litigation, etc. that can adversely affect the limited capital of startups.