India has become one of the world’s foremost destination markets for brands, characters, entertainment, fashion, sports, and art properties. This in turn attracts growing numbers of multinational companies, and smaller and medium sized Indian retailers and manufacturers who now know the value of licensing. As a result, licensing of all kinds is gaining momentum in India. The big reasons for this growth include an improving IP legal infrastructure, booming Indian economy, the retail industry becoming more organized and the explosion of media. The outcome is a nation of more than a billion people increasingly exposed to international trends and brands.
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Rand Brenner is an IP professional whose passion is helping inventors, startups, and businesses of all sizes use licensing to turn their IP into income-producing products, services, and technologies. His decades of experience run the gamut from medical devices to food technology to consumer products. He’s licensed some of the biggest Hollywood entertainment blockbusters including the Batman Movies (1 and 2), and the number one kid’s action TV show, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Rand speaks about licensing and is a featured speaker at investment conferences, trade shows, colleges, and startup events. His first book, Hidden Wealth: The Money Making Power of Licensing was released in 2019 and is available on Amazon.com. He’s also a published writer with articles appearing in several prestigious trade magazine including The Licensing Journal, Intellectual Property Magazine, and License India. Rand also mentors at the Cal State Fullerton School of Business and Economics and is a judge for their startup business plan competitions.