“My business background affords me additional insight into the business perspective. I leverage my business experience to navigate my clients through the most complex organizational issues, with the goal of finding a balance that meets both legal and business objectives.”

Overview

India Vincent’s practice is devoted to helping clients identify, protect and generate maximum value from their intellectual property, helping clients develop and implement policies and procedures to protect their data, and guiding clients through responding to cyber incidents.

India chairs Burr’s Intellectual Property, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Group. She earned her CIPP/US certification to become a Certified Privacy Professional. India’s areas of practice include cybersecurity, data privacy, GDPR, CCPA, software and technology licensing, technology development and research, corporate transactions, and intellectual property (IP). She assists her clients in creating, developing, growing, managing and selling their businesses with a specific focus on maximizing the value of their data and other intellectual property assets, by assisting with licensing strategies, data protection efforts, due diligence research and secure implementation of new technologies. As part of those efforts, India works with clients to determine appropriate strategies for clearing, protecting, licensing and enforcing intellectual property, including trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and copyrights, and advises clients regarding contractual relationships with customers and vendors.

India also assists clients with identifying their valuable data and other proprietary information and developing customized, situationally appropriate security and data protection policies and breach response plans. When the worst happens, India helps clients work through the process of responding to a cyber incident, securing electronic and physical systems, assessing the impact of the incident, complying with all notice requirements and developing remediation plans to thwart future attacks.

Experience

  • Manage client trademark portfolios including, assisting with selection and clearance of marks, registration of marks, and maintenance of registrations.
  • Advising clients on strategies for enforcing and defending their intellectual property rights, and representing clients in such efforts.
  • Represent companies in the development of brand strategies, including developing long-term plans for registration, licensing, and enforcement of marks.
  • Assist clients with the negotiation of properly-balanced software/technology development and licensing agreements.
  • Represent consumer and business-to-business based brand companies in all business matters.
  • Assist clients in the development of proactive cybersecurity and data protection policies, breach response plans, business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and other related security policies and procedures.
  • Counsel and guide clients in responding to a security incident, securing all systems, determining if a breach occurred, restoring operations efficiently, assessing reporting requirements, and implementing remediation and improvement efforts.
  • Assist and guide clients in tabletop exercises to assess the adequacy of incident response plans.
  • Private Equity Firm Acquires Majority Interest in Restaurant Company

Honors & Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®️, Copyright Law since 2012, Trademark Law since 2014, Information Technology Law since 2023, IT Outsourcing Law since 2023, Litigation- Intellectual Property since 2023, Privacy and Data Security Law since 2023, Technology Law since 2023, Trade Secrets Law since 2023
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®️, "Lawyer of the Year," Trademark Law, Birmingham, Alabama (2015, 2019, 2021), Copyright Law, Birmingham, Alabama (2018, 2020, 2022)
  • Birmingham Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40" (2009)

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Civic Activities

  • TechBirmingham, Executive Board Member (Vice-Chair 2018; Chair 2019)

Professional Activities

  • International Trademark Law Association, Program Advisory Counsel (2022-2023), Commercialization of Brands (2022-2023), Data Protection Committee (2016-2021), Chair of Legislation Subcommittee (2020-2021)
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Science and Technology Law Section
  • Alabama Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Business Section
  • Georgia State Bar Association

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The Burr & Forman Sports Law team includes attorneys from a variety of legal and college athletic backgrounds, who provide counsel on marketing, licensing and other agreements. The team, which includes NFLPA certified contract advisors, has represented professional athletes in marketing and other deals, negotiated NIL contracts with NCAA coaching legends, represented professional sports organizations, and negotiated deals with major sporting television networks.

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