ABOUT THE CONFERENCE –
The Cell for Studies in Intellectual Property Rights at National Law Institute University, -NLIU, Bhopal in collaboration with School of Law, Western Sydney University, Australia, shall be organising an International Conference on Intellectual Property Law & Policy.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE –
The objective of this Conference is to examine the perennial question – whether IP laws and policies help or hinder the economic and technological advancement of nations? A corollary to this question is what can be done to make the existing IP regimes, domestic and international, fair and equitable.
THEME & SUBTHEMES FOR THE CONFERENCE –
The theme of the Conference is “Intellectual Property Law and Policy: A Device for Research and Development.”
This theme has three sub-themes –
I. Whether domestic and international laws relating to (i) copyright, (ii) patents, (iii) trademark, (iv) geographical indications of goods, (v) protection of plant varieties and farmers’ rights, (vi) industrial design, (vii) layout design of semiconductor integrated circuits, (viii) trade secret, and (ix) any other areas of IP law (emerging or otherwise), and related laws help or hinder research and development.
II. What can be done to make the existing IP regime, i.e., IP law and policy more fair and equitable?
III. What are the moral, philosophical, legal, social, and/or ethical consequences of existing laws?
Original and unpublished research Papers may be contributed on: (i) main theme, (ii) any of the nine areas of first sub theme, (iii) second theme, or (iv) the third theme. The paper must make a new, non-obvious, and useful claim.
Academics, researchers, students, lawyers and professionals. In addition to the persons presenting the papers, academics, judges, lawyers and other professionals, persons from industry and students may also attend the Conference.
The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Kerwa Dam Road, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. PIN – 462044
REGISTRATION FEES FOR PARTICIPANTS
All Registration fees are to be paid in INR. The fee details are as follows:
- Academicians/ Practitioners/ Others (Indian) INR 5000/-
- Academicians/ Practitioners/ Others (Foreign) USD 100/- (INR 6500/-)
- Students (Indian) INR 3000/-
- Students (NLIU) INR 1000/-
- Members of Faculty (NLIU and Western Sydney University) NIL
FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE
In addition to the inaugural and valedictory sessions, there will be four sessions earmarked for each of the subthemes. In the afternoon session of day three, the panellists of each of the twelve sessions will form a group and discuss all the papers presented in their respective session. The discussion will be aimed at identifying strengths and weaknesses of every paper presented and shall seek to make suggestions for improvements in the paper. Every group will then select its group leader. On day four, the group leaders will present the outcome of the group deliberation. Day five has been earmarked for sight-seeing.
Last Date for Abstract Submission: August 15, 2017
Confirmation of Abstract: August 25, 2017
Last Date of Online Registration: September 30, 2017
Last Date for Paper Submission: October 25, 2017
Date of Conference: November 26 – 30, 2017
For further information, any other query and additional details, you may direct yourself to the website Link – Official Website
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