Signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the VIT-AP School of Law (VSL), VIT-AP University and Wordict-IP was held virtually by VIT-AP University on 22nd July 2021.
Dr. S. V. Kota Reddy, Vice-Chancellor of VIT-AP University signed the MoU and addressed the gathering. During his address highlighted that the University has committed to establish Centres of Excellence in Intellectual Property, New Emerging Technologies and Law and other centres of excellence to encourage the clinical, research and practical application of law to future legal professionals. He further added that the centres of excellence will work holistically to provide suitable solutions to society and to provide legal empowerment to the people.
The academic collaboration with Wordict-IP would help students to equip industry and practice-ready in the areas of Intellectual Property Law which includes, copyrights, trademarks, patents and geographical indication Filings. It will also facilitate research collaborations, student mentoring (including training students to prepare for IP Moot court competitions), knowledge partnership, internships (Virtual and Physical), guest lectures, workshops, symposiums, seminars, and IP awareness programmes.
Ashok Ram Kumar, Advocate, Wordict-IP after signing MoU said that VSL and Wordict-IP recognize the value of mutual cooperation and are desirous of entering into this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate academic collaboration between the two organizations to promote academic research, capacity building, academic collaborative activities and to develop the online professional courses and leadership development programs on Intellectual Property Law.
Dr. CLV Sivakumar, Registrar, VIT-AP University and Dr. Benarji Chakka, Dean VIT-AP School of Law, students, faculty members and staff of the university witnessed the MoU signing ceremony.