National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights Regime by Amity University Chhattisgarh

We are organizing a National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights Regime: A REFLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY & ECONOMICS in hybrid mode.

About the University

Amity University Raipur has been established with a vision to contribute to nation-building through education by developing industry-ready graduates who are technically focused, socially sensitive and ethically sound. The university follows the core philosophy of achieving academic excellence through industry integration, internalization and research. The teaching and learning method adopted by the university includes both traditional and contemporary techniques. Adequate practical exposure is provided to the students through Industry visits, research projects, case-based teaching and field exposure. The young minds are stimulated through regular discussions, sessions, presentations, role plays, simulated management games, workshops and seminars.

Amity Law School, Amity University Chhattisgarh, affiliated to the Bar Council of India, is one of the premier institutions of Central India with an objective of evolving and disseminating comprehensive legal education based on research and innovation. It is focused with a holistic approach towards interdisciplinary legal education and to promote ethical values and foster the rule of law and to promote legal awareness in the society to achieve political, social and economic justice. Learning Law here means Learning Justice. Amity Law School offers B.A.LL. B (Hons.) and B.B.A. LL. B (Hons.) five-year integrated courses and a one-year LL.M. course. ALS through its internationally acclaimed syllabi creates Legal Professionals of international competence who prove to be excellent litigation specialists, corporate lawyers,judicial officers, arbitration and mediation experts etc. The brilliant young minds are nurtured under the tutelage of a world-class faculty that demands innovative thought and has been able to initiate an interdisciplinary approach to all topics of study. The faculty includes prominent scholars of Law, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Sciences and Foreign Languages. In addition, distinguished judges, eminent jurists, policy makers, high ranked civil servants, public figures and prominent lawyers regularly take sessions to make Amity LawSchool a vibrant intellectual community.

About the conference

Intellectual Property Right as the nomenclature suggests it is a right related to ‘property’ but it is different from the idea of property which is generally understood; first, the property here is not tangible, secondly, this property right is limited only to the extent of ‘right to exclude’ thirdly, and most significantly it is the outcome of human intellect. The idea of Intellectual Property Rights (hereinafter, IPR) is not singular in its manifestation but refers to a bouquet of eight types. Seven types of IPR namely; copyright, patent, trademark, design, geographical indication, plant variety protection and layout designs of semiconductor integrated circuits are recognised and protected by the legislations enacted by the Parliament whereas the eighth type of IPR; trade secret is recognised by the Court. These rights are limited for they all are territorial, most of them come with a time limitation but a few like trademarks, geographical indications and trade secrets are not bound by time limitations. The IPRs create monopolies which seem to be detrimental to the interests of people but on the other hand they provide encouragement for innovations and development in existing knowledge. The idea of incentivizing the creation of knowledge is the fundamental purpose of IPRs. The development of science and technology has become conterminous to IPRs and with every passing day a development in technology appears and so the need and issues of such creation of knowledge arises. The latest being the Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics raises the issues of protection under the existing IPR regimes; what will be the protection, under which category, who will be the owner of such information. What will be the status of the knowledge created by the AI and who will be the owner of these IPRs remains a question to be answered. This National Seminar aims to explore the realm of Intellectual Property at national and international level. It further aims to consolidate the efforts of researchers and students by allowing them to discuss the issues to be resolved and solutions to be adopted in the field of Intellectual PropertyRights. Research Papers are invited on any of the issues related to the theme of the seminar.

Theme of Seminar

Theme – I: Regimes of Control: Implications for National and International Regulations The first theme will be focusing on the historical development of the recognition of intellectual property and the development of legal regimes through various international treaties and conventions related to the protection of intellectual property rights and their consequences on the development of domestic legislations. The international conventions to protect intellectual property rights include Paris Convention, the Berne Convention, International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (Rome Convention), and the Treaty on Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits (IPIC Treaty).

Theme – II: Intellectual Property Rights: The Indian Experience The second theme will focus on the various Indian legislations related to the protection of intellectual property rights and its impact on the Indian economy and the society at large. The theme will focus on developments of IP regimes in India through various statutes like the Patents Act, 1970, the Trademarks Act, 1999, the Copyright Act, 1957, the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration And Protection) Act, 1999, the Designs Act, 2000 and the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 but not limited to the mere analysis of statutes but will also include different issues arising in relation to these and the judicial pronouncements thereupon. Some of the issues to be discussed are regarding IP laws in cyberspace, analyzing dimensions of related legislations, patenting of traditional knowledge bases, recognition of plant varieties and their medicinal properties,and international conflicts in operation of IP laws.

Eligibility

Any Academician, Research Scholar, Practitioner, Lawyer, Professional and student can register.

Location (country/state/city)

Raipur Chhattisgarh, India

Registration Procedure

One can register through the following link-

https://amity.edu/raipurpaymentgateway/FDP-NSIP2022/

Fee Details

Registration fee for Academicians/ Professionals 1000/-INR
Registration fee for Research Scholar/ Students 500/-INR
Registration fee for students of Amity University, Chhattisgarh Rs.300/-INR

Important dates

Date of the Seminar:
September 10th, 2022

Last date of registration and paper submission:
September 9th, 2022

Contact information
In case of any queries, please contact the following:

Ansh Kesarwani (Convener)
8707525715

Samarth Shah (Co-Convener)
9039679371

Shruti Tejwani (Co-Convener)
9300435050

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