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National Seminar on Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Technology Transfer and Economic Growth: Prospects and Challenges

Nehru Memorial Law PG College, Rajasthan is going to organize a National Seminar on "Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Technology Transfer and Economic Growth: Prospects and Challenges".

Date: 6th - 7th August, 2016
Venue: Nehru Memorial Law PG College, Hanumangarh Town, Rajasthan

About the Seminar:
The poorly equipped Intellectual Property (IP) bar and limited juristic understanding of IP laws call for a fair balance between the interests and rights of intellectual labourers on the one hand and imperatives of rapid creativeness and inventiveness in Indian knowledge-based liberalized economy. It pervades all sectors of economy and is increasingly becoming important for ensuring competitiveness of the enterprises in the form of patents; trademarks; geographical indications, industrial designs; layout-designs (Topographies) of integrated circuits, plant variety protection and copyright, undisclosed information, trade secrets, and traditional knowledge.

As far back in 1956, Justice Rajagopal Ayyangar's report lamented that 'the patents are taken not in the interests of the economy of the country granting the patent or with a view to manufacture there but with the main objective of protecting an export market from competition from rival manufacturers particularly those in other parts of the world'.

The Agreement on Trade Related Aspect of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) forms an integral part of modern IP law besides the GATT Uruguay Round, Draft Final Act and Marrakesh Agreement, 1994. The text of the TRIPS is a masterpiece of ambiguity, couched in the language of diplomatic compromise, resulting in a verbal tight-rope walk, with a prose remarkably elastic and capable of being stretched all the way to Geneva.

This calls for refurbishing IP Laws without permitting any ambiguity under the TRIPS Agreement to come in our way, to enable us to safeguard our national security, national interests, public health and human rights. The TRIPS Agreement sets out minimum standards of Intellectual Property protection for Member States. India has complied with the obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and have amended and enacted IP laws.

This National Seminar offers an opportunity to experts from various disciplines, be they are, Researchers, Academicians, Policy makers, Government Organization, Law Experts, International Lawyers, Judges, Negotiators, Diplomats, Government Representatives, National Organizations, Media Representatives, Non-Governmental Organization and Students to come together and share their valuable thoughts, impression and research studies on the following issues relating to majors themes of changing dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in present economics perspective:

  • Impact of WTO, IPR Realization and Enforcement of TRIPS Agreement
  • Patent Laws, Indian Innovations and Licensing Policies
  • Geographical Indication on Food and Biodiversity and Its Impact / Traditional Knowledge and Management in Plant Variety
  • Challenges of Copyrights and Cyberspace
  • Emergences of Designs and Trademark Laws / Trade Secrets and Competition Law in Liberalized Economy.

Call for Papers:
Seminar papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the issues related to the above themes. It is also proposed that the selected papers by the Committee will be published in a special volume on the seminar in the form of an edited book with ISBN No. Author of selected papers would be given an opportunity to present their papers as per requirement of the theme during sessions on the day of the seminar.

Submission Guidelines:
Interested authors should submit an Abstract of their original research / conceptual papers and empirical studies / case studies briefly describing objectives, methodology, major results and its implications in about 500 words. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and evaluated before final acceptance. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit and present full paper at the Seminar.

Accepted Abstracts are likely to be published in the souvenir of the projected Seminar. The length of the full papers should normally not exceed about 5000 words (excluding tables, figures, illustrations and references etc.) and it must be typed in Times New Roman font size 12 on A4 size paper with 1" margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word. The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition) must be strictly adhered to while submitting the abstract and full papers.

All the Abstracts and Full length papers shall be sent as an attachment on email id.:

Participants willing to attend the Seminar should fill the Registration Form and submit it latest by 10th July, 2016 along with the requisite fee. Filled-in registration form can be sent electronically or by post. In case of electronic submission of registration form, requisite fee should reach the N.M. Law PG College, Hanumangarh Town - 335513, Rajasthan by 15th July, 2016. Registration fee should be remitted through Demand Draft / Bankers Cheque drawn in favour of "The Principal, N M Law PG College, Hanumangarh" payable at Hanumangarh, Rajasthan.

Registration Fee:

  • Academicians: Rs. 500/-
  • Professionals (NGOs / Media Persons / Policymakers): Rs. 500/-
  • Research Scholars: Rs. 400/-
  • Students: Rs. 200/-
  • Foreign Delegates: US $100

Registration fees in cash can also be paid at the Registration desks at the venue on the inaugural day.

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of Abstracts by Post / Email (soft copy):

25th May, 2016

Intimation on selection of the Paper:

30th May, 2016

Last date for submission of Full Paper (soft copy):

30th June, 2016

Last date for submission of Full Paper (hard copy):

15th July, 2016.

Dr. K.B. Ojha
Phone: +91-9530203557

Dr. Brajesh Agarwal
Phone: +91-9414445584

Mr. Mohammad Imran
Phone: +91-9759108093

Prof. V. Tayal / Dr. V. Mathur
Convener of the Seminar
Phone: 01552-222663

Nehru Memorial Law PG College
Hanumangarh Town,
Rajasthan - 335513

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