On the occasion of World Intellectual Property, MMSCLC is organizing a National Online Conference on ‘Transforming Dimensions of IPR – Problems and Prospects of the Information Age’, on April 26, 2022.
This conference aims to have a brainstorming discussion regarding various problems prevailing in an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime and find solutions to deal with them in these changing times.
About Shankarrao Chavan Law College
To nurture future lawyers with the ideals and values required for playing a constructive role to create a better world, in 2003, Shankarrao Chavan Law College was established.
About Intellectual Property Rights Cell (IPR Cell)
SCLC has established the Intellectual Property Rights Cell to create awareness about these rights and sensitize students about their importance.
It provides a platform to share and discuss the latest developments in the area of IPR and their applications with practical exposure to students, faculty members and research scholars.
About the Conference
Intellectual property rights refer to the privileges given to the inventor, creator, or an organization to protect their innovation for their exclusive use rights for a certain period. Their Importance arises from the encouragement and the financial aid to stimulate creativity in the field of modern sciences and technology. Several amendments were made to the Intellectual Property Rights Laws considering the impact of socio-economic and technological developments.
However, despite these amendments, there has been a consistent increase in violations of IPR in the form of music piracy, software piracy, linking, caching, framing, digital databases and plagiarism, etc., and these violations adversely affect the economy.
Additionally, counterfeiting of trademarks in cyberspace and cybersquatting is increasing day by day, and without stringent provisions, these issues will not be resolved. Trade secret or undisclosed information protection is one of the challenges companies or businesses face in the absence of concrete legal provisions.
Further, the Patent Amendment Act 2005 introduced process and product patents in food, chemical, and pharmaceutics; however, there is a need to balance conflicting claims of access to medicine and exclusive right over patents in compulsory licenses.
This peculiar imbalance has resulted in a reluctance to grant compulsory licenses, evident from fewer licenses permitted even in medical emergencies. IPR has environmental implications as well.
Patent Law has always been criticized for environmental pollution, greenhouse effects, and climate change, and there is an urgent need to revisit the provisions in the light of sustainable development. Growing unauthorized commercial use of traditional knowledge makes indigenous communities more vulnerable, and in the absence of comprehensive law at the international level, it isn’t easy to protect these resources.
Further, biotechnological inventions and their impact on the environment need to be reviewed, considering Laws on Climate Change and Biodiversity.
Effective enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights can be understood by analyzing the intersection of IPR with other Laws. There is always debate and controversies between IPR and other laws. Such asIPR provides exclusive rights and recognizes the monopoly, and on the other hand, Competition Law prevents monopoly. These are just some of the issues prevailing in the IPR regime. These issues need academic discussion and deliberations.
Therefore, MMSCLC’s Intellectual Property Rights Cell considered it necessary to have a brainstorming discussion regarding various problems prevailing in Intellectual Property Rights and to find solutions to deal with them in these changing times.
Call for Papers
Unpublished and quality research papers from students, academicians, and professionals are invited.
- Copyright protection in the digital era
- Biodiversity and protection of biotechnological innovations under the new patent regime
- Access to medicine and pharma patent
- Counterfeiting of trademarks and the need for stronger protection
- Biopiracy, traditional knowledge, and rights of indigenous people
- Protection of trade secrets in the information age
- Geographical indication and community rights protection
- Protection of semiconductor integrated circuit and layout design
- Protection of IPR in cyberspace
- IP Protection and environmental law
- Harmonization of IPR and competition law
Note: The sub-themes mentioned above are not exhaustive. The author can select any other sub-theme related to the main theme.
- The organizer invites original, unpublished research papers for the virtual National Conference from
students, research scholars, academicians, and professionals on the above sub-themes.
- Authors shall declare that the manuscripts submitted for the conference do not infringe any other person’s copyright.
- The interested researcher should send an abstract that contains 250-300 words accompanied by a brief profile of the author by filling out the registration form.
- Format of Paper:
- Font Size: 12
- Font: Times New Roman
- Word Limit: Minimum of 3000 to a maximum of 5000 words
- Language of paper: Papers shall be submitted and presented in English only
- Co-authorship: Up to two co-authors are allowed
- Citation method: ILI
- Line spacing: 1.5
- Page alignment: Left-1.5, Right-1, Top-1 and bottom-1
The Organizing Committee plans to publish the research papers in the form of conference proceedings/books with ISBN No. after the conference, and the selection depends on the quality of the research paper.
How to Register?
- The participants can participate in this conference by filling out the google form and depositing prescribed fees applicable to their category.
- Kindly take the screenshot or receipt of payment to upload in the google form while registering.
- In the case of paper presentation, the researcher should fill out the registration form by uploading the abstract with other details.
- The registration fee is not refundable.
- Law Student of SCLC, Pune: No fee
- Law Student and Research Scholar: Rs. 100/-
- Academicians and Professionals: Rs. 200/-
For Paper Presentation
- Law Student of SCLC, Pune: No fee
- Law Student and Research Scholar: Rs. 200/-
- Academicians and Professionals: Rs. 400/-
- Name: MMMS Shankarrao Chavan Law College
- Account Number: 50100106697534
- Bank Name: HDFC Bank
- Branch: Mayur Colony, Pune
- IFSC Code: HDFC0000149
- Submission of Abstract: April 11, 2022
- Confirmation of Abstract: April 13, 2022
- Submission of Full Paper: April 20, 2022
- Last date of Payment of Fees & Registration: 20th April 2022
- National Conference & Paper Presentation: April 26, 2022
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