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GNLU Symposium on Convergence of Private International Law in IPR & Cyber Law

             


Particulars of Event:


GNLU Centre for Private International Law in collaboration with GNLU-Microsoft India Chair on Intellectual Property Rights and Policy Research, and GNLU-GUJCOST Research Centre of Excellence on IPR Laws, Policies and Practices is organizing a Symposium on Convergence of Private International Law in IPR and Cyber Law on 1 April, 2017.

Resource Person:

1. Mr. Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand,  [He completed his law studies in New Delhi in 1979 and since then has been practicing as an Intellectual Property Lawyer. He has been a counsel in several landmark IP cases involving the first Anton Piller Order (HMV cases); the first Mareva Injunction Order (Philips case); the first Norwich Pharmacal Order (Hollywood Cigarettes case); Moral rights of Artists (Amarnath Sehgal case); Recognition for ProBono work for rural innovators at the grass root level' (National Innovation Foundation Award - Govt. of India); First order under the Hague Convention (Astra Zeneca case) and several significant cases for pharma clients such as Novartis, Pfizer and Roche. He was the Past President of FICPI India, AIPPI Indian National Group, APPA India and Asia Euro Forum. He has spoken extensively as a thought leader at various forums including WIPO, AIPPI, INTA, LES, IBA, LAW ASIA and the UN Conference on LDCs in the Digital World.]

2. Mr. Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India,  [He is one of the top four Cyber Lawyers around the world; is the President of Cyberlaws.Net. Apart from serving as a practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India, he has been associated with UNCTAD, UNESCAP, AFACT Legal Working Group of the UN/CEFAT, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre Panel of Neutrals, The Council of Europe on Cybercrime, Board of Experts of European Commission?s Dr. E-Commerce, e-ASEAN Task Force, Asian Development Bank in different capacities; which speaks volumes of his worldwide acceptance as an authority. He is also the founder of the Cyber Law Association and the Founder- President, Cyber Law India. He has spoken at over 900 conferences, seminars and workshops lectured extensively in select law colleges. He has been associated with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India on Cyber Law and Electronic Governance legal issues.] 

3. Prof. (Dr.) V. C. Vivekanandan, Dean School of Law, Bennett University,  [He received his PhD from National Law School of India Bangalore in the field of IPR and holds a M.L. Degree in Corporate Law & Securities from Nagarjuna University and B.L. degree from Bangalore University. He worked as faculty with National Law School of India, Bangalore between 1990-92 and 1998-2001 prior to joining NALSAR University of Law. He specializes in IPR, Cyber Laws and Business Laws and is the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) IP Chair Professor. He also coordinates the NALSAR Proximate Education offering P.G.Diploma in Patents Law, Cyber Laws, Media Laws and International Humanitarian Laws. He is an Adjunct Visiting Professor with the Business School of University of Buffalo, New York since 2007 and is currently a research fellow with the law school at Maastricht University, Netherlands under the ICCSR NWO exchange scholar of 2010. He is also an elected member of the Asia Pacific Region of ALAC to ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers).]

4. Dr. Karnika Seth, Chairperson Lex Cyberia, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, [She is an internationally renowned cyber law expert & is the Founding Partner at Seth Associates. She is also the Chairperson of Lex Cyberia at Seth Associates, the World?s first integrated cyberlaws research, forensics and legal consulting centre. Dr. Seth has been consistently ranked by global business community as topnotch cyberlawyer, an IT Expert & a prolific author, policymaker & educator. Her contribution to growth & development of cyberlaws internationally and in India is widely acknowledged in the corporate world and by International organisations. She has been empanelled as a member of the Working Group of International Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) formed to design the Policy framework impacting global domain registration services. She is also the India representative at the Working Group Consultations and ICANN discussion forums. She is part of expert panel of UNICEF working on children safety in the online world and actively associates with International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) in its cyberawareness activities in India.]

5. Mr. Girma Wolde-Michael, Chair Professor, GNLU-Microsoft India Chair on Intellectual Property Rights and Policy,  [He is the former Deputy Chief IP Counsel and International IP operations Head for Medtronic, one of the largest medical device companies in the world. Mr. Wolde-Michael has over several years of experience in IP practice with a major focus on medical devices and high technology. In prior years, he worked as equity partner and senior IP counsel at a law firm. Further, before his legal career, Mr. Wolde-Michael worked as a senior engineering manager, head of research and development (?R&D?), and business manager for new product development and market launch at various high technology companies in the U.S. Mr. Wolde-Michael holds six U.S patents. Currently, Mr. Wolde-Michael counsels startup businesses in the medical industry. Mr. Wolde-Michael holds a B.SC. degree in Engineering, graduate studies in microcircuits and semiconductors, B.A. in economics, MBA (Master in Business Administration). MIM (Master of International Management) and J.D. (Juris Doctor). He is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice law before the USPTO and several Jurisdictions in the United States. 

About the Symposium

In the Globalized world inter-connectivity through technology is continuing to reach new heights along with the laws governing this. Cyberspace is an addition to the common heritage of humankind. Free flowing of data has many issues when it comes to the application of laws, rules and regulations with the cross border elements of jurisdiction, enforcement and freedom of operation. Apart from conventional cross-border issues, cyberspace has created new Private International Law issues in relation with jurisdiction, enforcement and freedom of operation.

Similarly, with evolution of the IP Regime the Cross-border IP disputes have also evolved with more complexities. The relationship between Intellectual Property and Private International Law is a fascinating and multifaceted one.

Cyberspace, IPR and Private International Law are inherently international, but it is the exponential increase in conflicts involving trans-border elements, in a world characterized by global trade and borderless communication structures, that has, in modern times drawn the disciplines of Cyber Laws and IPR close to the Private International Law.

The objective of this symposium is to focus on Indian laws with appraisal of legal developments in corresponding jurisdictions for Private International Law in Cyberspace and Private International Law in IP Regime.

Fees:

  • INR 500/-  (Students)
  • INR 1000/- (Academicians & Research Scholars)
  • INR 1200/-  (Industry Professionals/ Government Officials/Consultants/Practitioners)


How to Apply: Click Here

 

Last Date of Applying: 27 March, 2018. 

 

For more details, feel free to contact:

  • Soaham Bajpai, Assistant Professor of Law, <sbajpai@gnlu.ac.in><8128650845>
  • Pratikalpa Sharma, Teaching & Research Associate of Law, <psharma@gnlu.ac.in><7567950227> 
  • Hetvi Trivedi, Research Associate, GNLU-GUJCOST Centre of Excellence on IPR Laws, Policies and Practice, <htrivedi@gnlu.ac.in><8128650886>
  • Vaishali Singh, Research Associate, GNLU-Microsoft Chair on IPR Laws and Policy Research, <vsingh@gnlu.ac.in><8128650838> 
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    Symposium on Convergence of Private International Law in IPR and Cyber Law


    GNLU Centre for Private International Law in collaboration with GNLU-Microsoft India Chair on Intellectual Property Rights and Policy Research, and GNLU-GUJCOST Research Centre of Excellence on IPR Laws, Policies and Practices
     
    Gujarat National Law University
    Attalika Avenue | Knowledge Corridor | Koba Gandhinagar 382426 | Gujarat India
  • In the Globalized world interconnectivity through technology is continuing to reach new heights along with the laws governing this. Cyberspace is an addition to the common heritage of humankind. Free flowing of data has many issues when it comes to the application of laws, rules and regulations with the cross border elements of jurisdiction, enforcement and freedom of operation. Apart from conventional cross-border issues, cyberspace has created new Private International Law issues in relation with jurisdiction, enforcement and freedom of operation.

    Similarly, with evolution of the IP Regime the Cross-border IP disputes have also evolved with more complexities. The relationship between Intellectual Property and Private International Law is a fascinating and multifaceted one.

    Cyberspace, IPR and Private International Law are inherently international, but it is the exponential increase in conflicts involving trans-border elements, in a world characterized by global trade and borderless communication structures, that has, in modern times drawn the disciplines of Cyber Laws and IPR close to the Private International Law.

    The objective of this symposium is to focus on Indian laws with appraisal of legal developments in corresponding jurisdictions for Private International Law in Cyberspace and Private International Law in IP Regime.

  • Speakers for the Event
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    Mr Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand and Anand on "Private International Law and IPR"
    Prof. (Dr.) V. C. Vivekanandan, Dean School of Law, Bennett University, on "Private International Law and IPR"
    Mr. Girma Wolde-Michael, Chair Professor, GNLU-Microsoft India Chair on IPR & Policy
    Dr. Karnika Seth, Chairperson Lex Cyberia on "Private International Law and Cyber Law"
    Mr. Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India on "Private International Law and Cyber Law"
    Panel Discussion on "Creating a Roadmap for Private International Law Development in India"
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    gcpril@gnlu.ac.in
    For more details, kindly contact us 

    Ms Harsha Rajwanshi
    Centre Director, GNLU Centre for Private International Law,
    Email: hrajwanshi@gnlu.ac.in; Contact Number: 8511188725

    Mr Soaham Bajpai
    Coordinator
    Email: sbajpai@gnlu.ac.in; Contact Number: 8128650845

    Ms Pratikalpa Sharma
    Co-coordinator
    Email: psharma@gnlu.ac.in; Contact Number: 7567950227

    Ms Hetvi Trivedi
    Co-coordinator
    Email: htrivedi@gnlu.ac.in; Contact Number: 8128650886

    Ms Vaishali Singh
    Co-coordinator
    Email: vsingh@gnlu.ac.in; Contact Number: 8128650838

     

Venue : Gandhinagar , Gujarat , India

Event Date : 01-04-2018

Organiser Details:

Organiser ( GNLU )

Contact Person : Soaham Bajpai

Mobile : 8128650845

Email : sbajpai@gnlu.ac.in