The Indian Law Institute is organising a National Conference on “Intellectual Property Rights and Public Interest in India” on April 7-8, 2017.

The conference seeks to address the question whether IPR is based on public interest leading to public rights predominance over private rights or knowledge as a form of private property to be protected under IPR regime ergo public rights are nothing but exceptions.

The conference aims to realize the IPR model apposite for countries like India.


Submitted papers may focus on, but are not be limited to, the following thematic areas

  1. Justifying IPR: Exclusive Private Rights versus Public Interest
  2. Public Interest concerns in International Conventions on IPR
  3. Judicial Trends in India on IPR and Public Interest
  4. Legislative efficiency in counterpoising Private Rights and Public Interest in IPR laws
  5. Vulnerable groups and IPR policy
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