CONCEPT NOTE

“Human beings are by virtue of their intelligence capable of creating things that are novel, unique, sometimes of great worth, and even…of overwhelming value.”

-Richard Taylor

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) is that field of law which seeks to reward and protect the tangible creation of the intellectual labour and skill of individuals. With the ever increasing needs of the society, there is a constant requirement of creative thinking to address the needs and wants of mankind.

Intellectual Property Rights was hence created with the objective of promoting creativity and to reward the creator with economic and moral achievements. But with the changing environment in industrial and economic sectors, the subject matter of IPR changed from protection of creativity to economic exploitation of the tangible property derived from intangible idea.

This opened a Pandora’s box causing drift between developed country and developing country, MNCs and start-ups wherein the interpretation of the foundations of the IPR came into question is IPR for providing stimulus to creativity or monopolistic exploitation.

India, whose constitution which mandates a social welfare state, is most looked upon rising economy. Amongst the MNCs and the Nations, there exist a legitimate expectation for the legal regime of India to be in concurrence with the legal regime accepted by the majority of the world.

India in the comity of nation is faced with the dilemma of the providing MNCs with investment avenues and protecting the home grown industries to come at par to compete with the MNCs. In this dilemma, protectionist approaches must be balanced out with pro-investment policies.

In this seminar, we would be trying to analyse the dilemma and the solutions taken by the Legislature, Executive and the judiciary to address the question of balancing the commercial interest and the social interest. The seminar would also revisit the foundational objective of IPR where the purpose of grant of protection would be reconsidered.

THEME AND SUB-THEME

Theme:

Metamorphosis of Intellectual Property Rights in India in light of global IPR regime

Sub-theme:

  1. Metamorphosis of IPR Laws in India and at Global Level
  2. Property and Monopoly: Revisiting the foundation of IPR
  3. Emerging Technological Developments and IPR Regime: Drones, AI and GMO
  4. IPR Laws in a digitalized world
  5. Commercial Interest v. Social Interest: Dilemma for Policy Maker

IMPORTANT DATES

Last Date of Submission of Abstract: 10th April 2018

Confirmation of Abstract: 12th April 2018

Submission of Full Paper: 19th April 2018

REGISTRATION FEES

Professional and Academicians: Rs. 2000

Students and Research Scholars: Rs. 1000

Co-authors must register individually.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Abstract:

  • The abstract should not exceed 300 words, and must be accompanied by a cover page, stating the following:
    • Sub- Theme
    • Title of the Paper
    • Name of the Author(s)
    • Name of the Institution
    • E-mail Address
    • Postal Address
    • Contact number

Paper:

  • Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors. However, both authors need to register separately.
  • In case of co-authorship at least one author must attend the conference to present the paper.
  • No Proxy presentations are allowed.
  • The paper must be accompanied with the following details:
  • A cover letter mentioning the Name of the Author(s), Course, Year of Study (if applicable), Name of the College/University (if applicable), Professional Position  (if applicable), with Postal Address, Email Address and Contact Number.
  • Registration Form – Students must send a scanned copy of this Registration form with the stamp/seal of the Institution Head /Head of the Department.
  • Copy of the Scanned Demand Draft.
  • Above mentioned documents- Cover letter, Registration form and DD should be sent in both hard and soft copies.
  • Soft copies of the same to kleiprseminar@klelawcollege.org and hard copy to the below mentioned address: Mr. Harsh Pratap Singh, Seminar Faculty-in-charge, KLE Society’s Law College, #3, CA-2 V Block, West Circle, Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah layout, Ullal Post, Bengaluru – 560091

Formatting Requirements:

  • The main text should be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing of 1.5.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with spacing of 1.0.
  • One inch margins should be maintained on all four sides.
  • The authors must adhere to a uniform style of citation. We recommend that author to adhere to Bluebook, 20th Edition.
  • The maximum length of the paper shall not exceed 3500 words, (excluding footnotes/end notes/annexure/reports etc).
  • All abstract submissions are to be made in Microsoft Word (.doc) 2007/2010 format. Full paper has to be submitted in pdf.

Method of Submission

  • All submissions for the conference have to be electronically mailed with the Subject Column as “Submission of Abstract/ Submission of Full Paper”, as the case may be and bearing the names(s) of the authors(s) as the file names, only at the following address, kleiprseminar@klelawcollege.org.

The brochure is here.

The registration form is here.

 

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