National Seminar on ‘Changing Dynamics of Intellectual Property Rights’ organised by The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, MNLU, Nagpur concluded. Justice Bharati Dangre, Judge, Bomb ay High Court, speaking as Chief Guest lauded the efforts being made by MNLU, Nagpur under the dynamic leadership of its Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Vijender Kumar.
Her Lordship told the audience that this University has made its mark in a very short span of time, in spite of several odds, and that could be possible only because of its faculties and students worked tirelessly. She has said that the theme of the seminar is very important and requires extensive research by the students of MNLU, Nagpur and others. She said that the advancement in technology has brought new challenges for those working in the field of Intellectual Property rights.
The Key Note speaker of the seminar Prof. (Dr.) T Ramakrishna from National Law School of India University, Bangalore said that the perception of the people that IPR creates monopoly and benefits only business community is not correct. He said, that it may not have been able to balance between private and public interest, however, there are ample legal provisions, which can take care of both. He emphasised that learned judges of the High Court and Supreme Court are delivering excellent judgements and the government departments are also becoming efficient day by day in granting licenses under IPR Laws.
Justice KJ Rohee (Retd) judge of the High Court also addressed the students and asked them to work hard and take the advantage of the facilities being provided to them. Joint Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, GR Raghavender , who was participating in the conference as Guest of Honour was first to speak and brought out various initiatives being taken by the government to strengthen the IPR regime. He said that improved IPR policies and use of technology will boost the efficiency and economy.
Earlier on the day Head, Centre for Intellectual Property Dr Ragini Khubhalkar, welcomed the delegates and told the vision of the Centre and Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar, felicitated the guests.
Technical sessions were chaired by Joint Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Law and Justice, GR Raghavender, Ex Sr Director Patent Dr WM Dhumane, and Design, MumbaI, Dr VP Tiwari, Associate Professor of Law, MNLU, Nagpur. Dr Raman Mittal, Associate Professor of Law, University of Delhi, Prof. (Dr.) SL Deshpande, Dr. Himanshu Pandey, Prof. (Dr.) T Ramakrishna from National Law School of India University, Bangalore, Deputy Controller of Patent and Design, RGNIIPM, Nagpur, Pankaj Borkar, Dr Anirban Chakraborty. The seminar had the representation from more than seven states. The vote of thanks was proposed by the Registrar of the University Prof. Ramesh Kumar.