WIPO Academy, in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of IP Management, Nagpur (RGNIIPM) and Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Nagpur, had organised the third edition of WIPO-India Summer School on Intellectual Property (IP), at Nagpur from June 17 to June 28, 2019.
The Valedictory ceremony of the said Summer School programme was held on June 28, 2019. The Chief Guest for the ceremony was Justice V.S. Sirpurkar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and the Guest was Damodar P. Vaidya, Executive Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys. The ceremony was graced by Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, MNLU Nagpur, Prof. C. Ramesh Kumar, Registrar, MNLU Nagpur, Dr. Pankaj Borkar, Head, RGNIIPM, and Dr. Ragini Khubalkar, Head, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, MNLU Nagpur.
Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar delivered the welcome address in which he congratulated the organizers on the completion of another successful edition of the Summer School. Dr. Ragini Khubalkar presented a Report of the Summer School that saw the participation of sixty-six (66) participants from all corners of India and comprised of academic and technical sessions by 18 experts in the field of Intellectual Property who covered about 25 topics during 10 days of the Summer School.
P. Vaidya addressed the gathering and shared inspirational anecdotes about his experience as an Intellectual Property lawyer. Thereafter, Justice V.S. Sirpurkar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and the Chief Guest for the ceremony traced the evolution of Intellectual Property law as a mainstream subject in Indian legal education, and encouraged the participants to study the IPR.
The participants came forward to appreciate the contribution of the Summer School in enriching their knowledge about Intellectual Property law. The ceremony concluded with Dr. Pankaj Borkar, Head, RGNIIPM proposing the Vote of Thanks, whereby he expressed gratitude towards the staff of RGNIIPM and MNLU Nagpur for all the administrative help, and to all the resource persons for the brilliant sessions conducted by them. He also thanked all the students and faculty members for their kind cooperation to make this program successful.
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