IPFACE’s 1-Day Seminar on Pharma Patenting and Patent Landscaping || 20th June at Pune||Rs. 1500 for Students||

The Intellectual Property Facilitation Center (IPFACE) for entrepreneurs, micro -small-medium enterprises (MSME) is a project of the Venture Center supported by the Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME, Government of India under the programme titled ” National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) under XI Plan ” and scheme titled ” Building Awareness on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for MSME “.

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RGNIIPM to Hold IPR Training Programs in 2015-16  

Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management (Rajiv Gandhi NIIPM) is a Central Government Organization under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry engaged in conducting Training, Awareness programs on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). IPRs are considered as a barometer of R&D activities, encourages technology transfer, national / foreign direct investments & helps in technological / industrial development.

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GNLU-Enhelion’s Online Diploma Courses IP Law, Internet Law and Corporate Laws

GNLU, one of India’s premier law schools, has announced the second batch of its online diploma courses. It has continued its partnership with Enhelion for the same. Enhelion is an online education company providing online certified programmes in Management, Law and Engineering. Know more on it here.

Currently these courses will be covering 1) IP Laws and Management; 2) Internet Laws and Policy and 3) Corporate Laws and Management.

The duration of these courses will span over one year; at the end of which successful candidates will receive diplomas certified by GNLU.

The fees for each of these courses are Rs. 15,000/– for Indian students and $400 for others.

Given below is an extensive description of the IP course offered. These details have been procured from GNLU’s site. Click here to visit their page.

For more information on the course on Internet Laws, click here and for that on the Corporate Laws, click here 

IP Laws and Management 


  • Any student who is pursuing or has finished an undergraduate degree in any discipline including law, business management etc
  • Any professional is also eligible for applying to this course
  • Documents required: 10th Class Pass certificate, 12th Class Marksheet, Undergraduate certificate [if applicable], Post graduate certificate [if applicable]

Instructional System

[Online learning] the instructional system consists of:

  • Self-instructional material
  • Audio-video/Digital programmes
  • Online Support
  • Interactive Counseling [Mentor Monitored Programmes]
  • Live online classroom sessions


July 2015 – July 2016 [The first online live lecture will take place in the first week of July 2015]

Modules taught in the programme

Module 1: Understanding the IP Ecosystem

Module 2: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

Module 3: Protection of Intellectual Property

Module 4: Enforcement of Intellectual Property

Module 5: Strategic Issues in Commercialization of IP

Module 6: Intellectual Property Licensing and Franchising

Module 7: Intellectual Property Management Issues

Module 8: Brand Management and Commercial Opportunity

Module 9: Risk Management

Module 10: Intellectual Property Valuation

Module 11: Intellectual Property Valuation Methodologies & Case Studies

Module 12: Anti Competition Issues

Module 13: Compliance Issues in a Borderless Economy

Module 14: Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights

Module 15: Supplemental Material


The Evaluation System for the Diploma course in Intellectual Property: Law, Policy and Practice consists of two components:

  • Two online MCQ based tests [One in the fifth month and one in the twelfth month of the programme]
  • 1 Project Assignment to be submitted online in the last month of the programme


Call for Papers: 4th Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest|| New Delhi Dec 15-17, 2015|| Deadline for Priority Application Aug 1 || Deadline for Paper Submission November 1, 2015

The theme for this year’s Congress will be “Three Decades of Openness; Two Decades of TRIPS.” We are now inviting applications to participate in the Congress, including session participation and presentations. We are also welcoming proposals for panels and workshops.

The Application form needs to be filled here.  This form is to be used to apply to participate in the Global Congress, including by making a presentation, hosting a panel or workshop, or providing a supporting grant or commitment.


August 1st: Priority Deadline for Applications- Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis, with applications made by August 1st being given first consideration. Applications after August 1st to receive travel assistance will be considered only under exceptional circumstances (these details will be collected in a subsequent form).

November 1st: All applications for session participation and paper submissions will close on November 1st.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the submission of this form does not amount to any confirmation of your participation.

Background and Themes for Discussion

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This Just In: NUALS Kochi First CIPR Essay Competition ||FRAND Terms||DEADLINE 31st May 2015

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi is pleased to announce the first CIPR National Essay Competition, 2015. The competition affords an excellent opportunity for Law students to share their views on the theme “FRAND: INDIAN PERSPECTIVE”.

Entries should be based on the following subtopics:

The Contemporary issues involving FRAND

  • The applicability of foreign decisions dealing with FRAND, to the Indian scenario
  • The economics and politics of FRAND and nexus to Law
  • The Competition is open for LL.B. and LL.M. students currently studying law (full-time) in any of the recognised Law Schools/ Colleges/ Departments of the Universities.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:  The essay should be in English, with a word limit of 3000 – 5000 words.

(Times New· Roman, Font Size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5, Footnote size: 10)  Only one essay per participant will be permitted. Multiple submissions will lead to

  • immediate disqualification. The essay should be accompanied with an abstract not exceeding 300 words.
  • Co-authorship is permitted, subjected to a limit of maximum two authors per submission.
  • The cover page should include Name, Year of Study, Address, E-mail id, Contact number
  • and Name of the author and also their College/University. In case of co-authorship, the covering letter should include details of both the authors No part of the submission should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification. The essay should not contain names or any other marks which reveal the identity of the author.  Participants should send in a scanned copy of the declaration form (provided with the announcement) along with the submission.


1st Prize: Rs. 5,000/-

2nd Prize: Rs. 3,000/-

3rd Prize: Rs. 2,000/-

There are NO REGISTRATION FEES. All the entries should be mailed to cipressay@gmail.com on or before 31st of MAY 2015. The essays will be valued by a panel of experts and the decision of the organizers shall be final.

CONTACT DETAILS: Mrs. Athira P.S. Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, NUALS Email: athirnair@gmail.com, Contact: +919995230047

view the official call here!

This Just In: Certificate IP Courses launched by the Confederation of Industry (CII)


Under its Intellectual Property Education Initiative (CII-IPEI), the CII has announced the launch of various IP Courses on the May 24, 2015.

The CII has been engaging with the Government and other stakeholders to build a strong IP Policy. They have also held and organized several IP events on a national scale. Pursuant to their efforts, they have rolled out the CII-IPEI program with a view to creating a skilled IP Workforce for the industry through their Online Certificate Courses.

The subject matter and nature of these Courses vary from Foundation Courses made for IP Aspirants to Advanced Courses for the further education of IP Professionals envisaging to become experts. Registration is open to all IP aspirants.

Some of the Courses Offered:

Advanced Course on IP Licensing, Auditing and Valuation (IPLAV) [Get Details Here]

Foundation Course on IPR For Business Relevance (Get Details Here)

Some unique features of these Courses:

  • Wide variety of courses developed by notable authors based on the requirements of the industry.
  • Tie-up with leading national and international academic institutions and international bodies.
  • Lectures by esteemed legal luminaries, academicians and stalwarts in the domain of IP having years of experience and a say in shaping India’s policy on IPR.
  • Courses run under the expert guidance of eminent personalities from industry and academia

For more specific details, click here

Call For Papers: NUSRL Journal of Environmental Laws and Intellectual Property Rights

The Journal has invited contributions from across the legal fraternity for research works (and other) in the field of environmental law and IPR. The Law School has also encouraged research in the interdisciplinary aspects of the aforementioned fields. The basic submission requirements are stated below. For complete details please visit the


ARTICLE: The article should be scholarly or research work in the areas of environment or intellectual property with an interdisciplinary approach within a word limit of 4000 to 7000 (excluding footnotes) mentioning introduction, conclusion or other subheadings.

NOTE: The note should be original view on any national or global current issues relating to environment or intellectual property at sociological, political, philosophical or legal standpoint within a word limit of 3000 to 4000 (excluding footnotes).

CASE COMMENT: The case comment should be with an aim of understanding the basic issues of contemporary court cases relating to environment or intellectual property rights in India or around the world within a word limit of 2000 to 3000 (excluding footnotes).

LEGISLATION ANALYSIS: The legislation analysis should be the scientific interpretation of any current or upcoming bill, Act or subordinate legislations in field of environmental law or intellectual property rights within a word limit of 2000 to 3000 (excluding footnotes).

BOOK REVIEW: The book review should be original analysis of any newly published book in national or international market relating to any issue on environmental law or intellectual property rights law within a word limit of 1000 to 2000 (excluding footnotes).

Call For Papers: NALSAR’s Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Laws Vol. VII of 2014-15 ||Deadline 31st March 2015||

The Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, an endeavor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, is accepting submissions for its 7th annual publication for the year 2014-15.  Articles, essays, notes and comments can be submitted to the Journal.

Last date for submission: 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

Topic: Intellectual property and other Interdisciplinary fields.

Eligibility: All students, practitioners and scholars of intellectual property. Under-graduate students cannot submit book reviews.

Submissions are to be mailed to ijipl.submissions@gmail.com and a copy marked to submissions@ijipl.com.

Queries can be mailed to the same email-IDs.


  1. Each submission to have an abstract of not more than 350 words. There is no requirement of prior submission of the abstract.
  2. A separate document with the biographical information of the authors must also be attached, which should include the following details: Name, E-mail address, Postal Address, Name and Address of Institution, Course (if applicable) and Academic Year.
  3. Word limit:

Articles: 6000 words

Essays: 5000 words

Notes and Comments: 2500 words

  1. Format: The citation format to be used is The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Ed.). The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, size 12 and in 1.5 spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 and single spaced.

Click Here for Complete Submission Guidelines

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4th GNLU Y.J. Trivedi Annual Intellectual Property Rights Essay Competition – 2014 || Deadline 26th Feb 2015||

In its 4th Edition, GNLU is organizing the National IP Essay Competition in Association with Y.J Trivedi & Co.

Participation is open to  Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from any recognized University or Institution. After compulsory registration is completed by each of the maximum 2 authors, the essays can be mailed to ipeassy@gnlu.ac.in latest by 26th February 2015.

For any queries, send a mail to rshenoy@gnlu.ac.in.

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