Centre for Research on Intellectual Property Rights Law (CeRIP) orgainsed Online National Conference on Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Geographical Indications and Rights of Indigenous People.
Centre for Research on Intellectual Property Rights Law
Intellectual creativity and innovation is a continuous process. The IP law is a global phenomenon in the twenty first century which gets enrichment from IP protection and recognition. The North East region of India is an unexplored virgin territory in terms of IP driven research and policy endeavours of the Government, private sectors, NGOs, think tanks etc. be it at the National or the International level. NLU, Assam which is the lone premier law school at the heart of the seven North Eastern States can become the focal centre for IP related activities. North East region is the hotspot of biological diversity and well known for its indigenous traditional knowledge.
The Centre for Advanced Research on Intellectual Property Laws is, hence, established with the objective of enhancing the intellectual property knowledge base and research capabilities of the country with specific focus on the North-Eastern states. The centre attempts to achieve this through a two pronged strategy. Firstly, to disseminate information on Intellectual property rights with a view to create awareness in the public of the vast potential of the region and the protection thereof. Secondly, to initiate research and tap into the unexplored and unidentified areas of craft, activity and culture requiring protection in the domain of traditional knowledge, geographical indication, designs, indigenous knowledge systems, publication, consultancy, IP value in agriculture-horticulture-animal-forest-environment sectors; heritage & wetlands, textile and handlooms, endangered bio species, endangered cultural IP studies etc..
The Centre for Advanced Research on Intellectual Property Rights (CARIP) a research centre of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, organised a two day Seminar on Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions in collaboration with North East Centre, New Delhi and sponsored by Indian Council Of Social Science Research (ICSSR).
International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights was organised by CeRIP, NLUJA Assam. In which more than 100 people from across the Nation presented their valued Research Papers. Mr. G. R. Raghavender, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India; Ms. Sunita K. Shreedharan, CEO of SKS Law Associates which is among the top IP Law Firms in India; Dr. Raman Mittal, Associate Professor of Law, University of Delhi headed the various Technical Sessions throughout the Conference. The Centre for Advanced Research on Intellectual Property Rights was inaugurated in presence of Prof. (Dr.) J. S. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, NLUJA Assam; Mr. Miftahuddin Ahmed, Registrar, NLUJA Assam; Mr. G. R. Raghavender, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India; Ms. Sunita K. Shreedharan, CEO of SKS Law Associates; Dr. Raman Mittal, Associate Professor of Law, University of Delhi; Dr. Topi Basar, Associate Professor of Law, NLUJA Assam. Hon'ble Justice Ujjal Bhuyan, Judge, Gauhati High Court was the Chief Guest in the Valedictory Ceremony.