Intellectual Property (IP) is a creation of mind and it confers right to the creator by the law towards the exclusive use of his creation. Though this right is granted for a certain period, the exclusive nature of it makes it significant. In India IP law has undergone a significant change due to TRIPS, which has a direct impact on legal regime pertains to patents, copyrights, designs, trademarks, geographical indications etc.  There is a close relationship between IPRs and technology. The existing IP and IT laws were amended from time to time to be on par with changes technological changes globally. In recent years Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Technology Laws emerged as the most important policy instruments. With its growing presence, however, it has also been subjected to intense criticism. Moreover, the structure of the institution itself has undergone periodic changes with incorporations of newer subject matters into its ambit. It is the endeavour of the CIPR&T to become the beacon in the field of Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law by encouraging synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across academia, practitioners and research fraternity.

Intellectual Property Rights and Technology related laws is still a developing field in the country, but its reach and importance simply cannot be ignored. IPRs and technology laws touches several types of industries and businesses, ranging from pharmaceutical industry to start-up and even small-time innovators. For promoting of research, extension and training in the field of intellectual property rights and technology DSNLU intends to establish a Centre in its campus. This Centre will incentivize innovative and cutting-edge academic research in the field of IP Laws, Technology Laws and conducting various training and extension activities for creating more awareness in the field of IPRs and technology.

Ø  To create a platform for creation, protection, analysis, valuation, licensing, education, policy formulation in the field of IPRs and Technology.

Ø  To serve as a ‘think tank’ to provide policy inputs on IPRs and Technology at national, regional and international level.

Ø  To do research on inter-disciplinary aspectsof IPR and Technology by involving multi stake holders.

Ø  To disseminate information on social, ethical, legal and economic aspects of IPRs and Technology.

Ø  To engage in capacity building and providing inputs on IPRsand Technology to policy makers including judiciary.

Ø  To support/assist Government of India in international negotiations before WTO and UN, WIPO and ITU.

“ To foster innovation and encourage Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and technology law related activities in the widest amplitude to bring together Educational Institutions, Research Institutes, State Instrumentalities & Corporate Entities to facilitate conducive environment in the domain of academia, consultancy and research.”

To provide effective research and policy inputs in the field of IPRs and technology.

  1. To undertake consultancy from various organizations.
  2. To facilitate filing of patent application for inventions of teachers and researchers of all the Universities in Andhra Pradesh and extends support to scientists, industrialistsand other technical experts from outside in obtaining different forms of IP protection.
  3. To undertake various research projects from Government, Industries and NGOS.
  4. To publish books, research papers, working papers and monographs.
  5. To organize various seminars, conferences and workshops on emerging issues on Intellectual Property Law and Technology.
  6. To conduct training programmes for judges, professionals, scientists, students of other Universities in India on Intellectual Property Law and Technology.
  7. To create knowledge resources in IPRs and Technology.
  8. To conduct extensive research on contemporary areas on IPRs and Technology.
  9. To conduct different types of academic programmes including full time Ph. D programmes, LL.M programmes, certificate, PG diploma courses on IPRs and Technologyrelated issues.

Verticals of CIPR &Technology

  1. It will act as the point of reference for knowledge building on IP protection and enforcement.
  2. It raises awareness on IP among law enforcement officers about the economic impact of IP, including its violations, in order to convince them to consider it as a priority area in their strategic planning.
  3. Provides Government officers (and their trainers) with a unique, user-friendly, one-stop platform for IPR and Technology Laws.
  1. To file patents.
  2. Preparation of Technology Transfer Agreements.
  3. Preparation of agreements for research collaboration.
  4. Opinion to the Universities on IPRs and Technology Law issues.

It is a peer review journal willpublish articles on contemporary areas of IPRs and Technology.

This Clinic is a legal clinic that counsel’s startup and ongoing businesses on securing, maintaining, protecting, and enforcing their intellectual property rights, including rights in patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights. The Clinic will give an opportunity to put legal theory to practice and allow students to gain first-hand experience and become more adept in legal research on real-life issues; client counseling; administrative, transactional and litigation procedures; case management; and formulating strategies to advance the client’s goals and objectives.  The student will act as real lawyers, for real clients, with real IPRs and Technology Law issues.  In doing so, it will help  students to learn client counseling and startups on the formation of a corporate entity and agreements needed to start a business; will perform patentability and patent infringement searches; will perform trademark searches; will counsel clients on the patentability of his or her invention, the strength of a trademark and the best trademarks to choose, and how to avoid infringing upon the rights of others; and will draft patent and trademark applications for filing with the Indian Patent and Trademark Office.
            The Clinic provides free legal counseling and services on IP matters to individuals, start-ups and small business having limited financial resources.  Examples of the services provided by the IP Clinic are general IP counseling; patent searches and patentability advice; trademark searches and advice on choosing a strong trademark; preparing and filing patent, trademark, and copyright applications; counseling on patent and trademark infringement issues; and IP-related agreements and licensing.  These services are provided by students of DSNLU under the supervision of the Chairperson of the CIPR and Technology. The Clinic does not charge for its services, however, Clients are responsible for all fees owed to the Indian Patent & Trademark Office or Copyright Office for the filing of any patent, trademark or copyright applications and any prosecution process, as well as drafting fees (at cost) that may be necessary in filing certain patent applications.

ABOUT TEAM CIPR

Dr. P. SreeSudha  (Faculty Convener)

 

P. Jogi Naidu  (Faculty Advisor)
  1. Shaik Khaja Basha                           
  2. Shriya Chakka                                     
  3. Medisetti Anulekha                             
  4. Yeshaswini   Vallabhapuram               
  5. P. Amrutha Gayathri                           
  6. SushreeSipraSahu                             
  7. G. Manish Kumar                               
  8. Allaka M                                               
  9. Nehal Gupta                                         
  10. Khadri Mohammed                           
  11. Akhil Sreenadhu                               
  12. Makireddy Manoj                               
  13. K. Venu Madhav                               
  14. D. Rajasri Reddy                               
  15. KonalaLasya Charitha                   
  16. PreranaPuttiga                               
  17. Katari Devi Nandini                           
  18.  Charishma Guggilam 
Dr. P. Sree Sudha (Chair Person, Center for IPR & Technology)

 

IPR Centre’s expedition is to meet the increasing necessities of technological legal regimes of the latest situation prevailing in the society. This centre is spreading its wings to cover the areas concerning all technological developments pertaining to law. The significance of this centre is to help the society with modern trinity not only to the legal acumen but also to the reach of common man as an user of the end products of the technology. My experience with team CIPR& Technology is amazing. I have enjoyed every moment starring from organization of various National and International Events, and doing research on contemporary areas of IPRs and Technology. It is a honour to work with a dedicated team.

P. Jogi Naidu (Faculty Member)

 

It is inevitable to have the technological advancements on one’s life and that being so being Association with the CIPR is a great Blessing to be actively part of the coveted Centre. IPR Centre’s expedition is to meet the increasing necessities of technological legal regimes of the latest situation prevailing in the society. This Center is spreading its wings to cover the areas concerning all technological developments pertaining to law. The significance of this Center is to help the society with modern trinity not only to the legal acumen but also to the reach of common man as an user of the end products of the technology. This Center is found one of the contemporary leaders in the doyen of the niche area is Dr .P. Sri Sudha who is not only a brilliant teacher but also an extraordinary Researcher.

Shaik Khaja Basha (Student Convener)

 

CIPR DSNLU imbued hopes in me as soon as  I joined. Entire team is vibrant through out my tenure in the cell. Several events were organized that helped me to interact with diverse people. These people with their profound intelligence could enlighten the forthcoming legal fraternity. From learning to leading a team, this Center has taught me many things. Being part of this team not only developed our research skills but also nurtured us in many aspects like team work, team building and team management.  I hope no student will have a short stint in CIPR.

C. Shriya (Student Member)

 

My interest towards IP Law led me to join CIPR. The stretch of time with CIPR has played a very important part in my law school. Being a member shaped me over all and made me learn many aspects starting from the works of the editorial team to getting a practical experience in filing GI. CIPR did not just gave me research/theoretical experience but it also gave a hint of practical insights in the field of IP law. CIPR has also spread its wings wide in field of tech law. It has the IP Clinic in DSNLU and make us prepare for the future ahead

 

Anulekha (Student Member)

 

I joined Cipr in my fourth year, but my interest in joining the committee started way back in my 3rd year when Sudha ma’am allotted me a vella traditional medicine project. From then on, I got interested in IPR laws. I got to know about the committee in my 3rd year and wanted to be a part of it when I volunteered for a seminar conducted by the committee. So the following year, I joined and participated and volunteered for various workshops and webinars conducted by the committee. And also got to learn about the research part by preparing questions for the quizzes. And I also took part in the GI research for the Athreyapuram Pootharekulu, which helped me know about the GI filing. I, along with my committee members, went to the village and conducted the ground research, and collected the history of Pootharekulu.

International Events

The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) provides an overview of an international treaty which is duly administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) is an international treaty with more than 152 Contracting States. It is administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The PCT is an international treaty which, provides a system for filing a patent application and allows us to obtain patents in multiple countries around the world on the basis of a single patent application. This event was organized by Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (C-IPR) of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Rights Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Patent Office (IPO), Government of India and ASOCHAM. People from Industries, Start-ups, Scientists, Academia and Research Scholars actively participated in the event.

Eminent Personalities who delivered lectures during the event are:

Mougamadou ABIDINE, Head PCT Operations Section 1, PCT Operations Division, WIPO

(Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Honorable, Vice-Chancellor, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU)

(Dr.) C.M. Rao, Registrar, DSNLU

Rajesh Dixit, Indian Patent Office, Deputy Controller of Patents and Designs.

Chen Yinghua, Associate Technical Co-operation Officer, PCT International Co-operation Division.

Sri Uma Nair, Regional Director, ASOCHAM, Bangalore

P. Sree Sudha, Associate Professor, Chair Person, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (C-IPR), DSNLU acted as Faculty Convenor for the Event.

The webinar has initiated with an emphasis on advancements in the technology till the date and challenges which follows the developments by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash.

The speakers of the event are Prof.(Dr.) Ghayuralam, Professor in Business Law & MHRD Chair of NLIU, Bhopal who explained about “Genetically Modified Foods: Benefits and Controversies”.He also discussed latest clinical trials pertaining to COVID-19 vaccine. As India is suffering from shortage of food we can welcome GM foods for feeding our citizens who are suffering from hunger.

Dr. Prashant Mali, President of Cyber Law Consulting (Advocates & Attorneys) who explained about “Implication of New Technology in Criminal Investigation”.He suggested law students to specialize cyber forscenics, data privacy and data mining laws, could computing, Internet of things (IOT) and law etc. He concluded his lecture by noting that Artificial Intelligence today is a predictive policing algorithm to find potential criminal activity.Followed by the Key Note Speech on “Data Protection Laws by renowned Dr. Subhajit Basu, Chair of British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association, Faculty of Information Technology, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK. His lectures stand phenomenal with his insights on “Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019”. Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Registrar (I/c.), Professor Eminence DSNLU have concluded the webinar.

This simulation is a unique attempt to reach out to a large number of students pursuing law, science and humanities. The simulation will cover the philosophy of intellectual property rights, various technical and legal dimensions of IPR, implications of IPR for growth and development of science, along with the various socio-economic and ethico-legal consequences of IPR on economic development. The intricacies and effectiveness of the contemporary IPRs will be examined in the backdrop of its historical evolution, integration of the world economy, and technological complexity.

NATIONAL EVENTS

Attended by: Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Ahuja, in-charge of Law Centre- II, Delhi University, and Shri. G. Raghavendra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Professor of Eminence,Prof. Vijaylakshmi, Mrs. Hima Bindu and Dr. P. Sree Sudha.

The Seminar intended to introduce students to changing paradigms in copyright law. Shri G. Raghvender, keynote speaker, discussed basic aspects of the laws of intellectual property. He spoke of the international and national intellectual property protection regime and also the need to adjust the law on intellectual property to new challenges. Dr. Ahuja highlighted the need for intellectual property protection. He was also calling for cross-disciplinary research in areas which link tribal rights and conventional knowledge with intellectual rights. The discussion centered around ‘Copyrights vis a vis Data Privacy’, ‘Artificial Intelligence’, and ‘Data Mining’. The technical sessions were on the topic of internet copyright; emerging areas of copyright protection and challenges and remedies for copyright breaches in the digital age.

It was a momentous occasion for DSNLU to be organizing an IP-based quiz in the fond memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Prof. Dr. M Padmavathi, Rajeev Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur was the Chief Guest for the inaugural session of the quiz competition. She called for interdisciplinary research and study of Intellectual Property Law in conjunction with other laws such as Law of Contracts, Family Law, Competition Law, and Constitutional law. She stated the importance of knowing the practical and procedural aspects of law in addition to theoretical knowledge of law. In that, she stressed on the creation of ‘Law laboratories’ in law schools across the Nation wherein the students will be involved in drafting, pleading, Conveyancing, patenting etc. so as to gain such practical knowledge. The IPR Quiz began after her enlightening speech. The team from Shastra (Deemed-to-be) University was declared the Winner.

This event was first of its kind held on climate change by a National Law University where students were allotted countries to represent and discuss the global impact of climate change and come up with possible solutions that through debate,  consultation and amicable coordination for global cooperation.The event was open to students from all fields like engineering, medicine and humanities. The event simulated the climate negotiations during the Conference of Parties (COP23) that took place in Bonn, Germany. Participants here played the role of a diplomat and then discuss issues of global importance relating to climate change.

Agenda: Climate change and sustainable development

The four Major Issues that are set to be discussed are as follows:

Climate Finance

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)

Capacity Building, Adaptation and Mitigation Issues

Technology Transfer – Planning and Implementation Issues

On 8/10/2018.

This symposium was aimed to discuss and deliberate various aspects aimed at protection, promotion of Geographical Indicators and the potential areas of threat to farmers’ sovereignty (in their profession), due to the advent of plant breeders rights will be discussed.

 

Themes of the Symposium:

  • Building Brands through Geographical Indications : Legal and Regulatory aspects ➢ GI and Rural Development
  • Multilateral Register (MR) for GI
  • GI as a tool for Protection of Traditional Knowledge (TK) : Meeting Points and Conflicts
  • GI and Consumer Protection
  • GI based on Appellation of origin/ Indication of Source

Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act (PPVFRA) and Farmers’ Rights and Plant Breeders’ Rights- Areas of Conflict and need for balance.

  • Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)-The background of Plant Breeders Rights (PBR)
  • International Convention for the Protection of Plant Varieties (UPOV) 1991- The nature and scope of Plant Breeders Rights (PBR)
  • Access to the Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) and Traditional Knowledge (TK) of the farmers- the rights recognized by Convention on Bio-diversity (CBD)
  • Farmers’ Right to use and re-use the Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) of plant breeders Problems in the context of Biotechnology

The center for Intellectual property rights of DSNLU, vizag has organised it’s 2nd National APJ Abdul Kalam Quiz Competition amid COVID-19 virtually on 20th November 2020. In the introductory session the honorable vice chancellor explained about the importance of intellectual property rights and he further said that it is on the young generation to take the research to the highest standards in respect to artificial intelligence and in the fields of patent law. The guest speaker Dr Uday Shankar, assistant professor of Rajiv Gandhi school of intellectual property law, has detailed  the students about the TRIPS agreement and discussed the importance of copyright law. The winners were Ventaka Harika from Sri. Padmavathi Mahila Vishwavidyalayam and Mr. Aditya and Harsh Srivastava from NLSIU, banglore. The vote of thanks has been given by Dr. P. Sree Sudha, Faculty Convenor.

The society for law and technology of DSNLU has presented its first national essay writing competition on REGULATION OF E-COMMERCE NEED OF THE HOUR. The essay competition was held on many things such as draught national policy on e-commerce, consumer protection in e-commerce, taxation reforms, customs and imports, and IPR protection in the e-commerce environment. Students from many reputed universities have participated in this competition. Content, structurization , uniqueness and quality of language stood as the parameters for the evaluation of the essay. The winners were awarded with amazing cash prizes.

The virtual seminar on sports law governance and regulation was successfully conducted on April 10th 2021. The inauguration speech was given by the honorable vice chancellor Dr  Surya Prakash on the importance of sports and law and the interrelationship between them . He also pointed out the importance of sports in our present day life. Later on , the chief guests being Dr. Ashok Ram Kumar sir , senior Advocate at HC of AP&TS, and Mr.Kodanda Ram , Ms. Radha Aruna and Prof.Mr. Srinivasulu had flooded the audience with the knowledge of sports law.The papers were presented on the variety of themes such as IPR and sports : A symbiotic Relationship, Economic and legal aspects of transfer of Players , Sports law and Entrepreneurship, Trade secrets and Sports law , Media rights and the key Principles of Anti doping Code etc. The students had presented their papers with great energy and enthusiasm. The session went on till 5pm and declared the results of best presenters and best paper. The participants were from many reputed Universities

The seminar was conducted on 16th March 2019 with over 150 persons taking part in the seminar and the sessions being headed by various Professionals and Officials working under the Government of India. The seminar also had Sri B G Reddy as the Chief Guest and also Sri V G Hari who emphasised about the practical and prosecution- related aspects of direct tax administration. The seminar also witnessed various other Guests and the Vice Chancellor sharing their views about the Tax Regime

The workshop was conducted as a part of its 10th Foundation Day Celebrations, and it was conducted in the month of September 2017. Subject experts enlightened the participants and students about the Goods and Services Tax. The workshop had themes for discussion as follows, Principles of Valuation under GST, Place of Supply of Goods and Service under GST Regime ,Powers and functions of Settlement Commission, GST and E-commerce, GST and Make in India.

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