Inspite of legislative efforts, it is argued that, though these legislations are there, the slogans ‘Consumer is Sovereign’ and ‘Customer is the King’ are nothing more than myths in the present day scenario where the market is ever-growing and so complicated with newer and newer products.
Hence, in this context it is necessary to discuss how far Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and Competition Act, 2002 have achieved their primary objectives of ensuring consumer welfare.
This ‘Two Day National Seminar on Consumer Welfare in India: The Role of Competition Law and Consumer Law’ attempts to examine the interface between the Consumer Laws and the Competition Law and their role in protecting the rights of the consumers.
This seminar will also deliberate on the issue whether these laws are adequate to protect and advance the interests and welfare of the consumers in the contemporary India.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Research papers are invited from the academicians, researchers, practitioners and students on the broad themes given below.
An abstract containing not more than 350 words should be sent.
On acceptance of abstracts, full papers should be sent by the authors.
Themes & Sub-Themes:
I. Consumer Welfare and Role of Competition Law
Abuse of Dominance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Role of Enforcement Agencies
Interface between Consumer Laws and Competition Law
Competition Act, 2002: Done and Undone
II. Emerging Areas under Competition Law and Consumer Welfare
Anti-Dumping and Competition Law
Private Enforcement of Competition Law
Criminalization of Competition Law
Extra-Territorial Application of Competition Law
Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law
III. Consumer Welfare and Role of Consumer Laws
The Concept of Consumer
Unfair Practices, Misleading Advertisements and its Regulation
E- Consumers and their Protection
Working of Consumer Redressal Forums
Compensatory Jurisprudence in Consumer Law
The last date to send in abstracts in January 8.
Full details are here.