Call for Papers: NLIU Conference on IP Law and Policy [26 – 30 Nov, Bhopal]: Submit by Aug 15


The Cell for Studies in Intellectual Property Rights at National Law Institute University, Bhopal in collaboration with School of Law, Western Sydney University, Australia, shall be organising an  International Conference on Intellectual Property Law & Policy.


26th – 30th November, 2017.


National Law Institute University, Bhopal

About the Conference 

The objective of this Conference is to examine the perennial question – whether IP laws and policies help or hinder the economic and technological advancement of nations?

Corollary to this question is what can be done to make the existing IP regimes, domestic and international, fair and equitable. Besides an opportunity to present a research paper, this Conference provides a platform for IP scholars to meet and develop ideas and strategies for supporting IP research, and identify and deliberate on emerging areas of IP law.

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Call for Papers

Original and unpublished research papers are invited from academics, researchers, students, lawyers and professionals on the provided theme and sub-themes.

Theme of the Conference

The main issue that the Conference seeks to address is whether IP law and policies, and laws and policies related to IP law – such as corporate law, are more enabling or disabling to research and development.

Hence, the theme of the Conference is “Intellectual Property Law and Policy: A Device for Research and Development.”

This theme has three sub-themes –

I. Whether domestic and international laws relating to (i) copyright, (ii) patents, (iii) trademark, (iv) geographical indications of goods, (v) protection of plant varieties and farmers’ rights, (vi) industrial design, (vii) layout design of semiconductor integrated circuits, (viii) trade secret, and (ix) any other areas of IP law (emerging or otherwise), and related laws help or hinder research and development.

II. What can be done to make the existing IP regime, i.e., IP law and policy more fair and equitable?

III. What are the moral, philosophical, legal, social, and/or ethical consequences of existing laws?

Papers may be contributed on:

(i) Main theme, (ii) Any of the nine areas of first subtheme, (iii) Second theme, or (iv) The third theme. The paper must make a new, non-obvious, and useful claim.

Important Dates

Last Date for Abstract Submission: 15th August, 2017

Confirmation of Abstract: 25th August, 2017

Last Date of Online Registration: 30th September, 2017

Last Date for Paper Submission: 25th October, 2017

Date of Conference: November 26th – 30th, 2017

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