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Call for Papers: USLLS International Seminar on IPR, Competition Law &Traditional Knowledge 2015 [March 12-13]; Submit by Jan 26


About the University (GGSIPU)

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, ‘A’ Grade accreditation with NAAC,¬†established by Government of NCT of Delhi under the ¬†provisions of Guru Gobind Singh¬†Indraprastha University Act, 1998 read with its Amendment in 1999.

About University School of Law & Legal Studies (USLLS) 

Established in 2001, University School of Law and Legal Studies envisages advancement of institutional expertise in the area of legal research and education by augmenting academic and professional excellence, developing critical and relentless engagement with legal theory and practice, synergizing law, legal research, legal education and action to further the quest for justice.

About the Seminar (ISIPR, CL &TK)

Original and well researched papers from academic scholars, faculty members, researchers and students across the globe on any of the themes/sub themes are invited for the presentation at the International Seminar on Interface between Intellectual Property Rights, Competition Law and Traditional Knowledge.

India is rich with biological diversity and associated traditional knowledge (TK). Protection of TK has direct connection with protection of biogenetic resources of each country. India has witnessed many cases of biopiracy involving misappropriation of TK.

Advances in biotechnology ensure that even though traditional agricultural products such¬†as neem, basmati rice or turmeric cannot be patented per se, genetically modified versions ‚Ästfor example, patents for new strain of neem with higher pest resistance, patents based on¬†wound healing properties of turmeric or curcumin‚Äôs ability to differentiate cancer cells from¬†normal cells – can be patented.

Sub Themes

1. Interface between IPR and TK: Analysis of global regime

2. TK in India: Efficacy of existing legislative framework to protect TK

3. Need to develop a sui generis system for both defensive and positive protection

4. Interface between IPR and competition law: Conceptual Analysis

5. Abuse of dominance and IPR

6. Competition law and IP law in India

Registration Details

Only registered participants can attend the Seminar and present their papers.

The registration charges will be Rs.2000 per person and for foreign personnel: 250 $.

Registration Fee Includes permission to attend all the technical sessions (including inaugural and valedictory functions), seminar kit, working lunch for both days with one welcome dinner/official dinner).

Deadline for Registration will be 28th February, 2015.

No TA/DA will be provided to the participants from the organizing institute. No certificate shall be issued in absentia and there shall be no refund of registration charges at any stage.

Guidelines for Seminar Paper

Research paper should possess research skills and use of appropriate research methodology.

Research paper should not be of more than 5000 words. It must be typed in Times New¬†Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1″ margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using¬†MS Word application.

Footnotes should follow ILI rules of footnoting which is available HERE.

At the end of the paper, there should be a brief profile of the author with E-mail ID, contact number and address.


The Organizers will help you in finding out suitable accommodation in nearby area.

Limited accommodation is available on first come first serve basis, (shared accommodation on a minimum of Rs: 600 per day) for participants from outside the NCR area only.

Preference shall be given to paper presenters.

Important Dates

1. Abstract submission latest by: 12th January, 2015 (Abstract should not exceed 500 words) [EXTENDED TO JAN 26]

2. Intimation about the acceptance of abstract by: 16th January, 2015

3. Last Date for Full Paper Submission: 16th February, 2015 (Full and final paper should not exceed 5000 words)

4. Release of the Final List of Speakers: 23rd February, 2014

5. Deadline for Final Registration: 28th February, 2015

Research paper as well as abstracts may be submitted to the organizing committee of the¬†seminar at [email protected]


Selected papers based on the recommendation of the reviewers will be published in an edited volume with ISBN. The organizing committee reserves the sole discretion in selecting the papers for publication.


All participants and persons presenting papers will receive certificate. One research paper from each technical session will be given certificate as Best Paper Award.

Further correspondence

For further correspondence / information, kindly contact the members of organizing Committee:-

Dr. Lisa P. Lukose
Associate Professor,
Organizing Secretary
[email protected]
Ph. +91 9818663503

 The Brochure can be accessed HERE.

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