CfP: Symposium on IPR at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad [March 22]: Submit by Jan 15

About the Organiser

The concept of ‘Symbiosis’ is nurtured by Dr. S. B. Mujumdar (Chancellor Symbiosis International Deemed University) on the principles of Vedic thought ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ which means ‘World as One Family’.

Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Hyderabad is established in 2014 inheriting splendid novelty, dynamism and excellence in the education of Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune.


The Centre for Intellectual Property Research and Advocacy- CIPRA is an integral part of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad established with the objective of developing research and advocacy skills in aspiring lawyers with special emphasis on Intellectual Property Rights and promoting knowledge of this emerging field of law.

It actively involves students with different workshops, competitions, discussions and debates. In the span of less than a year, CIPRA has combined valuable work and contributed to the various communities of society and to the forum of Indian IPR, especially with regards to Geographical Indications.

About the Event

Date: 22nd March 2020 The National Symposium on Intellectual Property Rights “Changing Dynamics of IP for Development” will seek to reach students, professionals, and academicians from all over the country.

The symposium will consist of panel discussions cum workshop by knowledgeable and eminent enthusiasts in the field of IPR to discuss both its legal and practical aspects. These panel discussions shall revolve around major themes in the field of IPR.


Changing Dynamics of Intellectual Property for Development Intellectual property is both a means and result of development, and a well-balanced IP system is the need of the hour.

The changing dynamics of IP witnessed in the last decades require revisiting the existing legal regimes and to bring them in tune with the developmental agenda both nationally and internationally, in context of each of the different intellectual properties.


  1. Artificial Intelligence and IPR
  2. Patent and Technology Transfer
  3. Geographical Indication and Protection of Traditional knowledge
  4. Copyright and related rights
  5. The interface of Human Rights and IPR
  6. Business and IPR

Call for Papers

CIPRA invites research papers for the aforementioned themes for presentation at the National Symposium. The sub-themes are merely suggestive and not exhaustive in nature, and participants may go beyond the sub-themes for their research. Selected papers shall be published in the form of a book with an ISBN number.

Delegate Profiles

Academicians and Researchers Students enrolled in any law university, as well as other disciplines Individual Inventors and entrepreneurs, Legal practitioners and industrial professionals.


Participants are expected to submit a 500-word Abstract on their chosen sub-theme. Once the Abstract is selected, participants will be sent a registration link via e-mail.

Registration Fee

  • Rs. 1500 (for students outside SLS-H)
  • Rs. 2250 (for co-authorship)
  • Rs. 2000 (for academicians and researchers),
  • Rs. 3000 (for co-authorship)
  • Rs. 2500 (Industry professionals),
  • Rs. 3500 (for co-authorship)

Note: The amount is inclusive of GST

Important Dates

  • Last date for abstract submission: 15th January 2020
  • Intimation of selected abstracts: 25th January 2020
  • Last date for Registration: 31st January 2020
  • Last date for submission of final paper: 29th February 2020
  • Date of the Symposium: 22nd March 2020

Contact Information

Member Coordinators

Rachel Mary Johnson: 9833232243

Pranav Kapur: 7889113168

For the brochure, click here.

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