CNLU Patna National Seminar on “IPR: Emerging Issues and Challenges”


CNLU, Patna has been established by CNLU Act, 2006 (Act No. 24 of 2006) passed by Bihar State Government in 2006. Situated in Patna, the capital city of Bihar, where the seeds of the earliest republic were sown and the crop of democracy was cultivated, a need was felt by the government for a university which would provide quality legal education and strive to raise national legal standards to competitive international level and promote legal awareness in the community, which will lead to the realization of goals embodied in the Constitution of India. The University has since its establishment traversed a long journey of realizing its goal of spreading awareness in the field of legal education and produced deft lawyers with outstanding credentials. The University provides adequate facilities to all its students and a number of retired Judges of the Supreme Court, High Courts and lower Judiciary as well as Senior Advocates & Educationalist have offered to assist the CNLU in its teaching and research programmes making
education at CNLU a rare and exciting experience to the student body.



Chanakya National Law University is organizing a one day National Seminar on “Intellectual Property Rights: Emerging Issues and Challenges” which focuses on creating a nation-wide conversation providing an opportunity to students, academicians, law professionals and all other stakeholders to put forward their research and share their knowledge on wide range of topics relating to Intellectual Property Rights and related subjects.
The purpose of the Seminar is to provoke discussion and debate on a range of topics and including subjects like Patent of Life Forms, Standard Essential Patents, geographical indications, traditional knowledge protection, amongst others. The agenda is kept deliberately broad and the discussions are intended to be accessible to a general audience.
The Seminar program offers high-level content relevant not only to students pursuing law or any other academic degree but also to young innovators from different fields; advocates, policy advisors, academicians, judicial officers and a range of government and non-government organizations to engage in a dialogue on protection and commercialization of Intellectual Property. Through this initiative, we want our students and faculty to develop a broader  perspective of their responsibility to society and to give them an opportunity to listen to
experiences, researches and findings of our esteemed panel of speakers, guests, academicians as well as students.
The Seminar will also provide a unique opportunity for lawyers and associated professional members in the region to exchange insights, explore current policy and practice issues, and exposure to a professional network of colleagues with shared interests and expertise.


We cordially invite articles and research papers on the Theme from all academicians, researchers,advocates, social activists and students pursuing law or any other academic degree. Interested participants may submit their abstracts and full papers for the Seminar on the following e-mail ID: [email protected]


 Role of Institutions, NGOs in creating awareness about IPR
 Commercialization of Intellectual Property Rights
 TRIPS Agreement and Geographical Indications
 IPR issues in Cyberspace
 Design and Copyright
 Commercialization of Traditional Cultural Expression (TCE)
 Technology, Market Freedom and Public Domain
 Intellectual Property Rights and Biodiversity
 University-Industry Partnerships: Role of Intellectual Property
 Harmonization of Intellectual Property Rights and Anti-Trust Laws
 Pharmaceutical Patents and Public Health
 Patent of Life Forms
 Patent Reforms: Utility and Software Patents
 Evolution of Biotechnology and Patents
 IPR and Fashion Technology
 Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and their availability on FRAND terms
 Counterfeiting and Infringement of Trademarks
 Protection of Traditional Knowledge
 Plant Variety Protection: Breeders’ Rights and PVPFR
 Infringement of IPR law provisions

Note: The above mentioned sub-themes are not exhaustive. The author may submit the research
paper on any topic related to the theme.



 The language of the paper, the working language of the Seminar and the presentations shall be done in English only.
 Co-authorship is permitted, subject to a limit of maximum two authors per submission.
 The author (s) are required to send abstract of their paper, upon selection of which they will be required to send their paper.
 The Abstract must contain the highlights of the full paper and should not exceed 500 words. The soft copy of the abstract shall be submitted along with a cover page.
 Author(s) Name(s), University/Organization, Paper Title, Email Address and Mobile Number, to be stated clearly in the cover page of the Paper.
 No part of the paper should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication. Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
 Author (s) will be required to fill the registration form after the selection of their abstract.
 In case of co-authorship at least one author must attend the Seminar to present the paper.
 A person may submit the maximum of only 1 article.


All submissions must be made in Soft Copy to the aforementioned E-mail ID
([email protected]) on or before the last date of submission. All submissions must be
made in word document format. The body of the email must contain details of the Author and
the Title of the Paper.

Papers guaranteeing merit shall be published in a reputed journal with ISSN number. The University reserves the discretion of the selection of the paper.


 Persons interested in attending (Not required to make any submission) the Seminar may also register for the same for which they will be awarded Certificate of Participation.
 The registration process for Participation may be both earlier and On-Spot. The persons will be required to fill the registration form provided along with the brochure or available at the university, in case of on-spot registration.


Last Date of Abstract Submission 30th August, 2018
Confirmation of Selected Abstract 5
th September, 2018
Last Date for Paper Submission 17th September, 2018
Last Date for Registration 17th September, 2018
Date of Seminar 23rd September, 2018



Registration Fee details regarding Co-authorship:

Students: Rs. 1000 (Rs. 500 per head); On-spot registration: Rs. 1600 (Rs. 800 per head)

Academicians and Professionals: Rs. 2000 (Rs. 1000 per head); On-spot registration: Rs. 2600 (Rs. 1300 per head)

In case, only one author is attending the seminar:

Attending author (Student): Rs. 600; Non-attending author (Student):Rs. 250;

Attending author (Academicians and Professionals): Rs 1200; Non-attending author (Academicians and Professionals): Rs 650.

Note: Both the authors will have to register separately and the name of the co-author should be mentioned in the registration form. Certificate of Presentation shall be awarded to both the authors.


 The registration fee needs to be paid latest by 17th September, 2018.
 Scanned copy of registration form along with scanned copy of Demand Draft or NEFT details is to be sent via email (In case of Demand Draft, kindly mention your name and the name of event, “IPR Seminar” at the back of the demand draft).
 The registration form along with Demand Draft(if) is to be sent to the following address: IPR Seminar
Chanakya National Law University,
Nyaya Nagar,
Patna – 800001,


A/C Holder’s Name – REGISTRAR, CNLU
A/C No. – 1287558119
IFSC Code – CBIN0281668
Central Bank of India, Fraser Road, Patna
Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of REGISTRAR, CHANAKYA NATIONAL


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