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  • MNLU, Nagpur Concludes Two-Day Virtual National Conference on Reforms in Intellectual Property Laws in India on February 27 & 28, 2021

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur organized a Two-Day Virtual National Conference on ‘Reforms in Intellectual Property Laws in India’ on February 27-28, 2021. The main aim of the conference was to provide a platform for exploration of various dimensions of Intellectual Property related laws and to facilitate an intellectual discourse among various research scholars. This event was inaugurated in presence of Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director, Indian Law Institute, Delhi. On this occasion Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar, VC MNLU, Nagpur, Dr. Ragini P. Khubalkar, In-Charge, DPIIT IPR Chair, MNLU, Nagpur Mr. DamodarVaidya, Executive Partner, Laxmikumaran&Sridharan Attorneys, Pune, Dr. AshwiniSiwal, Assistant Professor, Delhi University expressed their views.

Day one of conference was dedicated to reforms in Patents and Copyright regime while Day two focused on Geographical Indications and Trademarks. The Panel members for Day two were Prof. (Dr.) S.P. Rathor, Professor of Law, Gujarat University and Dr. Ankit Singh, Faculty of Law, JagaranLakecity University, Bhopal. The discussion involved deliberations on the reforms required in IPR regime in India and how India can learn from counties like Japan, USA and UK to make the Indian IPR regime stronger and more accommodating to the changing times. The technical session was supervised by Ms. DebmitaMondal, Assistant Professor Law, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and Ms. DivitaPagey, Assistant Professor of Law, MNLU, Nagpur. The conference saw participation from a number of academicians, research scholars and students from various parts of the country. The participants presented their research paper on various themes of the conference. Srijan Mishra and ShwetaKulkarni, Research Assistants, DPIIT-IPR Chair worked hard for the success of the event.