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Noida, 8th January 2020: Delhi NCR-based Asian Law College (ALC) – which is a part of Asian Education Group and is ranked as one of the best Law Colleges in Delhi NCR – organized a National Conference on “CHANGING DIMENSIONS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS” on Saturday, 4th January 2020 at its Noida campus.   The inaugural session of the conference witnessed some of the country’s best legal minds like Retd. Justice. B.P. Singh, Former Judge-Supreme Court of India and Dr. Alka Chawla, Associate Professor-Delhi University.

The event started with the lighting of the lamp and the welcome address of dignitaries present on and off the dais. Dr Priya A. SondhiAssociate Dean-Asian Law College welcomed the dignitaries and participants and also set the theme of the Conference. In her welcome address, Dr. Sondhi introduced the paradigm of IPR in today’s India. She explained the amalgamation of science and technology along with cyberspace in general which has become a major challenge under IP laws. She further focused on the power and importance of intellect to create its protection especially in the field of science and technology. This was followed by the inaugural address by Prof (Dr) Saleem Akhtar, Director-Academic Advisory Board, Asian Law College.

In his inaugural address, Prof (Dr) Saleem Akhtar shared the remarkable revolution in the field of computers and information technology, with the globalization of trade and commerce and with the fast-marching computer technology, internet, cyberspace and electronic communication system that has led to an important question which arises whether these new developments are covered by the traditional Intellectual Property regimes and what are the necessary amendments required in existing legal framework to cater to IP laws as it is today.

Hon’ble Justice Bisheshwar Prasad SinghFormer Judge of the Supreme Court of India delivered the keynote address wherein he spoke on the importance of Intellectual Property Rights and its domain in the area of litigation.

Dr. Alka Chawla, Associate Professor, Delhi University, who spoke next, briefed on basic principles of IPR especially stressed on trademark and patents. She focused on the concept of ‘passing-off’ in IPR and its relevance.

After the keynote addresses by distinguished speakers, as a token of appreciation and gratitude, the guests were felicitated with Mementos and Shawl by Prof (Dr) Saleem Akhtar, Director-Academic Advisory Board Asian Law College and by Dr Priya A. SondhiAssociate Dean-Asian Law College. The proceedings were followed by a Vote of Thanks to all the renowned panelists by Mr. Ashish Bhardwaj, HOD-Asian Law The august gathering then dispersed for lunch.

The post-lunch session saw the unfolding of “Parallel Technical Sessions” on the submitted research papers on sub-themes of the Conference. Several commendable Presentations were made at this Conference, from which, “Best Paper Award” was announced. The “Best Paper Award” was grabbed by Mr. H.B.  Keshava, Advocate & Managing Attorney at Bhaskaran & Associate, Pune, Maharashtra.

The conference ended with the customary ‘Vote of Thanks’ to the Chair and Certificate Distribution of the Participants.

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