NLU Jodhpur Roundtable on IP Protection

National Law University, Jodhpur (India), is organizing a roundtable discussion on “[t]he Emerging Legal and Policy Landscape of Intellectual Property Protection for Pharmaceuticals in India” on 17th and 18th March 2012 at its campus in Jodhpur. Needless to say, the roundtable is a laudable effort.

For those interested in the international legal aspects of IP protection, the roundtable features a session on trade and international intellectual property on 17 March at 3.45 PM. Discussants for the session include Mr. Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, and Yours Truly. Mr. Grover will be talking about the implications of the emerging paradigm of IP protection in TRIPS-Plus FTA’s for access to medicines. I shall attempt to define the space for unilateral action under WTO law, with reference to the enforcement of IP rights. The Panel will be chaired by Prof. Madhukar Sinha of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

The other sessions promise to be extremely interesting, as well. The full program of the event can be accessed here.

The roundtable is a part of the annual activities of the Ministry of Human Resource Development Chair for IP rights at NLU Jodhpur.

Those interested in attending the roundtable should send an email to or contact Prof. Yogesh Pai on +91-95 87 436 425.


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