[Online] Webinar on Rural Entrepreneurship (MSME) Opportunities in Geographical Indications, Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights, Biodiversity Laws by CIRF in IPHD, Chanakya National Law University, Patna [Register Soon]


About Chanakya National Law University
Chanakya National Law University is a public law school and a National Law University in Patna, Bihar, India. It was established in 2006 by the Government of Bihar as a public university dedicated to the field of legal education. The Chief Justice of Patna High Court is the ex officio chancellor of the university.

About CIRF in IPHD

Innovation is an imaginative initiative to resolve socio-economic –cultural –scientific-technological problems of everyday life .Where ever we are, innovation is required for advancement-progress-prosperity. Innovation motivates for research – searching the solution to a problem. The intellectual property is a creation of mind .It is in the form of copyright, patents, Trademarks, design, integrated circuit lay out design, trade secret, and geographical indications, bio-technological inventions, traditional knowledge, inventions related to plant varieties, farmers’ and plant breeders rights. Every types of intellectual creation is socio-economic oriented. But there is requirement of protection to the creators for their economic and moral rights involved in it. At the same time the dissemination of intellectual property knowledge among the society is essential .The industry also requires connection and involvement.

The IPR is a subject interconnected with almost all walks of human life today. The requirements of innovation in MSME cannot be denied which furthers employment in organised as well as unorganised sector. Likewise the sports sector is closely connected with intellectual properties: patents, copyrights, design, trademarks, and traditional knowledge, etc. The tourism has become a mega source of commerce and employment, where in the innovation is every time a challenge. The National policy on IPR deals with the creation of Human capital with the same spirit that Human Rights tries to protect the Humanity.

Hence, the Chanakya National Law University aims to encourage research and innovation in IP and interconnected areas, i.e. Entrepreneurship, Sports, Tourism and Human Rights, through this centre.The centre will strive for the cause of economic development of the people of Bihar in particular and all the persons /innovators in general in IP and inter-connected areas –entrepreneurship, sports, tourism and ultimately Human development by protecting Human Rights.

About the Webinar

India is a country of villages Agriculture and Handicrafts are primary occupation from ages. The Agro-climatic variations have been boon for the villagers. The Agricultural, National, and manufacturing goods, having especiality in Varieties of food grains with taste and flavours, beauty in handicrafts, have attracted the attention of the consumers globally. These have kept rural livelihood active and alive. But the Rural people couldn't exploit their especiality and earn premium due to lack of awareness. The Global movement towards Intellectual innovation and exploitation in the form of TRIPS & WTO, motivated the Nations to amend their existing IP legislations ,and enact New suigeneris one .The Government of India moved for Suigeneris legislations for Geographical Indications , Biodiversity , Plant Varieties and Farmer's Rights .These legislations provide Opportunities to the Rural peoples, Farmer's varieties, seed breeders, plant breeders Crafts persons, artisans, Entrepreneurs for trading , earning their livelihood and Make INDIA ATMANIRBHAR. Hence the Hon'ble PM’s call: ‘Be Vocal for Local' has become relevant to these IP legislations.

Hence, the Centre strives for capacity Building Program in GI, Biodiversity and Plant Varieties, Farmer’s Rights laws for Rural Entrepreneurship, as a part of "Aatmanirbhar Bharat" in three days Series of Webinar from 30th July, 2020 to 1st August, 2020.The webinar aims to explore the significance of these laws, means to avail benefits and earn livelihood at the vicinity.


Organiser, Moderator & Speaker

  • Prof. Dr. Subhash C Roy, Dean R & D, Director CIRF in IPHD (CNLU)
Speakers on Day 1
  • Prof. Dr. M Kanthababu, Director, CIPR Anna University, Chennai
  • Dr. Nidhi Buch, Assistant Professor of Law, GNLU, Ahmadabad
  • Dr. Topi Basar, Associate Professor, NLU, Assam
  • Dr. Anjana Girish, Assistant Professor, IUCIPRS, Cochin University
Speakers on Day 2
  • Prof. Dr. Pritam Dev, Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Tezpur University, Assam
  • Mr. Shishir Tiwari, Department of Law, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Dr. Anson C. J., Assistant Professor, IUCIPRS, Cochin University
  • Prof. Vidyanand Jha, Department of Botany, L. N. Mithila University, Darbhanga, Bihar
Speakers on Day 3
  • Dr. Gopa Kumar, Director, Third World Nation NGO
  • Prof. Dr. K. D. Raju, Professor, RGSOL, IIT Kharagpur
  • Dr. I. G. Rathis, Assistant Professor, IUCIPRS, Cochin University
  • Dr. Athira P. S., Director (I/C), Centre for IPR, NUALS Cochin


Details of Webinar
Venue- Online
Registration Fee- Rs. 300
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Schedule- 30th July 2020- 1st August 2020
Time- 01: 30 PM - 05: 30 PM
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