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Law and Development Review: India and Brazil Special Issue

A Special Issue of the Law and Development Review has some interesting pieces on the emerging powers, namely India and Brazil. In particular, there are pieces on Indian intellectual property and WTO law that may be of interest to our readers (marked in bold). And an excellent piece on Indian competition law by Shiju Varghese.

The special issue also boasts an introduction from leading scholars, BS Chimni and David Trubek. And has been edited by another academic stalwart, Prof YS Lee.

Special Issue (2010): New Voices from Emerging Powers – Brazil and India

By: Bhupinder Chimni and David Trubek

Linking Promises to Policies: Law and Development in an Unequal Brazil
By: Diogo R. Coutinho

The Persistence of Formalism: Towards a Situated Critique beyond the Classic Separation of Powers
By: Jose R. Rodriguez

Development Bank, Law and Innovation Financing in a New Brazilian Economy
By: Mario Schapiro

John Rawls’ Justice as Fairness and the WTO: A Critical Analysis on the Initial Position of the Multilateral Agricultural Negotiation
By: Rafael Rosa Cedro and Bruno Furtado Vieira

Turning Trips on Its Head: An “IP Cross Retaliation” Model for Developing Countries
By: Shamnad Basheer

Exceptions and Limitations in Indian Copyright Law for Education: An Assessment By: Lawrence Liang

The Indian Competition Act: A Historical and Developmental Perspective
By: Shiju Varghese Mazhuvanchery

Product Patents and Access to Medicines in India: A Critical Review of the Implementation of TRIPS Patent Regime
By: Gopakumar K. M.

Transit and Trade Barriers in South Asia: Multilateral Obligations and Development Perspective
By: Prabir De

Stock Market and Shareholder Protection: Are They Important for Economic Growth?
By: Francis Xavier Rathinam and A. V. Raja

Shamnad Basheer

Shamnad Basheer

Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer founded SpicyIP in 2005. He's also the Founder of IDIA, a project to train underprivileged students for admissions to the leading law schools. He served for two years as an expert on the IP global advisory council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2015, he received the Infosys Prize in Humanities in 2015 for his work on legal education and on democratising the discourse around intellectual property law and policy. The jury was headed by Nobel laureate, Prof. Amartya Sen. Professional History: After graduating from the NLS, Bangalore Prof. Basheer joined Anand and Anand, one of India’s leading IP firms. He went on to head their telecommunication and technology practice and was rated by the IFLR as a leading technology lawyer. He left for the University of Oxford to pursue post-graduate studies, completing the BCL, MPhil and DPhil as a Wellcome Trust scholar. His first academic appointment was at the George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor of IP Law. He then relocated to India in 2008 to take up the MHRD Chaired Professorship in IP Law at WB NUJS, a leading Indian law school. Later, he was the Honorary Research Chair of IP Law at Nirma University and also a visiting professor of law at the National Law School (NLS), Bangalore. Prof. Basheer has published widely and his articles have won awards, including those instituted by ATRIP, the Stanford Technology Law Review and CREATe. He was consulted widely by the government, industry, international organisations and civil society on a variety of IP issues. He also served on several government committees.


  1. Avatarmnbvcxzaq1

    hi shamnad,
    just read in today’s newspaper (toi) about the joint action taken by india n brazil regarding the drug seizures (border/customs/transit) issue against the eu/netherland at wto. a move that shud ve been made earlier.
    -aditya kant

  2. AvatarShamnad Basheer

    You’re absolutely right Aditya. This is a good move and will put some pressure on teh EU. However, as I’ve indicated earlier, I’m not so certain about the prospects of winning, given that we have taken on the EU directly (as opposed to individual member countries that did the actual seizures). My bet is that this would be settled soon and we will not end up with a panel decision.

  3. Avatarmnbvcxzaq1

    honestly, i ve not yet examined the issue from that angle. tho i remember your earlier post (about an year ago, i guess) in favour of taking on with the individual countries first. logically, your proposition appears to be a better route.
    -aditya kant


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