SpicyIP Tidbit: Justice KN Basha to be new IPAB chairman

Justice KN Basha, a recently retired judge from the Madras High Court has been appointed as the new IPAB Chairman, according to the order issued on August 23 by Chandni Raina, the director of the department of industrial policy and promotion (IPR section) under the Union ministry of commerce and industry.

Justice Basha replaces Jusice Prabha Sridevan, who retired a few weeks back. In the interim period, Ms. S Usha had been the acting Chairman. The appointment order issued on August 23 stated that Justice Basha’s conditions of service and salaries and allowances payable to him will be in accordance with the IPAB (salaries and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of chairman, vice-chairman and members), Rules, 2003.  A RTI filed by Prasanth regarding the same can be found here.


L. Gopika Murthy

Gopika is a fourth year student at National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She was formerly the Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology. Her first exposure to Intellectual property law and SpicyIP was through the University Moot Rounds at NLSIU, Bangalore in her first year. She has been regularly following the developments in the field of IPR since then and she hopes to contribute to the reporting of such developments. Her areas of interest in IP include copyrights, open access, fair dealing and trademarks.

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