Pratibha M Singh Cambridge Scholarship

downloadLast week, we had a guest post that provided a detailed IP LLM guide for those aspiring for admission to foreign universities. We now have very pleasant news for those aspiring to study Intellectual Property Rights Law in the Faculty of Law, Cambridge University- the newly instituted Pratibha M Singh Cambridge Scholarship. Started by Ms. Pratibha M Singh, one of India’s leading IP litigators, the scholarship is intended for students currently residing in India, who have a strong and genuine interest in studying Intellectual Property Law and who are in need of financial assistance to study the same at Cambridge. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage bright young Indian lawyers to become litigators with a special emphasis in the IP field.

This is a very heartening example of an Indian lawyer, who has done exceptionally well in her chosen field giving back to her educational institution and community. Ms. Singh graduated from Bangalore University and Cambridge University and is presently the managing partner of Singh & Singh Law Firm in New Delhi. She has made her presence known through a large number of IP cases, one of the more prominent cases being the Novartis case. (Prashant’s posts on the Novartis judgment can be found here and here, the guest posts on this case can be found here, here, here and here.)

The announcement of the Scholarship can be found on the Cambridge University website as well as the Cambridge Trust website. The quantum of the award of the scholarship has not been specified as yet. The deadline for application for study in 2014-2015 is November 15, 2013.

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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