SpicyIP Tidbit : IPAB’s Delhi Registry/Bench inaugurated !

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The Delhi registry-cum-bench of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) was officially inaugurated on the 31st of August by Delhi High Court Chief Justice G Rohini.

The event was attended by several eminent dignitaries. Although the function was supposed to be presided by Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State (independent charge) for Commerce and Industry, she remained unable to attend on account of other commitments – the event continued in her absence.

Justice Rohini, in her inaugural address, stressed that the setting up of the new registry-bench would be a significant step towards improving the efficiency and effectiveness with which IPR cases are dealt with in Delhi. She said, “IPAB was set up in 2003 with its headquarters in Chennai and took some time to gain momentum because of vacant positions in the board. In our country, protection of IPR is needed and government has been working towards securing rights of innovators and creators”.

Amitabh Kant – Secretary, DIPP –  gave the keynote address. Emphasizing the importance of IPR protection, he stated, “An effective IPR system promotes invention, strengthens confidence in investors and contributes to achieve the Make in India goal. We have to make India job creator, not seeker.”

Both, senior advocate Pratibha M Singh and IPAB Chairman Justice K N Basha, also present on the dais, recognizing the setting up of the registry as a milestone in the history of IPAB, said that it would help reduce the backlog of cases before the Board, and especially so in the light of the fact that Delhi has the maximum number of pending cases.

Supreme Court judges Justices FYI Kalifulla, MY Eqbal, C Nagappan and former Delhi High Court Chief Justice D Murugesan also attended the event.

Source report .


Kiran George

Kiran Mary George is a Third Year student at ILS Law College, Pune. Her first stint in the world of Intellectual Property law was an internship with a registered copyright society that granted her an insight into the world of copyright in music. Since then, her interest in IPR has taken strong hold, and she enjoys keeping close tabs on developments in the field. She is still discovering her interests, but so far takes a special liking to open access, copyright and trademarks.


  1. anonymous

    AsMs. Nirmala Sitaraman did not presided that function please verify the facts before before publishing it as you have published this post simply pasting PTI report of 31st August 2015


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