Tidbit: Delhi HC on appointment of Chairman of Copyright Board

Delhi HC, vide a recent Order dated 11 February 2016, directed the Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MoHRD, to “ensure that the Chairman of the Copyright Board is appointed within a period of twelve weeks.” Further, “In the event, the appointment process is not completed within the stipulated period, the Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MoHRD shall be personally present in Court on the next date of hearing.” [For the  background, see this and this.]

Significantly, the Court observed that the affidavit filed by the UoI did not “disclose as to what steps have been taken post 30th March 2015.”

Mathews P. George

Mathews P. George

Mathews is a graduate of National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. His interest in intellectual property was kindled when he bagged the second position in his second year of Law School (in the prestigious Nani Palkhiwala Essay Competition on Intellectual Property). His stint as a student of Prof. Shamnad Basheer further accentuated his interest in intellectual property. Winner of almost a dozen essay competitions in his Law School days, he was involved in various research and policy initiatives relating to intellectual property. Mathews is, currently, based out of Munich, Germany. He had earlier done his LLM in 'IP and Competition Law' from Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre (jointly run by Max Plank Institute for Innovation and Competition, University of Augsburg, Technical University of Munich and George Washington University, Washington).

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