Online Session on ‘Internet Infringement Impacts: Transborder Reputation & Jurisdiction under IPR’ [September 27]

We’re pleased to inform you that the Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur, in collaboration with CAN Foundation, is organising an online session on ‘Internet Infringement Impacts: Transborder Reputation & Jurisdiction under IPR’ at 11:30 A.M on Sunday, September 27, 2020. For further details, please read the announcement below

Webinar on ‘Internet Infringement Impacts: Transborder Reputation & Jurisdiction under IPR’ |  September 27

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur in collaboration with CAN Foundation is all set to organize an enlightening online session by Justice Gautam S. Patel, Judge, Bombay High Court along with Justice Prathiba M. Singh, Judge, Delhi High Court on 27th September i.e. Sunday at 11:30 A.M. The panelists will deliberate upon the topic of ‘Internet Infringement Impacts: Transborder Reputation and Jurisdiction Under IPR’.


Having practiced as an Advocate in Mumbai from 1987, Justice Gautam S. Patel has worked on many commercial, corporate and civil litigation and has also appeared in a large number of environmental public interest litigation. He served as the Secretary of the Bombay Bar Association for two three-year terms from 1999 to 2005 and served on the Association’s Standing Committee till his appointment as a High Court Judge.

Justice Prathiba M. Singh has been serving as a permanent Judge in Delhi High Court since 2017.   Before she was appointed a Judge, she was a leading Intellectual Property lawyer in India. She has the distinction of handling landmark matters in all areas of IPR laws including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, plant varieties, internet laws, etc.

Topic for Discussion

The session shall be thoroughly discussing the following: –

  • Depiction of how the laws relating to Trade Marks Act, 1999 and Copyright Act, 1957 vary across the World.
  • Popular disputes concerning these laws in various jurisdictions of the world.
  • Analysis of Indian Jurisprudence in regards to how globalised presence of well-reputed brands and trademarks, etc. and their IP Rights are to be handled.
  • A discussion veering round diverse and contrasting perspectives of ‘protectionism’ & ‘over protectionism’ so reflected in various international judgments towards their brands and views Indian courts have taken.
  • An understanding of how and what further steps can be evolved on the prevailing jurisprudence given the increased interactions between India and other international organizations.


The session shall be moderated by Mr. Chander Lall, Sr. Adv., Delhi High Court & Supreme Court of India, and Mr. Parthsarthy R., Principal Partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys. Mr. Parthsarthy heads the IPR and Tax Division at L&S Attorneys.

Welcome Address

The welcome address shall be delivered by Prof. (Dr.) V.C. Vivekanandan, Vice-Chancellor, HNLU, Raipur. With three decades of teaching and research experience and served NLSIU and NALSAR between 1990 to 2017. He also was the Dean at RGSOIPL at IIT Kharagpur between 2009-2010 and was the founding Dean of the School of Law at Bennett University at Greater Noida during 2017-2019. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and a Ph.D. Degree in law apart from a Master’s and M.Phil. Degree in Public Administration. Prof. Vivekanandan was appointed as the MHRD Chair Professor in 2008 -2009 and again from 2010 to 2017, representing the Government of India negotiations in SCCR meets at Geneva as an official delegate from 2013-2015.

Tribute to Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Gautam Patel shall use this opportunity to pay tribute to the Late Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer and the legacy he carved out in terms of access to education through IDIA, and various other initiatives like P-PIL. Not to forget Dr. Basheer’s contributions to the study and advancement of intellectual property law and creating an environment where IPR has moved from the niche to the mainstream. His initiatives like the SpicyIP blog are some gems that go out a long way in this regard.


The session is indeed going to be a great learning experience for all the attendees from across the country. For attending the session, you can register here: or through the official website of CAN Foundation:


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