Gujarat National Law University
{Accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC}...Leader in Legal Education, Research and Professional Training
Faculty Detail
Buch Nidhi
(PhD (Intellectual Property Rights), PG Diploma, LLM, LLB, B.A., GSLET, UGC-NET)
Assistant Professor of Law
Phone : (+91) - 79-23276611/23276612
Mobile : (+91) -
Fax : (+91) - 79-23276613
Email : nbuch@gnlu.ac.in

Conferences/ Seminar Attended / Participation / Papers Presented :

Conference(s) Attended / Participated:

  • Participated in One Day National Seminar on " Interaction of Intellectual Property with Pharma & Chemical Sectors" Organised by GNLU on 4th February 2017.
  • 10th Annual Intellectual Property Summit organised by AMA-Y J. Trivedi Academy on 7th January 2017.
  • Participated in a two day IP summit on 9th and 10th of January 2015 organized by Y.J. Trivedi-AMA Academy for Intellectual Property Rights at AMA, Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in a two day IP summit on 10th and 11th of January 2014 organized by Y.J. Trivedi-AMA Academy for Intellectual Property Rights at AMA, Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in the Panel Discussion on 'The Legal Framework of Intellectual Property Rights: Making Gujarat the Centre of Innovation, Opportunity and Challenges for Companies and Safeguarding the Entertainment Industry' jointly organised by Film and TV Producers Guid-Vibrant Gujarat-GNLU-FICCI-USINDIA Business Council on 10th January 2013 at GNLU, Gandhinagar.
  • Indo-US IP symposium on 'Contemporary IPR issues and sustainable development : A way forward for cooperation between stakeholders od developing and developed countries'. Organized by GNLU in collaboration with the George Washington University Law school on 10-11, December 2012.
  • Speaker at an interactive session on " Women and Law' for students of Girl's Politechnic, Ahmedabd organised by Ahmedabd Management Association on 29th september, 2012.
  • Speaker at Half day workshop for Post Graduate students of National Institute of Design on Introduction to IPR organized by NID, Gandhinagar Campus on 27th June 2011.
  • Speaker at UGC NET/SLET One Day Coaching Programme organized by GNLU under Gujarat Legal Education Project on 12th June 11.
  • Presented a paper and participated a sole speaker on 'Can you download a picture of a well known painter and call it as yours' in IP Forum II at AMA, June 2010.
  • Presented a paper on 'Law Colleges' Curriculum : Global Challenges and Local Strategies' In One day workshop on "Enhancing the standards of Legal Education, Training and research in the state of Gujarat" on Tuesday, 11 August, 2009.
  • Key note speaker on "Women Empowerment" at the Lioness Conference organized by International Association of Lions Club on 23rd Dec.'07
  • Speaker at the National Seminar on 'Design Regitration in India' organized by National Institute of Design in May 2006
  • Speaker at the National Seminar on "Importance of Protecting Design Rights for Designers" organized by National Institute of Design, Ahmendabad , in December, 2004
  • Speaker at the Faculty Seminar on 'Intellectual Property Rights in knowledge Driven Economy' conducted by GNLU in November 2004
  • Speaker at Five days workshop organized by National Institute of Design, Ahmendabad on the following subjects during Jan. 2002 to June 2004.
  • Speaker at the National Seminar on "Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for Small scale industries" organized by National Institute of Design, Ahmendabad , on 26th April 2004.
  • Design and Brand Identity - I (National) presented a paper on Importance of Design Rights
  • Design and Brand Identity - II(International)Presented a paper on Global Importance of Design Rights
  • Competitive advantage through design - I ( National ) Presented a paper on India as a User and Creator of Intellectual Property
  • Competitive advantage through design - II (International) Presented a paper on Advantages of Protecting Intellectual Property Rights
  • Design and Consumer Goods - I (National ) Presented a paper on Importance of Protection of Intellectual property rights in India
  • Design and Consumer Goods - II (International) Presented a paper on Importance of Protection of Intellectual property rights with Global Perspective.

Paper(s) Presented :

  • Paper Presentation - Participated and presented a paper titled 'Progressive move towards broadening the Horizon of Maternity Benefits in India A step towards Sustainable Development', in the One Day National Seminar on " Role of Women in Sustainable Development" organised by GNLU, 1 April 2017
  • Presented a paper on 'Curriculum Transformation in Legal Education: Challenges and Opportunities' in National Conference on Quest for Efficiency and Excellence in Higher Education organized by H.L.College of Commerce and A.G. Teachers Collage, Ahmedabad from 30 September to 1 October 2016.

Training Programme / Workshop / Short-term courses :

WorkShop Attended / Short-Term Courses :

  • 5th National Conference of All India Federation of Women Lawyers, 23-24 September 2017 at Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in a National Workshop on New perspective in IPR teaching on 4th and 5th of March, 2012 organised by NLU delhi, NUJs in collaboration with the University of Washington.
  • Participated in the Teachers' Training Programme on Administration of Criminal Justice' organized by GNLU on 14th July 2012 at GNLU, Gandhinagar.
  • Undergone a Training Programme for Trainers (TOT) in 'Para-legal Training and Legal Aid Activities' organized by the National Legal Services Authority at Chandigarh on 18th-19th September 2010.
  • Workshop on 'Teaching Material Production for CBCS (LAW)' on 12th June 2010
  • Participated as a chief course coordinator in a three days workshop organized jointly by The Commissionerate of Higher Education, State of Gujarat and Gujarat National Law University from 06/03/10 to 08/03/10 at SPIPA, Ahmedabad
  • Participated as a chief course coordinator in a four days workshop organized jointly by The Commissionerate of Higher Education, State of Gujarat and Gujarat National Law University from 23/02/10 to 26/02/10 at SPIPA, Ahmedabad.
  • Organised All Principals' Meet of the Law colleges of Gujarat on 4th December 2009
  • Organised as a chief Programme Coordinator a three days training Programme on Law and Media at GNLU from 11th Sep to 13th Sep. 2009
  • 1st International Law Seminar, March 2009 on 'Pressing Concerns of the Contemporary Legal World: International Law Today for a Better Global Tomorrow.
  • 2nd IPR Summit organized by the AMA -Y.J Trivedi Academy for IPR on 17-18 January 2009
  • A Two days National Conference on commercial Laws organized by GNLU in September 2008
  • 1ST IPR Summit organized by the AMA -Y.J Trivedi Academy for IPR on 24-25 January 2008
  • Seminar organized by Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat on developing various academic courses on biotechnology in Dec '04
  • Two days workshop organized by B. K. School of Management on Intellectual Property Rights in Dec. 2003.

Publication(s) / Book(s) :

Publication / Books:

  • Journal Article: 'Curriculum Transformation in Legal Education : Challenges and Opportunities' International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Science, Volume 4 Issue 8, pp 64-77 (ISSN:(P) 2394-4218; ISSN (O) 2349-4085)
  • Journal Article: 'International Instruments relating to Trademark: Broadening the Horizons of Protection' Journal of Legal Studies and Research, Volume 3 Issue 1, pp 19-35 (ISSN: 2455-2437)
  • Conference Proceedings: 'Legal Education : Balancing Global Challenges and Local Strategies', Higher Education in Post Globalization Scenario, Souvenir of NAAC sponsored National Conference April 2016, pp164-169 (ISBN : 978-93-5265-015-6)
  • Editorial note on Issues of Jurisdiction in Intellectual Property Violations published in Intellectual Property Rights: Open Access, Volume 2, Issue 2, 1000e105 ISSN: IPR, an open access journal.
  • Contributed a chapter on "Rights of victims in case of sexual offences" in the book titled "Law for non Law students" to be published by the Gujarat State Legal Services Authority.
  • Article titled 'Protection of Domain Names in the Indian IPR regime' published in Gujarat Law Journal in November 2010.
  • A Set of five booklets on 'Road Map to Justice-Gender Sensitive Judgments Series on Violence Against Women' March 2006, published by Gender Resource Centre, an Autonomous Body promoted by the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Gujarat.
  • Papers on Women and Law published in form of series during the period of January 1998 to March 1999 by The Woman and Child Development Department, Government of Gujarat on the following subjects : General laws protecting women, Women and Environment, Women and Labour laws, Women and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques and the related laws
  • Booklets on Women and Law as a part of training material published by the Voluntary Organization in Ahmedabad, namely "Vikas - A Centre for Development" during my work period with them.
  • Guidelines for managing Intellectual Property Rights published by the National Institute Design.
  • Edited Reading Material on Media and Law; Published and circulated among participants of the 1st GNLU Media and Law Training Programme conducted on 11.12 &13 September 2009
  • Working as a member of the Editorial committee for editing the book titled 'Law for Non Law Students' to be published by the Gujarat State Legal Services Authority.
  • Unpublished Reports :Intellectual Property Rights Policy for the National Institute of Design
  • Unpublished Reports :Compilation of Intellectual Property Policy of various Design schools and Universities around the Globe in two parts.
  • Unpublished Reports :A booklet on Intellectual Property Rights titled 'Intellectual Property Rights Primer for Designer'
  • Compilation of Library Policies of various University Libraries and Academic Institutes around the Globe with special reference to copyright protection.
  • Unpublished Reports :Proposed Guidelines for Knowledge Management and Information Services Department of NID for managing library and issues related to Copyright Protection.
  • Unpublished Reports :Compilation of articles on Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Unpublished Reports :Brief reports on Copyrights, Design Rights, Ethics and IPR, Management of IPR

Honours/Membership :

  • Invited by the Education Department, Government of Gujarat as a Member of Committee on formulating IPR Policy for universities in Gujarat to support innovation & start-ups in academia
  • Invited to be a Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the United World School of Law, 31 March 2017.

Guest Lectures :

  • Invited by the Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Government of Gujarat to represent GNLU and address the gathering on "Law as a Career and Role of GNLU in Legal Education" at the Grand Education Fair 2017 on 16 June 2017.
  • Invited as an expert for a Panel Discussion on 'Innovation : Improving Life" on the World IPR Day by Y.J.Trivedi and AMA IP Academy at AMA on 26 April 2017
  • Invited as a Resource Person for the Legal Awareness Programme, Sponsored by the National Commission for Women, Organised by GNLU in collaboration with National Commission for Women at AMA, Ahmedabad, 25 March 2017.
  • Invited as a resource person to deliver a lecture on 'Women and Law with particular reference to Domestic violence and Dowry' in a two days Legal Awareness Programme for Women of Gandhinagar District, organized by the National Commission of Women and GNLU Center for Law and Policy on 21-22 January 2016.
  • Invited as a Resource Person on the sub-theme "Traditional Culture and Intellectual Property Rights". in "Lokdhwani: Migrant Literature Culture and Society: A Discourse on Homeland and Destination" under the project 'Migration and Cultural Traditions of Bhojpuri Region: A Research and Documentation Programme' organized by the G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad in collaboration with the Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat on the 3rd and 4th January, 2016.
  • Invited as an expert by DD (Gujarati Doordarshan: Television Channel) Girnar for live weekly phone-in programme on Legal Education on 6 January 2016.
  • Invited as resource person to deliver a lecture on 'Importance of Legal Education with special reference to CLAT and NLUs' in one day Seminar on "Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's Contribution towards Legal Education' organized by the GNLU Center for Constitutional and Administrative Law on 21 December 2015
  • Invited to judge Intra Moot Court Competition by GLS Law College on 17 December 2015.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a lecture on 'Sexual Harrasement of Wimen at GNLU, Redress of Complaints Regulations 2014' by the Internal Complaint Committee, GNLU on 1 September 2015.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a lecture on 'Dispute Settlement Mechanisms' by the GNLU Indian Business and Summer School Academy on 22 July 2015.
  • Invited to chair panel discussion on "Women Empowerment in 21st Century" on 13th Sep 2014 by the Federation of Women Lawyers, (Gujarat Chapter).
  • Invited as a Resource Person and Conducted 4 classes with the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as part of Induction Programme for newly recruited Judicial Magistrate in the month of July 2014.
  • Represented GNLU in Stakeholder's Meeting to discuss Design Law Treaty and provisions in Indian Designs Act with respect to IPR at NID on 4 February 2014, made a presentation on 'Making the Law of Designs more effective with special reference to Design Law Treaty'.
  • Invited to chair a session on 'Anti Counterfiting and Brand Protection' at IP Summit organized by Y.J. Trivedi-AMA Academy for Intellectual Property Rights at AMA, Ahmedabad on 10th and 11th of January 2014.
  • Invited as a Resource Person and Conducted 4 classes with the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as part of Induction Programme for newly recruited Judicial Magistrate in the month of November 2013.
  • Invited as a resource person and delivered a lecture on 'Formal Legal Writing and Research Methodology' to the Law Officers of the Reserve Bank of India at '3rd Training Programme for RBI Law Officers', which was organized by Gujarat National Law University during 26-27 October 2013.
  • Invited as a speaker for one of the sessions on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for the Refresher programme for Himmatnagar and Mehsana Law College Students and faculty on 4th October 2013 organised under the aegis of GNLU, Gujarat Legal Education Project.
  • Invited as a resource person to the three day seminar on Interface between IPR and Educational Institute organized by the Institute of Law, Nirma University and delivered a lecture on the topic 'Plagiarism and the Scope of Fair Use Doctrine" to the Associate Professors and Professors of various streams on 20th September 2013.
  • As a resource person conducted a session on "Law as an instrument to realize the dream of Women Empowerment" as part of Programme on Women Empowerment, Uma Arts and Nathiba Commerce Mahila College, Gandhinagar Saturday, 14th September, 2013, organized by the Ahmedabad Management Association.
  • As a resource person conducted an introductory session on 'Introduction and Importance of IPR in the Knowledge Economy' as part of a diploma course for professionals on fundamentals of IP conducted by the Ahmedabad Management Association on 1st September 2013.
  • As a Resource Person, Conducted 4 classes with the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as part of Induction Programme for newly recruited Judicial Magistrate in the month of June 2013 .
  • As a Resource Person, Conducted an introductory session for a course on Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights offered by the Ahmedabad Management Association for Professionals in the month of April, 2013.
  • Invited as a resource person by the GNLU Gen-Sen Committee for "Special Legal Awareness Session for Women" on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8th March 2013.
  • As a Resource Person, Conducted 3 sessions for a course on Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights offered by the Ahmedabad Management Association for Professionals in the month of February, 2013.
  • As a Resource Person, Conducted 4 classes with the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as part of Induction Programme for newly recruited Judicial Magistrate in the month of January, 2013.
  • As a Resource Person, Conducted 4 classes with the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as part of Induction Programme for newly recruited Judicial Magistrate in the month of December, 2012.
  • As a Resource Person, Conducted 5 classes with the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as part of Induction Programme for newly recruited Judicial Magistrate in the month of October, 2012.
  • Invited by the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as a resource person to conduct guest lecture with a group of Judicial Magistrate First Class and Chief Judicial Magistrates in the month of February and March 2012.
  • As a Resource Person, Conducted 5 classes with the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as part of Induction Programme for newly recruited Judicial Magistrate in the month of October and December, 2012

Teaching / Academic Experience :

  • Visiting faculty at Gujarat State Judicial Academy since 2009
  • Visiting Faculty at the Ahmedabad Management Association since 2009
  • Sir L. A. Shah Law College, Ahmedabad as a Part time Faculty from August 2001 to April 2004
  • N. R. Institute of Business Administration, Ahmedabad as a part time teacher from August 2002 to April 2004
  • Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) as a visiting faculty (conducted courses with Post Graduate students on Intellectual Property Right and Commercial Laws)
  • Gujarat Nationa Law University, Gandhinagar as a Full time lecturer from June 2004 to March 2006
  • Part time lecturer in Gujarat National Law University from March 2006 to December 2011
  • As a Consultant/ Research Associate: Worked with the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, from August 2001 to June 2004, as a consultant on Intellectual Property rights as well as a research associate for formulating policy for the protection of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • As a Consultant/ Research Associate: Participated as a speaker and made presentation on various subjects related to IPR in no. of National and International workshops and seminars conducted by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
  • As an external Examiner : North Bengal University, Gujarat University, Institute of Law, Nirma University.

Awards Received / Achievements :

  • Awarded best paper for 'Legal Education : Balancing Global Challenges and Local Strategies', in NAAC sponsored National Conference on Higher Education in Post Globalisation Scenario held at GLS ( J.P. Shah) Institute of Business Administration, Ahmedabad from 12 April to 13 April 2016.
  • Three GOLD MEDALS received from Gujarat University for securing highest marks in Third year B. A. in Economics group in the University
  • Meritorious award received from Sir L.A Shah Law College for securing First Class in Third LL.B.
  • Stood first in the Gujarat University in Commercial Group (Group III) in LL.M
  • Stood first in the ICFAI University in PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights

Work Experience :

  • Worked with a Voluntary Organization in Ahmedabad, namely "Vikas - A Centre for Development" from September 1997 to September 1999 as a co-ordinator of Legal Cell. During the work period, I have written five brochures on Women and Law published by The Woman and Child Development Department, Government of Gujarat. Also written booklets on Women and Law as a part of training material published by the organization on regular basis.
  • Worked as a chief trainer in the project of Para- Legal worker's training.
  • Worked as a trainee student from October 1999 to July 2000 in the office of Shri S. N. Shelat, Senior Counsel, Gujarat State.
  • Enrolled as an advocate on the roll of the Bar Council of Gujarat on 6-8-2000.
  • Worked as an advocate from August 2000 to July 2001 in the High Court of Gujarat with Shri S.N. Shelat, Senior Counsel.

Other Accomplishments :

  • Invited to judge Intra Moot Court Competition by The Institute of Law, Nirma University, in July 2010.
  • Invited as an Expert by DD (Gujarati Doordarshan) Girnar for live weekly phone-in programme : 'Hello DD' on various aspects regarding women's rights from July 2008 to September 2009.
  • Participated in various Elocution competitions at school and college level and won many prizes for the same.
  • Participated in group discussion in the Youth Festival while studying in SYBA and received a certificate for being one of the best speakers.
  • Participated in Moot court competition at the College level and state level and won prize for standing first and consequently represented Gujarat State in the National Moot court competition in 1997.
  • Represented Sir L. A. Shah Law college in the Maneklal Nanvati Moot Court Competition and won the first prize being the best speaker and the trophy for the team as well.

Refresher Course/Orientation Programme:

  • Attended 87th Orientation Program at HRDC, Gujarat University from 7 November to 4 December 2016 and secured grade 'A'.

Last Updated : 03-10-2017