banner

Faculty Profile

Dr. Nidhi Hriday Buch
Ph.D. (Intellectual Property Rights), PG Diploma, LL.M., LL.B., B.A., GSLET, UGC-NET
Assistant Professor of Law & Head, Placement and Internship Division & Centre for IPR

CONTACT

Email : nbuch@gnlu.ac.in

Phone : (+91) -79-23276611/12

Mobile : (+91) -

Fax : (+91) -

Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Full Time: Assistant Professor of Law, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India since January 2012
  • Full Time Lecturer: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India from June 2004 to March 2006.
  • Part Time Lecturer: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India from March 2006 to December 2011.
  • Visiting Faculty: Sir L.A Shah Law college from July 2001 to May 2004.
Area of Research/Interest

Research Projects

  • A project titled ‘Documentation-on of Gender Sensitive Judgments Relating to Gender Based Violence’, (Judgments of the Supreme Court and the High Court of Gujarat) from 1994-2005. Minor Project from 1/1/05 to 30/06/05 was undertaken and the same was published by GRC-DWC-UNFPA in form of five booklets titled ‘Roadmap to Justice’ in English as well as Gujarati.
  • Ongoing research project on ‘Adding Life to Centuries' Dying Art: A Comparative Market Analysis between Tangaliya Shawls & Kutch work Shawls’.

Areas of General Interest

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Legal Education
  • Women and Law
  • Jurisprudence

Current Research Interest

  • Law of Geographical Indications and Trademarks
  • Law of Copyright

New Course(s) Designed/Introduced

PG Diploma in IPR
--- ---
Advance training programme: Fundamentals of IP Laws for Professionals
2/09/17 to 17/09/17
For 15 hours
Specialised Course on Fundamentals of IP Laws for Professionals.
29/09/10 to 08/10/10
One month
Basics of IP Laws
04/02/13 to 15/02/13
Two weeks
Business Law
2004-05 and 2005-06
Academic Term
Legal aspects of Retail Business for MICA students
2006-07 and 2009-10
Academic Term
Publication

Book

  • ‘Geographical Indications of Indian Handlooms: Between Legal Right and Real Right, ISBN 9780367430917, published by the Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, UK on 31 December 2012. ISBN 978-1-032-33247-3
  • South Asia Edition of the Book as a Co-Author: ‘Geographical Indications of Indian Handlooms: Between Legal Right and Real Right’, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, UK. ISBN 978-1-032-33247-5

Book Chapter

  • ‘Contributed a chapter on "Protection of Traditional Knowledge based handicrafts through Geographical Indications: A Step Towards Sustainable Development" has been accepted by the for publication in the upcoming book "Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Geographical Indications and Rights of Indigenous People (With Special Focus on North-East India)."
  • Contributed a chapter on Role of Authorised users in adding efficacy to GI protection in India: Issues and Challenges in an edited book titled "Geographical Indication Protection in India: The Evolving Paradigm" to be published by Springer Nature Singapore towards the end of 2022.

Journal Articles

  • Journal article – ‘Geographical indications: Legal vehicle for rural development’ Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research, ( 2022) Vol. IV Issue III, ISSN: 2582-8878 (O).
  • Journal Article: ‘Maternity Benefit Act, 2017 – A Game Changer for Women’s Economic Empowerment’, GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics, pp.Vol. 9 Issue 2, November/December 2019, (ISSN-0975-0193)
  • Journal Article: ‘Issues in Trademark Disputes: Comparative Analysis in India, Japan and United States’ Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 7 Issue 4, April 2019, pp 271-277 ISSN: (O) 2347-374 ISSN: (P)2347- 9493
  • Journal Article: ‘Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: An Inevitable Interface’ International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Science, )2019) Vol. 6 Issue 4, pp 16-28, ISSN (O) 2349-4085 ISSN:(P) 2394-4218
  • Journal Article: ‘Concept to Commercialization: Decoding the IP Strategy for Academia’ Asian Journal of Research in Social Science and Humanities, (2019) vol. 9 issue 5 pp 1-12 ISSN: (O)2249-7315 ISSN: (P)2250-1665
  • Journal Article: 'Curriculum Transformation in Legal Education : Challenges and Opportunities' International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Science,Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2017, 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, March 2017, pp 19-35 (ISSN: 2455-2437) 
  • Journal Article: 'Protection of Domain Names in the Indian IPR regime' Gujarat Law Journal 2010, pp 76-86 (ISSN :2249-9644) 

Others 

  • Conference Proceedings: Progressive Move Towards broadening the Horizons of Maternity Benefits in India : A Step Towards Gender Justice’, Conference Proceedings: National Conference of Women Lawyers ‘Justice for All: Gender Justice Social Justice’
  • 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, (ISSN: 1000e105) 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
Conference / Seminar / Workshop

Paper Presentation



Conferences

  • Presented a paper on ‘Where is the Authorised User? The Missing Piece in India’s Geographical Indication Puzzle’ in the 4th Online IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA) on 11 February 2022.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Multifaceted Role of the State in ensuring sustainable GI system: Challenges and opportunities in the Indian Legal Framework’ at the THIRD IP & INNOVATION RESEARCHERS OF ASIA (IPIRA) CONFERENCE 24-27 March 2021 Held Online Organized by the IP and Innovation Researchers of Asia (IPIRA).
  • Presented a paper on ‘Geographical Indications: Legal Vehicle for Rural Development’ in International Conference on Social Work, Law and Human Rights, organized by Centre for Law and Society, at GNLU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 1-2 February 2020.
  • Presented a paper on 'Sui Generis Protection for TK: A Step towards Sustainable Development’ at International conference on Green Justice: Contemporary Challenges of Environment & Sustainable Development organized by GLS Law College, Ahmedabad on 29-1 March 2020.
  • Presented a paper on 'Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: An Inevitable Interface' in Two Days International Conference on Justice Education, 2019 on 'Artificial Intelligence and its legal Implications' organised by Institute of Law, Nirma University on 15th &16th March, 2019.
  • Presented a paper on "Adding Life to Centuries' Dying Art: A Comparative Market Analysis between Tangaliya Shawls & Kutch work Shawls" at Works-In-Progress Conference "IP Scholars Asia" 2018 at Singapore Management University on 01-02 March 2018, Singapore.
  • 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" organized 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. 
  • Presented a paper on ‘Legal Education : Balancing Global Challenges and Local Strategies’, in NAAC sponsored National Conference on Higher Education in Post Globalization Scenario held at GLS ( J.P. Shah) Institute of Business Administration, Ahmedabad from 12 April to 13 April 2016. (Proceedings Published)
  • Presented a paper on 'Making the Law of Designs more effective with special reference to Design Law Treaty'. And represented GNLU in Stakeholder's Meeting to discuss Design Law Treaty and provisions in Indian Designs Act with respect to IPR at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad on 4 February 2014.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Law as an instrument for Women Empowerment’ in the International Seminar on ‘Journey of Women Empowerment: Miles to Go’ organized by GNLU in collaboration with the Sayajirao Gaekwad Trust on 24-25 March 2012.
  • Presented a paper on 'Design Registration in India' in the National Seminar on Design and Brand Equity I organized by National Institute of Design in May 2006.
  • Presented a paper on "Importance of Protecting Design Rights for Designers" in the National Seminar on Competitive advantage through design - I organized by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, in December, 2004.
  • Presented a paper on "Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for Small scale industries" at the National Seminar on IPR for Small and Medium scale Industries organized by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, on 26 April (World IP Day) 2004.

Others

  • Speaker at an interactive session on ‘Women and Law’ for students of Girl’s Polytechnic, Ahmedabad organized by Ahmedabad Management Association on 29 September, 2012. 
  • Presented a paper and participated as a sole speaker on ‘Can you download a picture of a well-known painter and call it as yours’ in IP Forum II at Ahmedabad Management Association, on 23 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.
  • Presented a paper on 'Intellectual Property Rights in knowledge Driven Economy' at the Faculty Seminar conducted by GNLU in November 2004.

Participation

Conferences
  • Two days National Conference on Commercial Laws organized by GNLU in September 2008. 

Seminars
  • Participated in One Day National Seminar on “Interaction of Intellectual Property with Pharma & Chemical Sectors” Organized by GNLU on 4th February 2017. 
  • Participated in the 10th Annual Intellectual Property Summit organized by AMA-Y J. Trivedi Academy on 7th January 2017. 
  • Participated in the International Seminar on ‘Journey of Women Empowerment: Miles to Go’ organized by GNLU in collaboration with the Sayajirao Gaekwad Trust on 24-25 March 2012. 
  • 1st International Law Seminar on ‘Pressing Concerns of the Contemporary Legal World: International Law Today for a Better Global Tomorrow’ in March 2009. 
  • Seminar organized by Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat on developing various academic courses on biotechnology in Dec ‘04 .

Workshops
  • Speaker at Half day workshop for Post Graduate students of National Institute of Design on Introduction to IPR organized by NID, Gandhinagar Campus on 27 June 2011. 
  • Workshop on ‘Teaching Material Production for CBCS (LAW)’ organized by the Knowledge Consortium Gujarat, on 12 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.
  • Speaker at various International and National workshops organized by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad on the following subjects during Jan. 2002 to June 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. 
  • Two days’ workshop organized by B. K. School of Management, Gujarat University on Intellectual Property Rights in Dec. 2003. 

Others

  • 5th National Conference of All India Federation of Women Lawyers, 23-24 September 2017 at Ahmedabad. 
  • 1st edition of the “Intellectual Property Fest” (IPFest2017),organized by the Intellectual Property Protection Organisation (IPPO) on 14 July 2017 
  • P.D. Desai Memorial Lecture by Shri. Iqbal Chagla, Senior Advocate, on ‘Roses in December’ on 11 February 2017. 
  • 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 Panel Discussion on ‘Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property Laws regarding Patent Laws of India and United States of America.’ On 9 March 2017 
  • 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 organized by Film and TV Producers Guid-Vibrant Gujarat-GNLU-FICCI-USINDIA Business Council on 10 January 2013 at GNLU, Gandhinagar. 
  • Indo-US IP symposium on ‘Contemporary IPR issues and sustainable development: A way forward for cooperation between stakeholders of developing and developed countries’. Organized by GNLU in collaboration with the George Washington University Law School on 10-11, December 2012. 
  • Speaker at UGC NET/SLET One Day Coaching Program organized by GNLU under Gujarat Legal Education Project on 12 June 2011. 
  • Participated in the ‘2nd All Gujarat Law Teachers Training Programme’ jointly organized by the Commisionerate of Higher Education, Education Department, Government of Gujarat and GNLU on 15 February 2011 at GNLU, Gandhinagar. 
  • 2nd IPR Summit organized by the AMA -Y.J Trivedi Academy for IPR on 17-18 January 2009. 
  • 1st IPR Summit organized by the AMA -Y.J Trivedi Academy for IPR on 24-25 January 2008.
Capacity Building Training Programmes

Organised


Training Programmes

  • Panel Discussion on Protecting Soft wares through Patents: Current Challenges, Future Solutions, held on 07th October, 2017. The discussion was led by panelists Shri D.P. Viadya, Director & Head, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan and Prof. Dr. V.C. Vivekanandan, Dean, Bennett University. The session was moderated by Dr. Sobhalata Udapudi, Professor, Gujarat National Law University.
  • Capsule Course on Trademark Registration- The Process and Practical Aspects, held on 29th September, 2017. The course instructions were provided by Ms. Deepali Paun, Senior Associate, Y.J. Trivedi & Co.
  • Organized Special Lecture on the topic ‘Legal Implications of Trump’s Administration’ on the 10 March, 2017.
  • Organized Panel Discussion on ‘Emerging Trends in Intellectual Property Laws regarding Patent Laws of India and United States of America.’ On 9 March 2017
  • Organized Conclave titled ‘Emerging Now’ on the 28th January 2017.
  • Capsule Course on Patent Drafting on 9th January 2017
  • A One Day Workshop On 'Intellectual Property Laws For The Traditional And Internet Based Businesses' on 27th July 2016.
  • Conducted One day workshop on ‘Commercialization of IPR’ on 9th April 2012 at GNLU which was attended by 60 participants.
  • Organized 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 23-26 February 2010 at SPIPA, Ahmedabad. 
  • Organized 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 6-8 March 2010 at SPIPA, Ahmedabad 
  • Three days Media Law Training Programme from 09 September to 11 September 2009.

Participated


Training Programmes

  • Participated in Executive Education Program on Health, Pharmaceutical and Intellectual Property Rights organised by CII and Texas A & M University School of Law, USA in Fall 2020.
  • Participated in the Teachers’ Training Program on Administration of Criminal Justice’ organized by GNLU on 14th July 2012 at GNLU, Gandhinagar. 
  • Attended 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. 

Orientation Programmes

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

Faculty Development Programmes

  • Faculty Development Program organized by GNLU from 16/05/2019 to 22/05/2019.
  • Faculty Development Program organized by GNLU from 16/05/2016 to 21/05/2016.

Short-Term Courses

  • Research Methodology Workshop on Legal and Interdisciplinary Research organized by GNLU from 6/11/2017 to 18/11/2017

Refresher Course

  • Online Refresher Course in Law organized by the HRDC, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh from 07/09/2020 to 19/09/2020
Honours / Awards
  • Recognized and awarded as one of the ’100 Powerful IP Women in India 2021’ by World IP Forum.
  • Conferred with the 'IP Academician of the Year' Award 2018 in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of intellectual property on 3 August 2018 by the Intellectual Property Protection Organisation (IPPO).
  • Conferred with the 'IP Academician of the Year' Award 2017 in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of intellectual property on 14 July 2017 by the Intellectual Property Protection Organisation (IPPO).
  • Received ‘Best Paper Award’ for ‘Legal Education : Balancing Global Challenges and Local Strategies’, in NAAC sponsored National Conference on Higher Education in Post Globalization Scenario held at GLS ( J.P. Shah) Institute of Business Administration, Ahmedabad on 12-13 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 
Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
International 
  • Invited to chair a session on ‘Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection’ at IP Summit organized by Y.J Trivedi-AMA Academy for Intellectual Property Rights at AMA Ahmedabad on 10-11 January 2014.
  • Invited as a resource person to deliver a lecture on Global Importance of Design Rights in an International workshop : Design and Brand Identity – II*
  • Invited as a resource person to deliver a lecture on Advantages of Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in an International workshop: Competitive advantage through design- II* 
  • Invited to deliver a lecture on Importance of Protection of Intellectual Property in Global Perspective in the International Workshop: Design and Consumer Goods - II

National
  • Dr. Nidhi Buch was Invited as an eminent speaker at World Intellectual Property Forum 2020.She shared her thoughts on ‘Geographical Indications: An important IP tool for Socio-Economic growth’ 18-19 December 2020.
  • Dr. Nidhi Buch was invited by Centre for Innovation and Facilitation, CNLU Patna to deliver a talk on ‘GI- An important tool for developing countries’ in a Capacity Building Program for Aatmanirbhar Bharat on 31 July 2020.
  • Dr. Nidhi Buch was invited by Badruka College of Commerce and Arts, Hyderabad as a keynote speaker, National webinar on "Intellectual Property Rights - Significance & Challenges" on 2 July 2020.
  • Invited as a Resource Person for One day National Workshop on 'Patents- Concepts and Practices' organised by Charutar Vidya Mandal and GUJCOST at Vallabh Vidyanagar, on 29 January 2019.
  • Invited as a Resource Person to deliver a talk on 'National IP Policy' for the IP Awareness Session on 26th September 2018 at MSU,Baroda organised by Indian Patent Office (IPO), Government of India.
  • Invited as a resource person for Orientation Program on National IP Policy for the officials of the Patent Information Centre of the State S & T Councils and other faculties of GUJCOST on 18 August 2018.
  • Invited as a resource person for Orientation Program on National IP Policy for the officials of the Patent Information Centre of the State S & T Councils and other faculties of GUJCOST on 25 to 27 July 2018.
  • Invited by The MICA, Ahmedabad to deliver lecture on 'Significance of IPR and the legislative framework' for students of FPM on 1 and 4 December 2017.
  • Invited as a resource person to deliver a lecture on “Efficient Management of IP Portfolio for Start-ups” in an IP Awareness Programme for SMEs and Start-up on National IPR Policy 2016, organised by Intellectual Property India in collaboration with The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).ASSOCHAM on 29 September 2017 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, (Gujarat).
  • Invited a resource Person by the GNLU Indian Business and Commercial Laws Academy on 'Intellectual Property Laws' on 17 July 2017.
  • 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 a Resource Person to deliver a lecture on ‘Introduction to Law of Trademark and Procedural Aspects for its Protection’ by the GNLU Indian Business and Summer School Academy on 20 and 21 July 2016. 
  • 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 3 and 4 January, 2016.
  • 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 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 20 September 2013.
  • Invited as a Resource Person and Conducted 4 classes on ‘Intellectual Property Laws in India’ with the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as part of Induction Programme for newly recruited Judicial Magistrate in the month of July 2014.
  • Invited as a Resource Person and Conducted 4 classes on ‘Intellectual Property Laws in India’ 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.
  • As a Resource Person, Conducted 4 classes on ‘Intellectual Property Laws in India’ 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 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 on Intellectual Property Law 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 on Intellectual Property Law 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 on Intellectual Property Law 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 on ‘Offences and Penalties under Intellectual Property Laws’ 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 on Intellectual Property Law with the Gujarat State Judicial Academy as part of Induction Programme for newly recruited Judicial Magistrate in the month of October and December, 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 27 June 2011.
  • Invited to deliver a lecture on Importance of Design rights in a National Workshop on Design and Brand Identity - I 
  • Invited to deliver a lecture on ‘India as a User and Creator of Intellectual Property ‘ in a National Workshop on Competitive advantage through design - I 
  • Invited to deliver a lecture on ‘Importance of Intellectual Property Rights in India in a National Workshop on Design and Consumer Goods - I

State
  • Invited to chair a session on 'IP in StartUps and It Industries' at 3rd IP Fest jointly organised by the IPPO, FICCI and GUJCOST on 2 August 2019 at Ahmedabad.
  • Invited as a resource person to the Two Days seminar on 'Chronic Civil Disputes involving Effective Trial Process of cases under Motor Vehicle Act, Electricity Act and on Substantive Law of IPR and use of Arbitration Law' for the District Judges on 22nd July, 2019 at Gujarat State Judicial Academy.
  • 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, on 25 March 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 guest lecturer on ‘Legal Rights of Women’ in a seminar organized by Gandhinagar Police on 12 August 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 as a Resource Person to deliver a lecture on ‘Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace’ at GNLU, Redress of Complaints Regulations 2014’ by the Internal Complaint Committee, GNLU on 1 September 2015.
  • Invited as a resource person by the Ahmedabad Girls’ Polytechnic in association with the Ahmedabad Management Association to deliver a lecture on ‘Law an Instrument to Women Empowerment’ as part of celebration on Women Empowerment week on 12 August 2015
  • Invited as a resource person on ‘Women Empowerment in 21st Century’ by the Federation of Women Lawyers, (Gujarat Chapter) on 13 Sep 2014.
  • Invited as a speaker for one of the sessions on Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for the Refresher programme for Himmatnagar and Mehsana Law College Students and faculty on 4 October 2013 organised under the aegis of GNLU, Gujarat Legal Education Project.
  • 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, 14 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 1 September 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 Gender Sensitization Committee for ‘Special Legal Awareness Session for Women’ on the occasion of International Women’s' Day on 8th March 2013
  • Speaker at an interactive session on ‘Women and Law' for students of Girl's Polytechnic, Ahmedabad organized by Ahmedabad Management Association on 29 September, 2012.
  • Speaker at UGC NET/SLET One Day Coaching Programme organized by GNLU under Gujarat Legal Education Project on 12 June 2011.
  • Key note speaker on "Women Empowerment" at the Lioness Conference organized by International Association of Lions Club on 23 Dec.'07.

Visiting Faculty at

  • Invited as an expert speaker for the session "Exploring Traditional Knowledge Protection through IP Regime" organized by Parul University on the 15th June 2022.
  • Invited as Co-Chair cum Key-note Speaker for sharing thoughts on thoughts on 'Protection of Traditional Knowledge based handicrafts through Geographical Indications: A Step Towards Sustainable Development' in Online National Conference on Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Geographical Indications and Rights of Indigenous People organized by The Centre for Research on Intellectual Property Rights (CERIP) and The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT)-IPR Chair of NLUJA, Assam, on May 27-28, 2022.
  • Invited as a speaker at the Gujarat Roundtable on The Regulation of Fantasy Sports Platforms in India held on Saturday, May 14 at GNLU.
  • Invited as a resource person by the Centre of IPR, Institute of Law, Nirma University for the Focused Group discussion on ‘Fan Fiction: Exploring the legality within Copyright Law’ on 28 April 2022.
  • Invited as an expert to conduct session on ‘Emerging issues in Geographical Indications and community rights protection’ at a National Conference on Transforming Dimensions of IPR- Problems and Prospects in Information Age organized by Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune on 26 April 2022.
  • Invited by GLS Law College as an external examiner for conducting Viva for Final year students of LLB program on 6 April 2022.
  • Invited as a resource person to conduct a session on Law of Trademarks on 9 March 2022 in the 2nd Edition of Online Short-term Course on Legal Aspects of Startups organized by Legal Startup in collaboration with GLIC and GCIPR from 19 February to 20 March 2022.
  • Invited by the Legal Services Committee, GNLU to conduct an awareness session on Women Empowerment for the house keeping staff of GNLU on 8 March 2022.
  • Invited to deliver an expert lecture on ‘Overview of CPC’ by GLS School of Law, GLS University on 5 March 2022.
  • Invited as the Guest of Honor to launch a book titled, ‘A Basket of Sunflowers’ by Pinakie Kansabanik on 26 January 2022.
  • Invited to take two sessions on "Significance of IP for Startups and brief introduction to Trademark and Copyright" and “Introduction to Patents & Design Rights for Startups” in a Webinar on "Intellectual Property and Start-up: Together Forever" as a part of 'Runway to Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit 2022' and 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', under Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2022 organised by the GLIC on 4 January 2022.
  • Invited as an expert to deliver a talk on Introduction to Patent and Industrial Designs in the Seminar on Basics of Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Design by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce Industry (GCCI) on 18 December 2021.
  • Invited by GLS Law College as an external examiner for conducting Viva for Final year students of LLB program on 7 and 8 December 2021.
  • Invited by the Legal Service Committee, GNLU to conduct an awareness session on the occasion of the Constitution Day for the housekeeping staff of GNLU on 26 November 2021.
  • Invited to deliver a lecture on Law of Trademarks by the LedX in the Online Certificate Course on “Innovation to Commercialization; Intellectual Property Rights Landscape.” On 18 November 2021.
  • Invited as an Advisor to the Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) for conducting interviews for the posts of Dowry Prohibition Officer cum Protection Officer on 12, 13 and 14 October 2021.
  • Invited to moderate a technical session on ‘Tips and Tricks to identify and protect Intellectual Property’ by IPPO at the Fifth edition of the IP Fest on 29 September 2021.
  • Invited as a jury member for the “IPR League 2021” a unique Contest for Registered Startups, as part the 5th Edition of IPFEST on 28 September 2021
  • Invited to chair a technical session on ‘Protecting and Preserving Cultural Heritage of India through Geographical Indications: An Overview’ by the ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Tripura on 3 September 2021.
  • Invited to take a session on ‘Significance of IPR in Social Entrepreneurship’ by AICTE Training & Learning (ATAL), Online Faculty Development Programme on Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship on 5 August2021
  • Invited as a Guest Speaker on 3rd National Symposium on IPR: Strategies & Approaches for Startups and MSMEs Growth organised by School of Business & Law & SSIP, Navrachana University on 15 May 2021.
  • Invited to deliver two lectures on IPR and Trademarks in an Online Certificate Course on Legal Aspects of Startups conducted by Legal Startups in collaboration with GNLU Legal Incubation Council from February 20 to March 14, 2021.
  • Invited to deliver a Webinar on Understanding the Nuances of the Law of Trademarks by Beyond Law CLC on 2 February 2021.
  • Invited as a resource person to make a presentation on ‘Geographical Indications: An important IP tool for socio-economic development’ in a Virtual International Conference on IPR organized by the Directorate of Legal Studies, Tamil Nadu in collaboration with the GNLU, Centre for IPR on 29 June 2020.
  • Invited as a resource person to make presentation on ‘Protection of Geographical Indication for Socio economic growth’ in one day conference on Intellectual Property Rights for Academia, Start-ups and Technoprenuers organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) along with Indian Patent Office, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India & Gujarat National Law University on 30 January 2020, at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Invited to chair a session on ' Interface between Law of Trademarks and Geographical Indications' in Symposium on 'Changing Contours of Intellectual Property Law in US, India and China' jointly organised by GNLU and the George Washington University Law School on 5 October 2018.
  • Visiting faculty at Gujarat State Judicial Academy, Ahmedabad, India since 2009 (conducted classes specifically on Intellectual Property Laws of India with newly recruited Judicial Magistrates)
  • Visiting Faculty (in the subject of Law of Trademarks, Copyrights and Designs) at the Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad since 2009
  • Visiting Faculty at Sir L. A. Shah Law College, Ahmedabad as a Part time Faculty from August 2001 to April 2004
  • Visiting Faculty at N. R. Institute of Business Administration, Ahmedabad as a part time teacher from August 2002 to April 2004
  • Visiting Faculty Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) (conducted courses with Post Graduate students on Intellectual Property Right and Commercial Laws)
  • As Consultant: 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 and in that capacity participated as a speaker and made presentation on various subjects related to IPR in many National and International workshops and seminars conducted by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad during the said period.
  • As an external Examiner: North Bengal University, 
  • Gujarat University, 
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University.
Other Accomplishments

Current Membership (External):

  • Member, IPR Taskforce, GCCI
  • Member, Legal Sub-Committee of FICCI, Gujarat State Council.
  • Legal Expert, GTU’s Research Council in the area of IPR. Member of Scrutiny Committee at State IP Facilitation Center – i-Hub since 18 December 2020
  • Member, Editorial Board Gujarat Law Society E Journal, GLS Law College, Ahmedabad.
  • Member, Editorial team of SciFed Journal of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Faculty Editor, Journal of Legal studies and Legal Research, ISSN- 2455 2437

Current Membership (Internal):

  • GNLU Incubation Centre
  • GNLU Examination committee

Past Membership (External):

  • Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the United World School of Law (2017 to 2019)
  • Member of Committee on formulating IPR Policy for Universities of Gujarat (2017-2018)
  • Nominated by the Gujarat National Law University as a Member of Committee on formulating IPR Policy for Central University, Gujarat (2016)
  • Member, Gujarat State Legal Services Committee.
  • Member, Federation of Women Lawyers, Gujarat Chapter
  • Invited as an expert by DD (Gujarati Doordarshan: Television Channel) Girnar for live weekly phone-in program on Legal Education on 6 January 2016.
  • Invited to judge Intra Moot Court Competition by GLS Law College on 17 December 2015.
  • 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: Television Channel) Girnar for live weekly phone-in program: 'Hello DD' on various aspects regarding women's rights from July 2008 to September 2009.

Past Membership (Internal):

  • Examination Committee
  • Admission Committee
  • Purchase Committee
  • Library Committee
  • IT Committee
  • Special Inquiry Committee
  • Class coordinator
  • Faculty Coordinator
  • Coordinator, Gandhinagar Centre for CLAT 2005
  • PR Committee
  • Placement and Recruitment Committee
  • Vision Committee
  • Coordinator: Gujarat Legal Education Programme
  • Faculty Convener: Internships and Placements Committee, GNLU
  • GNLU Vision Committee
  • Student Disciplinary Committee
  • Legal Services Committee

External Examiner:

  • North Bengal University,
  • Gujarat University,
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University
  • GLS School of Law
  • Parul University, Institute of Law