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Faculty Profile

PARIKH, Hardik H. Dr
Ph.D. (Law), LL.M (Intellectual Property Rights), LL.B, B.Com, GSET
Assistant Professor of Law

Email: hparikh@gnlu.ac.in

Phone : (+91) - +91 -79-23276611/23276612

Mobile : (+91) -

Fax : (+91) - 91 -79-23276613

Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar as Assistant Professor of Law from December 2013 till today
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University as Assistant Professor of Law from December 2011 to May 2013 
  • Worked as a Visiting Faculty for Law in Various Colleges of Ahmedabad from October 2008 to December 2011


Research Experience

  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (Microsoft India Research fellow on Intellectual Property Rights) from December 2013 to December 2014
Area of Research/Interest
Areas of General Interest

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Business Laws
  • Constitutional Law

Current Research Interest

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Land and Agricultural Laws
  • Cyber Laws
Publication
Book Chapters

  • 'Economic analysis of Pharmaceutical Patent regime in India: A study in light of pre and post TRIPS regime' in Law and Economics Market, Non-market and Network Transactions, Patna Murali Prasad & Dr. Ranit Nagar (ed), VERNON PRESS (USA), Series in Economics, ISBN - 978-1-62273-452-8.
  • ‘Intellectual Property Crimes as an emerging area of Criminal Justice System: Issues and Challenges’ in Criminal Justice System in India: Need for Systemic Changes, Dr. Anand Kumar Tripathi, Dr. Dimple T. Raval, Ashutosh Pande (ed), SSB Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-81-89128-71-5.

Journal Articles

  • Published a research paper on 'Nanotechnology as an Intellectual Property: Issues and Challenges in India' in Asian Resonance, Journal by Social Research Foundation, Vol. 8, Issue 2, April 2019, ISSN No. 0976-8602.
  • Published a research paper entitled  "Significance of Intellectual Property Rights as a part of Innovative Management Strategy of Business: A study with reference to Start-Ups in India" in the Proceedings of International Conference on Innovative Practices in Business, OAKCOM 2018, ISBN: 978-81-937673-2-0, p. 393-403 
  • ‘Management aspects of the Bhagvad Gita: A way forward to change the traditional concepts of Management’ in the proceedings of National Conference on Making a Difference and Becoming the agents of change in the field of Management organized by OAKBROOK Business School, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, ISBN 978-81-93344-84-2 
  • 'Challenges with regard to the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: A study in light of the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy 2016' in the Conference Proceedings of the 4th National Conference on Law & Justice - 2016 [NCLJ - 2016] organized on 10th & 11th September 2016 at AURO University, Surat, Gujarat, ISBN 13 : 978-81-928189-7-9.
  • 'Protection of Geographical Indications: A new form of Intellectual Property Regime' in Sambodh magazine, Volume V, Academic Year 2015 - 2016, Published by Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan's Harilal Bhagvati Institute of Communication and Mangement, Khanpur, Ahmedabad
  • 'Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Cyber Space: Study of Domain Names and Trademark Interface' in 'Conference Proceedings' of The Third National Conference on Law and Justice 2015 Organised by School of Law, AURO University, Surat on 10th and 11th October 2015, ISBN: 13: 978-81-928189-6-2.
  • 'A New dimension of Copyright Law in 21st Century: A Study with reference to the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012' in 'Vidya', A Special Issue on New Dimensions of Law in 21st Century, A Journal of the Gujarat University, ISSN: 2321 - 1520, March 2015.
  • 'Requirement of good relationship between Police and People' in 'MANTHAN', a magazine published by C.I.D. Crime, Gandhinagar under their program named 'SURAXA SETU' by Home Department, Gujarat.
  • 'Concept of Copyright and Educational Institutions' in Sambodh Magazine, Volume IV, Academic Year 2015-2015, Published by Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavans' Harilal Bhagvati Institute of Communication and Management, Ahmedabad.
  • 'Protection of Traditional Knowledge: A burning question in Current Intellectual Property Rights regime' in International Journal of Education for Human Services, Vol. 4 No. 2 June, 2014, ISSN: 0976-1128.
  • 'Protection of Traditional Knowledge through Intellectual Property Laws: Need of the Hour' in Sambodh Magazine, Volume III, Academic Year 2013 - 2014, Published by Bhavan's Harilal Bhagawati Institute of Communication & Management, Ahmedabad.
  • 'Surrogacy Motherhood: A new challenge to the Legal Structure of India' in Sambodh Magazine, Volume II, Academic Year 2012 - 2013, Published by Bhavan's Harilal Bhagawati Institute of Communication & Management, Ahmedabad.
  • 'Importance of Legal Education in Professional Courses' in Sambodh Magazine, Volume I, Academic Year 2011 - 2012, Published by Bhavan's Harilal Bhagawati Institute of Communication & Management, Ahmedabad.
Conference / Seminar / Workshop
Paper Presentation

Conferences

  • Presented a research paper entitled "Significance of Intellectual Property Rights as a part of Innovative Management Strategy of Business: A study with reference to Start-Ups in India" in OAKCOM 2018, Two Days International Conference on Innovative Practices in Business organised by OAKBROOK Business School, Gandhinagar on 7th & 8th September 2018.
  • Presented a research paper entitled ‘Critical analysis of Indian IPR Policy: A road ahead for IP Protection in India’ in International Conference on Recent Advances in Intellectual Property Law organized by Parul Institute of Law, Faculty of Law, Parul University, Vadodara on 28th April 2018
  • Presented a research paper entitled ‘Management aspects of Bhagvad Gita: A way forward to change the traditional concepts of management’ in the Two Days National Conference on Making a Difference and Becoming the agents of Change in the Field of Management Organised by OAKBROOK Business School, Gandhinagar on 15th and 16th September 2017
  • Presented a research paper entitled "Human Rights aspects of Land Acquisition: A critical analysis of post-2013 era" in the National Conference on Human Rights: Issues, Perspectives and Realities Organised by Unitedworld School of Law, Gandhinagar on 22nd July 2017.
  • Presented a research paper entitled 'Challenges with regard to the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: A study in light of the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy 2016' in 4th National Conference on Law & Justice - 2016 [NCLJ - 2016] organized on 10th & 11th September 2016 at AURO University, Surat, Gujarat.
  • Presented a research paper on 'Economic Analysis of Pharmaceutical Patent Regime in India: A Study in light of Pre and Post TRIPS Regime' in 2nd International Conference on Law & Economics jointly organized by IIT, Kanpur, GNLU, Gandhinagar and IIM Ahmedabad, organized at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on 3rd and 4th September 2016
  • Presented a research paper on 'Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Cyber Space: Study of Domain Names and Trademark Interface' in The Third National Conference on Law and Justice 2015 Organised by School of Law, AURO University, Surat on 10th and 11th October 2015.
  • Presented a research paper entitled 'Relationship between Human Rights and Intellectual Property Law: A Study in light of Traditional Knowledge' at the International Conference on Contemporary Issues and Challenges of Human Rights in the Era of Globalization organized by Gujarat Law Society, Ahmedabad on 2nd and 3rd August 2014.
  • Presented a research paper on 'Accountability of an Advocate: The need of the hour in the legal services' in 3rd Annual National Conference on Vision 2020: Future of Law and Legal Transformation organized by Institute of Law, Nirma University on 24th & 25th January 2013
Seminars

  • Presented a paper entitled "Role of Police in the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in India: Issues and Challenges" in the Joint National Seminar on Police Structuring - Enhancing Lean and Effective Institution organised by GNLU & National Security Advisory Board, Government of India under the aegis of Police Academia Interaction Forum (PAIF) on 21st August 2018. 
  • Presented a research paper on 'Intellectual Property Crimes as an Emerging are of Criminal Justice system: Issues and Challenges' in the International Seminar on Criminal Justice System in India: Need for Systematic Changes organized by Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad on 29th and 30th July 2016
  • Presented a research paper on 'Intellectual Property Rights approach for Human Rights Protection of Indigenous Community: A Study with reference to the Traditional Knowledge Protection' in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on 'Human Rights and Duty Education: Issues and Challenges from International and National Perspective' Organised by University School of Law and Department of Philosophy & Psychology on 21st and 22nd March 2015.
  • Presented a research paper entitled 'A New dimension of Copyright Law in 21st Century: A Study with reference to the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012' at two days UGC sponsored National Seminar on "New Dimension of Law in 21st Century" organized by School of Law, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad on 17th and 18th January 2015
  • Presented a research paper on 'Scope of Enhancement in the Standards of Legal Education in India with Reference to the Role of Teachers' in One Day National Seminar on Enhancing the Standards of Legal Education: The Role and Responsibilities of Stakeholders at Ahmedabad on 20th October 2013
  • Presented a research paper on 'Woman Empowerment in India with special reference to Judicial Activism' in One Day National Seminar on Evolution and Evaluation of Women Empowerment: 21st Century Prospective at Ahmedabad on 8th March 2013.
  • Presented a research paper on 'Surrogate Motherhood & Women Rights: Its High Time for Legal Intervention' in One day National Seminar on Law and Challenges in 21st Century: Special Reference to Women at Ahmedabad on 20th January 2013.
  • Presented a research paper on 'Relation of Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights' in Two Days UGC National Seminar on Human Rights in Emerging Area and Value Education at Ahmedabad on 8th & 9th October 2011.

Participation

  • Participated in the 12th Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2019 conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 23rd January 2019 at Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in the half day symposium on 'Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age: Issues and Challenges' organised by GNLU as part of collaboration with UNCITRAL (Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific) on 15 December 2018.
  • Participated in the Symposium on ‘Changing Contours of IP Laws in United States, India and China’ jointly hosted by the Gujarat National Law University and the George Washington University Law School through GNLU-GUJCOST Research Centre for Excellence in IP Laws, Policies and Practices on 5th October 2018.
  • Participated in the 13th Annual International Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights: Smart Solutions to Global Challenges at The Ummed Ahmedabad organized by MarkPatent.Org on 17th and 18th February 2018
  • Participated in the half day Panel Discussion on Protecting Softwares through Patents: Current Challenges and Future Solutions organized by Gujarat National Law University on 7th October 2017
  • Participated in the half day Capsule Course on Trademark Registration – The Process and Practical Aspects organized by Gujarat National Law University, on 29th September 2017
  • Participated in the 11th Annual International Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights: Knowledge-flow influences cash flow at The Ummed Ahmedabad organized by MarkPatent.Org on 13th and 14th February 2016
  • Attended the Workshop on ‘The Role of Forensic Psychology and Neurocriminology in Criminal Justice Delivery System’ organized by Gujarat National Law University on 4th August 2015
  • Participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on 'Role of Legal Stakeholders in Strengthening and the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act with Special Focus on ABS Provisions' Organised by GNLU through the National Project on Access and Benefit Sharing under UNEP-GEF-MoEF with the cooperation of NBA and in partnership with GBB on 16th May 2015 at GNLU
  • Attended a symposium on 'Global Economic Climate - Focusing on India' organized by Institute of Law, Nirma University on 10th February 2013.
  • Attended one day International Conference on SYMBOLS AND THEORIES OF WORLD DEMOCRACIES AND WORLD CULTURE On 30th December 2012 organized by Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Ahmedabad Kendra.
  • Attended One day "First Gujarat Law Colleges Conference on Constitutional Law" organized jointly by Commissionerate of Higher Education, Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat and Gujarat National Law University on 26th February 2012.
  • Attended one day Human Resource Summit - A Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Human Relations organized by Institute of Business Management and Research, Ahmedabad and NHRD Network (Ahmedabad Chapter) on 17th April 2010.
  • Participated in One day seminar on Intellectual Property Rights organized by GUJCOST - IPR Cell, Gujarat University and Gujarat University Botanical Society on 13th December 2008
Workshop

  • Participated in the half-day workshop on "Social Impact Assessment: Policy and Procedure" organized by the Gujarat National Law University through GNLU-Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. Fellowship on Hydro Power Development and Environment and Rehabilitation & Resettlement Laws at GNLU on 27th July 2018.
Capacity Building Training Programmes
Organised

Training Programmes

  • Conducted an Advanced Training Programme on Copyright Law from 4th to 16th February 2019 for LL.M.(IPR) students at University School of Law, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and delivered 15 sessions. 
  • Participated in/completed the two day (16 Hours) Certificate Course on 'Patent Law Practices in the United States, India and China' jointly hosted by Gujarat National Law University and the George Washington University Law School, through its GNLU-GUJCOST Research Center for Excellence in IP Laws, Policies & Practices on 3rd & 4th October 2018.
  • Participated in the Three Days Training Programme entitled "Judiciary Courts & Court Procedure & Handling Litigation" organized by Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA) at Ahmedabad on 24th July to 26th July 2018.
  • Organized a 'Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights with special Focus on Copyrights and Trademarks' as a principal course coordinator from 21st to 25th January 2016 at GNLU and took 15 hours lectures in the course.
  • Organized a ‘Capsule Course on Practical aspects of Law of Patents’ on 8th January 2015 in presence of two international resource persons Mr. Gregory Maurer, Partner, Karl Quist and Mr. Timothy Kratz, Partner, McGuire Woods LLP, USA 
  • Organized a one day brain storming session on 4th April 2014 on 'Changing Facets of Intellectual Property protection in Software Industries' on two sub themes: (1) Software Patents Protection: Need of the Hour and (2) Intellectual Property Enforcement with Special Reference to Software Piracy in presence of two experts Mr. Nitin Bawsay Executive Vice President, Priya Softweb Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Ahmedabad Mr. Ashish Jha Advocate, Gujarat High Court.

Participated

Training Programmes

  • Two Days Programme '8th Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2015 Towards an Intellectual Era' conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 9th and 10th January 2015.
  • Two Days Programme '7th Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2014 Towards an Intellectual Era' conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 10th and 11th January 2014.
  • Two Days Programme on 6th Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2013 conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 26th and 27th January 2013
  • Two Days Programme on 5th Annual Intellectual Property Summit 2012 conducted by Ahmedabad Management Association on 7th and 8th January 2012
  • Training Programme on Negotiable Instruments organized by Gujarat National Law University and Bar Council of Gujarat on October 2009
Faculty Development Programmes

  • Attended One Week Faculty Development Programme Organized by the Gujarat National Law University from 2nd to 7th November 2015
  • Attended One Week Faculty Development Programme Organized by the Gujarat National Law University from 16th to 21st May 2016
  • Attended One Week Faculty Development Programme Organized by the Gujarat National Law University from 11th to 18th May  2017
  • Attended Two Week Induction Training Programme for Faculty Members organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University from May 7 to May 19, 2012
Honours / Awards
  • Nominated as a member in the Committee for evolving the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy for Central University of Gujarat.
  • Secured University First Rank in First Year LL.B and Awarded Gold Medal by Gujarat University on 12th March 2006
  • Secured Third Rank in LL.M (IPR) Examination conducted by Gujarat University in May 2009
Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
  • Invited as subject expert for delivering guest lectures for the students of Master of Business Administration (MBA) of G. H. Patel Postgraduate Institute of Business Management, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Anand), Gujarat in October 2018.
  • Invited as an expert in the live phone in programme of ‘Hello Kanoon’ on Doordarshan Girnar Channel for the subject Patent and Law on 1st October 2018.
  • Invited as a resource person for the seminar on ‘Contract Drafting for Start-ups’ by the GNLU Legal Incubation Council (GLIC) in collaboration with SSIP at Ahmedabad on 26th November 2018.
  • Conducted a session on Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement and role of Police Officers for DySP at Gujarat Police Academy, Karai on 23rd August 2018.  
  • Invited as a subject expert for delivering lectures on Legal aspects of Business for MBA students at OAKBROOK Business School, Gandhinagar in September 2017
  • Invited to conduct Seminar on ‘Cyber Security Laws and Policies’ at Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), Changa, Gujarat on 5th March 2017
  • Invited as a resource person under 'Remedial Coaching Programme' under GLEP at Department of Law, Saurashtra University, Rajkot on 11th February 2017 to deliver a lecture on 'Intellectual Property Rights'
  • Invited as a speaker for 'IT Act 2000 and its amendments' at Computer Science and Engineering Department, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on 22 April 2016.
  • Participated as a Speaker and delivered a speech on 'Legal Education in a Globalized World: Striking balance between Regulatory Authorities and Aspirations of Students' in All India Seminar on Global Legal Education, organized by Confederation of Indian Bar in association with Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University, Bhubaneshwar on 8th to 10th August 2015.
  • Delivered Lectures as resource person in Common Law Admission Test - 2015 Guidance & Preparation Assistance Programme April - May 2015 at GNLU for sponsored tribal aspirants from Tribal Development Department, Government of Gujarat.
  • Delivered a Lecture on Case of Arneshkumar v. State of Bihar in One Day workshop on 'Acquittal in Criminal Cases: For Investigating Officers and Public Prosecutors' jointly organized by the Home Department, Gujarat State and CID Crime on 20th December 2014 at Gujarat Police Academy, Karai, Gandhinagar.
  • Delivered a lecture on 'Right to Information Act 2005: Its impacts and importance' in a seminar organized by Rotaract Club of Ahmedabad - Vasna on 29th September 2013.
  • Delivered a lecture on 'Marriage, Family Laws and Society' in the Guest Lecture Series organized by Department of Sociology, S.L.U. Arts and H. P. Thakore Commerce College for Women at Ahmedabad on 15th October 2012.
  • Delivered lectures on subject Law in SANDHAN (Live Television Lecture Series: BISAG), organized by Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Department of Education, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar on 22nd and 29th November 2011.
  • Delivered a lecture on 'Equal Remuneration Act and Bonus Act' in an Interdisciplinary National Workshop on Empowering Youth through Law organized jointly by S.L.U. Arts and H&P Thakore Commerce College for Women and International Women's Wing, Vishwa Gujarati Samaj at Ahmedabad on 17th September 2011.
Other Accomplishments
Technical Session Chaired/Co-Chaired

  • Chaired the technical session for the International Conference on Recent Advances in Intelelctual Property Law held at Parul Institute of Law, Faculty of Law, Parul University, Vadodara on 28th April 2018
  • Chaired a Session for the 2nd International Conference on Law and Economics 2016 jointly organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Gujarat National Law University and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad at IIT Kanpur on 3rd and 4th September 2016
  • Invited as a judge in the Preliminary Round of Intra-Moot Court Competition 2016-17 by GLS Law College, Ahmedabad on 17th September 2016.

Others

  • Participated as Organizing Committee Faculty Member in "International Conference on Law & Economics" jointly organized by GNLU, IIMA and IITK in Gandhinagar on 14 - 15 March, 2015.
  • Coordinated the ‘World Innovation Symposium: Innovation the Tourchbearer of 21st Century’ as a part of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015 on 12th and 13th January 2015 in collaboration with Gujarat State Innovation Council, Government of Gujarat and All Gujarat Innovation Society organized at Gujarat National Law University.
  • Taken Part in various competitions including debates, elocution, extempore, and won prizes in Youth Festival organized by Gujarat University during LL.B and LL.M.
  • Achieved NCC 'C' Certificate in 2004.
Personal / Family Details
  • Married to Mansi Parikh and she is a Qualified Pharmacist
  • Has a Daughter Misari, born in March 2017.