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About Centre


GNLU Centre for Intellectual Property Rights founded in January 2016 with an aim to incentivize innovative and cutting-edge academic research in the field of IP Laws , and conducting various training and extension activities for creating more awareness in the field of IP laws. Also, functioning under the Centre’s administration are two Chairs: 1. GNLU- Microsoft IPR Chair: Established in 2013, it aims to provide the framework for analyzing the impact of IPR Laws and Policy on development and growth of Indian economy; 2. GNLU-GUJCOST IPR Chair: Established in 2015, it aims at conducting research, training and educational activities in the areas of patents, GI, traditional knowledge and IP asset valuation for MSMEs. Centre activities are undertaken under the able guidance of Dr. Nidhi Buch (Centre Director & Assistant Professor of Law), Mr. Hardik Parikh (Assistant Professor of Law), Ms. Hetvi Trivedi (Research Associate -GNLU-GUJCOST IPR Chair) along with a group of 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year undergraduate law students and postgraduate students. The Centre team wishes effective enhancement of knowledge and awareness in this rapidly growing field of law organising various training and extension activities.

Aims and Objectives
  • To familiarize all stakeholders with the importance of Intellectual Property Laws in today‚Äôs technology driven Society and provide them a platform for interaction.
  • To provide an insight at how Intellectual Property Laws are essential.
  • To provide forum for discussion and debate in the field of Intellectual Property Laws to students and academicians, and to undertake academic research and study to suggest improvements in various laws, bills and government policies.
  • To Initiate, plan, implement, and follow-up research activities in the field of IPR laws, in collaboration with national and international stakeholders, such as law firms, corporate and governmental departments, PSUs, judicial officers, educational institutes etc
  • To collaborate with primer Institutes across the world in organizing Certificate Course, Seminars and Conferences for the benefit of students and academicians.
  • To disseminate our suggestions and findings through publications.
  • To establish Gujarat National Law University as a nodal agency for qualitative teaching, research, training and extension in the field of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • To conduct various training, extension and outreach activities for creation of awareness and dissemination of knowledge of IP laws, policies, practices, through a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • To provide assistance in terms of legal research and advice to government on various IPR conventions and various national and international laws, etc.
  • To promote teaching and research on IP laws and related branches.
  • To provide high quality and exclusive legal research both of doctrinal and empirical by nature in the field of IPR.
  • To prepare study materials, including policy papers on a pro bono or sponsorship basis.