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“IPR and Sustainable Development”

“IPR and Sustainable Development”

 April 24, 2024

Organized by:  Maharishi Law School and Maharishi School of Data Science.

In collaboration with SS Rana & Associates, in coordination with IQAC.

Objective of the Event: The seminar aimed to enlighten students about the crucial relationship between Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Sustainable Development. It sought to illustrate how intellectual property rights play a vital role in supporting sustainable development practices, ensuring innovation, and protecting the environment. By exploring the relationship between IPR and Sustainable Development, the event aimed to enlighten students with a deeper understanding of how legal frameworks can be elevated to promote environmental conservation, economic growth, and social equity.  The session motivated students with knowledge that can contribute to creating a more sustainable and equitable world through innovations or discovery.

The seminar on "IPR and Sustainable Development" was organized by Maharishi Law School and Maharishi School of Data Science in collaboration with SS Rana & Associates and in coordination with IQAC. The session was addressed by Prof. (Dr.) Trapty Agrawal, the Dean of Academics, who introduced the students to the concept of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and created a comfortable environment for connection and interaction.

The esteemed guests for the day were Mr. Johny Solomon Raj, Associate Partner-Patent at S.S. Rana & Co. IP & Corporate Law Firm, and Mr. Bhanu Dhingra, Associate Partner-Patent at S.S. Rana & Co. IP & Corporate Law Firm. They elaborated extensively on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and sustainable development, providing a comprehensive overview of IPR, its meaning, and its significance in the legal profession.

The experts motivated the students by emphasizing the importance of IPR in today's life and using vivid examples to help the students comprehend the concepts more easily. This detailed exposition not only enriched the understanding of the students but also highlighted the role of IPR in shaping legal landscapes and fostering innovation. To make it more interactive and relatable to the young college audience, the speakers discussed examples of various cosmetic and clothing brands (NIKE, MAMA EARTH, MUSH, COCA-COLA) to understand sophisticated development.

The event was successfully coordinated by Prof. (Dr.) K.B. Asthana, the Dean of Maharishi Law School, Prof. (Dr.) Awakash Mishra, the Dean of Maharishi School of Data Science, Dr. Amita Rathi, the Deputy Dean of Maharishi Law School, and faculty members Dr. Deependra Pathak (Assistant Professor), Mr. Kamshad Mohsin (Assistant Professor), Mr. Ketan Kumar (Assistant Professor), Ms. Riya Koul (Assistant Professor), and Ms. Saumya Shukla (Assistant Professor).

This seminar on "IPR and Sustainable Development" at Maharishi Law School is not merely an event but a symbolic initiation into the legal profession. It served as a stimulus for motivation and inspired students to explore innovative solutions to societal challenges. Through practical examples and engaging discussions, students were empowered to recognize the value of their ideas and creations, fostering a culture of innovation.

Overall, the session was a great success in terms of providing a platform for students to enhance their proficiency in IPR. It is of great importance because expertise in IPR is indispensable for lawyers to effectively represent their clients, uphold the principles of fairness and justice, and contribute to the advancement of society's intellectual and creative endeavors. In today's world, where intangible assets often hold greater value than physical ones, knowledge of IPR will enable young legal practitioners to gain excellence in providing strategic counsel to businesses, facilitating innovation, fostering competitiveness, and safeguarding economic interests.