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FY2012 Role of IP & Economic Development

IPR Seminar in India

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Role of IP & Economic Development
Date December 22, 2012
Venue Indian Society of International Law (ISIL)
Title "Role of IP & Economic Development"
Organized by Japan Patent Office (JPO),
Indian Patent Office (IPO),
Indian Society of International Law (ISIL),
India Intellectual Property Alumni Association (INIPAA)
Program Click here
Contact Person Ms. Brinda Mohan, INIPAA
c/o Mohan Associates
E-mail: ;
For the details, please check this INIPAA page

Follow-up Seminar Concludes in India

A follow-up seminar, which was a joint production between the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) and the Indian IP Alumni Association (INIPAA) and the JPO, APIC/JIPII, concluded in New Delhi, India on December 22, 2012.

Group photo

Group photo

This was the second time for the seminar to be held in New Delhi, but the sixth time in India.

A total of about 130 people joined the seminar, including participants from law offices and private companies, and students and professors from various universities.

To begin the proceedings, a ceremonial lamp was lit according to traditional Indian customs. The opening ceremony featured speeches by Dr. Natchiappan, president of ISIL, Mr. Mohan, President of INIPAA, and Mr. Honzawa, Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, JPO. After the ceremony, The Honorable Justice Bhat gave a special address to the participants.

For a detailed list of the program and the contents of the lectures, please see the above program link.

scenery at the seminar

scenery at the seminar

On December 21st, the day before the seminar, an alumni meeting was held under the initiative of the JPO. Twelve members (including three INIPAA executives/secretariats) attended, holding a friendly and active discussion in order to exchange opinions regarding the results of the training courses in Japan, as well as to share ideas for improving the courses in the future. The very lively discussion exceeded our expectations.

Group photo

Group photo

For an outline of the seminar, please see the program page. Details for the alumni meeting are as follows:

Alumni Meeting
Date and time December 21st (Fri) 10:00-12:50
Venue Indian Society of International Law (ISIL)
Participants 12 program alumni from India


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