ICL813 | International & Comparative Law of IPRs

Course Information

  • 2020-21
  • ICL813
  • LL.M.
  • I
  • Nov 2020
  • Core Course

This course, ‘International and Comparative Law of Intellectual Property Rights’, has been designed for LL M candidates who have exposure to the basics of Intellectual Property Rights. There are several attempts to harmonize the IP regime at the regional as well as International level. Study of IPR in the International and Comparative context gives a comprehensive picture of the philosophy underlying IPR regime as well as the complexities involved in its protection. The course gives candidates an exposure to Philosophical Justification of IPR, International instruments regulating to its protection, subject matter entitled for protection under various categories of IPR, mode of acquisition of those rights, rights of the IP holder, violation of the rights of the IP holder, tests for determining infringement of the IP, Defences in case of infringement and Issues of Enforcement.

The course will offer discussion on the important International instruments, relevant legislative provisions, judicial pronouncements and scholarly discussions in the area of Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Geographical Indications, protection of Traditional knowledge / Traditional cultural Expressions, Industrial Designs, Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Lay out Design, and protection of Plant Varieties.


Prof. (Dr.) T. Ramakrishna, National Law School University of India (NLSIU)
Dr. T. Ramakrishna

Visiting Faculty