IPR401 | Intellectual Property Rights

Course Information

  • 2019-20
  • IPR401
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • IV
  • Mar 2020
  • Core Course

In the light of significant developments of IPR regime at the International level and the adoption of National Intellectual Property Rights Policy of 2016 in India as well as with the integration of IPR policy into  all other policies of the Government, Business entities, Research organisations, creative industries and other Institutions, understanding of Intellectual Property Rights is indispensable. In this context, this course, ‘Law of Intellectual Property Rights’ has been designed by the course teacher for the B.A LL.B [Hon.] candidates to offer an insight into the fundamental principles underlying the protection of various categories of Intellectual Property Rights, with an emphasis on Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Designs and Geographical Indications. The candidates will be introduced to the International regime of IPR.   The emphasis shall be on the nature and extent of rights which the IPR holder gets by virtue of the legal protection and enforcement of those rights. The course will examine IPR from the perspective of its interface with other disciplines such as right to education, right to health, public interest, standards or competition law. The IP jurisprudence from other jurisdictions will be brought in to understand the principles, such as basic concepts, rights, tests for infringement. The procedure for registration/grant of relevant IPRs, both at national and international level shall be examined.


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

Chair Professor, IPR