ISSN 2582-4244

The NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review is a peer-reviewed, double blind and open access Journal, operating under the aegis of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), NUALS. The journal focuses on contemporary issues that are at the forefront of IP and technology.

About the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR)

Intellectual property has today transformed from being an abstruse and technical phrase considered to a house hold term and one of daily use. The fruits of human creativity and bundle of inventions surround us in our day to day life. The 21st century can be referred to as the century of technology, knowledge and in fact the regime of intellect. IPR plays an important role in country’s ability to translate knowledge into innovation. Innovations contribute enormously to our national and state economies thereby creating a strong backbone of the country.

Realising the importance of IPR, the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi established the ‘Centre for Intellectual Property Rights’ (CIPR) to promote Intellectual Property awareness among students, and to encourage research in the emerging arena of Intellectual property. The Centre fosters R&D activities that blend with its central mission of intellectual pursuit as well as link related inter-disciplinary involvement to develop an intellectual law-database which would benefit the nation at large.

The main objective of the Centre is to evolve into a flagship institution of intellectual property law studies in India. The twin primary goals would be to enhance research and expertise pro-actively in novel and emerging fields of intellectual property law, as well as become a source of information and expertise on the subject to stakeholders such as inventors, research institutions, universities, various innovative industries as well as intellectual property practitioners, policy-makers and regulators.

The objective of the centre is to encourage study and research to create advanced legal materials and jurisprudence in the area of intellectual property law; to use such jurisprudence for benefit of the Indian society; to train and to certify students in the emerging field of intellectual property law and to provide orientation and refresher courses to key government personnel; to amplify and enrich the Under Graduate/Post Graduate teaching of intellectual property law at NUALS as well as other law colleges; to encourage innovative and novel endeavours of research to identify and solve problems and dilemmas in the present intellectual property administration landscape; to create and to disseminate knowledge on intellectual property law among the members of the public; to create an industry-oriented intellectual property law training centre; to utilize regional as well as State-level expertise of professionals in the domain of intellectual property law by imbibing such expertise into the centre and its activities; proactively analyze future trends and develop legal strategies and reports in the arena of intellectual property and technology laws; to facilitate simplification and understanding of intellectual property machinery and most importantly to assist the legislative and executive machinery in drafting and enforcing legislations and regulations in the field and in matters related to it.

About the National University of Advanced Legal Studies

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) was established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature. By the same Act, the National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) established by the Bar Council of Kerala Trust in 2002 merged with the NUALS.  In 2008, an amendment streamlined the powers and functions of the authorities of the University and ensured the active involvement of the Government of Kerala. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f) of the UGC Act.It is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

The main objects of the University are: (a) to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal and judicial processes, professional legal education and their role in national development; (b) to develop in the student and research scholar a sense of responsibility to serve the society by developing skills with regard to advocacy, legal services, legislation, law reforms etc., and (c) to promote legal and judicial reforms needed to strengthen the administration of justice in India.

The Chief Justice of India is the Visitor and the Chief Justice of Kerala, the Chancellor of NUALS.

The NUALS Campus is situated in Kochi – the industrial capital of Kerala and the seat of the Kerala high court – in a 10 acre plot in the Kinfra Hi-Tech Park at Kalamassery. The construction of the campus has mostly concluded, with the the Administrative and Library blocks being inaugurated in January, 2016

The NUALS campus provides adequate academic infrastructure – dedicated internet access, Wi-Fi Connectivity, on-line legal resources including Hein online, Westlaw India and Manupatra, a computer lab, besides a good collection of standard books and reports, both foreign and Indian.

The official website of the University can be found here.

Publisher: 

The Registrar,
The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS)
NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O.
Kalamassery, Ernakulam, PIN – 683 503
Telephone: 0484-2555990, +91 9446899047
Fax No: 0484 – 2555992
E-mail: registrar@nuals.ac.in

Editorial Board:

Dr. Athira P.S.
Director (i/c), Centre for Intellectual Property Rights,
Assistant Professor of Law, National University of Advanced Legal Studies
NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O.
Kalamassery, Ernakulam, PIN – 683 503
Email: athiraps@nuals.ac.in

Prof. (Dr.) M.C. Valson
Professor of Law, National University of Advanced Legal Studies
NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O.
Kalamassery, Ernakulam, PIN – 683 503
Email: mcvalson@nuals.ac.in

Prof. (Dr.) Mini S.
Professor of Law, National University of Advanced Legal Studies
NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O.
Kalamassery, Ernakulam, PIN – 683 503
Email: mini.s@nuals.ac.in

Dr. Liji Samuel
Assistant Professor of Law, National University of Advanced Legal Studies
NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O.
Kalamassery, Ernakulam, PIN – 683 503
Email: lijisamuelo@nuals.ac.in

Dr. Asif E.
Assistant Professor of Law, National University of Advanced Legal Studies
NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony P.O.
Kalamassery, Ernakulam, PIN – 683 503
Email: asife@nuals.ac.in