On the occasion of World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April 2016, I am happy to launch first National Intellectual Property Law & Development Essay Competition 2016. The main objective of essay competition is to generate interest and discussion among the students across the country in the field of intellectual property. The competition is open to student of undergraduate and postgraduate student in the field of law, art, management, business, social sciences, health and human rights. Thank you, Implementation partners and Jury members for your generous support. Please see flyer for more information. Let's talk and think IP seriously!!!
Pratyush Nath Upreti Speaking at a memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Dec 10, 2013, South African President Jacob Zuma said, “There is no one like Madiba. He was one of a kind.” Indeed the South African president’s statement about the world’s greatest liberator who contributed so much to strengthening the values of human rights is very significant. Mandela is an inspiration for all mankind. Unfortunately, a controversy has arisen over the ownership and unauthorised use of the name Mandela since his death. Nelson Mandela’s image, name and quotations have been registered under the proprietorship of the Nelson Mandela Foundation as per South African trademark laws. They are registered under several classes including jewellery, clothing, books and other products. Furthermore, other proprietors of the Mandela brand include the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Infringement and unauthorised use of