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About me

I am Lawyer by Profession. I hold Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law, BSc.LLB(Hons) degree from India and LLM from Maastricht University, The Netherlands as UM High Potential Scholar. Born and raised in Nepal, I have also lived and worked in India, Philippines, and Thailand. Currently, I work as Lawyer at Upreti & Associates,Kathmandu based firm.

Also, I teach Intellectual Property Law. My primary interest lies in the field of Intellectual Property Law, Public Interest Law and Policy, International Investment Law.

I am very passionate about research, traveling and writing and has been contributing to several newspapers, magazine and Journal at national and International.

1.Linkedin Profile
2. Generation C Magazine
3. New IP Lawyer Network, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
4. Twitter(pratyush_upreti)
5. European Federation For Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA blog)
5. Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management (CIPPM), Bournemouth Universiy,United Kingdom

1. Advocate License, Nepal Bar Council, 2013- Present
2. Member of Morang Bar Association, 2013-Present
3. Active Member of National Human Rights Foundation (HURFON), Nepal. (2008- Present)
4. Active Youth Member for Kathmandu region for AMNESTY International, Nepal Section (2008-

Current Address: Kathmandu-10, New Baneshwor, Nepal
Mobile: +977-9851186237

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Intellectual Property Rights in Nepal

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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 t…

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Great to brief a statement on Agenda Item 24 o at Assemblies of the Member States of WIPO: Fifty-Sixth Series of Meetings — 2016

Nepal's First National Intellectual Property Policy-2017

A Brief Analysis Of Nepal’s First National IP Policy

By Pratyush Nath Upreti

Earlier this year, the Nepal Government released its long-awaited first national intellectual property policy, after becoming the first least developed country (LDC) to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 23 April 2004.

The National Intellectual Property Policy of Nepal, released on 6 March, is available here [pdf].

During the accession negotiation of the WTO, Nepal presented an ‘Action Plan for Implementation of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Protection’ which highlights the actions already taken by Nepal and future roadmaps to develop an IP system within an estimated timeline.

Unfortunately, the action plan, suggesting drafting of the national IP code, never came into practice. Being an LDC, Nepal enjoys the status of the transition period under the TRIPS Agreement and has been receiving technical support from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Nepal is in the midst of a political transition, and with …