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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

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 t…

Nepal's First National Intellectual Property Policy-2017

General Assemblies of Member State of World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)

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

Catch those pirates

Pratyush Nath Upreti

Apr 26, 2017-

The theme of this year’s World Intellectual Property Day which falls on April 26 is ‘Innovation-Improving Lives’. According to Global Innovation Index 2016, Nepal is in the 115th position among 128 countries which shows that we are lagging behind in building an innovative society. Last year, Nepal witnessed several cases of online piracy which aroused strong protests from the movie industry. The most widely publicised case was that of the film Chhakka Panja which was illegally copied and posted on Facebook. The perpetrator eventually committed suicide. Another case was that of the film Chha Ekan Chha. The perpetrator was identified but no action was taken, leading newspapers to report that he had been forgiven.

Exerting pressure

It would not be possible to make illegal copies of films without the involvement of the production team, but production houses are unwilling to initiate legal proceedings against team members. There is no lack of legal instrum…