Writ Petition questions the legality of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board
A writ petition has been filed before the Madras High Court, challenging the legality of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB), a specialized Intellectual Property tribunal. The IPAB has been constituted by the Government in order to have specialist Intellectual Property (IP) judges who would understand technical nuances of IP disputes and render quicker and better justice to IP stakeholders.
The present writ petition (WP No: 1256 of 2011) has been filed by Prof. Shamnad Basheer (who is the Ministry of HRD Professor of IP Law at WB NUJS) and his research associate, Prashant Reddy (who first initiated and pointed out the various infirmities at the IPAB) along with the help of three law students - Sai Vinod, Shambo Nandy and Debanshu Khettry.
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