Thursday, July 22, 2010

Conference: Medical law and ethics in the media spotlight

8 – 9 November 2010

The British Academy, London

"Medical law and ethics rarely leave the media spotlight. Controversy surrounds the regulation of scientific advances, limits to freedoms at the start and end of life, and access to therapies. Practice, policy, and public willingness to engage in public health measures such as the MMR vaccination programme are all vulnerable to the press's freedom and the people's 'right to know'. Academic leaders and key public figures will offer crucial evaluation of the role, effect, and responsibilities of the media in regard to complex, compelling, ethico-legal issues that contemporary society faces.

The conference will provide paper presentations and panel discussions, and audience participation will be encouraged."

Speakers include:

Dr Iain Brassington

Professor Margaret Brazier

Professor Sir Alasdair Breckenridge

Professor Thomas Gibbons

Baroness Susan Greenfield

Dr Evan Harris

Dr Richard Horton

Professor Sir Ian Kennedy

Dr Elizabeth Pisani

Mr Geoffrey Robertson QC

Dr Jackie Scully

Professor Julie Stone

Baroness Mary Warnock FBA

Further details are available at the conference website.



--
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
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Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Berkeley Centre for Law & Technology 10TH ANNUAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SCHOLARS CONFERENCE


CITRIS Building, Sutardja Dai Hall
August 12 & 13, 2010

The IP Scholars Conference brings together intellectual property scholars to present their works-in-progress and to listen and discuss others' works. The format of the conference is designed to facilitate open discussion and to help scholars hone their ideas. Papers presented will be works-in-progress that can benefit from the commentary and revision provided by participants in IPSC.

Click here for more information. Papers will start being posted in early July.


--
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/tabrezahmad7.
Blogs: http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337756250055596327
Blog: http://drtabrez.wordpress.com
    http://tabrezahmad.typepad.com/blog/
Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281
Presentations: 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Korean University Confers Hon. Doctorate on KIIT Founder

Hanseo University, South Korea has conferred the Honorary Doctorate Degree on Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS. Hanseo University is world famous in the field of aviation training.

Dr. Samanta was conferred this honour for integrating quality education with human values and social service. KIIT has established itself as a centre of excellence in professional education, while KISS is the biggest tribal residential institute in the world. Dr. Ki Sun Haam, Founder and Chairman of Hanseo University presented the Degree to Dr. Samanta at the Convocation Ceremony of the University on 15th July 2010. Mr. S. R. Tayal, His Excellency the Indian Ambassador to Korea graced the ceremony as the chief guest.

An agreement was also signed in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador on 'Indo-Korean Centre for Excellence'. As per the agreement, 150-200 Korean students will visit KIIT and KISS every quarter for learning English and Odissi dance. This way, about 500 Korean students will visit KIIT and KISS every year. 

Hanseo University came into contact with KIIT after learning about qualitative professional education at KIIT and social purpose of KISS. Many top officials of Hanseo University, including Dr. Haam, have visited KIIT & KISS. A MoU was also signed, providing for student exchange between the two universities. Dr. A. Samanta, Founder, KIIT Group of Institutions expressed his gratitude to His Excellency Mr. S. R. Tayal for his initiatives in bringing the two universities closer.

 





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Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/tabrezahmad7.
Blogs: http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337756250055596327
Blog: http://drtabrez.wordpress.com
    http://tabrezahmad.typepad.com/blog/
Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281
Presentations: 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ConferenceLex (Call for Papers): ITAG Workshop on IPR

ConferenceLex (Call for Papers): ITAG Workshop on IPR

Dr.Tabrez writes about the ever-expanding world of Intellectual Property Law,Cyberlaw,Corporate Law including burning issues of other areas of National and International Importance.

Monday, July 12, 2010

2010 The Indian Law Institute (ILI) Admission to Online Courses in Cyber Laws and Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology

Name of Institute / University

The Indian Law Institute

Courses Offered

Applications are invited for admission to the following online certificate courses:-

1. Cyber Laws (This course will cover the fundamentals of Cyber Law and Cyber World, Regulatory Framework, Cyber Crimes and E- Commerce)

2. Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology in the Internet Age (This course covers the basic laws of Patents, Copyright, Trademarks and Management in IPRs)

Duration: 3 (Three) Months Commencing from 16th August, 2010
 

Eligibility

Anyone who is pursuing / has pursued diploma or degree after 10+2 and has access to Computer and Internet can apply.

How To Apply

Fee : Rs. 4,000/- (Four Thousand only) ;
100 US$ (for foreign students)

Application Form can be downloaded from the ILI's website. For further details see the website of the Institute http://www.ilidelhi.org
 

Contact Details

Address: Bhagwndas Road, New Delhi – 110 001 
Tel: 011 – 23073295, 23389849
Website: www.ilidelhi.org
Email: e_ipr@ilidelhi.org
 

Last date for receipt of form

10 August 2010


--
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/tabrezahmad7.
Blogs: http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337756250055596327
Blog: http://drtabrez.wordpress.com
    http://tabrezahmad.typepad.com/blog/
Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281

12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD WIDE WEB APPLICATIONS

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 

21 to 23 September 2010 

Papers (double-blind peer-reviewed) are accepted from any field in which the World Wide Web is applied as tool or system. These are on recent trends in the Web environment; eg e-security/e- safety, e-research, e-government, e-commerce, etc

Organized by: Graduate School of Business, University of KwaZulu-Natal 
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: Not available. 

Check the 
event website for latest details.

Website: http://www.zaw3.co.za
Contact name: Prof Pieter Van Brakel


--
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/tabrezahmad7.
Blogs: http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337756250055596327
Blog: http://drtabrez.wordpress.com
    http://tabrezahmad.typepad.com/blog/
Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Whether Special Law is required on Honour Killing

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The Centre has decided to look into the scope of enacting a separate special law that will treat it as a social evil along the lines of the Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act instead  to bring amendments in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for including honour killings under its ambit. Accordingly Govt. has  referred the matter to a Group of Ministers (GoM) on Thursday and agreed that views of states be sought, after the Cabinet, following a spirited discussion, backed Home Minister P Chidambaram’s contention that there was a need to give special focus to the issue of honour killings. While  the HRD Minister Kapil Sibal questioned the logic of moving amendments to the IPC along with the Indian Evidence Act and the Special Marriages Act to deal with honour killings. Sibal’s argument, supported by other colleagues like Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, was that any “honour” killing just amounted to murder and hence, the need should be on ensuring action over the murder charges rather than classify them as a separate category of murder. They were of the view that existing laws were adequate to deal with the problem. M S Gill also objected to some of the provisions suggested,  specifically on ambiguity on who all constituted a clan or caste panchayat. Citing the example of ‘khap’ panchayats where a diktat to kill in the name of honour is issued by a congregation of villagers, Gill raised the question whether all those present should be held accountable. Making the point that law be made in a manner that it is enforceable, he said more clarity was needed in the proposed changes and suggested that a special law be enacted given the social context, rather than go for changes in existing laws. The state Consultations will be completed well before the (month-long) Monsoon session is over and views of the states will be placed before the Cabinet,
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Friday, July 9, 2010

Federal Court of Appeal Rules ISPs Not Broadcasters

The Federal Court of Appeal in Canada held that Internet service providers can not be considered broadcasters within the context of the Broadcasting Act of Canada.  The case on the point is the outcome of last year's CRTC New Media decision. In the said decision many cultural groups called by the Commission to establish an ISP levy to fund Canadian content.  The ISPs argued that such a levy was illegal since they fell under the Telecommunications Act, not the Broadcasting Act.  The cultural groups argued that ISPs should be considered broadcasters in the case of the transmission of video programs.  The CRTC punted the issue to the Federal Court of Appeal.

The Federal Court of Appeal sided with the ISPs, ruling that providing access to broadcasting is not the same as broadcasting.  So long as ISPs maintain a content-neutral approach, they fall outside of the Broadcasting Act and should not be expected to play a role in promoting the policies found in the legislation.  The case is a huge win for the ISPs and - subject to an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada or a legislative change - puts an end to the ISP levy proposal.  The case is also noteworthy from a net neutrality perspective, since the court emphasized that ISPs fall outside the Broadcasting Act so long as they remain content-neutral. 

--
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/tabrezahmad7.
Blogs: http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337756250055596327
Blog: http://drtabrez.wordpress.com
    http://tabrezahmad.typepad.com/blog/
Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281

4th International Food and Feed Law Conference: Challenges of Consumer Information, October 14, 2010 - October 15, 2010

Location


RSA House (Royal Society of Arts)
8 John Adam Street
London,
United Kingdom

Description


As in the past Lexxion organises the International European Food and Feed Law Conference, this year on 14 & 15 October 2010 in London. The two-day event will focus on the Challenges of Consumer Information offering insight into the latest developments and requirements in the field of consumer protection and information. Experts from various European countries, international organisations and institutions will discuss consumer needs for information, the legal requirements of food information as well as health and nutrition claims.

Organized by


Lexxion Publisher Berlin
Güntzelstr. 63
Berlin, 10717
Germany

Contact


Ms. Nikola Bock
Phone: +49-30/81 45 06-27
Email: bock@lexxion.de

Event's Website

Source: http://www.hg.org



--
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/tabrezahmad7.
Blogs: http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337756250055596327
Blog: http://drtabrez.wordpress.com
    http://tabrezahmad.typepad.com/blog/
Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ICC and INTA Oppose De Minimis Provision in ACTA

The International Trademark Association (INTA) and International Chamber of Commerce have issued a notice on ACTA urging countries to drop the de minimis provision that is designed to allay fears of iPod searching border guards.  The two associations argue that the exception "sends the wrong message to consumers."


For Further details click here

--
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/tabrezahmad7.
Blogs: http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337756250055596327
Blog: http://drtabrez.wordpress.com
   http://tabrezahmad.typepad.com/blog/
Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281

Friday, July 2, 2010

FancynewsLex: Shocked to know ... AIDS spread like this also

FancynewsLex: Shocked to know ... AIDS spread like this also

Shocked to know ... AIDS spread like this also

Dear All,

It's in INDIA - Karnataka - Bangalore



A 10 year old boy, had eaten pineapple about 15 days back, and fell
sick, from the day he had eaten. Later when he had his Health check
done...... doctors diagnosed that he had AIDS.

His parents couldn't believe it...Then the entire family under went a
checkup... none of them suffered from Aids. So the doctors checked
again with the boy if he had eaten out.....The boy said 'Yes'. He had
pineapple that evening. Immediately a group from the hospital went to
the pineapple vendor to check. They found the pineapple seller had a
cut on his finger while cutting the pineapple; his blood had spread
into the fruit.


When they had his blood checked...the guy was suffering from
AIDS...but he himself was NOT aware. Unfortunately the boy is now
suffering from it.

Please take care while u eat on the road side (particularly tasty
Vadapav & Paani Puri) and pls fwd this mail to your dear one's..



TAKE CARE


PLEASE FORWARD THIS MAIL TO ALL THE PERSONS YOU KNOW AS YOUR MESSAGE MAY

SAVE ONE'S LIFE !!!!!

--
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/tabrezahmad7.
Blogs: http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337756250055596327
Blog: http://drtabrez.wordpress.com
   http://tabrezahmad.typepad.com/blog/
Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Trademark Rules in China is Effective from Today, July 1, 2010

We would like to draw you attention that the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO) has recently published new requirements on various application formalities to be filed with the CTMO, including new applications, oppositions, cancellations, assignments, recordals etc. which will take effect as of 1 July 2010 (the "Requirements"). Non-compliance of these new requirements will result in automatic rejection of the applications. 
We list some of the significant new requirements of the new rules as follows:
1. Documents required:


a) Signature/Seal on various forms:

One of the most important changes is that applicant must sign and/or affix the company seal on the application forms for the above matters before submitting the applications to the CTMO. Therefore, it is important that you timely provide us with the information and documents required for filing any applications with the CTMO. Such a requirement applies to the detailed grounds of oppositions to be filed within three months after the short holdings of oppositions as well.


Though such a requirement was strongly objected by many agents in a meeting held on June 25, the new rules will be strictly executed.

Note: The signature or seal on the application forms must be the same as on the Power of Attorney

b) Identification of the applicant

If the applicant is a company or other kind of entities: A copy of document proving the legal entity of the applicant must be provided e.g. Certificate of Incorporation or Business License. 
If the applicant is an Individual, a copy of his/her ID card or passport is required, and his/her ID or passport number will be filled in the application form.


c) Power of Attorney

A copy of an executed Power of Attorney is required (remain unchanged).

Note: All the above documents must be printed on A4 size paper.

2. Information Required: 

a) Applicant's Name 

The name of the applicant must be consistent with the one shown on the documents proving the applicant's identity and on the company seal.

 b) Applicant's Address 

The address of the applicant must be consistent with the one shown on the documents proving legal entity of the applicant.

3. Minor Changes:

a) Type or Print: All information must be typed up or printed, and all the forms must be consistent with those set out by the CTMO. 

b) Nationality of the Applicant: It must be filled in accordance with the document proving the identification of the applicant. 

c) Description of the mark: The meaning of the words in the mark shall be provided (including foreign language in stylized form, language of minority group, words of special font, description of 3D/ coloured mark, disclaimer of certain parts of the mark and any other things that the applicant needs to clarify.
d) For Joint Applicants: The names of the other applicants must be stated on the annexure provided to the application form with each of the applicant sealing their company seal next to their respective names. 
e) Evidence in Opposition: Please note that for evidence in foreign languages, their respective Chinese translations must be provided.


--
Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, PATIA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
Website: www.site.technolexindia.com
Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/tabrezahmad7.
Blogs: http://www.blogger.com/profile/15337756250055596327
Blog: http://drtabrez.wordpress.com
   http://tabrezahmad.typepad.com/blog/
Research Papers: http://ssrn.com/author=1189281