The Centre for Research in Intellectual Property (CRIP) is the focus of Intellectual Property research at the Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai. The main objective of the Centre is to lead research and promote well-informed interdisciplinary work in the area of intellectual property law, policy and practice through rigorous academic research, the presence of high-quality researchers and conducting seminars, workshops and conferences. The Centre aims to bring together a group of legal academics, policymakers and industrial experts already recognised for their historical and inter-disciplinary vigour. Through its activities, the centre aims to promote the understanding and critical appraisal of the important fields of IP law.
Aims and Objectives:
The development of Intellectual Property law has resulted in forging new IP subject matters and novel issues thereby putting pressure on practitioners to specialise in narrow fields of the discipline. Thus the Centre aims to streamline the process of learning of IP law and policy through academic courses and programs. The Centre also focuses on research on industry- academia mutual relationship and cooperation as well as identify the knowledge gaps between academia and industries in effective technology sharing/joint research etc. Other objectives of the Centre are;
Areas of Research:
Patent law, Trademark law, Domain names and cyber regulations, Personality rights, Copyright law, Design protection, Utility Models, Science and Technology, Non-traditional forms of intellectual property rights, etc.
Sajid Sheikh, Assistant Professor of Law, MNLU Mumbai; email@example.com