Annual BRICS IP Forum Conference | October 29 - 31, 2014

Conference Report

Remfry & Sagar were privileged to host the first session of the Forum in India, which was held from November 2-4, 2008 in Gurgaon, New Delhi National Capital Region. The session was hosted in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), who have taken several initiatives in India regarding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), with a view to foster multilateral cooperation with other countries.

DAY-I : Sunday, November 2, 2008
Day-II : Monday, November 3, 2008
09.00 - 09.30 Registration
09.30 - 09.50 WELCOME ADDRESS
09.50 - 10.30 BRAZIL‐PATENTS

‘Brazil and the TRIPS Agreement, Computer Implemented Inventions and Patent Litigation in Brazil’
Mr. Rana Gosain (Daniel Advogados)
10.30 – 11.10 RUSSIA-PATENTS

‘Drafting and construing patent claims in Russia and Eurasia’
Mr. Sergey Dorofeev (Gorodissky & Partners)
11.10 – 11.30 TEA / COFFEE
11.30 - 12.00 INDIA

(The Honorable Minister of State for Industry)
Mr. Ashwani Kumar
12.00-12.40 INDIA-PATENTS

‘Standards of non-obviousness. The evolution of a jurisprudence for new patent regimes’
Mr. Sumesh Reddy (Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.)
12.40-13.20 INDIA-PATENTS

‘Compulsory licensing under Doha’
Mr. S. Majumdar (S. Majumdar & Co.)
13.20-14.20 LUNCH
14.20-15.00 CHINA-PATENTS

‘Patent Enforcement in China’
Mr. Wu Lei (CCPIT Patent And Trademark Law Office)
15.00-15.40 A WESTERN VIEW

‘TRIPS: What are fair and equitable standards in IP rights for Pharmaceuticals’
Dr. Heinz Hammann (Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Germany)
15.40-16.20 NIGERIA

‘NIGERIA & The GS (Goldman Sachs) N11 Report- A critical Analysis of Nigeria’s Intellectual Property Laws’
Mrs. Uwa Ohiku (JACKSON, ETTI & EDU)
16.20-17.00 TEA / COFFEE
DAY-III : Tuesday-November 4, 2008

‘Exhaustion, Anti-Counterfeiting and Border Control Measures and Well-known Marks’
Mr. Ricardo Pinho (Daniel Advogados)

‘Licenses, non-use, well-known marks’
Mr. Alexander Nesterov (Gorodissky & Partners)
10.20-11.00 RUSSIA

‘Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights’
Mr. Vladimir Biriulin (Gorodissky & Partners)
11.00-11.30 TEA / COFFEE
11.30-12.00 INDIA

‘Operation of TRIPS Agreement vis-à-vis India’
Mr. Ajay Shankar (Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India)

‘An Analysis in Recent Trends in Indian Trade Mark Law-How strong are we?’
Mr. Pravin Anand (Anand & Anand)

‘Trademark Registration/ Enforcement in China’
Mr. Li Yuncheng (CCPIT Patent And Trademark Law Office)
13.20-14.20 LUNCH
14.20-15.00 INDIA-PATENTS

‘Controversial Section 3(d)-A Curse or a Boon’
Ms. Arpita Sawhney (Remfry & Sagar)

‘IP and its role in sustaining growth in IT in developing economies’
Mr. Rakesh Bakshi [Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.]
15.40-16.00 A WESTERN VIEW

‘IP in the BRIC Economies-A Western View’
Mr. Matthew Shaw (Forresters, U.K.
16.00-16.30 TEA / COFFEE
Sector 29, Gurgaon, NCR 122 002
  • Currency: The currency of India is the Rupee (INR) The approximate exchange rate is 1USD= INR 46
  • Language: English/ Hindi
  • Time : GMT+5:30 hours (Winter time)
  • Climate: Days will be pleasant and sunny with the temperature hovering between 25ºC - 30ºC. Early mornings and evenings will be cool, with minimum temperate between 15ºC - 18ºC.
Pre Session: November 1 and 2 2008:

Sightseeing in Delhi- Gurgaon is an extension of Delhi-India’s capital. Delhi sprawls over the West bank of river Yamuna. It is dotted with historic monuments-Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Humanyu’s Tomb, which stand witness to its majestic and imperial past. Its traditional markets offer a delightful amalgam of crafts, food and cultural activities.

Post Session: Agra (Taj Mahal) – A day’s trip

The Taj Mahal at Agra is the epitome of love and art, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz
Mahal. 20,000 skilled artisans worked 22 years building this white marble edifice and inlaying it with precious and semi precious stones. At some distance is the Agra Fort in red sand stone and marble, from where the great Mughals governed the country.

Jaipur– Two days or, as desired

The ‘Pink City’, (Jaipur being painted in that colour), is 260 km. away from Delhi. The stunning backdrop of ancient forts- Amer, Nahargarh & Jaigarh stand testimony to the bygone era of the princely State of Rajasthan. A must visit are the Hawa Mahal (The Palace of Winds), which is best viewed from outside since the Palace is only a façade; The City Palace, in the heart of the walled city, exhibits weaponry dating back to the fifteenth century, artifacts of the Mughal era and the biggest silver urns which find mention in the Guinness Book of Records and Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories in India. Jaipur is famous for its jewellery, colourful traditional attires and artifacts.
Palaces and temples constructed under the Rajput rulers unfold the legacy of the royal past of Rajasthan, its rich and colourful architectural and cultural heritage. The music and folk dances of Rajasthan enliven the desert land.

For participants of BIPF and accompanying persons, accommodation at special rates as mentioned below has been arranged, at the Hotel ‘PARK PREMIER’, Gurgaon.

Deluxe room

Single      INR 8,800*

Double     INR 9,350 *

Premier room Breakfast (per person):

Single     INR 10,450 *