Prof.(Dr.) T G Agitha

I    BOOKS

1.   Jointly authored with Dr. N.S. Gopalakrishnan, the book Principles of Intellectual Property Law, Eastern Book Company, 2009 (Second Edition 2013)

II  CHAPTER OF BOOKS

1.   Idea-expression Dichotomy and Originality requirements for Copyright Protection: An analysis of the jurisprudential underpinnings of the judicial pronouncements in India (Indian Law Institute, Forthcoming)

2.  “Globalization and the Challenges in Intellectual Property Law Teaching”, in Jacob Chacko (ed.) Higher Education in India – New Perspectives, Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2013

3.  “Indian Copyright Law”, in A Shifting Empire – 100 Years of the Copyright Act 1911, Uma Suthersanen and Ysolde Gendreau, (Ed.) (Edward Elgar, 2013) with Prof. N.S.Gopalakrishnan.

4.  “Indian Patent System: The Road Ahead”, along with in Ryo Shimanami (Edr.) The Future of the Patent System, (Edward Elgar, 2012,) (Japanese version published in 2009) with Prof. N.S.Gopalakrishnan

III   ARTICLES

1.  “Global Governance for Facilitating Access to Medicines: Role of World Health Organization”, 18 Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, November 2013 pp. 589-595 in the   Column Global Public Health and Intellectual Property

2.   “Alternative incentive Models Delinking R&D Costs from Pharmaceutical Product Price”, 18 Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, September 2013 pp. 491-498 in the Column Global Public Health and Intellectual Property

3.  “Impact of IP on Public Health: The Developed Country Scenario” 18 Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, July 2013 pp. 382-389 in the Column Global Public Health and Intellectual Property

4.  “TRIPS Agreement and Public Health: The Post Doha Crises” 18 Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, May 2013 pp. 287-293 in the Column Global Public Health and Intellectual Property

5.  “Intellectual Property Regime and Developing Country Health Concerns” 18 Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, March 2013 pp. 186-191 in the Column Global Public Health and Intellectual Property

6.  “Global Public Health: Should the Trade Forum Reign?” 18 Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, January 2013 pp. 88-92 in the Column Global Public Health and Intellectual Property

7. “The Relevance of Global Convention on Health Research and Development”, Revista Eletrônica do IBPI – Nr. 7, Brazilian Institute of Intellectual Property, December, 2012

8.  “International Norms for Compulsory Licensing and the Indian Copyright Law” 15 The Journal of World Intellectual Property, pp. 26-50 (2012)

9. “Trademark Dilution: The Indian Approach” 50 Journal of Indian Law Institute 339 (2008)

10. “TRIPS and its Implementation on IPR Regimes of Developed and Developing Nations: An Overview” in Mu. Ramkumar and A. Ajayakumar (eds.) Intellectual Property Rights Demystified, New India Publishing Agency, Delhi, 2008

11. “Patenting Life Forms: Problems and Perspectives” 1994 Cochin University Law Review 342

12. “Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on divorce) Act, 1986: A Legislation that Missed the Target” XVII Academy Law Review 67 (1993)

IV   BOOK REVIEW

1. The New Universe of Human Rights by Justice J.S.Verma, Universal Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., Delhi in 47 Journal of Indian Law Institute 573 (2005)

V.  PAPERS PRESENTED IN INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS

1.  “Compulsory Licensing” in “WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property” held in Geneva, during 22nd June to 3rd July 2009

2.  “Intellectual Property and Public Domain in the Discussions of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property” paper presented in the International Roundtable on WIPO Development Agenda for Academics, organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the National University of Singapore (NUS), Faculty of Law at Singapore, November 23 and 24, 2011

3. “Issues and Challenges in the  Digitization of Copyright Works” in the National Seminar on the Protection and Management of Copyright and Related Rights, November 1 and 2, 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia

4.  “Issues and Challenges of Orphan Works” in the National Seminar on the Protection and Management of Copyright and Related Rights, November 1 and 2, 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia

VI  PAPERS PRESENTED IN NATIONAL SEMINARS

1.   Presented a paper on “An Overview of Copyright Law” in the Training programme for District Judges organized by the Kerala judicial Academy on 4th December 201

2.   Presented a paper as resource person in the UGC Refresher Course conducted by Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, CUSAT on “Health, Access to medicines and Pharmaceutical Patents” on 22nd June 2015

3. Presented a paper as resource person in the UGC Refresher Course conducted by Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, CUSAT on Well-known marks and dilution on 23rd June 2015

4.  Was a Panelist in the Panel Discussion on Draft Policy on Intellectual Property Rights held at National University of Advanced Legal Studies on 11th March, 2015

5.  “Paradigm Shift in the Trademark Law” in the National Workshop on Trademarks: Practices and Perspectives conducted by the Centre for Business Laws, Govt. Law College, Thrissur on 18.10.2014

6.   Resource person in the Two Day Workshop for Law Teachers of Kerala on “Teaching and Research in IPR” held at IUCIPRS, CUSAT, 5-6th May 2014.

7. “Patents and Access to Medicines” in the National Seminar organized by the Justice Krishna Iyer Chair on Human Rights, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology on “Socio-Economic Rights – Challenges for its Realization” held at School of Legal Studies on 3rd – 5th March 2013

8.  “Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of Traditional Knowledge of the Tribal People”, in the Workshop on Problems and Challenges Faced by Tribal Healers organized by KIRTADS from March 13-15, 2013

9.  “Indian Intellectual Property Laws and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge” in the Workshop on Intellectual Property Right and the Ethnic Wisdom, organized by KIRTADS in connection with Gothraayanam – 2012 National Tribal Fest at Mananthavady on 01.05.2012

10. “Protection of Indigenous/Traditional Knowledge under the Indian Intellectual Property Laws” in the Workshop cum Training Programme on Intellectual Property and Technology Management at Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin on 27th April 2011

11.  Was a Resource Person for the Topic “Access to Protected works: Limits of Compulsory Licence and Parallel import” in the First National Annual Workshop on “Rethinking Intellectual Property” with the Theme “Indian Copyright Law: A Social Perspective” jointly organized by Inter University Centre for IPR Studies and HRD Chair on IPR, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin from 10-12 March, 2011 held at CUSAT

12.“Protection of Indigenous Knowledge under the Indian Intellectual Property Laws: The Reality and the Concerns” in National Seminar on “Vanishing Tradition and Livelihood Systems in Tribal Areas” Organized by The Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (KIRTADS), on 16-18 December, 2009.

13.“Traditional Knowledge and Geographical Indications” in National Seminar on “Geographical Indications: Where Do Indian Interest Lie?” Organized by Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, at New Delhi on 24th and 25th September, 2009

14. “Compulsory Licensing under the Indian Copyright Act”, National Conference on “Copyright Law: Limitations and Exceptions” held Cochin by HRD Chair on IPR, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, on 14th and 15th May, 2009

15.“Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Rights” in UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Environmental Biotechnology: Challenges and Opportunities – ENVIROTECH 2008” held at S.N.College, Nattika, Trissur on 17th and 18th of September 2008

16.“The Biological diversity Act and Protection of Traditional Knowledge in the “Awareness Generation Programme for NGOs (PBR and Bio-piracy)” organized by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board on 14th August 2008 at KILA, Thrissur

17.“Special Features of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act” in the State Level Workshop on “Protection of Women on Domestic Violence Act, 2005” held at Govt. Law College, Calicut from 4th to 6th July 2008

18.“Copyright and Trademark Laws: an Overview” in the National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment and organized by N.A.M College, Kallikandy, held at Malabar Fort, Thalassery on 19th and 20th of November 2007

19. “Geographical Indications and Traditional Knowledge” in the National Seminar on Intellectual Property Law organized by N.S.S.College, Nenmara on 31 October 2007

20.  “Hindu Religion and Women’s Human Rights” in the National Seminar on Human Rights held at School of Legal Studies, CUSAT from 4th to 6th of October 2007

21.  “Copyright Law: An Overview” in the Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights: Prospects nad Procedures” organized by Marthoma College, Thiruvalla on 28th September 2007

22. “TRIPS and its Implementation on IPR Regimes of Developed and Developing Nations: An Overview” in the CSIR sponsored National Workshop on Geosciences, Geo-resources and IPR Regime: Familiarization and Practice (GEO-IPR 2006) held at Periyar University, Salem on 5-6 October 2006

23.“Legality of Marriages and Maintenance of Wives and Children” in the National Seminar on Personal Laws organized by Indian Law Institute and held at Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Pondicherry on 10th & 11th March 2002

24.“Indian Women, Personal Laws and the Media” in the Workshop on the “Role of Media in Upholding Women’s Rights” jointly organized by the British Council Division, Madras and the Indian society of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISIS), Thiruvananthapuram on the 24th and 25th of March 1996 at the British Library, Thiruvananthapuram.

VII  Policy Research Support to Govt. of India 

  1. Assisted Prof. Gopalakrishnan with research support in preparing comments on the Revised Objectives for protection of Traditional Knowledge – WIPO/GRTKF/IC/16/5 Prov. dated January 22, 2010
  2. Assisted Prof. Gopalakrishnan with research support in preparing Comments on the Revised Objectives for protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions/ Expression of Folklore (WIPO/GRTKF/IC/16/4 Prov. dated January 22, 2010)
  3. Assisted Prof. Gopalakrishnan with research support in preparing Comments on Genetic Resources: Revised List of Options (WIPO/GRTKF/IC/16/6 Prov. dated January 22, 2010)

VIII Other Academic Activities

  1. My name is included in the database of referees for reviewing the papers received for publication in the Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, published by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India
  2. Assisted in the Organization of the One Day Training Programme for Librarians on “Digital Content copyright: Challenges to Libraries” jointly organized by the Inter University Centre for IPR Studies, HRD Chair on IPR, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin and the Kerala Library Association, Ernakulam region on 17th September 2011 at Cochin university of Science and Technology
  3. Was a Resource Person for the First National Annual Workshop on “Rethinking Intellectual Property”  with the Theme “Indian Copyright Law: A Social Perspective” jointly organized by the Inter University Centre for IPR Studies and HRD Chair on IPR, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin from 10-12 March, 2011 held at CUSAT
  4. Assisted in the Organization of Two day Training Programme for District Judges of Kerala on “Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights: Copyright and Trademark”  held at the State Judicial Academy, Cochin, Kerala on 8th and 9th  January 2011 jointly organized by Inter University Centre for IPR Studies and HRD Chair on IPR, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin.
  5. Assisted in the Organization of National Conference on “Copyright Law: Limitations and Exceptions” held Cochin by HRD Chair on IPR, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, on 14th and 15th May, 2009
  6. Assisted in the organization of One day Seminar on Industrial Property Organized by EU-India Trade and Investment Development Programme in association with Centre for IPR Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology on 25th January 2007
  7. Was the Seminar Secretary in the Asia-Pacific Policy Forum on Traditional Knowledge and traditional cultural Expressions organized by cochin University of Science and Technology on 4th to  6th  of April 2006
  8. Assisted in a humble way in preparing some notes in the Fourth Edition of the Book R.V.Kelkar’s Criminal Procedure, by Prof. K.N.Chandrasekharan Pillai, published by the Eastern Book Company in 2006 which was acknowledged by the author.
  9. Was the Convener of the Seminar on “Legal education  – 21st Century: Perspectives and Prospects” held on 29th and 30th of November 1997 at the Govt. Law college, Ernakulam”

IX  SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

                1.      INTERNATIONAL

1.   WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property, held at Geneva by WIPO and WTO from 22nd June to 3rd July, 2009

2.   Asia-Pacific Policy Forum on Traditional Knowledge and traditional cultural Expressions organized by cochin University of Science and Technology on 4th to  6th  of   April 2006

3.   WIPO Asia-Pacific Regional Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, Genetic resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore organized by Cochin University of Science and Technology at Le Meridien, Cochin on 11th and 12th of November 2002.

2.     NATIONAL

1.  National Seminar on “Vanishing Tradition and Livelihood Systems in Tribal Areas” Organized by The Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (KIRTADS), on 16-18 December, 2009.

2.  National Seminar on “Geographical Indications: Where Do Indian Interest Lie?” Organized by Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, at New Delhi on 24th and 25th September, 2009

3.  MHRD sponsored National Conference on “Copyright Law: Limitations and Exceptions” held Cochin by HRD Chair on IPR, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT, on 14th and 15th May, 2009

4.   UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Environmental Biotechnology: Challenges and Opportunities – ENVIROTECH 2008” held at S.N.College, Nattika, Trissur on 17th and 18th of September 2008.

5.   “Awareness Generation Programme” for NGOs (PBR and Bio-piracy” organized by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board on 14th August 2008 at KILA, Thrissur

6.    State Level Workshop on “Protection of Women on Domestic Violence Act, 2005” held at Govt. Law College, Calicut from 4th to 6th July 2008

7.    National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment and organized by N.A.M College, Kallikandy, held at Malabar Fort, Thalassery on 19th and 20th of November 2007

8.   National Seminar on Intellectual Property Law organized by N.S.S.College, Nenmara on 31st October 2007

9.   National Seminar on Human Rights held at School of Legal Studies, CUSAT from 4th to 6th of October 2007

10.  Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights: Prospects and Procedures” organized by Marthoma College, Thiruvalla on 27th and 28th of September 2007

11.   CSIR sponsored National Workshop on Geosciences, Geo-resources and IPR Regime: Familiarization and Practice (GEO-IPR 2006) held at Periyar University, Salem on 5th to 6th October 2006

12.  NHRC-CHRC-IGNOU Linkage Project on Disability and Human Rights Southern Region Outreach Workshop held at School of Legal Studies, CUSAT during 10-12 February, 2005

13.  National Seminar on Personal Laws organized by Indian Law Institute and held at Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Law College, Pondicherry on 10th & 11th March 2002

13.  National Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights, held at School of Indian Legal Thought, Mahatma University, Kottayam during 16th to 18th February 2001

14.   Workshop on Revision of Curriculum for LL.B Course organized by the Department of Law, University of Kerala on 10th February 1998

15.  Workshop on the “Role of Media in Upholding Women’s Rights” jointly organized by the British Council Division, Madras and the Indian society of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISIS), Thiruvananthapuram on the 24th and 25th of March 1996 at the British Library, Thiruvananthapuram.

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