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GNLU-Microsoft Chair on IPR Law and Policy Research


GNLU-Microsoft Chair on IPR Law and Policy Research

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About GNLU-Microsoft IPR Chair:

Pursuant to Section 52, GNLU Act 2003, the Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Company (here in after referred as “Microsoft India”), having its principle business seat in New Delhi establishes a Chair on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Law and Policy Research, for development and growth of thought leadership in IPR Law and Policy' in the count at the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (hereinafter referred as GNLU).

About Microsoft India:

Microsoft India, the leading corporate entity in India having aim to be a key IT partner to the Indian Government and the local IT Industry and to enhance India’s inclusive development and also to serve its customers and consumers is desirous to carry out efficient research in field of Intellectual Property Rights through Research Associate programme by which the budding lawyers can be well introduced with the various issues and challenges of Intellectual Property Rights, so that they can contribute for solving emerging challenges for the betterment of the country. This will also give the law aspirants new field to make their career and to be more equipped with the knowledge of Intellectual Property system and also open a new space for further research and development.


The Purpose of, GNLU-Microsoft India Chair- IPR law and Policy Research, is creation and development of superior quality Intellectual Capital through research in the area of IPR law and Policy for increasing awareness and respect for IPR and promotion of long term research and training collaboration between Microsoft India and GNLU.

Aim and Objectives:

  • Policy Research, education and awareness through multi-disciplinary Approach.
  • Providing a framework for analyzing the impact of IPR law and Policy on development and growth of Indian Economy.
  • Dissemination of Knowledge and information on IPR Laws and Policy through teaching and outreach Programmes

Last Updated: 13-03-2018.