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Gujarat High Court: A Division Bench of Vikram Nath, CJ and P.B. Pardiwala, J., while addressing an issue with regard to the live streaming of the Court proceedings held that a committee to work out the modalities for the said purpose has been constituted comprising of two Judges of this Court.

A law student raised the issue with regard to the Live Streaming/Open Access of the Court proceedings and in the public interest Gujarat High court should work out the necessary modalities for the said purpose.

Bench on perusal of the material on record, stated that to observe the  requirement of an open Court proceedings, members of the public should be allowed to view the Court hearings through video conferencing except the proceedings ordered for the reasons recorded in writing to be conducted in-camera.

Right to Know and receive information is one of the facts of Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution and for which reason the public is entitled to witness the Court proceedings.

As, the above-stated Court proceedings involve the issue impacting the public at large or a section of the public.

Bench appreciated the efforts of the 3rd year law student appeared in person in the public interest.

Further, in line of the above-stated observations, Bench stated that to work out the modalities to facilitate the people at large including the media to watch the virtual hearing, Committee of two Judges of this High Court has been constituted pursuant to Standing Committee’s decision on 25-06-2020.

In the near future, a report of the committee is expected after which to allow access to the public at large including the media persons of print digital and electronic media shall be finalized.

Petition was disposed of in view of the above. [Pruthvirajsinh Zala v. Gujarat High Court, 2020 SCC OnLine Guj 1055 , decided on 20-07-2020]

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Meraki’s is India’s exclusive intellectual property law essay competition brought to you by IDIA, Institute of Law, Nirma University and Anand and Anand.

With themes focusing on research topics that are both core and contemporary, Meraki is designed to unleash your creative take on India’s intellectual property rights regime. Add to this the stellar jury and the attractive rewards and recognition that this competition offers and you have in front you, the epitome of all IP research competitions in India.

The participant whose entry will be adjudged as the Best Entry wins an ‘Internship with Anand and Anand’ and an attractive cash prize. The competition offers you an Opportunity to win Cash Prizes worth ? 16,000.

The stellar jury and the attractive rewards and recognition that this competition offers, makes it the epitome of all IP research competitions in India.

The competition is open to all students pursuing under-graduate (three/ five year) or post-graduate law degrees.

Students can choose from the following topics,
  1. Should the same subject matter merit protection under both copyright and design laws? Discuss with reference to the Indian context.
  2. Should Injunctions be granted in SEP cases? Please restrict your focus to the Indian context, drawing from international/comparative perspective where required.
  3. What is the likely future of John Doe jurisprudence in India? Please restrict your focus to copyright infringement and Bollywood.
Registration and Important dates
  • Single authorship: Rs. 350/-
  • Co-authorship: Rs. 500/-

Please refer to detailed information regarding the registration process and the submission guidelines by opening the brochure attached in the mail.

  • Last Date of Registration: 14th March, 2018 (11:59 pm)
  • Last Date of Submission of the Essay: 17th March, 2019 (11:59 pm)
  • First round of Evaluation: 29th March, 2019.
  • Declaration of the Results: 24th April, 2018
  • First Prize: Rs. 8,000 cash prize; Internship with Anand and Anand; Certificate of merit.
  • Second Prize: Rs. 5,000 cash prize; Certificate of merit.
  • Third Prize: Rs. 3,000 cash prize; Certificate of merit.

The top 10 selected essays will be awarded Certificates of Appreciation.

All Participants will be provided with a Certificate of Participation.


The competition will be judged by an eminent panel of judges renowned in the IPR sphere in India and abroad. The judges for the competition are:

  • Mr. Pravin Anand.
  • Prof (Dr.) Feroz Ali K.
  • Mr. Murali Neelkanthan.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer.
Contact, Organizing team

In case of any query, please feel free to contact us:

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  • Runjhun Pare (Team Leader): 9727886844
  • Aadesh Shinde: 7803941577
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Further details are available at :
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Institute of Law, Nirma University was awarded the  IP Campus of the Year 2018 by Intellectual Property Protection Organization Pvt. Ltd. (IPPO), one of the prominent organization working for creation and dissemination of IP Knowledge, in IPFEST 2018 held on 3rd August, 2018 at Renaissance Hotel by Mariott, Ahmedabad. Institute of Law, Nirma University was given the award under the category of IP Campus of the Year (Legal).

Intellectual Property Protection Organization (IPPO), is a knowledge sharing and training arm in Intellectual Property with over 15 years of expertise in the domain. It is committed towards raising awareness about the Intellectual Property framework highlighting opportunities that hold and attract youth to the subject of IP, its needs and the challenges. Its focus of IP awareness has been directed at entrepreneurs, creators, individuals and start-ups.

The IP Fest had participation from various colleges including Gujarat National Law University United World School of Law, Gujarat and Silver Oak Engineering college to name a few.

The Fest had various eminent speakers such as Mr. Ankit Chona, Managing Director Havmor, Mr. Munish Sudan, Head IP and External Research Collaborations Tata Steel, Prof Anurag K. Agarwal, Faculty Business Policy Area IIM Ahmedabad to name a few. The fest comprised of panel discussions on various contemporary topics with a surprise element of some music performed by the Gujarat Association of Harmonica which indeed added the cherry on the cake. The fest came to an end with an IP Quiz which was moderated by Quizmaster Sanjay Chakraborty.