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About Jotwani Associates

JOTWANI ASSOCIATES is a law firm based in India having international clientele in the jurisdiction of the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Europe, Singapore, China, and Japan. It caters to almost all important facets of laws in these jurisdictions and specializes in Patents, Copyright, Trademark, Corporate Laws, Designs, Litigation (Civil & Criminal) in Indian courts, Government Relations & Policy. JOTWANI ASSOCIATES is professionally managed by 42 Attorneys, providing global legal services on a 24 x 7 basis.

The firm offers a wide range of services in the areas of corporate, litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, and Legal Process Outsourcing – LPO.

The underlying belief of the firm is to provide incredibly high-quality fast services at a low cost. Timely right advice could save a lot of time, effort, and costs for a client. This is where the firm utilizes its expertise and experience in creating value for its clients.

The firm takes a pride in declaring that it gets huge repetitive work from its existing clients. The parameters for success at the firm are measured in terms of repetition of clients in engaging the services again and again.

About National Association to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (NASCAP)

NASCAP works with IPR stakeholders in domestic and international business, business and trade associations and coalitions, the Government of India, the State Governments, and the Union Territory Administrations in India, to create or strengthen laws, regulations, policies, institutions for effectively responding to the menace of theft of trade secrets, production and circulation of counterfeit and pirated products by more effective actions against organized crime and other serious threats posed by counterfeit and pirated products to the health and safety of consumers and economies.

NASCAP supports the development and passage of legislation, regulations, and trade agreements throughout the world that increase national and international enforcement mechanisms against counterfeiting, piracy, and theft of trade secrets.


The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) was established in the year 1995 and was reconstituted in the year 2000 with the merger of the Department of Industrial Development. Earlier, separate Ministries of Small Scale Industries & Agro and Rural Industries (SI &A& RI) and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (HI&PE) were created in October 1999. The department was earlier called the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion and was renamed DPIIT in January 2019.

In 2018, matters related to e-commerce were transferred to the Department and in 2019, the Department has been given charge for matters related to Internal Trade, the welfare of traders and their employees, and Startups. The role of DPIIT is to promote/accelerate the industrial development of the country by facilitating investment in new and upcoming technology, foreign direct investment and support the balanced development of industries.

About NUJS

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act IX of 1999) adopted by the West Bengal Legislature in July 1999. The University was notified under Clause (f) of Section 2 of the UGC Act, 1956 in August 2004 and has been granted permanent affiliation by the Bar Council of India in July 2005.

Initially, classes, which started in 2000, were held at Aranya Bhavan, where the Environment Ministry of the Government of West Bengal is located, and the first batches of students started living in government flats. On 28 October 2002, the university’s present-day permanent campus was inaugurated by the then Chief Justice of India, B. N. Kirpal.

The NUJS, Kolkata, along with the GNLU and NLSIU, Bengaluru, remain the only three national law schools that have the honorable Chief Justice of India as the Chancellor. This set-up provides an aura of exclusivity and rare stature to these National Law Schools in India. It may be noted that all other National Law Schools have the Chief Justice of the respective state High Courts as their Chancellors.

NUJS is considered one of the best amongst the elite national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India. The university offers a five-year integrated B.A./BSc. LLB (Hons.) degree programme at the undergraduate level and a Master of Laws (LLM) programme at the postgraduate level. Admission to the former program is through the Common Law Admission Test, a highly competitive, nationwide common entrance examination, held jointly by fourteen of the seventeen national law schools. NUJS also offers MPhil, Ph.D., and diploma in business laws and other programs. It also offers a number of online courses that attract students from 17 countries across the world so far.

The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of NUJS and is also the Chairman of the General Council, the supreme policy-making body of the University. Prof. (Dr.) Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti is the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Chief Guest, Keynote and Inaguration

Honorable Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhat, Supreme Court of India

Date and Time

June 12 (Saturday), 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, India Time


FREE. However, limited seats *Registration Form:*

Detailed Agenda

Welcome: Dinesh Jotwani, Director General, NASCAP 

Keynote and Inauguration: Honorable Justice Shripathi Ravindra Bhat, Supreme Court of India

Introduction, Context, and Goals of the Conclave: Dr. Guriqbal Singh Jaiya, Chairman, NASCAP and Former Director, WIPO

International WIPO Programs to curb Counterfeiting: Pushpendra Rai, Former Director, WIPO (Topic: International WIPO Perspective)

E-commerce and Counterfeits-magnitude and challenges: Graham Clemence, Senior Director, Alibaba

Use of Artificial Technologies and Blockchain to curb counterfeits: Rene Bernard, CEO, LuxTag

World Trade Programs to curb Counterfeits: Antony Taubman, Director, World Trade Organization 

Statutes and Remedies under Indian Laws: Ashish Chang Marbaniang, Partner at K&S Partners.

Question and Answers Session

Vote of Thanks: Dr Pinaki Ghosh, Director General, NASCAP


Kumar Shahswat, Advocate


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