Apoorv joined CIIPC in August 2018 after completing his LL.M. (IP) from School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology. He completed his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from NUALS, Kochi in 2017. He got interested in IP after a field trip to Kadamakudy village. The trip aimed at studying the socio economic impact of getting a Geographical Indication (Pokkali Rice) for the proprietors of GI. The finding that the GI was of little significance to the proprietors because of large scale infringement and poor enforcement prompted him to delve further in the world of IP. He has interned at Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, NUALS where he worked on issues pertaining to IP Policy, Geographical Indications and the CIPR Blog. He has undertaken NPTEL online course on Patent Drafting and WIPO online courses on ‘Intellectual Property and Right to Health’ and ‘Software Licensing’. His dissertation titled ‘Copyright in Video Games’ dealt with the impact of copyright on the creation of video games and user created content in video games. His areas of interest include copyright, geographical indications and interface of IP with environment.
Apart from IP, his interests include Environmental Law, Jurisprudence and Constitutional law. Outside the world of IP and law, he has a keen interest in philosophy and history. He is an admirer of mother nature and her creatures in the wild.
He believes that there should be no hindrances to the knowledge, physically and monetarily. At CIIPC, he would be working on ‘Open Access Textbook on Intellectual Property Law’.
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