Centre for Internet & Society

CIS recently announced that the Centre for Internet and Society will be hosting the fourth edition of the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest at New Delhi, India, tentatively in the first two weeks of December, 2015. This post declares the track events to be conducted, seeks your participation and invites contributions from potential funders.

The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest ("Global Congress") was instituted in 2011 at Washington D.C. Since its inception, three editions of the Global Congress have engaged national and international governmental entities, the private sector, civil society, and academia in providing perspectives and future scenarios for intellectual property, innovation and development.

The five tracks at the Global Congress 2015 will be:

a) User Rights
b) Patents (including Access to Medicines, but wider in scope)
c) Enforcement
d) Traditional Knowledge
e) Openness

We will soon post updates on the track leaders. We invite interested participants to send proposals for presentations, workshops  and other side events  for the Global Congress.  Please share with us funding proposals for conferences/events and details of potential funders, or help out with funding, if possible.

You may contact the following CIS members to send in your queries and suggestions for the event:


CIS Global Congress Planning Team 

  1. Anubha Sinha- [email protected]
  2. M.P. Nagaraj- [email protected]
  3. Maggie Huang- [email protected]
  4. Pranesh Prakash- [email protected]
  5. Rohini Lakshane- [email protected]
  6. Sunil Abraham- [email protected]
  7. Nehaa Chaudhari- [email protected]
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