Broad and clear powers to screenwriters should be given: Anjum Rajabali.

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29 Jul, 21 14:15
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Broad and clear powers to screenwriters should be given: Anjum Rajabali.

 Udaipur/under the joint aegis of Pacific University, Udaipur, and Indian Accounts Council, Udaipur branch, a two-day national seminar was organized on the topic "IPR in the current context of business."

The chief guest of the inaugural session, National President of Accounting Council of India, Prof. G. Soral, explained in detail the various activities of the council and where intellectual ability and its development is the real asset of a person. Professor Krishnakant Dave, President of Pacific University, welcomed all the guests on behalf of the university in his remarks.

On this occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University and Chairman, Accounts Council of India Udaipur Branch, Prof SS Sarangdevot, explained the importance of IPR to maintain fair competition in business.

University Dean PG, Prof Hemant Kothari, apprised the audience about the efforts made by the institution in the field of copyrights.

The keynote speaker of the inaugural session was Anjum Rajabali, Head of Screenplay, Whistling Woods, Mumbai, and well-known screenwriter of films like Ghulam, The Legend of Bhagat Singh Politics, etc.

He pointed out that before 2012, about eighty-five percent of films suffered losses because filmmakers did not understand the importance of scripts. He stressed giving broad and clear rights to the writers and also said that there had been many amendments in the Copyright Act, through which there has been a lot of development in the intellectual property of the screenwriters. In this direction, the rights of the screenwriters of the cinema world and the conditions of use of the material assets created by them should be fully determined. The special guest of the program was Aman Agarwal, Executive Director of Pacific Medical College and Hospital. Council Secretary Professor SS Bhanawat was also present on occasion.

The Chief Coordinator of the symposium, Dr. Pushpkant Shakadwipi, said that in the seminar, six sessions of eminent experts of the country were held on the current aspects of various IPR related topics like copyright, trademark, patent, etc.

In the first session, Prof. Ganesh Hingmire, Chairman, Great Mission Group Consultancy, apprised the audience about the growing importance of Intellectual Property Rights in trade and industry. In the second session, Mr. Denny Raziha, Member Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy IPR Cell, gave detailed information about the major topics covered under IPR.

In the first session of the second day of the program, Prof. Nilesh Trivedi, Assistant Director, DI, MSME, Indore, gave information about various policies and instructions of the government related to IPR.

Prof. Vijay Kumar Sukhwani of Government Engineering College Ujjain presented a comparative study of the Indian and global situation in IPR.

Dr. Ruchi Sharma, Associate Professor, IIT Indore, threw light on various aspects of Geographical Indications.

CA Alok Garg explained the Accounting Standards concerning Intangible Assets.

Dr. Sudesh Sharma and Karishma Dyer conducted the program. Dr. Pushpkant Shakadvi thanked all the speakers and participants.

Two hundred sixty-three participants from India and abroad participated in the program.

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