IIPRD Webinar 11 July 2020






Importance of NBA (National Biodiversity Authority) Approval for Inventions based on Biological
Resource from India: An Interactive Session

11th July 2020

11:00 AM To 12:00 PM IST

About the Webinar

Biological resources such as plant parts are regularly used in the research of pharmaceuticals, food, nutraceuticals, pest control, bioremediation, etc. Cosmetics, chemicals and luxury product companies are focusing heavily on ingredients derived from biological materials. Innovators use biological resources from India but are still not much familiar with the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, a law that governs utilization of biological resources from India and access benefit sharing. Hence due to the lack of awareness, researchers or companies can be found liable for breach of this law unintentionally.
Keeping that in mind, IIPRD and Khurana and Khurana (K&K) have put together a session to demystify various provisions under the Biological Diversity Act and approvals required from the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), wherein the session will include below aspects:

  • Biological Diversity Act, 2002 & National Biodiversity Authority: Various approval(s) required viz. for Research, Commercial Utilization, Applying for Patents/IPRs, Collaborative Research, Licensing, Technology Transfer or Transfer of Data, and others. Procedures for access to biological resources from India · Access benefit fees · Penalties · Exceptions · Indian Patent Practice · Important Case Laws · Useful Tips
  • Who Needs Approval: Foreign researchers and Enterprises, Indian public limited companies, Universities and Companies involved in Collaborative Research with outside India, Licensors and others.

About the Speaker

 Ms. Mita Shaikh Mita has over 26 years of experience in patent matters relating to technologies in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and chemicals. Mita has been actively involved in Client Counselling, preparing patent specification, attending to prosecution and opposition matters at the Indian IPO, assisting clients in strategy for securing patent rights globally, rendering various patent infringement and other opinions. Mita has been clients about various approvals required under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and assisted in making applications to the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). She has also represented clients at various personal and committee Hearings at the NBA. Mita holds B.Sc. in Chemistry from Mumbai University, B.Sc. in Botany from Mumbai University, and Masters in Plant Physiology from Mumbai University. She is a certified patent agent with Indian Patent Office and also holds PG diploma in patents law from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.


Contact for Registration

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