Young Scholars IP Lecture Series – “Bollywood and the Law – An Overview of Intellectual Property Issues Confronting the Indian Entertainment Industry“

Arpan Banerjee is Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property & Technology Law at O.P. Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat/India.

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He has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor’s Fellowship for the year 2016-17, and is currently being hosted by the Center for Transnational IP, Media and Technology Law and Policy at Bucerius Law School.

His topic relates to two recently published articles. Banerjee will discuss the boundaries between “inspiration”, protecting intangible cultural heritage and pursuing outright piracy in the field of Bollywood media. A particular focus will be the specifics of the highly interesting Indian judicial system and the obstacles one may face when pursuing cross-border IP litigation in India.


Arpan Banerjee (O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India)


Dr. Kristoff Ritlewski (Bucerius IP Center)


Contact: Karsten Windler, Executive Director Bucerius IP Center, karsten.windler(at)