Tuesday 9 January 2018

India: Justice (Retd.) Manmohan Singh appointed as the Chairman of Intellectual Property Appellate Board

Justice (Retd.) Manmohan Singh, formerly, Judge, Delhi High Court has now been appointed to the post of Chairman, Intellectual Property Appellate Board (hereinafter referred to as the ‘IPAB’).

Born on September 22, 1954, Justice Manmohan Singh enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of Delhi on August 12, 1980. In the beginning of his career, he actively practiced on the original side of the Delhi High Court for about nine years.  From 1990 onwards, Justice Manmohan Singh started practicing independently and dealt with cases relating to all branches of law in the Delhi High Court as well as Supreme Court. Due to his expertise in the field of IPR and rich experience of dealing with cases arising under Trade Marks Act and Copyright Act, Justice Manmohan Singh, even before his elevation, had participated in various National and International seminars and presented a number of papers on different subjects.  Hard work, sound knowledge of law and legal acumen possessed by Justice Manmohan Singh enabled him to develop a large practice. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on April 11, 2008 and as a permanent Judge on July 6, 2011.

It is clear from the judgments of Justice Manmohan Singh that he is not only cognizant of the social realities but also is extremely gifted in the application of law, both in letter and in spirit. Having religiously maintained and scrupulously sustained the dignity, sincerity and nobility of the legal profession while he was in the Bar, Justice Manmohan Singh continued the same on the Bench with amazing work ethic, dedication and commitment to the cause of justice.

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