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On July 16th, 2012, Justice Prabha Sridevan, a member of the IAWJ from India, was named to Managing Intellectual Property's list of the 50 Most Influential People.

She was the fifth woman judge to be appointed to the Madras High Court and served for ten years. In 2011, she became chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. Justice Sridevan has already strongly impacted the way intellectual property is handled in India through a few important cases, like Yahoo v. Controller and RediffTata v Unilever, and Financial Times v Times Publishing House. In addition to these important cases, she recently worked with the "Kalpany" initiative of the Sramani Institute to include marginalized communities in the shaping of IP laws and policies.

Justice Prabha Sridevan Named One of Fifty Most Influential People in the IP World by Managing IP
16 July 2012
Justice Prabha Sridevan, IAWJ Member from India and Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (Photo Courtesy of MIP)
During her time sitting on the Madras High Court, Justice Prabha Sridevan made important steps for women's rights in many landmark judgments, including a judgment legitimizing women's work as home makers and a judgment on mandatory marriage registration. Another noteworthy case was The Da Vinci Code case, where the Court removed the ban on The Da Vinci Code movie, ensuring continued Freedom of Expression. She has also written a number of articles forThe Hindu which speak for women's rights and the role of judges in promoting women's rights.

Links to more articles on Justice Prabha Sridevan:

Managing IP: Most Influential People

Prabha Sridevan for Inclusive Approach to Framing IP Laws

Her Supreme Law of Life
Links to articles written by Justice Prabha Sridevan for The Hindu:

Standing in a Woman's Shoes

Dignity is her Birthright

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