5th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition

The deadline for submission is extended to 18/08/2019, 6:00 P.M.

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal Studies is organizing the 5th CIPR National Level Essay Competition. The Centre seeks essays on the theme: “Intellectual Property Rights and Sports” with the following sub-themes:

  • Patents and the role of Technology in Sports
  • Copyright, broadcasting rights and Sports
  • Brand building in the sports world (Trademarks and Sports)

Essays need not be limited to the above sub-themes.


The competition is open to LL.B. and LLM students studying in any of the recognized Law

Schools/ Colleges/ Departments of the Universities.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions are to be made in electronic form only and are to be sent to cipr@nuals.ac.in
  • The essay should be in English, not exceeding 3000 words (excluding footnotes)
  • Only one essay per participant will be permitted. Multiple submissions will lead to immediate disqualification.
  • The essay should be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words.
  • Co-authorship is permitted, subjected to a limit of maximum two authors per submission.
  • The cover page should include Name, Address, email id, Contact number and the name of the College/University along with address and class of the Participant. In case of co-authorship, the covering letter should include details of both the authors
  • No part of the submission should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere.
  • Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • The essay should not contain names or any other marks which reveal the identity of the author.
  • Duly filled Declaration Form (available here) must accompany the essay.
  • In all matters related to the Essay Competition, the decision of the Panel and CIPR shall be final and conclusive.

Formatting Guidelines

  • All submissions must follow the Bluebook system of citation 20th edition.
  • The Submissions are to be made in Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5,

Footnote size: 10

  • Submissions may be made in .doc/.docx/.odt formats only.


The last date for the submission of the essay is extended to 18/08/2019, 6:00 P.M.


First Prize: Rs. 10,000/-

Second Prize: Rs. 5,000/-

Third Prize: Rs. 3,000/-

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