Fifth CIPR National Essay Competition – Results

Dear All, 

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, NUALS is pleased to announce the results of the 5th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition. The winner of the competition is Arpit Gupta and Divyanshi Bansal from HNLU, Raipur for their essay "Ambush Marketing Landscape In India: An Innovative Practice Or Parasitic Marketing", and second prize goes to Rahul Naresh and Akshita Goyal from Symbiosis Law School, Pune for their essay "Protections of Celebrations and Fan Chants in Sports". The Third Prize goes to Abhiraj Singh Shekhawat from GNLU, Gandhinagar for his essay "A Sports Explosion:Trademark in Sports". Certificates of Merit will be awarded to Jesse Jacob from NUALS, Amrita Ghosh from NUJS and Sidheswar Sahoo from NLU-O who have been jointly placed Fourth. 

The first, second and third rank holders will receive a cash prize and a certificate of merit.  


The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, NUALS would like to congratulate the winners of the competition and thank all the participants.



Call for Papers – The NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review Volume II

The NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review (ISSN 2582-4244) is a peer-reviewed, double blind and open access journal, operating under the aegis of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), NUALS. With the objective of the journal being the exposition of contemporary developments in intellectual property law, we encourage authors to explore the latest developments in the field, while also giving readers an insight into overlooked areas of the law.

We invite contributions from academicians, practitioners of the legal profession, researchers, post-graduates and under-graduate students of law. Contributions may be in the form of articles, essays, notes, commentaries and reviews. Submissions will be put through an exhaustive review process and published on the official website of the University ( as well as the CIPR website (

Categories of Submissions:

  • Articles: 5000- 7000 words
  • Essays: 3000-5000 words
  • Notes, Comments and Reviews: 1000- 3000 words

Word count is exclusive of footnotes. Longer submissions will be considered at the discretion of the editorial board.


Guidelines for Submission:

  1. All submissions are to be made in the electronic form, and must be sent to Submissions must be received on or before 30th December, 2019.
  2. All submissions must include an abstract not exceeding 300 words.
  3. Submissions must be accompanied by a brief note including the following information:
  • Name
  • Postal Address
  • Name of Institution
  • Course of Study (if applicable)
  • Academic Year
  1. In submission of work, the author undertakes that the work is original and has not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
  2. All submissions will be subject to a plagiarism check at the first stage of evaluation. If work is found to be unoriginal or plagiarised, it will be rejected at the first instance.
  3. Co-authorship is permitted up to a maximum of 3 co-authors.
  4. Authors will be intimated of receipt of submission within one week from date of submission.

Formatting Guidelines:

  1. The submission must be made in .docx/ .doc (word document) format. PDFs of submissions will not be accepted.
  2. The body of the manuscript must be according to the following specifications:
  • Times New Roman font
  • Font Size 12
  • Line spacing 1.5
  1. Submissions must follow the Bluebook (20th edition) style of citation. Footnotes must be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing.

On acceptance of submission, authors will be issued a certificate of publication.


For any queries or clarifications, reach out to us at:

+91-8197874621 (Pranav Valiathan Pillai, Editor-in-Chief)

Find the official notification here.


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