Call for Papers: The NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review, Volume III

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. The Journal, being an exposition of contemporary developments in intellectual property law, encourages authors to explore the latest developments in the field, while also giving readers an insight into overlooked areas of the law. The Advisory Board of the Journal includes Prof. T Ramakrishna, Prof. (Dr.) V. C Vivekanandan, Prof. (Dr.) G B Reddy, Prof. (Dr.) Bismi Gopalakrishnan, Dr. Arul George Scaria, Adv. Swapna Sundar, Adv. Manoj Pillai, Adv. Elizabeth Puthren and Adv. Raghul Sudheesh.

We invite contributions for the Third Volume of the Journal 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 Journal (, University (, as well as CIPR (

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 15th December, 2020.
  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
  4. In submission of work, the author undertakes that the work is original and has not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
  5. All submissions will be subject to a plagiarism check at the first stage of evaluation. If work is found to be unoriginal or plagiarised (including self-plagiarism), it will be rejected at the first instance. The Journal also reserves the right to revoke the acceptance upon a finding of plagiarism at any stage of the submission or editing process.
  6. Co-authorship is allowed for a maximum of two authors.
  7. Authors will be intimated of receipt of submission within one week from date of submission.

Formatting Guidelines:

  1. The submission must be made in .doc/.docx/.odt format only. 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
  3. 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:
Dr. Athira P S (Editor-in-Chief)
Mr. Suhan S (Editor-in-Chief, Student Board of Editors) +91-99475 33721

Download the Call for Papers here.

6th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, National University of Advanced Legal Studies is organizing the 6th CIPR National Level Essay Competition. The Centre seeks essays on the theme: “Innovate for a Green Future: Role of IP Rights in Encouraging Innovation and Creativity.”


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
• 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 to a maximum of two authors per submission.
• The cover page should include Name, Address, E-mail 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 11:59 pm, 4th October 2020.


First Prize: Rs. 10,000/-

Second Prize: Rs. 5,000/-

Third Prize: Rs. 3,000/-

The NUALS Intellectual Property Law Review Volume II

Discussing IPR Issues when AI is the Author: A Bird’s Eye Perspective- Prof. (Dr.) G.B Reddy, Sai Bhavana Vemuri

Implications of the Prius Judgment for Trans-Border Reputation and Passing-off in India- Rajendra Kumar, Aishwarya Menon

Interface of IPR with Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: International Provisions- Dr. Gargi Chakrabarti, Anand Kumar Singh

Trends of Artificial Intelligence Patent Filing: Indian Scenario & Its Legal Aspects- Vijitha Rajan, Sreelakshmi M.S, Dr. I.G Rathish

Pharmaceutical Patents: Weighing Intellectual Property Rights On The Human Rights Scale- Dr. Mouri Ghosh

The Distinctiveness of Colour Trademark: A European and Russian Experience- Konstantin Voropaev

Changing Regulatory Anti-Trust Attitudes Towards High-Technology- Meghna Sharma, Prashant Singh

Comments On The Draft Geographical Indications Guidelines: Implications And Discrepancies- Sulok S.K

Facets of IP in the Sports & e-Sports Industry: Traversing Horizons- Arnav Bishnoi, Achint Johri

Price Control on Patented Drugs in India- Manisha Bhau

Online Intermediary Liability and Copyright Infringement: A Comparative Study of the Framework in India and USA- Amala G., Ananya K

This volume can be downloaded as a PDF here.