Call for Papers: Sustainability and Intellectual Property Law

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights is one of the 16 different centres of excellence at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi. Since its inception, it has been at the forefront of promoting research and education in the field of IPR. The Centre seeks articles for its book on the theme: “Innovate for a Green Future: Role of IP Rights in Encouraging Innovation and Creativity”. The deadline for submission has been extended to 30th November, 2020. The paper may be on any one of these sub-themes:

  • On how the patent system fosters innovation and the development and diffusion of eco-friendly technologies
  • On how trademarks and other identifiers support the emergence and growth of businesses built on principles of environmental sustainability
  • On how rights, such as geographical indications are encouraging more sustainable natural resource use

Or any other aspect related to the main theme.

The publication aims to call for and gather papers primarily from teachers, academicians, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions are to be made in electronic form only and are to be sent to ciprpublications@nuals.ac.in [Subject is to be “Submission for CIPR Publication”]
  • The paper should be in English, not exceeding 4000-5000 words (excluding footnotes).
  • The paper should be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 350 words. Please limit keywords to 4. This shall not count towards the word limit.
  • Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors.
  • The cover page should include Name, Address, E-mail ID, Contact number and the name of the College/University/Firm along with the address of the author/s. In case of co- authorship, the cover page should include details of both the authors. A brief profile of the author/s not exceeding 250 words should be attached with the abstract.
  • Kindly avoid the general and common information about the sub theme of your paper as far as

possible. For example, those who are writing about Patents, kindly avoid elaborating about patents instead of discussing the topic as doing so may result in duplication of information in the chapters coming under a single sub-theme.

  • No part of the submission should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere.
  • All contributions must represent original ideas and interpretations coupled with critical evaluation and assessment.
  • Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Any queries regarding the book shall be addressed to ciprpublications@nuals.ac.in

Formatting Guidelines

  • The submission must follow the Bluebook system of citation 20th edition.
  • The submission is to be made in Times New Roman, Font Size: For Title – 16; For Headings – 14; Main Text – 12, Line spacing: 1.5, Footnote size: 10
  • Alignment shall be Justified. One inch margin to be maintained on all sides.
  • Submissions may be made in .doc/.docx/.odt formats only.
  • Use of headings and subheadings is encouraged.

Deadline

The last date for the submission of the essay is 11:59 pm, 30th November 2020.

Please find the PDF of the call for papers here.

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Call for Papers: Sports, E-Sports and Intellectual Property Rights

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights is one of the 16 different centres of excellence at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi. Since its inception, it has been at the forefront of promoting research and education in the field of IPR. Sports And Intellectual Property Rights enjoy an inseparable connection. As companies, brands and leagues look to make the most out of every single element in sports, intellectual property rights associated with them goes a long way in making it happen. The centre seeks papers for its book on themes relating to Sports, E-Sports and their interplay with IPR. The publication aims to call for and gather papers primarily from teachers, academicians, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders. The deadline for submission has been extended to 30th November 2020.

Themes

  1. The Importance of Trademarks for Sports Clubs and Leagues
  2. Patents and Sports Equipment
  3. The Impact of Counterfeit Sporting Goods and Sportswear
  4. Personality Rights Among Sportspersons
  5. Broadcasting and Media Rights for Sports Events
  6. Piracy of Live Broadcasting Sports Events : Unauthorized Streaming
  7. The Need for Legislative Intervention to Protect the IP Involved in E-sports 8. Streaming of E-sports Gameplay and Copyrights
  8. Ownership of IP in E-sports : Publisher or Gamer
  9. The Cheatbot Complication – An Infringement of Copyright?

Note: These themes are only suggestive and not exhaustive.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions are to be made in electronic form only and are to be sent to ciprpublications@nuals.ac.in [Subject is to be “Submission for CIPR Sports and IP Publication”]
  • Submissions should be in English, between 3500-5000 words, exclusive of footnotes.
  • An abstract of the manuscript of not more than 250 words should be included with the submission. This shall not count towards the word limit.
  • Co-authorship is allowed for a maximum of two authors.
  • 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 cover page 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.
  • All contributions must represent original ideas and interpretations coupled with critical evaluation and assessment.
  • Kindly avoid the general and common information about the sub theme of your paper as far as possible. For example, those who are writing about Patents, kindly avoid elaborating about patents instead of discussing the topic as doing so may result in duplication of information in the chapters coming under a single sub-theme.
  • Plagiarism will result in summary rejection of the submission.
  • Any queries regarding the book shall be addressed to ciprpublications@nuals.ac.in

Formatting Guidelines

  • The submission is to be made in Times New Roman, Font Size: For Title – 16; For Headings – 14; Main Text – 12, Line spacing: 1.5, Footnote size: 10
  • Submissions should follow The Bluebook (20th edition) style of citation.
  • Submissions must be made in .doc/.docx/.odt formats only.
  • Alignment shall be Justified. One inch margin to be maintained on all sides.
  • Use of headings and subheadings is encouraged.

Deadline

The last date for the submission of the essay is 11:59 pm, 30th November 2020.

Please find the PDF of the call for papers here.

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[Deadline Extended] 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 (lawreview.ciprnuals.in), University (nuals.ac.in), as well as CIPR (ciprnuals.in). The last date of submission has been extended to 31st December, 2020.


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 ciprlawreview@nuals.ac.in. Submissions must be received on or before 31st 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.

Contact:

For any queries or clarifications, reach out to us at:
Dr. Athira P S (Editor-in-Chief)  ciprlawreview@nuals.ac.in
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 – Date of submission extended

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 date of submission has been extended to 18th of October.

Eligibility

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 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 cover page 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.

Deadline

The last date for the submission of the essay is 11:59 pm, 18th October 2020.

Prizes

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.