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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Results of the 4th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition

Dear All,

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, NUALS is pleased to announce the results of the 4th CIPR National Essay Writing Competition, 2018. The winner of the competition is Mr. Aditya Gupta and Ms. Ananya Jha, from NUSRL, Ranchi. The second place goes to Ms. Neha Shivhare from NALSAR, Hyderabad, and the third place to Ms.Shramana Dwibedi from SLS, Hyderabad. Fourth Place goes to Ms. Meenal Garg from ULS, Chandigarh and Fifth place goes to Ms. Felina Eugina Das from Christ University, Bangalore.

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.

Thank You,

Warm Regards,


GI Workshop: Organised by IPC-EUI

The volunteers of CIPR, NUALS attended a Workshop on Geographical Indicators (GIs) organised under the banner of European Union – India Intellectual Property Co-operation (IPC-EUI) with the support of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Government of India. Organised at Taj Malabar, in Willingdon Island, Kochi, The Workshop is to be the first in a series of workshops held under the EU-IPC Banner.

Mr. Elio De Tullio, hailing from Italy (representing the EU Intellectual Property Office) led the first session, on “EU GI System & Types”, after which Mr. Chinnaraja G Naidu led the session on “Indian GI system & types”, including the concept of authorized user. After a small break, Professor TC James presented two sides of GI story: “The success of Chanderi Sarees in contrast with Venkatagiri Sarees”. Then Mr. De Tulio presented the group with a series on various instances of GI & Trademark conflict, their results, etc.

After which the partcipants, with the guidance of Prof. James and Mr. De Tulio, attempted to formulate an action plan to register a GI and then discussed the same.