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1st National IP Article-Writing Competition at CIIPR, RGNUL [Cash Prizes of Rs. 15k + Internship Opportunity]: Register by Nov 15

CIIPR, RGNUL is organising the 1st National IP Article-Writing Competition for the year 2023. The last date of registration is 15 November.

 The Centre for Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights is organizing its very first edition of a national article-writing competition and is inviting entries for the same.

About the University

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, to fulfill the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization.

About the Centre

CIIPR aims at teaching and promoting research in the IPR specialization course which is to synergize all types of IPRs in all the fields of sciences, technologies, engineering, and other fields of studies and further promote innovations in the interest of all the stakeholders.

RGNUL, Punjab has itself been established as the Nodal Centre of Academics and Professionalism in legal education and is yet to establish itself in specializing in Intellectual Property Clinics (IP Clinics).

About the Competition

The Article writing competition intends to provide young writers a platform to test their adroitness for writing and explore a wide range of challenging and interesting questions beyond the routine college curriculum.

The students are expected to analyse and suggest ways to encourage innovation and strengthen the current IPR regime. The organizers aim to promote research and writing while contributing to an innovative future leading to sustainable development.

Competition Format

The competition format would include a mandatory registration, and participants must submit a final draft in word format, which must be between 1500 and 2500 words, on the themes mentioned below. Winners will be announced after the blind peer review process is completed. The paper presentations will be conducted in online mode.

Eligibility

Students currently pursuing their bachelor’s degree in law i.e. 3-year LL.B. course, 5-year LL.B. or LL.M course in the field of law are eligible to participate.

Themes

Potential Themes (The list is non-exhaustive; students are free to choose any other allied topic related to the broad themes of Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights)-

  • Intellectual property and Artificial Intelligence: The dichotomy of ownership 
  • Emerging Intellectual Property Rights and barriers in the Global world
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Human rights: Paving the path for the future.
  • Management of Intellectual Properties and developments in the Aviation and space sector.
  • The role of IPR and Innovation in the domain of Artificial intelligence: Issues and Challenges
  • Intellectual Properties in Geographical Indication, Trademark and Design  

General Guidelines

  • The word limit for the essays is 1500-2500 words, exclusive of footnotes.
  • Essays exceeding this word limit, shall not be considered.
  • Co-authorship of up to 2 authors is permitted.
  • Participants can submit only one entry.
  • The essay must be submitted in Microsoft Word Document format (.doc/.docx) only.
  • The participants must refrain from including their names or any information hinting at their identity. The essay must not disclose the identity of the participant(s) in any way, failing which, the entry shall be disqualified. All the information about the authors should be included in the registration form , separate from the essay.
  • No form of plagiarism or AI-generated content will be accepted, and any such detection shall result in immediate disqualification of the entry.
  • No part of the essay should have been published earlier, nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submission Process

  • The CIIPR has a strict double-blind review process.
  • At the outset, the authors are requested to send manuscripts that are original, within the prescribed limit of similarity, and unpublished. In case plagiarism is detected, the Editorial Board has the right to reject the submission. Due credit must be given, to the best of the authors’ abilities, to all who have ideated the content the authors have submitted.
  • All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of preferably 100–150 words, and at no time more than 200 words, briefly explaining the crux of the submission/the research question/focus of commentary or analysis and if possible, the structure of the submission.
  • All submissions should be in .doc or .docx format.
  • The manuscripts must be submitted on our submission form here. 
  • The authors can expect to receive a decision on their submission within 2 weeks from the last date of the submission.

Fee

  • INR 500 excluding GST charges
  • For RGNUL students: INR 250 excluding GST charges

Important dates

  • Registration Deadline: 15 November 2023
  • Submission Deadline: 15 January 2024
  • Paper Presentation: 3 February 2024 Mode: Virtual

Awards

  • The top 3 rankers/teams will be awarded cash prizes.
    • 1st prize-Rs. 7000
    • 2nd Prize- Rs.5000
    • 3rd Prize -Rs.3000
  • Internship opportunities will be provided to the top two ranks by SS Rana & Co.
  • Top 10 ranked articles to be published in the special issue of RGNUL RLR Journal and on the official CIIPR-RGNUL website. Merit certificates will be awarded to these participants. Participation certificates will be awarded to individuals whose abstracts are selected.

Contact

For any further queries please contact us at ciipr@rgnul.ac.in or the coordinators; 

  • Chamundeswari 9798123567
  • Kavya Dixit 9151664409
  • Aashray Raina 7051856500

Click here to register.

Click here to submit entries

Click here for the payment.

Source: Lawctopus

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