The National IP Essay Competition: India

This year round, the competition that is open to all students and professionals, has adopted the broad theme of  “The role of the legislature, the government, judiciary, and private enterprises in protecting Intellectual Property Rights in India”. In the context of the roles of any of the specific bodies mentioned above, participants may choose any one of the following topics, to express their thoughts and opinions.
Essay Topics:
·         ‘Compulsory licencing’ of Copyrights: Public interest and entertainment industry’.
·         Is open source policy a competitive alternative to monopoly rights or can the two coexist?
·         Challenges of overlapping IPR protection- Blurred boundaries defeat the distinctiveness of developed IP laws.
·         Creating value and employability out of the business of inventing- the economics of IPR protection.
·         Protecting traditional arts, handicrafts and community IPRs – India’s approach on Geographical Indications protection.
·         1st Prize: Rs.10000/-
·         2nd Prize: Rs. 5000/-
·         3rd Prize: Rs.2500/-
Along with the awards the winnings essays will be published in the IIPS annual IP journal IPost.
Submission details:
Criteria of Eligibility: The competition is open to all individuals who have completed their Grade 12
Font: Times New Roman, size 12, with 1.5 spacing
Number of words: At the maximum should not exceed 5000 (excluding bibliography, abstract and footnotes).
Last date of submission: 30th June 2011
send your entries to :,

Ground Floor,  Mithibai College, Gate no.2, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai – 400 056, Tel.: -+91 22 2613 2529/  2610 1132/  64514849 Fax: -+91 22 2613 2532 / Email:,



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