The post was first published on May 14, 2014. The results have now been published.

Message from organisers:

The results of the 1st NLUO-IPAAC National Essay Competition on Intellectual Property are as follows:

1. 1 ST Prize- Promit Chatterjee, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

2. 2 nd Prize- Ishaan Kashyap, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

3. 3 rd Prize- Aishwarya Dhakarey, Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

The winners will be awarded with cash prizes and certificates of merit and the rest of the participants will be conferred e-certificate of participation soon. Heartiest Congratulations to all the winners.

We express our gratitude for your participation in the essay competition and your co-operation.

Results declared HERE.


Keeping in mind the ongoing space activities at a large scale, it has become inevitable to chalk out a proper mechanism for protection of human’s intellect or human mind’s creation in outer space by exploring IP and Space laws effectively.


 Any student(s) pursuing study of law (LL.B. or LL.M.) and enrolled in a recognized institution/ university can participate in the competition.

 There is no registration fee for the competition.

 Co-authorship is allowed. Two students can author one essay at maximum..

 The essay should be submitted in MS Word file (.doc or .docx format) only.

 The body of the essay must not reveal identification of the author in any manner whatsoever.

 A Cover letter must be attached with the mail which must include following details:
1) Name of the author(s);
2) Name of the institution;
3) Title of the essay; and
4) Author’s contact details which shall include authors’ correspondence address, e-mail address and phone number.
(N.B- In case of co-authorship, the covering letter should include details of both the authors.)

 The last date of submission of the essay is 10th July 2014.

 All the submissions shall be mailed to There is no requirement of hard copy submission.


1st Prize: Rs. 10,000

2nd Prize: Rs. 5000

3rd Prize: Rs. 3000


The essay should not exceed 5000 words, including endnotes. Increase in the word limit shall entail penalty, and therefore, the participants are required to strictly adhere to the word-limit.

The citation style must conform to ‘Harvard Bluebook Style (19th Edition).’

Full details are HERE.

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