NUJS’s Pondering Intellectual Property (PIP) Essay Competition, 2012

The essay competition is being organzied by the MHRD IP Chair at NUJS and Intellectual Property & Technology Law Society (IPTLS) in collaboration with SpicyIP. For sake of convenience the details of the competition as below:

All students currently enrolled in full-time graduate program in law anywhere in the world can participate in the competition by submitting essays on the topic below:

Should the process of creating an invention or work determine its protectability as an intellectual property?

The entries will be judged by a 5 member panel of renowned international experts in intellectual property. The panel comprises:
Professor David VaverProfessor of IP Law, Osgoode Hall Law School 
Professor Lionel BentlyDirector of the Centre for IP Law, University of Cambridge 
Judge Randall R. RaderChief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
Professor Graeme DinwoodieDirector of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Center, University of Oxford
Professor Shamnad BasheerMHRD Chair Profession in IP Law at the National University of Juridical Sciences
Word Limit: The submissions should not exceed more than 5,000 words inclusive of footnotes and references. Entries exceeding the word limit would be automatically disqualified.

Awards: The winning entry will receive Rs. 25,000 and will be eligible for publication at the NUJS Law Review. The runner up will receive Rs. 12,500 and the third best entry will receive Rs. 7,500.

Deadline: The last date for submission is October 1st, 2012.
The terms and conditions of the competition are available here. For more details about the competition, feel free to email us at
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