The Institute of Intellectual Property Studies (IIPS) is conducting a national IP essay competition on “The role of Legislature, the Governemnt, Judiciary and Private Enterprises in Protecting IPR in in India
In the context of the roles of any of the specific bodies mentioned above, you may choose any one of the following topics:A) Compulsory licensing of Copyrights: Public interest and entertainment industry
B) Is open source policy a competitive alternative to monopoly rights or can the two coexist?
C) Challenges of overlapping IPR protection- Blurred boundaries defeat the distinctiveness of developed IP laws
D) Creating value and employability out of the business of inventing- the economics of IPR protection
E) Protecting traditional arts, handicrafts and community IPRs - India’s approach on Geographical Indications protection
Number of words: Maximum of 5000 words (excluding bibliography, abstract and footnotes).
Last date of submission: 10th July, 2011
• 1st Prize: Rs.10000/-
• 2nd Prize: Rs. 5000/-
• 3rd Prize: Rs.2500/-
The winning essays will also be published in IPost, the IIPS Annual IP Journal.
For more information, visit here. Kindly note that the deadline of 30th June, 2011 (as mentioned in the website) has now been extended by ten days.