About CIPS

Centre for Intellectual Property Studies, National Law University was established in 2018 with an aim to promote research and studies in the field of Intellectual Property Rights. The Centre also monitors, designs and disseminates various courses and programmes pertaining to training and research in Intellectual Property Rights.

About the competition

Copyright Societies and Performers’ Societies play a very significant role towards the collection and distribution of revenue from authorized utilization of works and performances. There are many significant issues concerning the working of these institutions.


CIPS invites original, genuine and unpublished contributions from students pursuing 3-year LL.B. programme/5-year integrated LL.B. programme or LL.M. programme in any recognized university in India.

Essay Topic

The essay topic shall be based on the theme ‘Copyright Societies and Performers’ Rights Societies in India’. Any pertinent research question related to the theme may be chosen by the author to provide a succinctly worded relevant work (1500 words, excluding footnotes).

Important Dates

  1. Last Date of Registration: 20th September, 2020 (by 11:59 pm)
  2. Last Date of Submission of Manuscripts: 27th September, 2020 (by 11:59 pm)
  3. Declaration of Results: 10th October, 2020

Prize Information

  1. The first, second and third prizes are worth ₹5000/-, ₹3000/- and ₹2000/- respectively.
  2. Top 6 submissions including the prize-winning essays will be awarded e-certificates of Merit. Their entries will also be published on The NLUJ Centre for Intellectual Property Studies Blog to be launched soon.
  3. All Entries will be awarded e-certificates of participation.

Registration Process

  1. The students shall register by paying a fee of Rs. 500 at http://www.nlujodhpur.ac.in/fee.php at ‘Payment Other than Semester Fee’ specifying the purpose of payment as ‘CIPS Essay Competition’ latest by September 20th,2020.
  2. The payment receipt shall be emailed at cips@nlujodhpur.ac.in. The subject of the e-mail shall be ‘Registration Receipt: Essay Competition’.

Program Coordinator

Mr. Rohan Cherian Thomas

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Executive Director, CIPS

Contact Information

Any queries may be directed to: cips@nlujodhpur.ac.in or the following:

  1. Harshita Jaiman, Convenor, CIPS (+91-9829463431)
  2. Janhavi Somvanshi, Member, CIPS (+91-8874911952)
  3. Kirti Harit, Member, CIPS (+91-7060804553)

For detailed submission guidelines, submission process and evaluation criteria, visit  HERE  or download brochure HERE  

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