The THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW (IP REVIEW) is a flagship journal in the arena of Intellectual Property Rights published by Centre for Intellectual Property Research and Advocacy (CIPRA), National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore and IPR Chair sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

We invite contributions on various aspects relating to intellectual property law with special reference to advances made in the Indian and international framework. It is intended that the journal be a helpful tool not just to students of IP law and academicians across the country, but it is also intended as a source of information for IP practitioners, policy – makers, Research Institutions, Industry – innovative and creative as well as lay persons. The articles sought to be published, therefore, must be relevant, up-to-date, and of interest to these sectors.


The team for the journal consist of Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law (NLSIU) and The Education Secretary, GOI as Chief – Patrons, Prof. (Dr.) T. Ramakrishna, Professor of Law and Chair Professor MHRD IP Chair as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, along with the Advisory Board comprising of renowned IP experts such as Dr. Shakeel Bhatti, Executive Secretary, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, United Nations FAO; Dr. Toshiko Takanaka, Professor of Law, Washington School of Law; Smt. Veena Ish, Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Minister of Human Resource Development; Mr. G. Raghavender, Registrar of Copyrights and Director at Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development; Mr. T. C. James, Director NIPO, former Director (IPRS), Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) & Christoph Radmacher, Waseda Law School, Japan.


The peer-reviewed journal “THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY REVIEW (IP Review)” solicits high quality articles pertaining to areas of intellectual property law, and aims to be an annual publication. Contributions are invited in the form of articles, essays, book reviews, case comments and/or notes.


The authors must follow the guidelines given below:-

Word Limit

Word limit varies according to the nature of the contributions. (Inclusive of footnotes)

In the case of an Article, it should be between 4,000-5,000 words containing a comprehensive study of the theme indicating the lacunae in the present IPR framework with suggestions and recommendations.  

An essay is more concise than article specifically dealing with the challenges to the IP Regime consisting between 3,000 – 4,000 words.

A note shall be on any contemporary issue with concrete analysis by the author along with solutions to the issue and the same shall not exceed 2,500 words.

Case comments is an analysis of the landmark judgment where the author has to critically deal with the case and put forward his remarks on the issues dealt within. The word limit for case comment is restricted to 2,500-3,000.

A book review where a literary work on IPR is criticized on the basis of its content and merit which shall not exceed 2,000 words.


All manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of about 250-300 words stating the theme of the paper precisely.


The body of the contribution should be in Times New Roman, size 12 and in 1.5 spacing, with all pages numbered. The journal uses only footnotes and not end notes. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 and single spacing.

Citation Method

The citation style must conform to ‘The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Edition.’

Co-authoring of Papers

Co-authoring of papers is permissible only for ARTICLES.

About the Authors

A small biographical paragraph describing the Name, E-mail address, Postal Address, author’s position, research interest and recent publication should accompany the manuscript.


All submissions should be made electronically in the form of a MS Word (.doc) file at [email protected]

The last date for submission of the manuscripts is 20th April 2014. Any queries relating to journal may also forward to the same address mentioned above.

All rights are reserved with the Editorial Board


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