CfP: International Conference on Competition Law and Intellectual Property at VIT School of Law, Chennai [Feb 7]: Submit by Jan 24


VIT, founded by the educationalist Dr.G.Viswanathan in the year 1984, maintains high academic standards. It excels in research and strives to be at par with the best in the world.

VIT School of Law (VITSOL), the progeny of VIT, has entered the legal education scene since 2014, aiming at high goals to be achieved. The Law School aims to impart quality legal education to nourish young minds with the knowledge of law, teach them the nuances of legal profession and equip them for the practical issues of the profession.


The intersection of competition and intellectual property law is an important topic given developments in technology, business practices and innovation.

A recent United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report accurately outlines the gist of this critical and timely topic: The main objective of intellectual property is to encourage innovation and provide incentives for innovation by granting temporary protection to inventors.

The objective of competition policy is to promote economic efficiency and ensure that markets function effectively for the benefit of consumers by correcting market failures. The ultimate goal of both intellectual property and competition policy is to enhance economic growth and consumer welfare. However, the exercise of intellectual property rights under certain circumstances may raise competition-related concerns.

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Original unpublished Research Papers/Articles and Case studies are invited from academicians/research scholars/advocates and students to be presented at the Conference. The papers will be selected after a plagiarism check (15%) using Turnitin. The abstract and full paper will undergo a double-blind peer-review process by the expert review committee before selection. The selected papers are to be presented in the Conference and it will be published as conference proceedings with ISBN.

E-mail id for Submissions: vitsol2020[at]

E-mail id for Registration by Participants: vitsol2020[at]

Conference Venue: VIT School of Law, VIT Chennai Campus, Vandalur- Kelambakkam Road, Tamil Nadu, Chennai- 600 127


  1. Abuse of Dominant Position by the holder of an IP
  2. Abuse of Dominant Position v. Compulsory Licenses
  3. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  4. New Trends on Licensing Online Content
  5. Legal framework for regulation IPR License Agreements
  6. Prohibition of Anti-Competitive Agreement
  7. Monopolistic Behaviour of Horizontal and Vertical Agreement
  8. Merger and Acquisition
  9. Copyright and Competition
  10. Competition and Licensing of Software and Music
  11. Innovation and Economic benefits
  12. Challenges and Opportunity of Competition Law and IP system in the Age of Platforms and New Technology
  13. Digital Market and Privacy-Competition Law and Data protection
  14. Consumer Welfare and Antitrust Law
  15. Contemporary issues in the Competition Act, 2002
  16. Economics of Competition Law
  17. Standard Essential Patents and Competition Law
  18. IP Valuation and IPAudit
  19. Trans-border Transactions
  20. Parallel Imports
  21. Trade and IPR
  22. Innovation and Competition Law
  23. Challenges for Competition Authorities
  24. Competition Policies and Exercises of Intellectual Property Rights
  25. Policy Measures for New Technology

The above themes are only illustrative in nature. Any relevant research paper on Competition Law and IP can also be submitted.


  • Paper Title
  • Author particulars- Name in one line and Affiliation with email and phone number
  • Abstract within 200 words, in italics
  • 3 to 6 keywords
  • Full paper should not exceed 5000 words
  • Reference should be in 20th edn Harvard Bluebook
  • Submission in MS Office Word
  • Font-“Times New Roman”, Font size –“12pt”, Line space-“1.5”


  • For Academicians/NGOs: Rs. 3000/-
  • For Research scholars: Rs. 2000/-
  • For UG and PG Students: Rs. 1500/-
  • For every Additional author: Rs. 1000/-

Accommodation will be provided with prior request at an additional cost. All the delegates are requested to bring one hardcopy of the original Full paper and ID Proof at the time of registration.

The Demand Draft is to be drawn in favour of “Vellore Institute of Technology” Payable at Chennai.


  • Conference Date: February 7, 2020
  • Last date for submission of Abstract: January 24, 2020
  • Confirmation of Abstract: January 26, 2020
  • Last date for submission of Full Paper: 1st February 2020


Contact Number: 9840582063, 9655321779

Vikram Krishnamurthy: 9444914522 (k.vikram2017[at]

Kapil Naresh: 9551043414 (kapil.naresh2017[at]

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