National Essay Writing Competition by IP Think Tank: Register by April 6


The aim of “The IPThink-Tank” is to focus on different aspects of intellectual property rights. It aims at providing a platform for enthusiasts and supports a variety of other activities for the same, including opportunities to be guided by Intellectual Property Law luminaries, obtains insights towards intellectual property career decisions, and enrich themselves in various topics pertaining to Intellectual Property (IP) through continuous research, discussion & allied activities.

The objective of the essay writing competition is to bring out the creative writing talent of law students across the country on issues of contemporary and trending topics of intellectual property right.


  1. Innovation for a Green Future.
  2. Inadequacy of IP laws to incorporate growth of Artificial Intelligence.
  3. Trade Secret Issues and other IP related issues in Mergers & Acquisitions.
  4. Patenting of Traditional Knowledge: Challenges and the way forward.
  5. Application of IPR in field of Blockchain Technology.
  6. Application of IPR in field of Big Data.
  7. Copyright and the Music Industry.
  8. Patenting drugs and medicines in state of an epidemic/pandemic.
  9. Alternate Dispute Resolution and IPR.
  10. Disparagement in the 21st Century: A Pressing Concern.

Please note, that the above topics are not exhaustive, the author is free to select any other contemporary topic related to the field of Intellectual Property Law.


The competition is open for participation of 5 years and 3 years LLB and LLM students.


  1. The essay should be within 2000 to 3000 words.
  2. All submissions should be made in .doc or .docx format only.
  3. The article should be in Times New Roman, 12 points with spacing 1.5.
  4. The footnote should be in Times New Roman, 10 points with single spacing.
  5. Bluebook 20th Edition shall be strictly followed for footnoting.
  6. All submissions must adhere to the above mention requirements, not abiding to the same would tantamount to rejection of the paper and no certificate shall be awarded.
  7. The work of the author should be original and unpublished.
  8. No co-authorship shall be permitted.
  9. A participant is entitled to submit only one essay for the competition.

All submission should be accompanied by the following information:

  1. Title of the Essay.
  2. Name of the Author.
  3. Course & Year of Study.
  4. Current Address.
  5. Email Address of the Author.
  6. Contact Number of the Author.
  7. Author’s Declaration, as attached below.


All submission should be sent across via email to alskipft[at] with the subject line “National Essay Writing Competition Submission- Name of Author”, within the deadline.

Upon submission, the participants will receive an acknowledgement e-mail within 3 working days.


The Registration Fee is ₹100 per Submission. Further payment details shall be routed through the payment portal on our website here.

Participants should register within the deadline, to be considered for the competition.

For the purposes of registration, every participant should drop an email to alskipft[at] where they should attach a screenshot specifically mentioning their transaction ID and/or any other proof of payment, with the subject line “Registration: National Essay Writing Competition- Name of Author

The acknowledgement of which shall be given within 3 working days.


  1. Top three submissions will be awarded the Ambassadorship at The IPThink-Tank Chapter 1; along with a certificate of merit, and their essays shall be published on our website.
  2. Next 5 best submissions shall be awarded an online internship opportunity with The IPThink-Tank Chapter 1 for a period of 4 weeks, with an opportunity to become a full-time contributor, along with a certificate of merit, and their essays shall be published on our website.
  3. Further 10 submissions shall receive a certificate of merit with their essays being published on the website.

All participants shall be awarded an e-certificate of participation.


  1. Timeline for Registration: 26th March- 6th April 2020 11:59 PM
  2. Deadline for Submission: 10th April, 2020 11:59 PM
  3. Date of Result Declaration: 26th April, 2020


All queries about the competition should be directed to:

  • Atish Chakraborty  (+91) 8902371523 (atishchakraborty26[at]
  • Nikita Sultania (+91) 8961532843 (nikisultania[at]
  • Siddharth Addy (+91) 6290292132 (addysid95[at]

For further details regarding the judges’ panel and any other query please keep referring to our website here.

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