MCIP (Masters’ Conference on Intellectual Property) is the flagship annual masters’ conference by RGSOIPL.
About the Organiser
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL), IIT Kharagpur is the first (and only) law school within the IIT ecosystem. With a legacy of over fourteen years, it has continuously been ranked among the top law schools of India.
It is aimed at bringing together masters’ students from across the globe and providing them with a platform to debate and deliberate the contemporary issues in Intellectual Property Law and Policy.
In a globalised information economy, the significance of Intellectual Property Rights and the associated policy questions cannot be overstated. While IP policy definitely bears significant relevance for corporations and MNCs, it also has other significant roles which are often underemphasised.
The role of IP policy in promoting socio-economic equality, protecting indigenous culture and tradition, incentivising identity et cetera often go unnoticed by IP researchers. MCIP aims at being the platform which brings forth these issues to the discussion forum. We, at RGSOIPL, believe in thinking global and acting local, and MCIP is the embodiment of this particular belief!
All masters’ students (from any discipline of law) from across the globe are eligible to apply. Those who have completed their master in the last two years can also apply. Shortlisted candidates will be notified to confirm their registrations and participate.
Due to the pandemic, MCIP 2021 will be conducted virtually.
Registrations are open in three tracks:
Interested participants are required to apply at https://erp.iitkgp.ac.in/CEP/courses.htm. Those interested in presenting a paper will have to submit there abstract during the application process. Registrants from other tracks need not submit any abstract during the application process.
Shortlisted participants will be contacted back by the organiser. Track-specific registration details can be found in the brochure.
Co-authorship is allowed up to two authors only.
Registration fee (to be paid only after shortlisting)
Single author: INR 2500 (for Indian nationals)/50 USD (for foreign nationals)
Co-authored papers: INR 3800/75 USD
Participants have to register in teams of 3.
Individual participation is not allowed.
Registration fee: 3600 per team (for Indian teams)/70 USD (for international teams). For participation only
Only a limited number of participants will be allowed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants will have access to the technical sessions, virtual conference kit, resource library, policy bootcamps, as well as the policy pitching sessions.
Registration fee per participant: 750 INR (for Indian nationals)/20 USD (foreign nationals).
Green awards for selected best papers (Global Masters’ Research Award 2021).
Policy Hackers award for the winning team in policy hackathon (Sustainable Policy Award 2021)
Possible publication of top 10 papers with leading publishers.
For paper presentation
Last date for abstract submission and submission of application: 20 January 2021
Intimation of provisional offer to selected candidates: 25 January 2021
Last date for final registration and payment confirmation by the author: 30 January 2021
Last date for full paper submission: 10 February 2021
For policy hackathon
Last date for applying: 25 January 2021
Last date for final registration and payment confirmation: 4 February 2021
For participants: Last date for registration and payment confirmation: 5 January 2021
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