CfP: Workshop on Role of IPR in the realm of Sports at CUSAT, Kochi [Jan 31-Feb 2, 2020]: Submit by Dec 5 [Extended]

About the Organizer

The School of Legal Studies CUSAT is one of the leading Law Schools in India offering BBA LLB, BCom LLB, LLM and PhD Programmes. UGC granted the Special Assistance Programme on Corporate Governance and Securities Law to undertake quality teaching and research in corporate law and allied topics.

The Centre for IPR Studies established in the School of Legal Studies of the Cochin University of Science & Technology in 2003 is converted into an Inter-University Centre in 2009 to encourage multidisciplinary teaching and research in the area of intellectual property rights.

About the Workshop

Centre for IPR Studies, School of Legal Studies CUSAT is organising “Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights Seventh Annual Workshop Theme of 2020: Role of IPR in the realm of Sports.

Venue: Conference Hall, IUCIPRS, CUSAT

Date of workshop: 31st Jan – 2nd Feb 2020


Broader themes are mentioned herein, which are not limited. Students may select any area which fits into the main theme of the Workshop.

  1. Sports and Copyright
  2. Sports and Patents
  3. Sports and Trademarks
  4. Sports and Designs

Registration and Selection Process

Law students and students of other disciplines interested in this area (undergraduate, postgraduate and research scholars) willing to prepare a paper on any of the sub-themes could apply.

The sessions of the workshop are designed in a manner reflecting the concerns of the access to intellectual property goods and the role of competition in facilitating affordable access to the IP goods. Students are urged to prepare papers accordingly so that each session will comprise of two student presentations representing the conflicting interests.

Step 1: Each student is allowed to register by sending an abstract (maximum 300 words) on one or two sub-themes on or before December 5th 2019. Based on the title and abstracts submitted by the students as approved by IUCIPRS, the subthemes will be allocated to the students. They encourage original single-author papers, though joint submissions with a maximum of two authors are also permissible. Selection will be based on the quality of the paper submitted.

Step 2: Intimation for the selection of abstracts will be given on or before December 5th 2019. Selected students would then require to get registered by making the payment of the workshop fee along with the formal registration. Submission of abstracts must be made through e-mail atrethinkingipr2020[at]

Step 3: Students would further be required to send the full paper by December 31st 2019. Students shall be asked to revise their paper after 1st and 2nd screening.

Participants are required to register by paying Rs. 2500, which is inclusive of Lunch, tea and snacks during the Workshop hours. Participants are required to take care of their travel and stay during the days of the Workshop. The total number of participants is limited to 35. All participants are expected to take an active role in the workshop.

Contact Details

Student Coordinators

Sreenath KP (7012059818, kakkadsreenath[at]

Amrutha Murali (8089679235,ambluedolphin[at]

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