Student Writing Competition: Pondering Intellectual Property

The Ministry of Human Resource Development IP Chair at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), India, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Society (IPTLS) and Spicy IP (India’s leading blog on IP laws) are hosting the First Pondering Intellectual Property (PIP) Competition, 2012.

This is an exclusive legal writing competition on intellectual property open to all students currently pursuing a first law degree anywhere in the world (LL.M. students are not eligible). The best three entries will receive total prize money of USD 850.

TopicShould the process of creating an invention or work determine its protectability as an intellectual property?

Word Limit: 5,000 words inclusive of footnotes & references

The deadline for the competition has been extended till October 1, 2012, and we accept co-authored entries.

The entries will be judged by a 5 member panel of renowned international experts in intellectual property. The panel comprises:

The terms and conditions of the competition and other details of the competition are here

For any information/clarification regarding the competition, feel free to drop us an email at