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The Intellectual Property Review: Call for Papers

The chair on IPR constituted by Ministry of Human Resource Department at NLSIU, Bangalore is coming out with a journal titled "The Intellectual Property Review (IPR)" under the aegis of Professor Ramakrishna, MHRD Chair on IPR, NLSIU.

They invite contributions for its 2012 issue on aspects relating to intellectual property law with special reference to advances made in the Indian and international framework. It is intended that the journal be a helpful tool not just to students of IP law and academicians across the country, but it is also intended as a source of information for both industry practitioners and lay persons. The articles sought to be published, therefore, must be relevant, up-to-date, and of interest to the academic community.

Call for Papers:
The peer-reviewed journal "The Intellectual Property Review (IPR)" solicits high quality articles pertaining to technology related areas of intellectual property law, and aims to be an annual publication. Contributions are invited in the forms of articles, essays, book reviews, case comments and/or notes.

Submission Guidelines:
The authors must follow the guidelines given below:

  • Word limit:
    • Word limit varies according to the nature of the contributions. The word limit insisted below is exclusive of footnotes/end notes and references. In the case of an article, it should be between 4,000-5,000 words containing a comprehensive study of the theme indicating the lacunae in the present IPR framework with suggestions and recommendations.
    • An essay is more concise than article specifically dealing with the challenges to the problems consisting between 3,000-4,000 words.
    • A note shall be on any contemporary issue with concrete analysis from the part of the author along with solutions to the issue and the same shall not exceed 2,500 words.
    • A Case comment is an analysis of the landmark judgment where the author has to critically deal with the case and put forward his remarks on the issues dealt within. The word limit for case comment is restricted to 2,500-3,000 word.
    • A book review where a literary work is criticized on the basis of its content and merit shall not exceed 2,000 words.

  • Format:
    The body of the contribution should be in Times New Roman, size 12 and in 1.5 spacing. The footnotes/end notes and references should be in Times New Roman, size 10 and in single spacing.

  • Abstract:
    All manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of about 250 words stating the theme of the paper precisely.

  • About the Authors:
    A small biographical paragraph describing the Name, E-mail address, Postal Address, author's position, research interest and recent publication should accompany the manuscript.

Submission Date:
All submissions should be made electronically in the form of a MS Word (.doc) file at. The last date for submission of manuscripts is 10th November, 2012. Any queries relating to journal may also forward to the same address mentioned above. Details are available at the NLSIU, Bangalore website too.

MHRD Chair on IPR,
National Law School of India University
PB No. 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore
Phone: 080-23160532/533/535

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