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NLIU Journal of IP Law: Call for Papers

Cell for Studies in Intellectual Property Rights, National Law Institute, Bhopal is pleased to invite submissions for the third issue of NLIU Journal of IP Law. It's a student run, faculty regulated, peer reviewed law journal that is published annually. NLIU Journal of IP Law aims to further the discourse and discussions in the highly evolving law of Intellectual Property Right.

The Journal invites articles, book reviews and case comments on recent and contemporary issues that our country faces with regards to the intricacies of the IPR law and the changes that are required thereof.

Submission Categories:
We welcome submissions for the following categories (the word limit is inclusive of Footnotes):

  • Articles (7,000 - 10,000 words): It must be a comprehensive and in depth analysis of the problem(s) dealt with, including reference to a wide range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives or suggestions from the author.
  • Comments (4,000 - 5,000 words): Comments must deal with a specific issue. The arguments for or against the existing set up must be concrete, relevant and precise.
  • Case Notes (4,000 - 5,000 words): It should be a comment on a recent judgment, bringing out the relevance with the development of IPR laws, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of the author.
  • Book Reviews (3,000 - 4,000 words): The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book including the issues explored and related arguments of the author.

Writing Guidelines:

  • All articles and short articles must be accompanied by an abstract (200-250 words). Abstracts must be italicized.
  • The body of the manuscript should be in Times new Roman, font size 12 and in 1.5 line spacing.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 and in single line spacing. For the rest of the details refer to the Submission Guidelines.
  • Further, kindly adhere strictly to the word limit prescribed.
  • Co authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two.
  • The email subject should be "Submission for Third issue of Journal - (Title of the manuscript)"
  • The author must fill and sign the Declaration form with their respective submissions.

Citation Format:

  • Citations must be by way of footnoting in consonance with the Bluebook: (19th ed.).
  • Speaking footnotes are permissible


  • The submissions for the Journal must not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • The contributions presented to and accepted for publication and the copyrights therein shall be the intellectual property of the Law Journal.

Soft copies should be submitted by 15th February, 2014, by 11:59pm to The Journal will accept manuscripts on a rolling basis.

Kriti Kalyani
Convenor, CSIPR
Phone: +91-8819803399

Raghav Seth
Co-Convenor, CSIPR
Phone: +91-9826347384


Download Poster, Submission Guidelines, Declaration Form

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