We are extremely delighted to receive such an overwhelming response from students of Amity University who participated in the 2nd Annual National IPR Essay Competition in celebration of World IP Day 2020. This year, the underlying idea behind the theme of ‘Innovate for a Green Future’. The theme revolves around exploring how a balanced and robust IP system can support the emergence of a green economy that works with and not against the earth’s life-support systems. Also, it focused on the fact that now we need to rethink the way ‘innovation’ is done so as to make our future greener, healthier and safer.
Of the multiple entries received, we have shortlisted the winning entries –
The winners of the Competition are –
- First Prize
Aarushi Relan for the essay titled ‘Indigenous People and Folklore – The Ultimate Solution to a Green Future’
Sparsh Agarwal for the essay titled ‘Protection of Traditional Knowledge and IPR – Does India Need A Sui Generis Legislation’
- Second Prize –
Hardika Kukreja for the essay titled ‘Applicability Of Patent On Drugs At The Epoch Of An Epidemic Or Pandemic As A Tool For Benefit Sharing Among Nations Inorder To Ensure Equiatble Sustainable Development’
- Third Prize –
Soumya Khandelwal for the essay titled ‘Role of Compulsory Licensing to Green Technology in India: Patent Laws and Covid-19’
The Process of Evaluation
- Initially each submission was checked for plagiarism, reviewed and was graded out of 10 by a team of Associates at S.S. Rana & Co.
- Once the same was done, it was further reviewed and graded by Bijit Das, Senior Associate at S.S. Rana & Co.
- Finally, Vikrant Rana, Managing Partner S.S Rana & Co., graded the submissions.
- Once the marks given in each stage was calculated out of a total of fourty, we were in a position to declare the winners.
On behalf of S.S. Rana & Co., heartiest congratulations to all the winners. The cash prizes will reach the winners soon. The winners may also be given an opportunity for a paid internship at the Firm.
All participants shall receive a participation certificate from the firm. We encourage such participation from students in the future.