The Journal of Intellectual Property Studies is a bi-annual, student run academic journal published by National Law University, Jodhpur. The Journal was established in 2016 and primarily deals with contemporary developments in the field of intellectual property and related laws.

There are very few journals in India discussing at length topical issues in the field of intellectual property rights and hence, the journal’s objective is to fill this void by becoming a platform where ideas can be exchanged and in turn hopes to enhance discourse on intellectual property rights between policy makers, practitioners and scholars. To achieve this, the journal solicits articles from a diverse pool of authors comprising of scholars, practitioners and students.

The Journal subjects all articles to a rigorous peer-review process prior to publication.
The Journal also benefits from the guidance of its illustrious board of advisors who help the journal attain its objectives. The Journal stands by the ideals of open access to scholarly works, the Journal will be published online and made available for everyone to read and cite freely.

Call for Papers

The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS], published under the aegis of National Law University, Jodhpur, is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Summer 2018 Issue of the Journal (Volume 2, Issue 1) in the form of Articles, Notes, Comments and Book Reviews. The manuscripts must pertain to the field of intellectual property law or to related fields such as media and technology law. The deadline for submission for manuscripts is 20th January, 2018. Details are available here.

Volume I Issue I

Our inaugural issue, available here, featured the following articles:

  • IP in a World without Scarcity –  Mark A. Lemley
  • The Significance of the Data Exclusivity Debate and its Impact on Generic Drugs – Srividhya Ragavan
  • Just Keep Calm & Carry On: The Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property Laws in Britain and the European Union – Alexandra George
  • Software Patents: Dead or Alive? – Utsav Mukherjee
  • Colombia – A Place where you could be sentenced to Two Years in Jail for Plagiarism: A Crime that does not exist! – Marcela Palacio Puerta
  • Exhausting Patents: Understanding the Conflicting Notions – K. M. Waziri & O. F. Awomolo