UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH in collaboration with DPIIT-IPR CHAIR, PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH IS ORGANISING NATIONAL QUIZ COMPETITION ON INTELLECTUAL P[ROPERTY RIGHTS

Sub-themes

  1. Copyright
  2. Patent
  3. Trademarks
  4. GI
  5. Related Current affairs

Important Dates Prizes

Last date of Registration: 23, August, 2022

Date of Round I: 26 August 2022 Date of Round II: 28 August 2022

1st: Rs. 4500+Certificate of merit 2nd: Rs. 2500+Certificate of merit 3rd: Rs. 1500+Certificate of merit

ORGANISERS

Prof. (Dr.) Raj Kumar

Chief Patron Hon’ble Vice Chancellor

Panjab University

Prof. (Dr.) Rajinder Kaur Director,

UILS, Panjab University

Dr. Pushpinder Kaur

Faculty Convener,

Prof. Rupinder Tewari DPIIT-IPR Chair Professor,

Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Dr Aditi Chauhan

Research Assistant

Associate Professor (Law), UILS, Panjab University

DPIIT-IPR Chair,

Panjab University, Chandigarh

STUDENT CONVENORS

Vaishnavi Gaur (President): 9045823867 Disha Chatta (Convenor): 9915586670

Kashika Maheshwary (Co-Convenor): 628365683 Yuvraj Dhananjaya (Treasurer): 9988216307

Porush Jain (Event Co-ordinator): 9530652005

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ABOUT PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH

One of the oldest universities in India, Panjab University (PU) established in Lahore in 1882, has a long tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts, and sports. The glorious traditions of the University established during more than 138 years of its service to the nation are a source of inspiration for the present generation of faculty members and students. Panjab University has ranked 2nd in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) amongst Indian Universities declared by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India in 2020. It has ranked 4th amongst Indian institutes/ universities by International Ranking Agency, the Times Higher Education (WUR) in 2019- 2020. It has won the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy for best all-round performance in sports among Indian Universities for continuous two years in succession 2018-19 and 2019-2020. University campus is spread over an area of 550 acres (2.2 km2 ) in sectors 14 and 25 of the city of Chandigarh. The University has 78 teaching and research departments and 15 Centres/Chairs for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES

University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) was established as the constituent department of Panjab University, in the academic session 2004-

05. Students are trained in the essence of the substantive laws, techniques of procedural laws, methods of client counselling, and skills in legal and social sciences research, etc. The Moot Court Competitions, Client Counselling Sessions, Quiz Contests, Seminars, Group Discussions, and Extension Lectures, etc. are a regular feature of the academic calendar of the Institute. The Institute’s Legal Aid Clinic, which provides free legal services to the economically weaker sections of the society as a part of the community outreach program of the Institute, also offers opportunities to the students to work in coordination with practicing lawyers.

ABOUT DPIIT-IPR CHAIR, PANJAB UNIVERSITY

Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, launched a Scheme for Pedagogy & Research in IPRs for Holistic Education & Academia (SPRIHA) in the year 2016 under which IPR Chairs have been set up in select universities and academic institutes. This was in accordance National IPR Policy launched by the Government of India in 2016, which proclaims, as one of the objectives under section 7.2 as, “Strengthen IP Chairs in educational institutes of higher learning to provide quality teaching and research, develop teaching capacity and curricula and evaluate their work on performance based criteria.” Honourable Vice-Chancellor of PU has nominated professor Rupinder Tewari, Department of Microbial Biotechnology, PU, Chandigarh, as IPR Chair-Professor.

ABOUT SOCIETY FOR QUIZ

The Society for Quiz is a constituent society of the University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The Society owes its existence to the vital role played by the quizzes in the learning process. Considering how promising the quizzes are in terms of expanding the horizons of one’s knowledge and improving the efficiency of mind, the Society is completely devoted to organizing various types of quizzes throughout the year, both online and offline. Also, to keep the spirit of competition alive, the Society aims not to limit itself to its home institution but also to reach out to the students throughout the nation. Furthermore, believing in the potential of a quiz as an activity to raise general awareness, the Society is also unrestricted in its choice of topics for the quizzes and is not limited merely to the topics of the law.

ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to the creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyrights and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of the innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish. It is very well settled that IP plays a vital role in the modern economy. It has also been conclusively established that the intellectual labour associated with the innovation should be given due importance so that public good emanates from it. The stakes of the developers of technology have become very high, and hence, the need to protect the knowledge from unlawful use has become expedient, at least for a period, that would ensure recovery of the R&D and other associated costs and adequate profits for continuous investments in R&D. IPR is a strong tool, to protect investments, time money, effort invested by the inventor/creator of an IP, since it grants the inventor/creator an exclusive right for a certain period of time for use of his invention/creation. Thus IPR, in this way aids the economic development of a country by promoting healthy competition and encouraging industrial development and economic growth.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY QUIZ

Eligibility

Any student pursuing any course in any college or University across India may participate in the quiz.

Registration

The registration for the quiz can be done by clicking on the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXhMd8rF0mGiWXJPjsa ZvPJnlt06jCKpNPCx7wp7ko4QREEQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

The last date for registration is: 23rd August, 2022. (11:59 p.m.)

There is No Registration Fee for the competition.

Topics to be covered

COPYRIGHTS TRADEMARKS

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION (GI) PATENTS

CURRENT AFFAIRS RELATING TO THE AFOREMENTIONED SUB- THEMES.

Scheme of the Quiz

All the questions in the quiz will be in the Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) format.

The participant who submits the quiz earlier will be preferred in case of a tie between the participants.

The participants registering for the quiz via the Google Registration form will receive a confirmation mail from our side.

The participants of the event will be added by the team of SFQ in the Quiz WhatsApp group for the purpose of this event.

Organizers will not be responsible for any technical error in the registration for the quiz competition or any connectivity/device failure during the Quiz.

THE COMPETITION WILL HAVE 2 ROUNDS, THE RULES OF WHICH ARE LAID HEREIN:

ROUND- I

Round I will be conducted through Google Form which the participants can take part in at their respective places.

The round will be held on 26th August, 2022 (Duration: 1 hour). It will consist of 75 Multiple Choice Questions of 1 Mark each. No negative marking.

The result of the same will be declared on 27th August, 2022.

ROUND -II

The Top 15 from Round-I will be sent another confirmation mail containing a link to join a new WhatsApp Group for the Round II Quiz. Round II will also be conducted through Google Form.

The round will be held on 28th August, 2022. (Duration: 30 minutes)

It will consist of 40 Multiple Choice Questions of 1 Mark each. Each incorrect answer shall lead to a deduction of 0.5 marks. The result of the same will be declared on 28th August, 2022

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TIMELINE

*Timings are tentative. Any changes in the same will be intimated to the participants.*

ACCOLADES

First three winners will be awarded with cash prize along with certificate of merit.

Winner: Rs. 4500 + Certificate of merit

1st Runner-up: Rs. 2500 + Certificate of merit 2nd Runner-up: Rs. 1500 + Certificate of merit

Top 15 will be provided with the Certificate of Appreciation.

All the participants will be provided with the Certificate of Participation.

FACULTY CONVENOR

Prof. (Dr.) Raj Kumar, Chief Person, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Prof. (Dr.) Rajinder Kaur, Chairperson, SFQ, UILS, PU-cum-Director, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Prof. Rupinder Tewari, DPIIT-IPR Chair Professor, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Dr. Pushpinder Kaur, Faculty Co-ordinator, Associate Professor (Law), University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Dr. Aditi Chauhan, Research Assistant, DPIIT-IPR Chair, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

CONTACT DETAILS

In case of any query, you may contact our student convenors via:

Vaishnavi Gaur (President): 9045823867

Disha Chatta (Convenor): 9915586670

Kashika Maheshwary (Co-Convenor): 6283656831

Yuvraj Dhananjaya (Treasurer): 9988216307

For registration and certificates, please contact: Porush Jain (Event Co-ordinator): 9530652005 Ananya Aggarwal (Co-ordinator): 9815839080

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