National Seminar on “Reach for Gold: Intellectual Property and Sports”

By | March 4, 2019
CNLU - Reach For Gold: Intellectual Property and sports

About the Seminar

The WIPO Convention came into force on 26TH April 1970. In 2000, the member states designated 26th day of April as ‘World IP Day’. The Chanakya National Law University has been celebrating this day with sincerity. Hence, a national conference is being convened to highlight the contribution of intellectual property in sports on WIPO themed: “Reach For Gold: Intellectual Property and Sports”.

Concept Note

Intellectual property is a creation of the mind. It is recognised in the form of Patents, Trademark, Design, Copyrights, Layout design and the integrated circuit, Trade Secrets as well as Community Intellectual property: Geographical Indication, Traditional knowledge, Bio-Diversity, Plant Variety and Farmers Rights. Sports have been part and parcel of childhood activities all over the world. Children create their own game, make rules and enjoy. Sports keep the body and mind healthy, builds up confidence, develops a challenging personality and makes a man competitive. Thus, Sports in Childhood is the foundation of human development in all walks of life. Sportive persons are far away from negativity, depression and disease.

With the development of civilisation, the sports have taken the shape of the profession. It is no longer a childhood activity or past time hobby. It is now an essential ‘extra-curricular activity’ in academic life as well as ‘professional career’. Sports events are being organised worldwide regularly. Thus, it has given rise to sports industries for the sports equipment as well as sports dresses. Hence, intellectual creations have become part of sports. Sports shows intellectual property in action. The patents are involved in the technological invention in manufacturing better sports equipment. The trademarks help in branding whereas design contributes look and attraction for the use of sports dresses and equipment.

Copyrights generate revenue for the broadcasters, media persons and sponsors as well. The medical departments are essential parts of sports, especially the ban on drugs. Dope tests are the regular feature of the sports. The exercise and Yoga prepare the sportsman for the finale. Many traditional games have been incorporated in the national and international events which are the traditional knowledge in sports. With the advancement of sports as a career, business and economy, conflicts/disputes are natural. Hence, the intervention of law and court is inevitable, given rise to the legal profession in sports law in general with intellectual property law in particular.

The objective of the conference:

To create awareness towards sports and IP inter-relation, protection of IP rights in sports, exploring the scope of Sports Law in academics and profession.


We cordially invite articles and research papers on the Theme from all academicians, researchers, advocates, social activists and students pursuing law or any other academic degree. Interested participants may submit their abstracts and full papers for the Seminar on the following e-mail ID: cnlunsw@gmail.


Centre for Innovation, Research and Facilitation (CIRF) in IP Initiative


  1. Patents law and Sports equipment;
  2. Trade Marks and Sports business;
  3. Traditional herbs, Medicine and Sports;
  4. Human Rights of Child and Sports;
  5. Sports Industry and Law Firms;
  6. Sports person-coach relations
  7. Media Rights and Sports
  8. Sports Leagues (Commercialization)
  9. Sportsman’s Endorsements,
  10. Sports Broadcasting Regulation in India
  11. Sports Governance through  Control Boards
  12. Structuring Leagues and Organizing Sporting Events in India (Kabaddi as Traditional Knowledge now being structured as League Matches)
  13. The Emerging Jurisprudence of Athletes’ Human Rights in India.
  14. Copyright in Sports broadcasting.
  15. Design and Sports garments.
  16. Sports Laws and Judgments.
  17. Sports University and Teaching
  18. Economics of Sports and Law
  19. Traditional-Cultural Knowledge
  20. Environmental Change and sports
  21. Artificial Intelligence and Sports
  22. Competition Law and Sports
  23. MSME/Start-up/IP and Sports.

Submission Details 

Word Limit- Abstract 300 words, Full Paper 4000 – 5000 words.

Font Size – Heading 14, Text 12, Font- Times New Roman, Spacing 1.5, Margin 1.


  • All references to be mentioned in the footnote with a uniform citation.
  • Paper to be submitted in a word file to
  • Every submission will be in the English language.
  • The submissions must contain a cover note.
  • The publication of abstract or paper is solely on the discretion of the Organising Committee and no query as to the same will be entertained.
  • It should not be a copied material/plagiarised.

Registration Details

NEFT (IFSC Code-CBIN0281668)

Account No- 1287558119,

Central Bank of India,

Frazer Road, Patna-800001

Beneficiary – Registrar CNLU Patna.

DD in favour of Registrar CNLU, Payable at Patna.

Registration fee: Students and Researchers: Rs 500; Academicians and others: Rs 1000.00 (Co-authors have to register separately).

Postal Address: IP & SPORTS SEMINAR, Chanakya National Law University, Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna – 800001, BIHAR.

On Spot Registration is also allowed:

Students/Research Scholars-Rs.750; Academicians/Professionals: Rs.1500. The registration fee includes seminar kit, breakfast, lunch, high tea and participation in all technical sessions on the day of the seminar. Participants are advised to arrange/manage their own travel cost and accommodation.

Publication Opportunity

Papers guaranteeing merit shall be published in a book with ISBN number. The University reserves the discretion of the selection of the paper. There will be an ISBN number book that will also be published by the University that will contain a selected number of papers.

Important Dates

Last Date for Abstract Submission: 30.03.2019.

Communication of Acceptance: 31.03.2019

Last Date for Registration: 05.04.2019

Last date for Final Paper Submission: 14.04.2019


Chanakya National Law University, Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna – 800001, Bihar.

Contact Information

Organizing Secretary:

Prof. (Dr.) Subhash C. Roy (9431619749)

Student Conveners:

  • Mr Rahul Patel (7079992161)
  • Ms Isha (7992305611)
  • Ms Satvika Vardey   (8969022752)
  • Ms Shruti Shikha (7739629087)
  • Mr Samar Pratap Singh (7301978932)
  • Mr Shubham Jaiswal (8340464708)


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