“The Intellectual Property Analysis and Advocacy Centre (IPAAC) began the Academic Year, 2021-2022 with a Turncoat Competition on 10th July 2021. “
The Intellectual Property Analysis and Advocacy Centre (IPAAC) began the Academic Year, 2021-2022 with a Turncoat Competition on 10th July 2021. The event was organised with the objective to increase awareness about Intellectual Property (IP) Rights among students to instigate discussions and familiarise students with contemporary situations involving IP Rights and give them a platform to engage and enhance their public speaking skills.
Teams of four engaged with propositions ranging over several contemporary issues including compulsory licensing, vaccine waivers and artificial intelligence. The competition did not require prior specialised knowledge in IP Rights and was aimed at serving as the starting point of students’ interest in IP Law.
The team coming first is:
Kushagra Dash (Batch 2020-2025), Mohit Chand (Batch 2020-2025), and Disha Bandhopadhyay (Batch 2020-2025) bagging the first position as the best team.
The Individual winners are:
Kushagra Dash (Batch 2020-2025), who was declared the Best Speaker, with Shreya Kapoor (Batch 2019-2024) coming in as runner up. The third position was taken by Tanuj Sharma (Batch 2019-2024).
The Centre highly encourages the enthusiasm of the participants and hopes to continue with similar initiatives to increase the awareness of IP Rights among students.