RMLNLU International Legal Essay Competition (RILEC) Conference and Workshop, 2023, being organized on 7th April in collaboration with Nishith Desai Associates.

The Journal Committee (“Committee”) at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (“RMLNLU”), in collaboration with Nishith Desai Associates, is organizing the 10th edition of the RMLNLU International Legal Essay Competition and Conference on Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law (“RILEC”). The Conference and Workshop is to be held on 7th April, 2023 from 12 PM and 3 PM respectively. There will be a break of an hour from 2 PM to 3 PM. All registered attendees shall be provided with certificates of attendance.

About the Event

Pursuant to the Call for Papers released in October 2022, the Committee received numerous submissions from reputable law schools across India. After jointly conducting several rounds of review with Nitish Desai Associates, three papers were selected to be presented at the conference. The papers selected for presentation are:

  1. Quantum Computing and Intellectual Property Rights- A two-way analysis‘ by Prakriti Singh and Yash Arjariya.
  2. Live Streaming of Video Games: Demystifying the Legal Identity of the Game Streamer under Copyright Regime’ by Kinjal Keya and Aditya Pratap Singh.
  3. Interaction between Intellectual Property Rights and Artificial Intelligence: A Tussle between Competing Claims for Copyright in AI works‘ by Varsha Sharma.

The accomplishments presentations will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges from Nitish Desai Associates. The presentation would be followed by a round of questions which will help the attendees develop a better understanding of the latest developments in the field of IPR and Technology. The Committee envisages this event as an endeavor to encourage and promote legal scholarships in the area of ​​IPR and technology law.

About the Workshop

The workshops,’Navigating the World of Intellectual Property: A Career Exploration’is going to take place on 7th April, 2023 at 3.00 PM in the college premises only.

In this workshop, we are going to discuss about IP transactions specifying to areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets as well as have a discussion on types of IP transactions including licensing, agreement, sale of IP products and IP aspects of corporate transactions . Furthermore, we are going to discuss career options in the field of IP transactions and the development of this field in India. We are facilitating a discussion about IP transaction services of NDA.

About the Journal Committee

The Journal Committee has been constituted with the objective of promoting legal research and writing. The RMLNLU Law Review is the annual peer-reviewed law journal of the committee which runs parallel to the RMLNLU Journal on CMET (Communication, Media, Entertainment, and Technology) Law. Both these journals publish articles, essays, case notes/comments and book reviews from contributors all over the world. To encourage legal research writing in the field of law, the Committee also organizes the Dr. RMLNLU International Legal Essay Writing Competition, inviting entries on specific themes. The RMLNLU Law Review Blog is another such initiative of the Committee which provides a platform for people in the field to express their opinions on contemporary legal issues.

About Nishith Desai Associates

Founded in 1990, Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) has earned the reputation of being Asia’s most Innovative Law Firm and the go-to specialists for companies around the world, looking to conduct businesses in India and for Indian companies considering business expansion abroad. In fact, NDA has been the proud recipient of the Financial Times-RSG award 4 times in a row, (2014-2017) as the Most Innovative Indian Law Firm. Their forte lies in providing innovative and strategic advice on futuristic areas of law such as those relating to Blockchain and virtual currencies, Internet of Things (IOT), Aviation, Artificial Intelligence, Privatization of Outer Space, Drones, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Ed- Tech, Med- Tech & Medical Devices and Nanotechnology with their key clientele consisting of marquee Fortune 500 corporations.

About the Judges

Aparna Gaur: Aparna is a senior member of the IP and TMT team at Nishith Desai Associates. She has broad experience in advising clients in relation to issues relating to intellectual property ownership and enforcement, e-commerce, ed-tech, cyber security and disruptive technologies such as e-mobility. Her expertise in IP and tech-centric laws combined with her knowledge of new-age technology has enabled her to provide strategic advisory to the clients.

Akhileshwari is a member of the TMT and IP team at Nishith Desai Associates, working in the intersection of technology, business models, and law. She has experience working on matters relating to fintech, intellectual property, e-commerce and commercial contracts, and has advised on emerging sectors such as cryptocurrency, gaming and new-age financial models.


To register for the event, please click here

Please note that only registered attendees shall be provided with certificates.

Contact Information

In case of queries, please feel free to contact any of the people mentioned below:

  • Shreyasi Singh: +91 9140657248
  • Aryan Ahmed: +91 9868156992

Write to us at: [email protected]

Brochures for the event can be found here

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