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Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Competition by Surana & Surana & Shaastra IIT Madras [Feb 26-28]: Register by Feb 20, 2021

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The Surana & Surana & Shaastra IIT Madras, Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Competition shall be held from 26th to 28th February 2021 Virtually (online).

About the Moot

This year’s case is set on issues relating to Intellectual Property Law on trademark infringement and violation of the Direct Selling Guidelines 2016.


The competition is open only for students who are enrolled in an LLB three year or five-year course during the current academic year. 16 teams will be selected on the basis of their memorials for participation.

Team Composition

  • Each team should consist of a minimum of 2 and maximum of 3 members. This number cannot be modified under any circumstances.
  • There shall be 2 speakers and 1 researcher designated for each team. The researcher shall be allowed to argue with the prior permission of the National Administrator in case of illness of the designated speakers.
  • Each team will be provided with a team code during orientation. Teams should not disclose the identity of their institution; such disclosure shall invite penalties including disqualification. The decision shall be at the discretion of the National Administrator.

Registration Details

  • Online registrations are open from 2nd February 2021. The teams must register online by 20th February 2021. Teams will have to register online at Teams will receive an automated system generated acknowledgement on successful submission of registration.
  • A scanned copy of the letter from the participating college/institution/university duly signed by any one of the following: Faculty-in-charge of MCS/MCA, Registrar, Principal, Dean, Director, Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor confirming the names of the participants, Year/semester in which studying, representing the college/institution/university for the moot competition will have to be attached during the online registration process (The approval letter shall be formatted on the letterhead of the participating institution/college/university.
  • Alternatively, you may use the registration form itself as appended below as page 10 with the official seal).
  • Registrations without the scanned copy of the approval letter from the college/institution/ university or duly attested registration form will not be valid.
  • Soft copies of both Applicant & Respondent Memorials must be sent to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] latest by 5.00 p.m. on 20th February 2021 for the purpose of evaluation and selection of participating teams.
  • The soft copy must in the format of PDF and word document.
  • Confirmation of teams based on the evaluation of memorials submitted will be on or before 24th February 2021, 5:00 PM.

Important Dates

  • Start of Online Registration: 2nd February 2021
  • Last date of issue of clarifications: 15th February 2021
  • Last date for Online Registration: 20th February 2021
  • Last Date for Submission of Memorials – Soft copy by email (both applicant and respondent) for selection of participating teams: 20th February 2021, 5 P.M.
  • Confirmation of teams after evaluation of memorials: 24th February 2021, 5 P.M.
  • Orientation: 26th February 2021, 5 P.M.
  • Prelims/Quarters: 27th February 2021
  • Semifinal, Finals, Valediction & Prize Announcement: 28th February 2021

Contact Information

Any clarification sought in respect of the case should be addressed by email to [email protected] before 15th February 2021. No clarification will be issued after this date.

Regarding case

Aishwarya Vijayaraghavan: Deputy Head, IPR, Surana & Surana International Attorneys

Email: mootcourt[at]

Phone Number: 91 – 044 – 2812 0000, Fax Number: 91 – 44 – 2812 0001

Regarding online registration

Preetam Surana (National Administrator): Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Advocate & Head, Academic Initiatives, Head (Admin) Litigation & Arbitration Practice

Email: mootcourt[at]

Phone Number: 91 – 044 – 2812 0000, Fax Number: 91 – 44 – 2812 0001

Student Head: Aditya B +91 9940518320


Arvind Car +91 8939031073

Hardhik Pinjala +91 9967144215

For Registration/Memorial Submission

Arvind Car +91 8939031073

Hardhik Pinjala +91 9967144215

Important Links

For the rules of the Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Competition by Surana & Surana & Shaastra IIT Madras, click here.

For the moot proposition, click here.

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