Vedanam, on the occasion of World IP Day, is inviting submissions that fall within the vast universe of intellectual property law; with a focus on the potential of young people to find new solutions that support the transition to a sustainable future.

About the Blog

CAN Foundation’s Vedanam believes that initiating and engaging in legal discourse, on topics of contemporary relevance, is essential to the attainment of proficiency in any field. The Blog aims to publish well-researched, contemporary articles with an analytical outlook. In doing so, Vedanam would not only supplement the legal literature on a range of topical issues but also realize the object and vision of the CAN foundation in increasing access to legal literacy.

Call for Blogs

World Intellectual Property Day is observed on April 26 every year as a day to commemorate and learn about the significant role played by intellectual property (IP) rights in day to day lives, specifically encouraging innovation & creativity. This year the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has sought to recognize the huge potential and contribution of young people to find new and better solutions that support the transition to a sustainable future. The theme, as decided by WIPO, for the World Intellectual Property Day 2022 focuses on youth as an incredible and largely untapped source of ingenuity and creativity - “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future”.

Fresh perspectives, energy, curiosity and “can do” attitude, not to mention hunger for a better future displayed by youth, all across the globe are already reshaping approaches and driving action for innovation and change. To take this further and to celebrate World Intellectual Day, Vedanam is inviting blogs on the broad theme suggested by WIPO, namely “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future”. Blogs may cover new age concepts popularized by youth, case studies on recent innovations/innovators or how IP rights fit into a generation that prefers bite-sized information and short-form content.

Eligibility & Deadline

Submissions from law students, legal professionals, academicians, Research Scholars as well as students and experts from other disciplines whose work is informative for law and initiates discourse on issues of contemporary relevance are welcome. Please ensure that the submissions reach us on or before April 22, 2022.

Submission Guidelines

  • All works submitted must be original and unpublished. Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification for publication on the Blog.
  • The word limit for the manuscript is 1200-2000 words.
  • Co-authorship is permitted up to a maximum of two authors.
  • The body of the manuscript must have – Font style: Garamond; Font Size: 13; Line Spacing: 1.5; Alignment: Justified.
  • All the relevant sources must be duly acknowledged and hyperlinked in the text of the manuscript itself.
  • The decision about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript shall be communicated to the authors within 10 days from the receiving of the submission through E-Mail.
  • · The detailed guidelines that need to be adhered to, for the submission, is available here
  • How to Contribute

  • All manuscripts must be sent to vedanam@canfoundation .in with the subject ‘Submission for Vedanam – World IP Day 2022’.
  • Details of the author(s) should not be mentioned in the file containing the article.
  • Author(s) must include their full name, institution/organization, email address, photograph and a bio in a separate cover letter.
  • Authors(s) are also required to submit a declaration of originality. The declaration can be found uploaded on Vedanam’s website.