Scriboard Advocate and Legal Consultants – a leading technology law firm of India and its founding partner – Mr Rodney D Ryder, a leading IPR/Cyber Lawyer along with Enhelion have launched the registrations for the National Intellectual Property Rights Online Quiz Competition to be held on the 10th and 11th of August 2019.

Profile of Mr Rodney D Ryder, who is developing the quiz questions

Rodney D. Ryder is a leading technology, intellectual property and corporate lawyer. He is the founding partner at Scriboard®; He is the author of Guide to Cyber Laws: the Information Technology Act, 2000, E-Commerce, Data Protection and the Internet, the first section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000. He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Mr. Ryder has been nominated as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in intellectual property, technology, communications and media law by Asia Law, Who’sWhoLegal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications. Mr. Ryder is also advisor to the Data Security Council of India [a NASSCOM initiative] on the structuring of industry data privacy and information security policies and contractual standards. His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet, published by LexisNexis is perhaps the only one of its kind in Asia. The text has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on domain names. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NiXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NiXI.


1. Eligibility 

1.1. The Quiz is open to anyone who has an interest in Intellectual Property Rights or wants to learn more about Intellectual Property Rights.
1.2. Students are required to participate individually and not in teams.

2. Registration process

2.1. You can register for the quiz by clicking on the Join Now button on this page.
2.2. Registration fees: Rs. 499 /- per participant.

3. Details of Quiz

3.1. The Quiz will be held online, covering various aspects of intellectual property law and management including the contours of the IP ecosystem, fundamentals of IPR, protection and enforcement of IPR, IP licensing and franchising, IP valuation methodologies and case studies, and strategic issues in commercialization of IP, among others.
3.2. The Quiz will be in a MCQ format, comprising a total number of 100 Multiple Choice Questions. The quiz has been divided into three broad categories – Easy, Moderate and Difficult
3.3. The first 33 questions will be “easy” level questions that will test your basic understanding of Intellectual Property Rights. Questions numbering 34 to 66 will be moderatelevel questions, testing your understanding of slightly technical aspects of Intellectual Property and its synergies with Management. The remaining questions from 67 to 100, will be difficult questions testing your advanced knowledge on the subject.
3.4. Each correct attempt will fetch you 1 mark, whereas, an incorrect attempt of a question will attract a negative marking of 0.50 marks.
3.5. The duration of the Quiz will be 70 minutes.
3.6. The Candidates are required to attempt the Quiz at one go. You can select any of the two dates [10th of August or 11th of August 2019 to attempt the Quiz]
3.7. In case of a tie between participants, only the ones who have scored more in the 3difficult questions, shall be considered to have a higher rank.

4. Prizes

4.1. There will be three winners [based on ranks 1 to 3]
4.2. Winners shall be awarded the following prize money:
  • First Prize: Rs. 15,000 /- + hard copy merit certificate 
  • Second Prize: Rs. 10,000 /- + hard copy merit certificate
  • Third Prize: Rs. 5,000 /- + hard copy merit certificate
4.3. Online certificates of participation will be issued to all participating candidates.

5. Important dates

5.1. Last date for registration: 9th August, 2019
5.2. Date for online Quiz: 10th August, 2019 and 11th August 2019
5.3. Time for online Quiz: A student can attempt the test anytime between 00:01 hours on the 2nd March and 23:59 Hours on the 11th of August.
5.4. The test shall be deactivated on the midnight of the 12th of August at 00:00 Hours
5.5. Declaration of answer key and individual participant scores: 13th August, 2019
5.6. Declaration of final results: 15th August 2019

6. Syllabus

6.1. The following are the topics that you need to study in order to take up the challenge and be the winner
6.1.1. IP ecosystem
6.1.2. Fundamentals of IPR
6.1.3. Protection and Enforcement of IPR
6.1.4. IP licensing and franchising
6.1.5. IP valuation methodologies and case studies
6.1.6. Strategic issues in commercialization of IP
6.1.7. Domain Name Disputes – INDRP and UDRP

7. Disclaimer 

7.1. This is an online quiz granting flexibility to its participants. The participants willing to refer to search engines and books during the quiz will most likely fail to obtain merit in quiz considering the time factor and difficultly of the quiz. The quiz requires clear understanding of the subject and merely a reference to the text of it will not provide definitive answers. The participants are required to be fully prepared with the topic before beginning with the quiz.