India’s first IP Olympiad,
creating a league of IP experts


Launched in July 2018, IPTSE or Intellectual Property Talent Search Examination is the first & one-of-its-kind annual Olympiad for Intellectual Property Rights in India. IPTSE was jointly initiated by ASSOCHAM and ERICSSON which is supported by the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

This initiative has received support from many organizations who believe in knowledge-economy and the role that IP plays in inclusive growth. Some of them are: All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Education Department of Karnataka, Assam and Maharashtra, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, University of Delhi, Mumbai University, Kurukshetra University, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Doctor Hari Singh Gour University, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Aligarh Muslim University, Bangalore University, Sant Longwal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Hamdard University, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Navsari Agriculture University, Gujarat Technical University and Cochin University.

The exam is customized for school and university students on the basis of their streams, including law, engineering and technology, fashion, design, researchers and media students. This exam also certifies students’ knowledge in copyright, patent, trademark, geographical indication, industrial design and trade secrets.


The primary aim of IPTSE is to establish how intellectual property is a true reflection of innovations and expressions. This annual Olympiad was first conducted in the year 2018, and since, has been taking place once every year. The study materials for IPTSE are designed and developed as per the needs and requirements of its audience.


Considering the global and national importance of Intellectual Property, schools and universities can also create awareness among their students and encourage them to register and participate in the examination. Students belonging to grades IX-XII, undergraduate and polytechnic students are eligible to enroll for IPTSE. Besides students, schools and universities can also directly register for the exam on the website.


Basis the score obtained by the students in the exam, they are rewarded with Award Money, Trophy, and Certificate as tokens of appreciation.


Dr Sheetal Chopra

Course Director


Dr Sheetal Chopra is the Course Director for the Intellectual Property Talent Search Examination (IPTSE) program. With over 18 years of industry experience in Public Policy, Education, Research and Government Affairs, Sheetal is a registered Indian Patent Agent and an author of the book for “Patent Practitioners and Patent Agents” by Notion Press, available on Amazon. Additionally, she has authored the book, “A Story Book of Intellectual Property”, which is available in both English and Hindi.

Sheetal is not only an avid speaker at national and international forums but also holds immense expertise in international trade, advocacy, and policy development both at domestic and international levels. Besides, she assists in design, development, negotiation, consensus-building and implementation of international trade laws and international regulations, apart from regularly sharing her inputs on policy-making for sustainable development of the Indian and international economy. She is also a trainer and guest faculty at various educational institutions.

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