Saturday, January 3, 2009

Intellectual Property - $500 & publication, $200, subscription -- April 10, 2009

IDEA®: The Intellectual Property Law Review is proud to announce our Annual Student Intellectual Property Writing Competition. We are looking for original, publishable papers addressing compelling issues in intellectual property law.

The awards include:

  • 1st prize - $500 and publication in IDEA®;
  • 2nd prize - $200; and
  • 3rd prize - A one-year subscription to IDEA®.

Competition Details

To be eligible for consideration, the paper must focus on intellectual property law and have been written solely by a student. Submissions should be double-spaced (except for footnotes, which should be single-spaced). The font size should be 12 point at a minimum. All margins should be one inch at a minimum. Students should follow the format presented in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.). Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, though paper submissions also will be accepted. The deadline for all submissions is Friday April 10, 2009.

Submissions or questions should be addressed to:

IDEA®: The Intellectual Property Law Review
ATTN: Lead Articles Editor
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301

Telephone: (603) 228-1541
Fax: (603) 228-0386

Competition website:

Previous Finalists

The following are the finalists for the 2007-2008 academic year:

1st Prize - David Simon, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2008, Register Trademarks and Keep the Faith: Trademarks, Religion, and Identity

2nd Prize - Frank Muller, Depaul University College of Law, 2008, Human Rights and the Moral Right of Textual Integrity: A Convergence

3rd Prize - Steve Johnston, William and Mary School of Law, 2009, Anything But Obvious: Interpreting the 'Obvious to Try' Maxim in the Chemical Arts


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