Sunday, October 11, 2009

Trademark Law - January 15, 2009 - $2,000 (both student and professional categories)

From the competition website:

The Ladas Memorial Award, supported by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP, was established in memory of the outstanding contributions to international intellectual property law made by the distinguished practitioner and author Stephen P. Ladas.

The Ladas Award is presented once a year in two separate author categories with one competition for students and one for professionals. In each category, the award is given to the paper judged best on the subject of trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.

The Ladas Memorial Award Competition is open to all students, practitioners and academics interested in trademarks and trademark law.

To compete in the Student Category authors must be enrolled as either full- or part-time law or graduate students. For students outside the United States, university enrollment is acceptable.

To compete in the Professional Category authors must be legal practitioners, business professionals and/or academics. No restrictions regarding level of experience or years in practice apply.

The Student and Professional winners of the Ladas Memorial Award Competition are individually recognized with a US $ 2,000 cash award and a set of Stephen P. Ladas’ three-volume treatise. Each year, the winners are invited to attend the INTA Gala, held as part of INTA’s Annual Meeting, where they are recognized before the outstanding volunteers and leaders of the Association. The student winner also receives a travel and lodging stipend of up to US $ 1,000 to attend the Gala.

Contest rules: here (pdf)

Hat tip: University of Idaho Writing Contest page

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