The Ladas Memorial Award Competition is an annual writing competition which is hosted by INTA and supported by Ladas & Parry LLP which rewards professionals and students of intellectual property and is in honor of the outstanding contributions to international IP law made by distinguished practitioner and 2013 IP Hall of Fame inductee, Stephen P. Ladas.
The top two student category winners will each receive $2,500 and a complimentary registration to the 2018 Annual Meeting. The professional category winner will receive a complimentary registration to the 2018 Annual Meeting and a copy of Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise, Patents, Trademarks, and Related Rights. The winning papers will also be considered for publication in INTA’s The Trademark Reporter.
2017 winners are:
Professional Category Winner:
Mr. Jake Linford of Florida State University Colleges of Law, Are Trademarks Ever Fanciful?
Student Category Winners:
Ms. Natalie Corthesy of Queen Mary University of London, Trade Marks, Country Names and Misappropriation of National Intensity
Ms. Alexandra Martinez of UC Hasting, The Act of Registering a Trademark: Commercial Speech, Non-Commercial Speech, or a Combination of Both?