The International Trademark Association (INTA) have announced the 2021 Ladas Memorial Award Competition Winners. The Ladas Memorial Award Competition is an annual writing competition hosted by INTA and supported by Ladas & Parry LLP which rewards professionals and students of intellectual property.
Professional Category Winner:
- Laura Heymann, professor of law at the College of William and Mary
Student Category Winners:
- Lauren Ingram, American University Washington College of Law;
- Michael Stephenson, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
The Ladas Memorial Award Competition was established by the partners of Ladas & Parry to honor the memory of the outstanding contributions to international intellectual property law made by the distinguished practitioner, inductee of the IP Hall of Fame, and author, Dr. Stephen P. Ladas.
Papers are submitted in two separate author categories — one competition for students and another for professionals. In each category, the award is given to the paper which INTA judges deem as being the best on the subject of trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.
The professional winner of the 2021 Ladas Memorial Award receives the Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise, “Patents, Trademarks, and Related Rights” and a complimentary registration to the 2021 INTA Annual Meeting. The student winners each receive $1,250 as well as a complimentary registration to the 2021 INTA Annual Meeting. The winning papers are considered for potential publication in the INTA legal journal, The Trademark Reporter.