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All IP students and professionals can submit their papers for the ECTA Award 2021 in their respective category!

The purpose is to grant an Award to an individual who has written an article or essay of importance for the development of European trade mark law, design law, copyright law or geographical indications law.

Please, send your paper to by 1 March 2021. Before submitting your paper, consult the ECTA Award submission requirements and judging criteria. The papers will be judged by the ECTA Professional Affairs Committee with the support of other ECTA Committees, subject to the approval of the ECTA Board of Directors.

The Award consists of a sum of EUR 2.000 for the First Prize in the student category, EUR 3.000 for the First Prize in the professional category and EUR 1.000 and EUR 500 respectively for the Second and Third prizes in both categories. All winners will also be granted with 18 months of ECTA Membership.

All the winning papers will be published on the ECTA website and the First Prize Award winners shall be invited to the ECTA Annual Conference and honoured by the ECTA President.

This is a valuable initiative for all IP students and professionals who would like to improve their knowledge in their IP areas of interest, as well as give a unique contribution in creating more unified solutions within the European Union jurisdictions.

We are looking forward to receiving your papers!

The papers of the current winners can be read here.
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