INTA's 2021 Ladas Memorial Award Competition

INTA’s 2021 Ladas Memorial Award Competition

Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021

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The International Trademark Association (INTA) is accepting submissions for their annual Ladas Memorial Award. Sponsored by Ladas & Parry LLP, the Ladas Memorial Award is an international competition that is open to both students and professionals. It was established in memory of the outstanding practitioner and author, Stephen P. Ladas. Candidates must submit a paper about or directly related to Trademarks or Trademark Law.



▸ Eligible students must be enrolled as either full- or part-time law or graduate students.
▸ For students outside of the United States, university enrollment is acceptable.


▸ Authors may be legal practitioners, business professionals and/or academics.
▸ No restrictions regarding level of experience or years in practice apply


▸Subject of the paper must be trademark law or a matter that directly relates to, or affects, trademarks.
▸Eligible papers may include both original unpublished manuscripts and published articles that are submitted to INTA by the submission deadline.
▸Published articles must have been first published no longer than one year prior to the competition deadline.
▸Paper must be a product of the author’s original thought and scholarship.
▸Paper may be co-authored.
▸More than one paper may be submitted for consideration.
▸Paper must be limited to twenty-five pages.

Judging Criteria:

▸Nature, breadth and timeliness of subject(s) addressed.
▸Originality of subject and of thought.
▸Extent of research and scholarship.
▸Quality of writing

To learn more, please see the Ladas Memorial Award’s Official Rules and Requirements.


Winners will be announced in early April 2021. INTA will award the authors of the top two papers in the student category and the top paper in the professional category. The student category winners will each receive US $1,250 and a complimentary registration to the 2021 Annual Meeting. The professional category winner will receive a complimentary registration to the 2021 Annual Meeting and a set of Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise, Patents, Trademarks, and Related Rights.

Winning papers will also be considered for possible publication in The Trademark Reporter (TMR), INTA’s legal journal; publication will be subject to the TMR Committee’s editorial review and approval.

How to Apply

To enter the competition, click here to complete the online application and submit your paper for consideration.

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