The William C. Conner Intellectual Property Law Writing Competition

Deadline: 03/08/2013

Competition Website

The New York Intellectual Property Law Association created a writing competition for law
students and appropriately named it “The William C. Conner Intellectual Property Law Writing
Competition”, after the Honorable William C. Conner, who was a former president of the NYIPLA.
In recognition of his significant contributions to the field of Intellectual Property, in 1992 the
Association established this competition in his name.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND RULES FOR THE
NEW YORK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION
HONORABLE WILLIAM C. CONNER
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW WRITING COMPETITION
1 All entrants must be law school students currently enrolled in a J.D. or LL.M. program (day or evening).
2. An entry must be directed to any of the traditional subject areas of intellectual property, i.e., patents,
trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair trade practices and antitrust.
3. All entries must be submitted by March 8, 2013 to:
Pejman F. Sharifi
Winston & Strawn LLP
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166-4193
Tel 1.212.294.2603
Fax 1.212.294.4700
E-mail psharifi@winston.com
4. Entries must be submitted in electronic form either in “Microsoft Word” or “PDF” format, and further should
be formatted as double-spaced text on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper (paper orientation: portrait), in 11 point or larger
font. There is a twenty (20) page limit for all entries.
5. The entries will be judged on analysis, writing ability and pertinence. The top papers will be submitted to the
Board of the NYIPLA for evaluation and determination of a winner and runner-up.
6. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500.00 and a plaque at the NYIPLA Annual Meeting and Awards
Dinner. The runner-up will receive a cash award of $1,000.00 and a plaque at the Annual Meeting and Awards
Dinner. The winner and runner-up should plan to attend the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner to be held on
May 21, 2013 at the Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. The winning paper will be
considered for publication by the NYIPLA.
7. Entries previously submitted for consideration by or publication in scholarly journals will be accepted, but
publication by NYIPLA must be permitted.

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