Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Competition

Deadline: 04/15/2013

The Intellectual Property Law Section Writing Contest was established in 2004 to provide an opportunity for law students to express in writing their insight and knowledge in the areas of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or trade dress. As a tangible incentive, the Section established a set of cash awards for winners: $2,500 to the first place winner and $1,500 to the second-place winner. The winning entries will be published in one of our upcoming newsletters and on the Section page of the PBA website.
The annual competition is open to all students currently enrolled in one of the following Pennsylvania law schools: Drexel University, Duquesne University, Penn State Dickinson, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, Villanova University and Widener University. Pennsylvania residents attending other law schools within the United States are also invited to participate in the competition.
Submissions must be the entrant’s original creation and may not have been published previously. A panel of qualified judges selects the winner based on content, quality and relevancy.
Entries should be approximately 3,500 words and should be submitted electronically to the Section Relations Coordinator, Michael T. Shatto, Michael.Shatto@pabar.org, by April 15, 2013.
Pennsylvania Bar Association
100 South Street • P.O. Box 186
Harrisburg, Pa. 17108-0186
Intellectual Property Law Section Mission Statement:
“The Section on Intellectual Property Law shall take as its province the promotion of the objectives of the Pennsylvania Bar Association within the particular fields of intellectual property, and, to that end, furthering the development of the law and procedures related to intellectual property law; stimulating and extending the study of these fields; cooperating in obtaining uniformity with respect to both legislation and administration in all matters concerning the law and procedures related to intellectual property; simplifying and improving the application of justice in these fields of the law; and reviewing, studying, and making recommendations concerning all proposals and matters affecting intellectual property law, including but not limited to monitoring and addressing actual and proposed legislation, litigation, rules of conduct and procedures, and other relevant developments in Pennsylvania, the United States Patent & Trademark Office, the United States Copyright Office, Congress and the federal courts, as well as educating the legal community and the public about intellectual property.”

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