IPKat team member Jeremy is pleased to tempt some of his junior readers with the prospect of a lucrative prize. The opportunity arises from the Lewis Gaze Memorial Scholarship, which will be presented at the MARQUES Annual Conference which will be held in Brighton in 2009. the rubric reads as follows:
"Established in 1997 as a fitting memorial to the first Chairman and President of MARQUES, the Lewis Gaze Memorial Scholarship seeks to identify and recognise academic achievement in the field of intellectual property law with special reference to trade marks and brand management.
Entries are invited from students following undergraduate or postgraduate courses in a UK University [note: this is not a question of nationalistic prejudice -- the competition is open to students from the country that hosts the Annual Meeting, which is different each year].
An invitation is to be extended to submit an entry in the form of extended essays/ dissertations of not less than 10,000 words in English on a chosen topic of trade marks.
Entries must be submitted to Jeremy Phillips by not later than 15 June 2009. The title of the chosen topic must be submitted to Jeremy Phillips for approval before 1 December 2008.
All entries, together with recommendations for the award of three scholarships will be assessed by nominees appointed by the MARQUES Council by not later than 31 July 2009.
Following moderation of the entries and consideration of the recommendations the MARQUES Council will announce the names of the recipients of the three prizes by not later than 1 September 2009.
The First Prize consists of a Certificate, a one-year subscription to the European Trade Mark Reports and a cash award of £200 plus all-expenses-paid participation in the MARQUES Annual Conference of the following year.
The Second Prize and the Third Prizes consist of Certificates and cash awards of £200 and £100 respectively as well as book prizes.
The three prize winners will be invited to attend the full professional programme of the annual conference free of charge (to be held in Brighton). The presentation of awards will be in front of the international gathering of all Conference delegates during the course of the programme.
Shane Smyth, Education Committee, MARQUES"