2017 The John McLaren Emmerson QC Essay Prize

          …Winners to be announced at the 2017 31st IPSANZ Annual Conference

The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. is pleased to announce its 2017 competition for an essay on a topic of the author’s choice regarding intellectual property.

1st Prize of the John McLaren Emmerson QC Essay Prize will comprise the sum of $5,000 AUD plus complimentary registration at the IPSANZ 31st Annual Conference scheduled to be held 8-10 September 2017 including 2 nights’ accommodation, staying at the Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast, Queensland, including a return economy airfare from within Australia or New Zealand to the conference. The prizes for 2nd and 3rd place each comprise the sum of $1,000 AUD plus complimentary registration at the IPSANZ 31st Annual Conference.
It is intended that the Prize winners will be announced and presented at the Conference. The winning entry will be published in Intellectual Property Forum, the official journal of IPSANZ.

Following is the link for Competition Rules

 Closing date for entries is Friday, 19 May 2017.

 

2016 The John McLaren Emmerson QC Essay Prize

The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2016 competition.

1st Prize - Tim Stirrup, New Zealand
His paper was entitled “Bioprospecting, the Nagoya Protocol and indigenous rights: A New Zealand perspective”

2nd Prize – Jenny Wong, New South Wales
Her paper was entitled “Data Protection for Biologics –Should the Data Exclusivity Period be Increased to 12 years?”

3rd Prize – Andrew Clarke, Queensland
His paper was entitled “Global Patentability of Genetic Material: Is it Time for an Intervention?”

 


2015 IPSANZ PRIZE COMPETITION renamed to The John McLaren Emmerson QC Essay Prize

The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2015 competition.

1st Prize - Tania Cheng-Davies
Her paper was entitled “Can a Work of Art Be Destroyed Under Copyright Law?”

2nd Prize – Sandy Zhang
His paper was entitled “Digital Copyright : Beyond a Legal Outlook”.

3rd Prize – Sadaat Cheema
His paper was entitled “Catch me If You Can: The Legal Implications of the Dallas Buyers Club Decision for End Users, ISPs and Account-Holders”

 

2014

1st Prize - Claire Gregg

Her paper was entitled “The Myriad dichotomy: A tale of two jurisdictions”

2nd Prize – Nicholas Tobias

His paper was entitled “Contributory Infringement of Patents in Australia: Evolution, Interpretation and Issues”.

3rd Prize – Sam Hallahan

His paper was entitled “Entitlement issues under the Designs Act 2003 for employee-created designs”

 

The winner of the 2013 competition was Ms Ella Biggs.

Her  paper was entitled ”Is the ‘Emotional Baggage’ of the Author Restraining the law’s Recognition of Creativity? The Implications of Authorship in Australian Copyright Law” and published in Issue 95 (December 2013) of the Society’s journal Intellectual Property Forum.

 

The winner of the 2012 competition was Ms Judith Somaratne.

Her  paper was entitled “Is there a conflict between the protection of indigenous cultural heritage rights and the existence and/or exercise of intellectual property rights?” and published in Issue 91 (December 2012) of the Society’s journal Intellectual Property Forum.

 

The winner of the 2011 competition was Ms Nura Taefi.

Her paper was entitled “Beyond Harmonisation – The case for a Trans Tasman Trade Mark Regime” and is  published in Issue 86 (September 2011) of the Society’s journal Intellectual Property Forum.

 

The winner of the 2010 competition was Dr Gareth Dixon.

His paper was entitled “The “ANZAC” Patent – A Bridge too far?” and published in Issue 82 (September 2010) of the Society’s journal Intellectual Property Forum.

 

The winner of the 2009 competition was Ms Devita Pathi.

Her paper was entitled “The Copyright/Design Overlap – will it ever come into fashion? A discussion of the current trend in the law in Australia and New Zealand” and published in Issue 78 (September 2009) of the Society’s journal Intellectual Property Forum.

 

The winner of the 2008 competition was Ms Joanne Steer.

Her paper was entitled ‘Counterfeit Goods, Genuine Problem – Secondary liability for trade mark infringement in Australia’ and published in Issue 74 (September 2008) of the Society’s journal Intellectual Property Forum.

 

The winner of the 2007 competition was Ms Ashleigh Owens.

Her paper was entitled A Rose By Any Other Name:’ Foreign Language Trade Marks in a Multilingual Society and appeared in Issue 71 (December 2007) of the Society’s journal Intellectual Property Forum.

 

The winner of the 2006 competition was Ms Jani McCutcheon.

Her paper was entitled “Copyright protection for fictional literary characters”.

 

The winner of the 2005 competition was Mr Craig Smith.

His paper was entitled “Trade Mark Protection for Product Shape – Where does the public interest lie?”

 

The winners of the 2004 competition were Ms Eliza Saunders and Ms Jasmina Mutabžija.

Their paper was entitled “Patentability, Ordre Public & Morality: the Case of Inventions involving human embryonic stem cells”

 

The winner of the 2003 competition was Ms Isabella Alexander.

Her paper was entitled “Plus Ca Change – Extension of Copyright term in Australia”

 

The winners of the 2002 competition were Dan McLennan and Mr Geoff Adam.

Their paper was entitled “Intellectual Property Licensing and Part IV of the Trade Practices Act”

 

The winner of the 2001 competition was Louise Kellie.

Her paper was entitled “What is in a Name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet … or would it?”

 

The winner of the 2000 competition was Louise Longdin.

Her paper was entitled Making the Most of Article 6:Parallel Importing in Australia and New Zealand

 

The winner of the 1999 competition was Andrea Jane.

 

The winner of the 1998 competition was Alison Lam.