ATRIP Essay Competition 2021 for young researchers in intellectual property law


ATRIP’s Executive Committee is proud to launch its annual essay competition for young researchers in intellectual property law. The competition is sponsored by FICPI, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys.

Guidelines for participants:
The paper may pertain to any topic related to intellectual property law. Papers may be submitted in English or French. Entries should be submitted to no later than 1 February, 2022.

The text of the paper should be no less than 5,000 words and no more than 10,000 words, including footnotes. The manuscript should not identify the author and should not have been published or accepted for publication. These rules are applied strictly. The author of the paper should be no older than 35 years of age as of December 31, 2021. When submitting your Essay, please confirm in the accompanying email that you meet this requirement. The Executive Committee will consider many factors in its evaluation of the submissions, including:

  • coherence and structure of the argument
  • the quality, detail and approriateness of references to the current and relevant literature
  • originality of the topic, argument and analysis
  • relevance of the contribution beyond one jurisdiction (including relevance to international IP or a comparative analysis)

The authors of the top three placed papers will be announced on the ATRIP website and the paper uploaded to the essays section. There is also the opportunity to publish the papers in the Journal of World Intellectual Property Law. The author of the first placed paper will be invited to give a presentation as a speaker at the 2022 ATRIP international annual conference to be held at the university of Copenhagen, Denmark. The Executive Committee reserves the right not to proclaim any or all winners should the quality of the papers be considered insufficient.

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