The Trade Mark Prize

The IPTA Trade Mark Prize is to be awarded to a candidate who has shown excellence in the academic subjects leading to qualification as a trade marks attorney and who has shown that they have the potential to contribute substantially to the profession.  This is intended to acknowledge the significant contribution made by trade marks attorneys to the Institute.

The Prize will be awarded to a candidate who, in the view of the Institute Council, most clearly demonstrates the qualities required in a recipient of the Trade Mark Prize.  The candidate must be nominated by two Fellows of the Institute and provide supporting material.  This material should include details from the candidate and supported by the nominating Fellows as to why the candidate is a deserving recipient of the Trade Mark Prize and is required to include examples. It is important to note that this material, together with the academic results, is significant in assessing the prize winner. The prize will not necessarily be awarded and the decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence regarding the decision will be entered into.

The recipient of the Trade Mark Prize is announced at the IPTA Annual Christmas Lunches and awarded during the IPTA Annual Conference.  The successful candidate will receive a commemorative medallion and cash prize of AU$2500.