Golding Essay Prize 2013
Is there a role for Euro-defences following Sun v M Tech?
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Jacques Lassier Prize
The Prize is open to young individuals (i.e.
those who are under 35 on 31 April 2013) who are individual members of the
International League of Competition Law (LIDC) or residents of a country where
there is an affiliated national group (such as the Competition Law Association
in the UK).
Lassier Prize is a prize of €1830, which is awarded for a written work or
dissertation on a competition law subject (covering both anti-trust law and
unfair competition law, including IP related matters). The works must have been
produced or dissertations defended in the two years leading up to the date of
the closure of the competition (31 April 2013).
Golding Essay Prize 2012
Should genetic information be patentable and if so, when?
Katie Potter, a trainee at Charles Russell LLP, jointly won the Golding Essay Prize 2012 with Peter Dawson of the University of Surrey.
The Winning Essays will be available to download shortly.
Golding Essay Prize 2011
Is the Digital Economy Act 2010 the most effective and proportionate way to reduce online piracy?
Nick Cusack, a trainee at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, won the Golding Essay Prize 2011. Nick's essay can be downloaded below. An updated version is due to be published in August 2011, in Issue 9 of European Intellectual Property Review.
Golding Essay Prize 2010
Is it an infringement of trade mark law for the operator of an online marketplace (such as eBay) to allow counterfeit goods to be sold? As a matter of policy, should it be?
Anneka Bain, a trainee at Hogan Lovells, won the Golding Essay Prize 2010. Her essay can be downloaded below. An updated version is due to be published in 2011 in Issue 3 of European Intellectual Property Review.
Golding Essay Prize 2009
Copyright has been described as an “insanely inefficient property system”. In the digital age, is abolishing copyright the solution or should we just abolish the insanely inefficient part?
Katherine Lim, an LPC Student at the College of Law, won the Golding Essay Prize 2009. Her essay can be downloaded below.
Golding Essay Prize 2008
Do adequate safeguards exist to ensure that IP law, and changes to IP law, preserve and enhance free market competition?
The Essay Prize was not awarded this year as the judges determined that no entry was of sufficient quality.
Golding Essay Prize 2007
Should there be a tort of 'unfair competition' in English law?
Tom Alkin of 11 South Square won the Golding Essay Prize 2007. His essay can be downloaded below and was published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.
Golding Essay Prize 2006
Compulsory Licensing of IP rights: has EC competition law arrived at a clear and rational analysis following the IMS Judgment and the Microsoft Decision?
Daniel Byrne of Hogarth Chambers won the Golding Essay Prize 2006. His essay can be downloaded below and was published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.