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Essay Prize



Jacques Lassier Prize 2015
The Jacques 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 May 2015).

The Prize is open to young individuals (i.e. those who are under 35 on 31 April 2015) 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).

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Golding Essay Prize 2015
"Are the new 'fair dealing' provisions an improvement on the previous law, and why"

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Golding Essay Prize 2014
"To what extent should Courts take jurisdiction over infringement of foreign IP rights?"
Hazan Yilmaztekin of the University of Exeter won the Golding Essay Prize 2014.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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