Writing Competition Sponsored by the Boston Patent Law Association

1st Prize:  $1000

2nd Prize:  $500

 The BPLA is once again holding its annual Writing Competition.  Law students are encouraged to submit papers on a subject relating to intellectual property law.  The requirements for eligibility are outlined below.

Judges will consider the merits of the article as a contribution to the knowledge respecting intellectual property law and the extent to which it displays original and creative thought or information not previously published or available.

Contest Rules:

§  Articles must have been written solely by a student or students either in full-time attendance at a law school (day or evening) within the jurisdiction of the First Federal Judiciary Circuit or prepared in connection with a course at a law school situated in the First Circuit.

§  Articles must have been written or published between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.

§  Articles must be submitted to the Boston Patent Law Association on or before September 30, 2013.

§  Papers should be no more than the equivalent of ten (10) law review pages including footnotes (30-40 pages typed copy).

§  Submission of five (5) copies or a .pdf file is required.

§  Submissions must include the submitter’s name, current address, current telephone number, law school, and employment information (if applicable).

Please send articles to:

Deirdre Sanders, Esq.

Boston Patent Law Association

c/o Hamilton, Brook, Smith Reynolds, P.C.
530 Virginia Road

Concord, MA  01742


Phone:       (978) 341-0036

Fax:             (978) 341-0136

Email:         Deirdre.sanders@hbsr.com

Please e-mail bplawriting@bpla.org if you have any questions.

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