ARLINGTON, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legal and business publisher BNA and the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law announce the creation of an annual writing contest for young lawyers practicing intellectual property law.
The deadline for entries is June 1.
The new contest is jointly sponsored by BNA, a leading publisher in the IP area, and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL) with its ABA-IPL Young Lawyers Action Group.
The contest is open to lawyers who are either under the age of 36 or have been practicing in the field of IP for under five years.
The BNA/ABA Young IP Lawyer Writing Award will recognize superior writing concerning a current topic, trend, issue, or legal development in U.S. or foreign intellectual property law.
The winning article will be published by BNA. Also, the author will receive a certificate and his or her choice of a BNA treatise, to be presented at the ABA Annual Meeting.
Submissions will be judged on:
- research and analysis,
- choice of topic,
- writing style,
- originality, and
- contribution to the literature on the topic.
Entries should be between 10-15 double-spaced pages. Entries must be original and unpublished works.
The members of a three-judge panel will be announced soon.
For details on the contest, and where to send entries, visit: http://www.bna.com/bnaabaipaward/
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The 25,000-member ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law provides the highest quality information, analysis and practice tools to intellectual property lawyers, and serves as the thoughtful source of information and commentary for policy makers as they consider legislation affecting the law and regulations in intellectual property matters. The section is respected and known as the premier resource for knowledge in this increasingly important and complex area of law.
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.