The New Zealand Institute
of Patent Attorneys, Inc

Loman Friedlander Award

Background

The award was set up in 1990 by the Loman Friedlander Trust to commemorate a family member's strong interest in the area of Intellectual Property Law.

Purpose of the award

To reward an original paper on any subject falling within the general area of Intellectual Property Law (patents, trade marks, registered designs, copyright).

Selection Criteria

Open to any tertiary student who is a NZ resident. The Award is made for the best paper of between 5,000 and 10,000 words on any subject within the area of Intellectual Property Law. The Award is only made if an entry of sufficient standard is received.

Number of awards offered

One each year.

Value

$1,000.

Closing Date of applications

Apply before 30 November each year.

Apply to

Please email a pdf copy of your submission to secretary@nzipa.org.nz

NZIPA
PO Box 5116
Wellington

Previous Winners

2016 Seira Shin-Clayton, University of Auckland for "Copyright and Street Art".

2015 Nellie O'Donnell, University of Canterbury for "DNA©: Copyright Protection for Novel Genomes"

2014 Kari Schmidt, University of Otago Student for "Appropriation in the Fine Arts: Fair Use, Fair Dealing and Copyright Law."

2013 Alex Clark, Victoria University of Wellington for "Enclosing the public domain: exploring the restriction of public domain books in a digital environment."

2012 no award given
2011 no award given
2010 Ben Cain, University of Waikato Student for “Space: the final frontier.’ Is the Starship Copyright fighting a losing battle against the Space Pirates?”
2009 Matthew Harrop, University of Otago Student for "Something for Nothing: Copyright ISP Liability and P2P File Sharing."
2008 Raymond Scott, Auckland University Student for " A Critical Assessment of the purpose and efficacy of clause 14 of the Patents Bill 2008"
2007 Shaun McGirr, Victoria University Student for "Massachusetts, Microsoft and digitial document standards: government-as-consumer power to prevent an enclosure movement in the digitial age?"
2006 Stuart Bradshaw, Otago University Student for "Market and Statutory Solutions to Biotechnology Transfer"
2005 Mariaan de Beer, Canterbury University Law Student for "The Experimental Use Defence to Patent Infringement - do we Still Need to Protect the Philosopical Experiment in 2005?"
2004 no entries received
2003 no entries received
2002 Debra Wilson, Canterbury University Law Student for "The Champagne Cases: Extended Passing Off or Unfair Competition in Disguise"
2001 Adeep Segkar, Auckland University Law Student for "The Interaction of Trade Mark Law and the Domain Name System – an Examination and Critique"
2000 Steven Moe, Canterbury University Law Student for "Stop in the Name.com of the Law.com"
1999 Elissa Bradley, Canterbury University Law Student for "The Protection of the Progeny of Genetically Engineering Animals and Clones in New Zealand"
1998 Mathew Coull
1997 Marcus Woodhouse
1996 Sue French, Massey University Student
1995 Brendan Cash
1994 C Tindall
1993 no award given
1992 Karen Nguyen
1991 Alison Gray
1990 G MacKay
1989 Linda G Lee

Papers of Note Submitted

2016

Winner

Seira Shin-Clayton, University of Auckland

Copyright and Street Art

2015

Winner

Nellie O'Donnell, University of Canterbury Student

DNA©: Copyright Protection for Novel Genomes

2014

Winner

Kari Schmidt, University of Otago Student

"Appropriation in the Fine Arts: Fair Use, Fair Dealing and Copyright Law."

2013

Winner

Alex Clark, Victoria University of Wellington Student

"Enclosing the public domain: exploring the restriction of public domain books in a digital environment."

Runner Up

Jude Antony,

"Copyright andDesign law in New Zealand: Time for a New Approach."

2010

Winner
Ben Cain, University of Waikato Student
“Space: the final frontier.’ Is the Starship Copyright fighting a losing battle against the Space Pirates?”

Runner Up
Heidi Jones, University of Waikato Student
"What are the effects of the current law relating to ownership in the Copyright Act 1994 (the Act) and how could these laws be improved?"

2009

Winner
Matthew Harrop, University of Otago Student
Something for Nothing: Copyright ISP Liability and P2P File Sharing

2008

Winner
Raymond Scott, Auckland University Student
A Critical Assessment of the purpose and efficacy of clause 14 of the Patents Bill 2008

2007

Winner
Shaun McGirr, Victoria University Student
Massachusetts, Microsoft and digitial document standards: government-as-consumer power to prevent an enclosure movement in the digitial age?

Highly Commended
Stephanie Woods, Canterbury University Student
Creative Commons – a useful development in the NZ copyright sphere?

Runners Up
Craig Dickson, Richardson & Co
“A Life of His Own” – the copyright protection of fictional characters

Jessica Lai, Victoria Univeristy Student
Methods of Medical Treatment of Human Illnesses in New Zealand: Practitioners and Non Preactitioners

Shona Foster, Law Student
Striking a balance – a critical analysis of the protection against tarnishment provided by s 89(1)(d) of the Trade Marks Act 2002
Invoking the Waiver provision of Article 31: A Matter of Certainty or Precaution

2006

Winner
Stuart Bradshaw, Otago Univeristy Student
Market and Statutory Solutions to Biotechnology Transfer

2005

Winner
Mariaan de Beer, Canterbury University Law Student
The Experimental Use Defence to Patent Infringement - do we Still Need to Protect the Philosopical Experiment in 2005?

Runners Up
Mark Paton, Baldwins
Copyright Protection of Industrial Designs: A Monopoly out of Control or just Misunderstood?

Scott Holdaway, Canterbury University Law Student
Skin Deep - Copyright Protection of Indigenous Body Art

Anne Griffin, Canterbury University Law Student
Internet Business Methods: Problems with Patentability

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