The New Zealand Institute
of Patent Attorneys, Inc
Loman Friedlander Award
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).
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.
Closing Date of applications
Apply before 30 November each year.
Please email a pdf copy of your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 5116
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."
Papers of Note Submitted
Nellie O'Donnell, University of Canterbury Student
Kari Schmidt, University of Otago Student
Alex Clark, Victoria University of Wellington Student
Ben Cain, University of Waikato Student
“Space: the final frontier.’ Is the Starship Copyright fighting a losing battle against the Space Pirates?”
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?"
Matthew Harrop, University of Otago Student
Something for Nothing: Copyright ISP Liability and P2P File Sharing
Raymond Scott, Auckland University Student
A Critical Assessment of the purpose and efficacy of clause 14 of the Patents Bill 2008
Shaun McGirr, Victoria University Student
Massachusetts, Microsoft and digitial document standards: government-as-consumer power to prevent an enclosure movement in the digitial age?
Stephanie Woods, Canterbury University Student
Creative Commons – a useful development in the NZ copyright sphere?
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
Stuart Bradshaw, Otago Univeristy Student
Market and Statutory Solutions to Biotechnology Transfer
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?
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