Submit your paper for the ECTA Award 2022, a competition for all IP professionals and IP students from Europe and beyond.

Your paper can be an article or essay of importance for the development of European trade mark, design, copyright or geographical indications law.

How to submit

If you are interested, please consult the ECTA Award submission requirements and judging criteria and send your paper to [email protected] by 1 March 2022. All submissions will be judged by the ECTA Professional Affairs Committee with the support of other Committees and supervision of the Board of Directors.


The winners of the ECTA Award will receive the following prizes: a sum of EUR 2,000 for the First Prize in the student category, EUR 3,000 for the First Prize in the professional category and EUR 1,000 and EUR 500 respectively for the Second and Third prizes in both categories. All winners will be granted 18 months of ECTA Membership and their paper will be published on the ECTA website.

About ECTA

ECTA was formed in 1980 and has approximately 1.300 members, from Member States of the European Union with associate members from all over the world. It brings together all those persons dealing professionally with trade marks in the Member States of the European Union. These professionals are lawyers, trade mark advisors, trade mark attorneys, in-house counsel and others who can be considered specialist practitioners in these areas.




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