IPCA Announces 2018 Essay Competition Winners

IPCA launched its first essay competition in 2018 and asked participants to cover one of the following topics:

  • How would you improve Intellectual Property law in the Caribbean?

  • How would you improve Intellectual Property law in any particular Caribbean country?

The purpose of the IPCA Essay Competition is to spark interest in the field of Intellectual Property (IP) law and to help promote IP rights in the Caribbean. In accordance with the competition rules, entrants had to be law students, articled clerks, trainee lawyers or newly qualified lawyers in the Caribbean. The prizes were US$2,000 for the winner and US$1,000 for the runner-up.


Winners

Congratulations to winner Brittney Elliott-Williams from Jamaica and runner-up Coilin Flynn from the Cayman Islands. 

Brittney’s essay covered how she would improve IP in the Caribbean – click here to read her essay.

Coilin’s essay covered how he would improve IP in the Cayman Islands – click here to read his essay.

IPCA Director, Kenneth Porter, presents the winning cheque to Brittney Elliot-Williams.

IPCA Director, Kenneth Porter, presents the winning cheque to Brittney Elliot-Williams.

Coilin Flynn, runner-up.

Coilin Flynn, runner-up.

IPCA representative and Essay Competition Judge, Sophie Peat, presents the runner-up cheque to Coilin’s father, Sean Flynn, in Coilin’s absence.

IPCA representative and Essay Competition Judge, Sophie Peat, presents the runner-up cheque to Coilin’s father, Sean Flynn, in Coilin’s absence.

2019 IPCA Essay Competition

The 2019 IPCA Essay Competition is underway with submissions due 31 August 2019. This year’s essay-writing topic is “The social and economic impact of counterfeiting versus the existing legal and administrative measures in their (Caribbean) country”. Click here for more details on how to enter.