Intellectual Property Law graduate wins third prize at the ECTA Awards 2018

Taryn Fels won third prize at the Awards, which are presented to individuals who have written an article or essay of importance for the development of European trademark law

Congratulations to Intellectual Property Law graduate Taryn Fels, who recently won third place in the ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association) Awards. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have written an article or essay of importance for the development of European trade mark law.

Based in Munich, Germany during her studies, Taryn recently completed an LLM in Intellectual Property Law at Edinburgh Law School via Online Learning. She has since relocated to New Zealand. Her dissertation titled “Liberalised or increasingly hard to register: what does the future hold for colour marks in the EU? was awarded third place in the Student Category for 2018.

Taryn said: “My dissertation examined the extent to which the 2015 amendments to both the EU Trade Mark Directive 2008 and the Regulation on the Community Trademark 2009 were likely to impact upon the future registration of colour marks within the EU."

ECTA represents over 1500 trade mark practitioners throughout the EU, with the Awards having been established to make a significant contribution to the development of this area of law through strengthened links with academia.

Taryn was delighted with her awards success and commented: “It seemed like such a great opportunity for more feedback on a paper that I really enjoyed writing,” she said.

Congratulations to Taryn from all of us here in the Law School! 

Taryn Fels