Grad wins award for paper submitted to International Trademark Association

June 12, 2012

Sarah Hopkins '12 received the 2011-2012 Ladas Memorial Award for her paper on trademark law. Her winning paper, "Aesthetic Functionality: A Monster the Court Created-But Could Not Destroy," will be published in The Trademark Reporter, the International Trademark Association's (INTA) legal journal.

Sarah HopkinsThe Ladas Memorial Award is presented annually in student and professional categories for a paper submitted to the INTA on trademark law or a matter directly relating to or affecting trademarks. Papers are judged according to a number of criteria, two of which are the extent of research and scholarship and the quality of writing. 

Hopkins's paper received first place in the student category of the competition and will be published by INTA. She received $2,000, a set of Stephen P. Ladas's three-volume treatise, and a trip to the INTA Gala in Washington, D.C., where she was recognized for her outstanding achievement.   

Hopkins has interned with the Center for Commercialization at the University of Washington and has externed with the University of Washington Division of the Attorney General's Office.