8 February 2012
A fresh insight into trade mark law has earned Monash PhD candidate Tyrone Berger first prize in a national essay competition, organised by the Australian Intellectual Property Journal (AIPJ).
Mr Berger's essay 'Trade Mark Dilution in Australia Revisited: How far have we come?' won him a $1000 cash prize from Thomson Reuters and will be published in the next issue of the AIPJ.
Mr Berger is a current PhD candidate with the Monash Faculty of Law. His thesis work, supervised by Professor Mark Davison and Associate Professer John Duns, examines the governance of intellectual property rights standards and competition policy in the Australian electric vehicle industry.
The Intellectual Property Law Graduate Essay Competition is open to graduate law students and was judged by members of the AIPJ's Advisory Board, including the Honourable Justice William Gummow and Monash University academic, Associate Professor David Lindsay.
The AIPJ examines intellectual property law issues and developments within Australia and around the globe.