The Young Thai IP Law Ambassador initiative aims to raise awareness of the legal and cultural issues around Intellectual Property (IP) amongst the younger generation, as well as to create an informal network for those university students with a strong interest in IP issues.
The project is managed by the British Council in partnership with the Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court (IP&IT Court), Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce, Biodiversity-Base Economy Development Office (Public Organization) and True Visions with support from Siam Cement Group (SCG), Law Schools from UK universities; the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, Liverpool John Moores University, University of East Anglia, National Food Insititute, the Associate Judge Club of the Intellectual Property and International Trade Court and internationally reputable law firms namely Baker & McKenzie, Norton Rose, Rouse & Co. International, Siam Premier and Tilleke & Gibbins.
WHAT IS THE PRIZE?
In addition to a trophy from the Supreme Court, the winning team of two Young Thai IP Law Ambassadors will go on a two-week, all-expenses-paid trip to the UK to visit and participate in various activities at leading intellectual property establishments, including judicial and academic bodies, top private law firms, and creative establishments where ideas are developed. While in the UK, both ambassadors will also join an attachment programme at a reputable law firm.
What are the other prizes?
- The first runner-up team will receive a trophy from the Central IP&IT Court and a one-week study visit to Hong Kong
- The team with the best essay will receive a trophy from the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Commerce and 10,000 baht in cash. Their essay will be published in the IP&IT Court’s annual publication
- All teams participating in the moot competition will receive a certificate of participation in the Young Thai IP Law Ambassador Award 2013
- The teacher coaching the winning team will receive a trophy and 10,000 baht in cash
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
- be studying Law at an academic institution in Thailand
- be under 28 years old on the submission deadline (6 January 2014)be able to communicate fluently in English (writing and speaking)
- have a strong interest in IP
- have good interpersonal skills
What do you have to do?
- Form and name a team of two people from the same academic institution
- Each team must submit one short essay in English on “Intellectual Property and Equal Opportunities for All” (max 1,000 words)
- Complete the application form and send to:
Khun Nitta Hopkins
British Council, 254 Chulalongkorn Soi 64, Siam Square, Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Your essay and application form must be submitted to us by Monday 6 January 2014
For more information please contact:
Tel: 02 657 5655
HOW WILL WE SELECT THE WINNER?
1st round: Essay competition
The panel of judges will assess all entries by the following criteria:
- your understanding of IP
- your ability to communicate your ideas effectively
- the quality of your English
- and, most importantly, your creativity and originality
Short-listed 16 teams will be announced for an interview on 3 February 2014.
2nd round: Moot competition
Eight candidate teams will be selected to enter the moot competition, which will be in English, at the IP&IT Court. During this round you will be coached by law firms to prepare you for the competition. We will select one winning team from the moot competition to visit the UK.
Essay submission deadline:
Monday 6 January 2014
Moot competition at the IT&IP court:
22-30 April 2014