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Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute

QMIPRI LLM students awarded prizes for best dissertations exploring the field of Intellectual Property and Diversity, Equality and Inclusion




The INTA Foundation pledged a grant of £10,000 to the Centre for Commercial Law Studies/QMIPRI in 2023 to be used as prize monies for the three best LLM dissertation essays which explore the field of Intellectual Property and Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity. The prize monies have been granted in support of INTA’s mission to expand educational and professional development opportunities in intellectual property (IP) for diverse, under-represented populations around the world. 


We are delighted to announce the prize winners with the tiles of their dissertations:


(a) First Prize (£5000) - Viraj Chhelavda with her dissertation on “Gender Disparity in Intellectual Property: Examining the Advancement of Female Contributors and Practitioners in the Field” 


(b) Second Prize (£3000) - Camilla Pasino with her dissertation on “Diversity Pay Gap in Creative Industries:Is there a way out of it?” 


(c) Third Prize (£1000) - Renee Robinson with her dissertation on “An à la mode TWAIL Perspective on International Law and (Intellectual) Property in Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage” 


Viral and Renee were supervised by Professor Uma Suthersanen, and Camilla was jointly supervised by Dr. Gaetano Dimita.  ( .


The prizes were determined in joint consultation with QMIPRI faculty (Duncan Matthews, Anne Flanagan, Uma Suthersanen), and INTA Foundation (Burkhart Gobble, Hogan Lovells International LLP), in consideration of the final essay marks (blind and double-assessed).



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