The Pattishall Medal for Teaching Excellence was established by Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP, in honor of Beverly W. Pattishall. The award recognizes educators in the business and legal fields for outstanding instruction in the trademark and trade identity field.
The Medal is presented every four years to the university or graduate school academic nominated by his/her peers or students who best exemplifies the qualities of excellence and innovation in teaching subjects related to trademarks and trade identity.
The winner of the Medal receives:
- US $2,500
- An invitation to the INTA Gala, where Association leaders and volunteers recognize award winners. The winner is reimbursed up to US $1,000 for travel to the Gala.
Pattishall Medal Official Rules
The Pattishall Medal is open to business, marketing, technical and legal teaching professionals at the university and graduate school levels throughout the world.
To qualify as a “teaching professional,” an individual must:
- Currently serve, or have served within the last three years as a full-time, part-time, or adjunct professor or lecturer at a college, university graduate school or law school;
- Be engaged in teaching a course or program broadly related to trademark or trade identity subjects;
- Be nominated by one or more of either their peers or current/former students. Peers include faculty (professors, lecturers, etc.) or academic administrators (heads of schools/deans) currently employed at the same academic institution as the nominee, or who know the nominee through professional association. Students include both current and former students who believe that the nominee influenced their lives and careers in a positive and profound way.
Pattishall Medal Recipients
David Vaver, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Graeme Dinwoodie, Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, University of Oxford