AIPPI Essay Prize


The AIPPI Essay Prize is intended to encourage the art of essay writing on Intellectual Property and related topics. It was launched in 2020 and will be run again in 2021.


The following members of the AIPPI YAC are working on the 2021 competition:

  • Debbie David
  • Samantha Yung
  • Nevin Jacob Koshy
  • Halise Betul Atabay Varlik

with assistance from Annie Tsoi (AIPPI Bureau) and Diarmuid De Faoite (AIPPI General Secretariat).


The subject of the 2020 AIPPI Essay Prize was: ‘COVID-19 and its impact on the world of IP’.

A handpicked team of six judges with a broad range of experience in IP adjudicated on the entries received. All of the essays were anonymized prior to judging to reduce any possible bias.

After several rounds of judging, the following entries were deemed to be the winners, based on a pre-arranged series of criteria. Luiz Henrique do Amaral made the official announcement at the Grand Finale of the 2020 AIPPI World Congress Online.


Our congratulations to the three winners!


The winners and their winning entries can be read below. Thank you to the expert judging panel, and also a heartfelt thank you to everyone who entered. Maybe next year will be your lucky year!


1st Prize

Leticia Caminero

Washington DC, USA

First Prize Winner 2020


2nd Prize

Rebecca Hentrich,

Ulm, Germany

Second Prize Winner 2020


AIPPI Student Prize

Anastasiia Kyrylenko

University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Student Prize Winner 2020