Established in 1997 as a memorial to the first Chairman and President of
MARQUES, the annual Lewis Gaze Memorial Scholarship seeks to reward
academic achievement in the field of trade mark law.
Each year, entries are invited from students attending university in the country in which the Annual Conference is to be held. The students will have taken relevant undergraduate or postgraduate courses in a recognised college or university nominated by the MARQUES Council.
Following acceptance of the nomination by the Head of the Faculty at the university concerned, invitations are extended to students to submit entries in the form of extended essays/dissertations of at least 10,000 words.
The university itself conducts an initial assessment of all entries received. It submits all the entries, together with recommendations for the award of Scholarships, to the MARQUES Council.
After moderating the entries and considering the university’s recommendations, the MARQUES Council awards up to three prizes.
All award winners are invited to attend the full professional programme of the current year's Annual Conference, as guests of MARQUES. The entrant awarded first prize is also invited as a guest of Marques to the forthcoming year’s Annual Conference. The presentation of the Award takes place in front of the international gathering of Conference delegates during the programme.