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Professor Johnson receives International Trademark Association award

Marsha Ternus, LW'77

The International Trademark Association (INTA), the law firm of Ladas & Parry, and the chair of the Ladas Memorial Award project team, Kevin McDevitt (Neal & McDevitt), recently awarded Professor Shontavia Johnson this year’s Ladas Memorial Award in the Professional Category.

Johnson is an assistant professor and specializes in intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and property. Her paper is titled, “Trademark Territoriality in Cyberspace: An Internet Framework.”

The Ladas Memorial Award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, distinguished practitioner and author. Funded by Ladas & Parry LLP, this yearly award is presented in Student and Professional categories for a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.

In addition to a cash prize, Ms. Johnson’s paper will be published in The Trademark Reporter (TMR), INTA’s Legal Journal.

With a total of 38 submissions in the professional category, Johnson’s papers placed both first and third. Her other paper was titled, “Memetic Theory, Trademarks and the Viral Meme Mark.”

The INTA is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce.