Our annual quest to identify outstanding individuals for induction into the IP Hall of Fame is now underway and we want your help to find this year's inductees. Please tell us about the people you believe to have made a lasting contribution to the IP field by filling in our short nomination form. All qualifying nominations will then be sent to the IP Hall of Fame Academy, whose members make the final decision.
Established in 2006, the IP Hall of Fame honours the people – living or deceased - who have had a game-changing, positive and inspirational impact on the global IP system and the infrastructure that this supports. It shines a light on the extraordinary achievements of these individuals, whether they be inventors, teachers, policy-makers, business leaders, members of the judiciary, lawyers or anything else, for that matter.
Each year, we ask the IP community to help us choose new inductees to join those luminaries who have already entered the IP Hall of Fame. This year is no different, and so if you know somebody who deserves recognition for their outstanding contributions to the world of IP, please nominate them here.
Self-nominations and those deemed by the IAM editorial team to be for promotional purposes will not be considered.
All valid nominations will be collated once our nominations process ends on 8th March. They will be sent to the IP Hall of Fame Academy – composed of past inductees and recognised IP thought-leaders – whose members will vote to determine which of the nominees to induct in 2018.
Please note: nominees can be living or deceased and can have contributed to any area or aspect of intellectual property.
Our 2018 inductees will be announced in April, and will be honoured in a ceremony at the IPBC Global in San Francisco this June.
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