The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is accepting nominations for its annual Creator of the Year Award honoring creative achievements in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Award recognizes the people or companies behind the creative works in areas protected by intellectual property law, including (1) patented inventions; (2) marketing and branding activities protected by trademark law, and (3) creative works of art, music and literature protected by copyright law. There is no time limit for the nominee’s creative work underlying the nomination. Nominees may include individuals as well as groups of individuals and corporations, and need not be the current owner of the corresponding intellectual property right. Most or all of the creative activity must have occurred in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Nomination deadline: March 15, 2013

Nomination forms are available on the IPLAC website or from Paul Korniczky, Chair, Creative Achievement Award Committee