The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) is seeking nominations for its 2019 Creator of the Year Award.  The Award honors those who have made a significant creative contribution in one or more of the following substantive areas of intellectual property law:

  • Patent:  An invention or group of inventions having technological significance and an important social and economic impact, resulting in one or more issued U.S. patents.
  • Trademark:  A powerful branding program that combines a strong trademark or service mark, preferably registered, and a memorable advertising and marketing campaign.
  • Copyright:  An important and original work of authorship, in the literary, musical, visual, dramatic or other arts, preferably covered by a U.S. copyright registration.

Nominees can be individuals, groups or corporations. There is no time limit for the nominee’s creative work underlying the nomination.  But most or all of the creative activity must have occurred in the Chicago metropolitan area. The winner or winners will be honored at IPLAC’s May 7, 2019 annual meeting and presented a plaque recognizing their achievements.

You need not be a member of IPLAC to make nominations. Nominations are due March 1, 2019. Nomination forms and additional information are available HERE or by contacting Van Economou at