NautaDutilh has awarded the second John J. Allen Scholarship (EUR10,000) to Lotte Anemaet (age 30).
“Lotte, who works at VU Amsterdam University as a researcher/lecturer, is currently writing her dissertation on consumer perceptions in trademark law, and more specifically the normative and empirical approach thereof. In order to complete her dissertation, the John J. Allen Scholarship will enable her to spend several months doing research at the prestigious Max Planck Institute in Munich”, says Anne Marie Verschuur, an attorney at NautaDutilh and one of the initiators of the scholarship. “Lotte’s meticulous research design, contagious enthusiasm for IP law, and her already impressive CV made it a pleasure for the committee to make her the recipient of the John J. Allen Scholarship.”
The John J. Allen Scholarship is meant to help a promising young lawyer further develop his/her knowledge of intellectual property law. The scholarship is named after NautaDutilh lawyer John Allen, who died on 17 July 2014 with his family in the MH17 air disaster. John Allen was a partner in the firm's IP/IT practice, with a particular focus on patent litigation and other technology-related matters. His expertise was highly praised and he was also a man of many talents outside the legal arena. He is deeply missed and the scholarship has been established in his memory. The scholarship, which is awarded annually, is open to applicants holding a Dutch Masters of Law degree who have an affinity for intellectual property law. The recipient may use the scholarship for an LL.M. program outside the Netherlands or a PhD program in the Netherlands or abroad in the area of intellectual property law.