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IBIL celebrates UCL Laws students’ exam success

14 July 2021

IBIL congratulates all the students who have been awarded IBIL prizes for academic excellence in Intellectual Property Law in the UCL Laws Prize Winners' Ceremony 2021

Alix, Roni, William

On 12 and 13 July 2021, UCL Faculty of Laws hosted the annual Prize Winners’ Ceremony for post-graduate (LLM) and undergraduate students (LLB), respectively, to celebrate the students’ exam success. 

The UCL Laws Prizewinners Ceremony is one of the highlights of the Faculty’s year and is an opportunity for staff, students and guests to come together and recognise the achievements of our students. Speeches were made by various members of the Faculty, and attendees were invited to a post-ceremony social to celebrate the evening.

We are delighted to report that the academic achievements of the following intellectual property law students were recognised at the Ceremony with IBIL prizes:

IBIL LLB Prize for best performance in Intellectual Property Law module - Roni Fass (Pictured above, centre).

IBIL LLM Prize for Top Performance in an Intellectual Property Law Independent Research Essay - Alix Anciaux (Pictured above, left).

IBIL LLM Prize for Excellence in Trade Marks and Unfair Competition Law - Luana David.

In addition, former LLM student, Adrianna Tan was awarded the GlaxoSmithKline LLM Prize for Excellence in Patent Law and William Vaudry (Pictured above, right), received the 8 New Square LLM Prize for Excellence in Comparative Copyright Law, from specialist intellectual property chambers and IBIL sponsor, 8 New Square.

William, who is now working as a research assistant at the Law Commission before commencing a training contract with Allen & Overy LLP in 2022, said that he was ‘delighted’ when he learnt he had won the copyright law prize. ‘The module was one of my favourites during my time at UCL — as rewarding as it was challenging.’ He described the copyright classes as ‘fast-paced and fascinating,’ adding that ‘the research skills that I developed during my LLM … gave me an excellent foundation for my current role.’

Alix Anciaux said that she was ‘truly honoured and excited’ to be receiving her prize. Now working as a legal consultant at the Brussels law firm, Contrast, her highlight of the UCL IP LLM was ‘the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from exceptional IP academics and practitioners, who are legends in the field.’ 

Roni Fass said she was ‘delighted’ with her prize. Since leaving UCL, she has been completing the Legal Practice Course and will take up a training contract at Ashurst LLP in 2022. She expressed gratitude to all those involved in teaching the undergraduate IP module ‘for providing world class teaching and unwavering support to students despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic.’ Roni particularly valued Professor Sir Robin Jacob’s contributions to the classes. ‘This truly brought the module to life, provided historical context to the topics we were learning, and made the lectures all the more fascinating and engaging. To have had the opportunity to engage with a renowned legal academic and judge in the field of intellectual property was truly an honour, and I am immensely grateful to have been provided with the opportunity to do so by UCL Laws.’

We would like to thank the generousity of our sponsors which makes these prizes possible, and wish all of the UCL Laws IP students the very best of luck in their future careers!