Matthew Ronald Maher Scholarship Recipients

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

Tyler Armstrong

2L, Intellectual Property
College of Law

Lucy Ching

Senior
Criminal Justice

Tori Curtis

Junior
Supply Chain Management

Research Project

Create a consumer-focused ad campaign that targets different demographics, expressing the dangers and misconceptions of product counterfeiting. The goal is to share with consumers the issues that mean the most to them, whether the focus be economic, social, or safety-centered. We also intend to create an MSU-specific resource page that allows people to identify the major authorized dealers of MSU merchandise.

Additionally, the students are partnering with the National IPR Center to create a series of subject-specific infographics. The first is focused on children’s products and the SANTA Act.


2018-2019 Scholarship Recipient

Joseph Longo

Graduated 2020
International Relations and Chinese
James Madison College

Research Project

Understanding the Chinese Counterfeit Enterprise

Chronicle the history of intellectual property rights in China and explore the origins and effects of collectivism in China and how that contributes to the illicit industry of product counterfeiting. Further exploration includes how the Chinese political system has created an environment that fosters the imitation of intellectual property.


2018-2019 Scholarship Recipient

Emily Osika

Graduated 2020
International Relations and Political Economy
James Madison College

Research Project

The Role of International Cooperation on Trademark Enforcement

Explore how the global community responds to counterfeiting and how this affects the rest of the global marketplace.