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AI job recruiting: A law student’s OCI nightmare?

There’s no shortage of commentary on the brokenness of the On-Campus Interview (OCI) process. It can be stressful, confusing, and many students – for whatever reason – come out of the process without having secured a job. Having gone through the process myself, I can confirm that even lawyers and…

Unusual CN Tower Trademark Dispute May Help Business Owners Plan for the Future

The Canadian author, James Bow, faces a legal dispute over an image of the CN Tower that appears on the cover of his new book. The tower’s owner and manager, Canada Lands Company Ltd. (CLCL), claims that the image violates their trademark rights in the building itself. James Bow, released…

Protecting Freelancer Rights: What About Social Media?

Setting the Stage Freelance authors are on the rise. According to a 2017 survey, 50.9% of the US population will be freelancing in ten years if the current trend continues.[1] With the rise in freelancers, there are growing concerns about freelancer rights and the bargaining power of large media publishers.…

Canadian Author Accused of Trademark Violation in using Image of CN Tower

In September 2019, established Canadian author James Bow was accused of trademark infringement for using an image of the CN Tower on the cover of his recently released urban fantasy novel. The cover of the novel showed the CN Tower alongside various monsters and humans. Reuts Publications, the publisher of…

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Events

Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 18-24, 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) will inspire people around the world through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors – introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities. Click here for more details.

The Institute for the Future of Law Practice – Information Session

20 November 2019

Osgoode Hall Law School partners with the Institute for the Future of Law Practice(IFLP) for the 2019–20 academic year to train the next generation of lawyers on modern practice skills and build a talent pipeline for the future.

IFLP information session will take place at Osgoode Hall Law School on November 20, 2019 at 12:30pm in Room 2010.

 

Picks of the week

Osgoode’s Podcast New Episode.  Nye Thomas, Executive Director of the Law Commission of Ontario, and Carole Piovesan ’09 of INQ Data Law on what artificial intelligence means for law and legal practice.  Listen Here

IP Osgoode’s Innovation Clinic is partnered to work with the newly launched Stem Cell Engineering Lab at York University. Professor Terry Sachlos from the Department of Mechanical Engineering was recently featured in The York University Magazine for his work in Stem Cell research in the Stem Cell Engineering Lab. Read recent article “Regenerate” by Dan Falk on the potential value of stem cells for regenerative medicine.