Welcome to Prof. Carys Craig, IP Osgoode's New Director
IP Osgoode Congratulates Konstantinos Georgaras on his Official Appointment as the Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trademarks and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office!
Congratulations to Prof. Pina D'Agostino for being named one of Canadian Lawyer's Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in 2022
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UCL's 14th Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture: Featuring Our Own Prof. David Vaver
Congratulations to Osgoode's Patent Application Drafting Team on their Third Place Finish!
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For Ann - In Memory of Professor Ann Monotti
By Prof. David Vaver, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School
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Recap of “Fostering the Future of Artificial Intelligence: Report from the York University Task Force on AI & Society”
By Tianchu Gao, IPilogue Writer
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Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture by Professor David Vaver – “User Rights: Fair Use and Beyond”
By Emily Xiang, IPilogue Writer
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Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence And A Toolkit For Lawyers And The Law
By Prof Pina D'Agostino, Founder & Director of IP Osgoode
Congratulations to Johanne Belisle, former IP OSgoode Advisory Board Member, on your new role as Senior Policy Advisor, IP and Innovation Ecosystems at WIPO
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Bracing for Impact Webinar: AI's Dirty Footprint
28 June 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm est
April 27 Press Conference - Full Panel
Prof Pina D’Agostino & IP Osgoode featured in Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities Announcement
Congratulations to our IP Innovation Clinic client Skygauge Robotics on closing $3.3 million in funding
IP Innovation Clinic ChatBot Launch Event

Tacos with a Side of Cease and Desist

Mariela Gutierrez Olivares is a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. This article was written as a requirement for Prof. Pina D’Agostino’s IP Intensive Program. Controversy ensued when a Mexican food restaurant in the UK, Taquería, issued a cease and desist letter to a similar restaurant, Sonora Taquería, for…

The End of an Era for Shadow Libraries…Or Is It?

Serena Nath is an IPilogue Writer and a 2L JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. One of the most popular shadow libraries, Z-library, has been essentially shut down by US authorities now. On November 3, 2022, the United States Postal Inspection Service seized the Z-library site and all of…

Crocs v Dawgs: The Battle of the Clogs

Alice Xie is an IPilogue Writer and a 1L JD Candidate at Western University’s Faculty of Law. The intellectual property rights victory in Canada for the footwear company Crocs is a timely reminder to keep fleece clogs in mind for your winter wardrobe. Famous for its easily-recognizable design of breathable…


Scale IP Your Processes: The Key to Profitable Growth
26 January 2023

The City of Barrie Sandbox Centre will host a highly interactive workshop to equip enterprises and leaders to improve business processes and efficiencies that will enable greater scalability and expansion. Register here.
Kurdish Women: Empowerment, Agency and Activism
27 January 2023

This panel, moderated by Prof. Rabiat Akande, will analyze Kurdish women’s activism, art, and entrepreneurship in Turkey. Register here.

Innovation Clinic Chatbot *New*

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Providing IP information and assistance to start-ups and entrepreneurs in various sectors from across Southern Ontario and beyond.
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Osgoode News

CPD Accreditation for Bracing for Impact Conference: The Future of AI for Society
The Law Society of Ontario has approved accreditation for our recent conference.
This program contains 2 hours of professionalism content (for “AI for the Future of Legal Practice” and “Ghetto Copyright“).
This program contains 30 minutes of EDI professionalism content (for “Ghetto Copyright”).
This program contains 5 hours and 30 minutes of substantive content.

Watch the full conference here.
Please join us in welcoming the Intellectual Property Journal’s Student Editorial Team
The IPJ is proud to introduce its student editorial team for the 2022-23 academic year! Read the full announcement here.
Congratulations to Bonnie Hassanzadeh on receiving the 2022 IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law
We are proud to announce Bonnie Hassanzadeh as this year’s recipient of the IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law! Learn more about Bonnie’s contributions to Osgoode’s IP community here.
Congratulations to the 2022 Recipients of the Gowling WLG Prize for Best Blog & Comment in Intellectual Property and Technology Law
The winners of this year’s Gowling Prize are David Park, Samantha Melhado, Lamont Abramczyk and Claire Wortsman. Read their award-winning IPilogue contributions here.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Intellectual Property Journal

The editorial staff of the Intellectual Property Journal are welcoming submissions to be considered for inclusion in an upcoming edition of the journal. Click here for more information.

Picks of the week

Is Competition Tribunal’s Decision on Rogers-Shaw on a Collision Course with the CRTC?
This article critiques the recent Competition Tribunal decision preventing the Competition Bureau from stopping the Rogers-Shaw merger. Read more here.

A Message from the Osgoode Ukrainian Law Students Association
The Osgoode Ukrainian Law Students Association was created in response to the war in Ukraine by a group of Ukrainian law students who have been volunteering their time to denounce Russia’s aggression and to support Ukrainians fleeing from war. If you have any questions about the organization or would like to get involved, please contact Solomiya Zakharchuk & Zack Kryworuchka at osgoodeulsa@gmail.com.
You can show your support by donating to any of these organizations: https://www.ucc.ca/2022/03/03/where-to-donate-to-support-ukraine/