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Current or Ongoing? An Interesting Trend in Intellectual Property News
By Shawn Dhue, IPilogue Writer
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WIPO’s “Closing the Gender Gap: Looking at Good Practices” shows us how to forge the path for gender parity in IP, from any part of the world
By Meena Alnajar, IPilogue Writer
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Evolving Perspectives: USPTO Call for Comments on Patent Eligibility Comes to a Close (Part 1)
By Meena Alnajar, IPilogue Writer
“Scandalous, Obscene or Immoral” Trademarks: Obscenity and Censorship
By Tianchu Gao, IPilogue Writer
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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
Congratulations to our winners: Leandra Keren & Lindsay Paquette!
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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
Osgoode 2021 Oxford IP Moot Team
Congratulations to our Oxford International IP Law Moot Team on their Second Place Finish!
Congratulations to our IP Innovation Clinic client Skygauge Robotics on closing $3.3 million in funding
IP Innovation Clinic ChatBot Launch Event

The Government of Canada establishes the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents

Christian Bekking is a 3L J.D. Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, enrolled in Professor David Vaver’s 2021-2022 Intellectual Property Law & Technology Intensive Program. As part of the course requirements, students were asked to write a blog on a topic of their choice. On June 28, 2021, the College…

“What’s in a name?”: Trademark Considerations for Rebranding a Business

Bonnie Hassanzadeh is a 3L JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, enrolled in Professor David Vaver’s 2021-2022 Intellectual Property Law & Technology Intensive Program. As part of the course requirements, students were asked to write a blog on a topic of their choice. When reports about Facebook’s plan to…

Non-fungible Tokens: Commercializing Exclusive Digital Art- A Companion Piece

Emily Prieur is an IPilogue Writer and a 3L JD Candidate at Queen’s University Faculty of Law In May 2021, a phenomenal IPilogue submission by Keir Strickland-Murphy (Osgoode Law ‘22) touched on the recent boom of Non- fungible Tokens. In this piece, I will recapitulate Strickland- Murphy’s exploration of IP…


“Why Privacy Matters” With Professor Neil Richards
30 November 2021

Please join Prof. Jonathon Penney in his discussion with Prof. Neil Richards of Washington University Law about his new book “Why Privacy Matters” — a much-needed corrective on what privacy is, why it matters, and how we can protect in an age when so many believe that the concept is dead. Register here.
Enhance Your Social Media Profile and How to Do It Ethically
6 December 2021

Join the Canadian Bar Association in learning how to leverage your social media profile to build your brand and increase your business development leads, while ensuring you remain in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct. Register here.

Innovation Clinic Chatbot *New*

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Osgoode News

Announcing the Winners of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2021

We are excited to announce that Leandra Keren of Queen’s University and Lindsay Paquette of Osgoode Hall Law School are this year’s winners of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge! Read our full announcement here.

IP Osgoode Office Hours
Dates & Times TBD
IP Osgoode’s Assistant Director Ashley Moniz will be available starting next week to answer any questions you may have about IP Osgoode, the IP Innovation Clinic, and some of our many initiatives. Keep an eye on our website to find out when Ashley will be available.

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.

Eligibility for the Gowling WLG Prize is now open

Osgoode students are once again eligible for the Gowling WLG Best Blog/Comment in Intellectual Property Law and Technology Prize! All blog articles and comments submitted are automatically considered for one of four prizes at the end of each year. The winners receive $500, a notation on their transcript & acknowledgement at graduation, and will be highlighted on both IP Osgoode’s and Gowling’s websites and social media.

Picks of the week

Best Law Firms in Canada: The Globe & Mail’s Complete Listings
Earlier this month, The Globe & Mail recognized the 200 most recommended law firms in Canada across 28 practice areas. Among the firms recognized in Cybersecurity and Data Protection, Intellectual Property, and Technology were:
  • IP Innovation Clinic supervising law firms Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and Bereskin & Parr LLP;
  • IPilogue Prize collaborators Gowling WLG;
  • IP Osgoode founding sponsor and Advisory Board member McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
  • the firms of two IP Intensive Guest Speakers, INQ Law and Aitken Klee LLP; and
  • the firm of one of our Oxford IP Moot coaches, Deeth Williams Wall LLP. 
Read the full list here.