Kicking Off Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2012

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) are proud to announce the launch of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2012.

Eligible candidates are invited to submit articles addressing a thesis of importance in an area of intellectual property law from a Canadian or international perspective.

As in past years, one winner will be announced from each of three separate author categories:

  • Law student category (LL.B, J.D., BCL, and LL.L students)
  • Graduate student category (LL.M, S.J.D. and PhD students)
  • Professional category (legal and business professionals who have been practising 7 years or less, including patent agents)

Winners will be awarded a prize of $1000 (CAD), have his/her work published on the IP Osgoode website (, and be considered for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review and/or Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ), a journal edited by Professors David Vaver and Giuseppina D’Agostino.

This is the fourth year that the IP Writing Challenge has been held, and we are looking forward to another great set of submissions. The winners from 2011 can be viewed here:’s-ip-writing-challenge//

Entries will be accepted up until 5pm on Sunday, July 1 2012. Please email your Word or PDF submission to: For any further information, please email


Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode
Michel Gérin is the Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada