1. In the Law Student category, the judges selected joint winners for this year’s Challenge:
Daniel Whalen won for his entry: “On Social Welfare and the Incentive to Share: Towards a Unified Understanding of Intellectual Property Theory in Canada”. The author is a third-year law student at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.
Susan Croft won for her entry: “Where to Turn When Copyright Fails: Finding a Home for Folklore”. The author is a third-year law student at Queen’s University in Kingston.
2. In the Graduate Student category, the judges did not select a winner for this year’s Challenge.
3. In the Professional category, the judges did not select a winner for this year’s Challenge.
We were pleased to receive submissions from across the country on a wide range of subjects, including: entertainment law, fairy tales, Internet governance, parody, philosophy, the public interest, trade mark, and traditional knowledge.
The winners will be receiving a prize of $1000 each and, in addition to having their articles showcased here on the IPilogue, the articles will be considered for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review (CIPR) and the Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ).
We would like to thank our esteemed intellectual property experts who served as judges for the Challenge:
We look forward to next year’s IP Writing Challenge and continuing to help ignite a more vibrant public policy discussion on all facets of intellectual property law and technology.