Announcing the Winner of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2015

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) are thrilled to announce the winner of the seventh annual edition of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge:

1. In the Law Student category, the judges selected Mariam Awan as the winner for this year’s Challenge:

Mariam won for her entry: “The user-generated content exception: Moving away from a non-commercial requirement“. Mariam Awan is currently in her third year of study at the Queen’s University, Faculty of Law.

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: claims construction, Bill C-31, trademarks, technological neutrality, patent reform, moral rights, and copyright reform.

The winner will be receiving a prize of $1000 and, in addition to having her winning article showcased here on the IPilogue, the article will be considered for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review (CIPR) or the Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ).

We would like to thank our esteemed intellectual property experts who served as judges for the Challenge:

The Honourable Justice Roger T. Hughes
Professor Ikechi Mgbeoji
Daniel R. Bereskin, QC

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.