Announcing the Winners of the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize

IP Osgoode would like to congratulate the winners of the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize for 2015-2016.  Four prizes in total are awarded each year to Osgoode students and the winning blog posts are featured in the IPilogue. Recipients also receive a $500 award, are announced at Convocation and receive a permanent notation on their official Osgoode transcript.

The Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize (the “Gowling WLG IPilogue Prize”) was pioneered in Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino’s Intellectual Property class in the Fall 2007 term and has been generously sponsored each year since then by Gowling WLG, formerly Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

All blog entries and comments on the IPilogue submitted by Osgoode students are considered automatically for the prize (except those submitted by IPilogue Editors). In each academic semester, there is one prize for the best blog post and one prize for the best comment.

For students, this is a chance to recognize their research and writing in a specialized and technical field.  It also encourages law students with a strong interest in Intellectual Property Law to develop that interest.  Of course, the subject matter of the IPilogue goes beyond strictly IP.  Our stories also delve into related areas including: internet law, privacy rights, broadcasting, social media and free speech.

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Gowling WLG IPilogue Prizes:


Fall 2015:

Best Blog: Jennifer Davidson on “Attacking the Attack Ads: Broadcasters Strike Back

Best Comment: Lisa Hartman’s comment on “The Italian Data Protection Authority’s Annual Report 2013 – Big Data, Transparency and Surveillance


Winter 2016:

Best Blog: Jasmine Godfrey on “Fashion Labels and Inuit Designs: When Law is Not Enough

Best Comment: Brendan Monahan’s comment on “The User-Generated Content Exception: Moving Away from a Non-Commercial Requirement


Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who make the IPilogue possible.  We are most grateful to Gowling WLG for its generous support.

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