Announcing the 2018/2019 Winners of the @GowlingWLG 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 2018-2019. 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 Pina D’Agostino’s Intellectual Property class in the Fall 2007 term and has been generously sponsored each year since then by Gowling WLG.

All blog entries and comments on the IPilogue submitted by Osgoode students are considered automatically for the prize. 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 2018 Term:

Best Blog: Peter Werhun on “Don’t Tread on Me (or My ISP): Rogers v Voltage Pictures

Best Blog Comment: We did not award a winner for this category

Winter 2019 Term:

Best Blog Post – We have a tie:

Gillian Burrell on “Randomly Generated Art Draws Copyright and Trademark Infringement Claims

Saba Samanian on “The (Un)Controllable Rise of Smart Clothing

Best Blog Comment: Alessia Monastero’s comment on “Use of Facial Recognition Software at Calgary Malls Raises Privacy Concerns

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

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