IPilogue Editors

IPilogue Editors

IPilogue (www.iposgoode.ca) is the first online review of its kind, featuring thoughtful intellectual property and technology law commentary by its student editors as well as scholars and other experts from around the world. As an interdisciplinary forum, we explore issues ranging from biotechnology to telecommunications, media to privacy, antitrust to tort, and beyond.

Based at Osgoode Hall Law School, IPilogue seeks to promote evidence-based dialogue featuring a multitude of perspectives.  Students from other law schools are welcome to contribute to IPilogue. We also welcome interdisciplinary contributions from professionals and scholars in various disciplines outside of law.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact us at iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Editor-in-Chief

Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino
Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Founder & Director, IP Osgoode

Managing Editor

Olha Senyshyn

Assistant Director, IP Osgoode, IP and Technology Program

Osgoode Hall Law School

Content Editor

Summer Lewis
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Summer is a second year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She spent the last four years completing her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law, and French. Summer has spent over a year writing about the pressing legal issues that arise in the fashion industry on the blog Unprecedentedly Chic. She has a strong interest in intellectually property and trademark issues in the fashion world, including how technology affects these industries. As such, Summer is the Panel/Networking Coordinator for the Osgoode Fashion Law Society and a Fellow with the Innovation Clinic. She uses these opportunities to learn more about the entrepreneurial process and the role law plays in regulating innovation.

Summer is looking forward to using the IPilogue’s platform to discuss issues with new disruptive technologies, new intellectual property concerns in the fashion industry, and challenges that women and minority groups face in the intellectual property and innovation space.

Senior Editors

Sebastian Beck-Watt
JD Graduate 2017, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sebastian is an intellectual property lawyer practicing in Toronto and a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. He previously clerked at the Federal Court of Canada. His practice includes trademarks, copyright, litigation, and other IP matters.

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Alessia Monastero

JD Graduate 2019, Osgoode Hall Law School

Alessia is a business-oriented lawyer focused on developing innovative and creative solutions to commercial, technology and intellectual property law issues. She is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (2019) and the Schulich School of Business (2016). Having grown up in an environment surrounded by art, Alessia remains curious about the ways in which the Canadian legal framework compliments the needs of creators and entrepreneurs in Canada’s creative and cultural sectors.

Art Editor

Jacob Schroeter

JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Jacob’s interest in intellectual property law stems from a lifelong passion for the arts. As a creative entrepreneur with years of experience commissioning his own artistic content, he recognizes the value of protecting original creations. This has inspired him to further explore the relationship between the business elements of art and the IP aspects of art law, such as commercialization, copyright, and rights acquisition. Jacob volunteered with the Innovation Clinic as a Clinic Fellow in his 1L year and is continuing in this capacity during the 2020 summer, while also serving as the Art Editor for IPilogue.

Prior to beginning 1L at Osgoode Hall Law School, Jacob majored in Political Studies at Queen’s University where he also served as the captain of the Queen’s Men’s Varsity Soccer Team.


Contributing IPilogue Editors (Summer 2020)

Elif Babaoglu

JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Elif is entering her third year of studies at Osgoode. She wants to further her understanding of the legal challenges pertaining to the commercialization of innovation and creative works. Moreover, she is an AI enthusiast and is learning about the intersectionality of Big Data, IP and Privacy law. She earned a cybersecurity certification from Harvard’s VPAL Office and also working towards her CIPP certification to become a Canadian Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Lauren Chan

JD candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Lauren Chan is a J.D. student entering her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Lauren studied both business and science. Lauren started as an editor with the IPilogue in 2018, and is very excited to continue working with the team to cover technological advancements and their impact on the law.

RACHEL MARCUS
JD Candidate 2021, Osgoode Hall Law School

Rachel is in her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She previously completed her Honours Bachelor of Science (Earth Sciences) at University of Toronto where she became interested in environmental and intellectual property law. Through her classes and various volunteer opportunities, she learned about environmental degradation and the impact individual actions have on the Earth. Through intellectual property law, she hopes to support organizations seeking to create new green technology to promote sustainable living.P

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NIKITA MUNJAL
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Nikita has completed her first year at Osgoode Hall. Her passion for Intellectual Property stems from her fine arts background. In her first year, Nikita was a member of the Osgoode Privacy Law Society, which helped her develop a keen interest in exploring the role of privacy in an increasingly technologically driven society. Nikita is eager to explore topics that combine her interests in Intellectual Property, the arts, privacy, and business.

MEGHAN CARLIN
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Meghan is entering her second year of studies at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to attending Osgoode, she earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) at the University of Toronto.  It was during her time working in music licensing for film, tv and ads that Meghan found her interest in IP take shape. Meghan is particularly interested in emerging media and shifting approaches to copyright, and also acts as co-president of Osgoode’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association

DANIEL CHOI
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Daniel is entering his second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, he worked in Database Operations at the Ontario Medical Association. He has a BA from the University of Toronto and a MA (Philosophy) from McMaster University. His research interests are in ethics and legal theory. He is also interested in the intersection of law, business, and technology.

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JOAQUIN FRANCIS ARIAS
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Joaquin Francis is entering his second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. He previously obtained an Honours B.S. in Biochemistry and Immunology from the University of Toronto. During the completion of his undergraduate degree, Francis was a student researcher in biomedical laboratories within the university and at Sick Kids Hospital. His research focused on diverse topics including antibiotic development, computational biology, and diabetes. Francis believes that as the world economy progressively becomes innovation and technology-driven, acquiring, protecting and exploiting intellectual property will become increasingly important. In his capacity as an IPilogue Editor, Francis is looking forward to explore how these shifting macro-economic trends will impact intellectual property law.