IPilogue Team

IPilogue Team

IPilogue (www.iposgoode.ca) is the first online review of its kind, featuring thoughtful intellectual property and technology law commentary by its students 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’AGOSTINOGiuseppina D’Agostino
Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Founder & Director, IP Osgoode


Managing Editors

OLHA SENYSHYN

Assistant Director, IP Osgoode, IP and Technology Program

 

 

Ashley Moniz

ASHLEY MONIZ

Assistant Director, IP Osgoode, IP and Technology Program


Content Manager

NIKITA MUNJAL
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Nikita has completed her second year of the JD/MBA program 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.


Senior Editors

BONNIE HASSANZADEH
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Bonnie is a JD student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She holds an Honours BSc in Biology from York University. Her main areas of interest are Trademarks, Life Science Patents, and Industrial Design. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga.

 

Sabrina MacklaiSABRINA MACKLAI
JD Candidate 2023, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Sabrina is entering her second year at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. In addition to her legal studies, she is pursuing a Master of Information. Here, she investigates the commodification of personal data, drawing from surveillance and privacy studies. She previously obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science (Integrated Science) from McMaster University. From the trends of fashion to the discoveries in chemistry, Sabrina loves that studying intellectual property law puts her at the forefront of innovation.


Deputy 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.


IPilogue Writers (Summer 2021)

Aishwerya KansalAISHWERYA KANSAL
LLM Graduate 2020, Intellectual Property Law at Osgoode Professional Development

Aishwerya is a foreign trained lawyer working with IP Processing Team at Bereskin & Parr LLP. She completed Master’s in Law – International Business Laws with a focus in Technology & Intellectual Property (IP) from Osgoode Hall Law School. Before entering the Canadian legal market, she practiced as a Trademark, Copyright and Contractual IP Associate with Anand & Anand. In times, where “change” is the only constant, she envisions a continuous learning and wish to engage herself in the future of Innovation.

Ali MesbahianALI MESBAHIAN
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ali is entering his second year at Osgoode Hall. Prior to law school, he obtained a BA in philosophy and music from the University of Toronto, and an MA in philosophy from the University of Alberta. Ali is interested in international and transnational law, and the intersection of technology and civil liberties.

Claire Wortsman

CLAIRE WORTSMAN
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Claire is entering her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She graduated from the International Studies program at Boston College, with an interdisciplinary focus on politics, economics, and ethics, as well as a minor in Management & Leadership. While working abroad in Geneva at an organization aimed at funding global green tech investments, she developed interests in emerging technologies, global affairs, and intellectual property law.

GURBIR SIDHU
LLM candidate in Intellectual Property Law at Osgoode Professional Development

Prior to joining Osgoode, Gurbir worked as an IP lawyer and patent agent in India. He was involved in IP prosecution, opposition and representing tech companies in safe harbor, trademark, and copyright infringement suits. Being a computer science engineering graduate, Gurbir is a passionate advocate for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and he was instrumental in establishing a Linux Foundation project in India. He is currently working on a project promoting access to generic medicines for patients in India. Outside school, he likes playing with pets and making music.

Junghi WooJUNGHI WOO
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Junghi Woo is a second year JD at Osgoode Hall. She graduated from the Ted Rogers School of Management, holding a B Comm., majoring in Law and Business and minoring in French Languages. Her passion for Intellectual Property comes with her interests in innovative technology as she loves any opportunity to explore the intersection of law, technology, innovation, and business.

Meena AlnajarMEENA ALNAJAR
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Meena is a first year JD Candidate at Osgoode Hall. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and Science at McMaster with a minor in biology. During her undergraduate summers, she worked as a cancer biology research assistant investigating the mechanisms of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Meena has a particular interest in patents, having worked on a patent draft pertaining to cancer research in her time as a research assistant. As an IPilogue Writer, Meena looks forward to addressing the interactions between innovation, artistry, and intellectual property law. 

Natalie BravoNATALIE BRAVO
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Natalie Bravo is entering her second year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She completed her Honours BA in Hispanic Studies and a Certificate in Translation at Glendon College. She took part in various clubs and activities related to arts and technology. She served as a Computer Science TA in her last year. Prior to law school, she worked full-time as a Music Publishing Content Analyst, and as a JavaScript teacher. Throughout her career, she has had direct experience with music copyright administration in major digital markets, such as Google, Spotify, and Apple Music. She is interested in the intersection of technology, entertainment, and intellectual property. Outside of law school, she is a graphic designer, blockchain enthusiast, experimental musician, and retro video game collector.

RYAN ERDMAN
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Ryan just completed his first year of the J.D. Program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior, he completed his B.A from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours specialization in Kinesiology. While Ryan’s interest with intellectual property and patent law originates with his background in health science, it has expanded to include other areas such as sport, entertainment, business law, and other emerging technologies. He is also a huge fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

SHAWN DHUE
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Shawn is excited to start his second year at Osgoode Hall Law School this September. He previously obtained an Honors B.A. in Political Science, specializing in International Conflict Management and Human Rights, with a Business French Certificate at Western University. Having taken courses in policy reform and ethics, Shawn’s interest in intellectual property grew out of his curiosity about monopolies in the pharmaceutical industry. He looks forward to learning more about the intersection of intellectual property law with health and labour and employment law. In his spare time, Shawn builds DIY miniature houses that take A LOT of focus.

Tiffany Wang

TIFFANY WANG
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Tiffany is going into her second year at Osgoode Hall. Via taking Copyright, Trademark, and Patent at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law during her master’s, Tiffany actively developed her interests in Intellectual Property. Her curiosity for IP stems from her passion for the performing and fine arts. She is excited to share her current interests in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and privacy as a contributing writer.

TUGCE KUCUKALI
LL.M Candidate, University of British Columbia

Tugce works in a full-service law firm in Istanbul, Turkey and is a graduate of Galatasaray University. She specializes in Intellectual Property with a focus on patents and trademarks. Intellectual Property Law, which lies at the intersections of art science and law, has intrigued her ever since her undergraduate studies in law. She sees each legal case in IP law which she comes across as an inspiring and challenging interdisciplinary story. During her spare time, she enjoys taking photos and learning foreign languages, and is a competent speaker of Turkish, German and French.