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


Managing Editors

Olha Senyshyn

Assistant Director, IP Osgoode, IP and Technology Program


Nikita Munjal
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Nikita is in 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.

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.


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.


Contributing IPilogue Editors (Fall 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.

EMILY XIANG
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Emily is in her first year of study at Osgoode Hall Law School. Previously, she has obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree at McMaster University. While her interest in intellectual property stems primarily from her scientific background, her passion is also coloured by her own personal endeavours in the fine arts and digital media. In her free time, she enjoys blogging and creative writing.

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

KHRISTOFF BROWNING
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law Schoolool

Khristoff is in his first year at Osgoode Hall Law school and currently holds a B.Sc in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph. Khristoff’s interest in intellectual property stems from his fascination with pharmaceutical and nutraceutical patent processes he obtained from previous learning material in undergraduate upper-year courses. Khristoff hopes to combine his educational background and legal research experience with future work at the Innovation Clinic to help support entrepreneurs with patenting, commercialization, and copyright objectives. In his spare time, Khristoff enjoys playing basketball and working out.

MADELAINE LYNCH
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Maddie is in her second year at Osgoode. She holds an Honours BSc in Biochemistry from McMaster University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto. Her PhD research focused on restoration of the vasculature in Alzheimer’s disease. It was through this research that Maddie was introduced to the possibility of a career in intellectual property. Maddie is particularly interested in patent law, and hopes to be able to combine her science and legal education. During her spare time, Maddie enjoys weightlifting, baking and travelling.

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.

JINGCAI YING
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Jingcai Ying is a first-year JD student at the Osgoode Hall Law School. He received his PhD in political philosophy from the University of Virginia (USA). His research in political philosophy has instilled in him an ardent desire to explore the interactions between public law and technology. He is also interested in the intersection of business law, economics, and technology.

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.

ELOISE SOMERA
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Eloise is in her second year at Osgoode. She holds a Joint Honours BA in History and Political Science from the University of Ottawa. Her interest in intellectual property stems from her love for fashion, which intersects with the IP branches of trademarks and copyright. Eloise is an executive member of the Osgoode Fashion Law Society (OFLS), where she explores the niche area of fashion law. In her spare time, Eloise enjoys curating outfits and selling clothing pieces on her small online shop.

SARAH RAJA
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Sarah is a second-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. She previously completed her Bachelor of Medical Science at Western University. Her interest in intellectual property stems from her biomedical background but has expanded to include aspects in the arts and entertainment industries. She was a representative for the Intellectual Property Society of Osgoode and a Fellow with the Innovation Clinic throughout her 1L year.

SAUMIA GANESHAMOORTHY
JD Candidate 2022, Osgoode Hall Law School

Saumia Ganeshamoorthy is a second year student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, she obtained her undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Development Studies at McGill University. Saumia has a particular interest in health law, having worked over the past summer on health-related legal aid cases. While she enjoys analyzing the intersection between health law and intellectual property, her interest in intellectual property also expands towards its implications with artificial intelligence as well as the arts.

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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.

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.

ADELE ZHANG
JD Candidate 2023, Osgoode Hall Law School

Adele is a first-year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She recently graduated from the University of Toronto where she studied Ethics, Society, and Law, Political Science, and Contemporary Asian Studies. During the last four years, Adele engaged in a variety of extracurricular activities and work experiences, contributing to her primary interest in IP law. She is also interested in sports law, business law, and employment law.