Announcing the Winners of Canada's 2010 IP Writing Challenge

Announcing the Winners of Canada's 2010 IP Writing Challenge

Professor Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode
Michel Gérin is the Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada are thrilled to announce the winners of the second annual edition of Canada's IP Writing Challenge:

1. In the Graduate Student category, Pascale Chapdelaine won thanks to her entry: “The Nature and Justification of the Consumer’s Ownership Rights in the Copy of a Copyrighted Work”. The author is a Ph.D. in law candidate at Osgoode Hall law school.

2. In the Professional category, the winners were Michael Crichton and Kiernan A. Murphy who co-authored: "Obviously Different: Technological Divergences and the Spectrum of Obviousness". The authors are lawyers at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP.

3. In the Law Student category, the judges did not select a winner for this year's Challenge.

We were pleased to receive submissions from across the country on a wide range of subjects, including: entertainment law, fairy tales, Internet governance, parody, philosophy, the public interest, trade mark, and traditional knowledge.

The winners will be receiving a prize of $1000 and have their articles considered for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review (CIPR) and the Osgoode Hall Review of Law and Policy (OHRLP).

We would also like to thank the esteemed intellectual property experts who served as judges for the Challenge:

  • The Honourable Justice Roger T. Hughes
  • Maître Hugues G. Richard
  • Professor David Vaver

We look forward to next year’s IP Writing Challenge and continuing to help ignite a more vibrant public policy discussion on all facets of intellectual property.