Announcing Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2011

Announcing Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2011

IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) are proud to announce Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2011.

Eligible candidates are invited to submit articles addressing a thesis of importance in an area of intellectual property law from a Canadian or international perspective.

As in past years, one winner will be announced from each of three separate author categories:

  • Law student category (LL.B, J.D., BCL, and LL.L students)
  • Graduate student category (LL.M, S.J.D. and PhD students)
  • Professional category (legal and business professionals who have been practising 7 years or less, including patent agents)

Winners will be awarded a prize of $1000 (CAD), have his/her work published on the IP Osgoode website (, and be considered for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review and/or Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ), relaunched this year by Professors David Vaver and Giuseppina D’Agostino.

This is the third consecutive year that the IP Writing Challenge has been held, and it is quickly evolving into the premiere writing completion for Canadian students of intellectual property. The winners from 2010 can be viewed here:

Full details will be announced soon, so check back frequently on or email for more information.