Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2012

Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2012

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and IP Osgoode are delighted to announce our 2012 Canadian writing challenge in intellectual property law.

We are pleased to be running our third annual writing challenge.  Our goal is to further enhance thoughtful and well-researched intellectual property public policy scholarship and discussion. We encourage a broad range of perspectives, and topics can be from within the various categories of intellectual property law including patents, trade-marks, industrial design and copyright.

There are three categories for entrants:

  1. Law student category (LL.B, J.D., BCL, and LL.L students)
  2. Graduate student category (LL.M, S.J.D. and PhD students)
  3. Professional category (legal and business professionals who have been practicing 7 years or less, including patent agents and trade-mark agents).

Each winner will be eligible for:

  1. A prize of $1000 (CAD)
  2. His/her work to be published on the IP Osgoode website (
  3. Be considered for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review; and/or Intellectual Property Journal (IPJ)

The deadline is Canada Day, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

More details on Canada’s IP Writing Challenge are available here.

We look forward to reading your work!


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