Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2013

Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2013

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and IP Osgoode are delighted to announce our 2013 Canadian writing challenge in intellectual property law.

We are excited to be running our fifth 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 this year:

  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)

The winner from each of category will be eligible for:

  1. A prize of $1000 (CAD)
  2. Publication on the IP Osgoode website (
  3. Consideration for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review and/or the Intellectual Property Journal.

We are pleased to announce that, new to this year’s challenge, the set topic for the professional category is a case note on an intellectual property related decision issued after January 1, 2012.

The deadline is Canada Day, Monday, July 1, 2013.

More details on Canada’s IP Writing Challenge are available at

We look forward to reading your work!


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.