REMINDER: Canada Day Is The Submission Deadline for Canada's IP Writing Challenge!

REMINDER: Canada Day Is The Submission Deadline for Canada's IP Writing Challenge!

Canada Day is fast-approaching.  This means it’s also time to prepare your submissions to Canada’s IP Writing Challenge!  The submission deadline is Monday July 1, at 5pm. The winner from each category will receive a prize of $1000 (CAD), publication on the IP Osgoode website, and consideration for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review and/or the Intellectual Property Journal. Please send your submissions to

Do you have a paper from a recently completed intellectual property class? A case note on a intellectual property related decision? Canada's IP Writing Challenge is the perfect chance to showcase your opinions and gain recognition from the greater Canadian intellectual property community. We are looking for thoughtful and well-researched papers on intellectual property and public policy scholarship to enhance our discussion. We encourage a broad range of perspectives and topics 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 set topic for the professional category is a case note on an intellectual property related decision issued after January 1, 2012. The submissions for the aw student and graduate student category are welcome on any topic relating to intellectual property law.

Full details of the rules and submission process on are available at

We look forward to reading your work!