Reminder: Canada’s IP Writing Challenge - July 1st, 2017 Deadline!

Reminder: Canada’s IP Writing Challenge - July 1st, 2017 Deadline!

The deadline to submit an entry for the 9th annual Canada’s IP Writing Challenge is Saturday July 1, 2017! 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. Submissions can be sent 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 opportunity 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 can be from within the various categories of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, industrial design and copyright.   Please note that the set topic for the professional category is a case note on an intellectual property related decision issued after January 1, 2016.

There are three categories for entrants:

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 practicing 7 years or less, including patent agents and trade-mark agents)

More details on Canada’s IP Writing Challenge 2017 are available here.

We look forward to reading your work!