I had the privilege of spending my IPOsgoode intensive placement at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. While two and a half months might seem long in law school, my time with the office flew by. One thing my experience has taught me is that the government has committed to providing relevant, informed, and useful IP […]
Do you know when the first court case involving The Globe and Mail was? It’s okay… I didn’t know either, until a few weeks ago. Here’s a hint: it was before the two separate newspapers of The Globe and The Mail became one in 1936. Here’s another hint: it was before The Mail even existed, […]
IP Intensive: A semester at the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (“SOCAN”)
When I first learned about IP Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law & Technology Intensive Program (“IP Intensive”), it was my first week of law school. The pamphlet I picked up from the clubs fair highlighted IP Osgoode’s partnership with SOCAN. I was immediately interested. As a songwriter, I was familiar with SOCAN and the important work […]
This term, I had the pleasure of being placed at Sandoz Canada as part of Osgoode’s Intellectual Property (IP) Law and Technology Intensive Program. Although the placement was a brief ten weeks, it would be impossible to convey the myriad of lessons I learned during this time. Two of the main takeaways I would like […]
IP Intensive: Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurialism within a Mid-sized Business Accelerator - A Semester at ventureLAB
During my IP Intensive internship with Markham’s business accelerator, ventureLAB, I gained valuable insight into current issues that start-up companies and entrepreneurs alike face. The management team at ventureLAB is dedicated to providing a wide array of opportunities and resources to companies and individuals (referred to as tenants) to help them remedy some of their […]
It was a thrilling tale of will they, won’t they, but in the end Canada and the US agreed on a trade deal, which was signed today by Canada, the United States and Mexico at the G20 leaders’ summit in Buenos Aires. While large parts of the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) seem to be […]
British fashion-house Burberry is known for its $500 scarves, which are easily recognizable thanks to the brand’s iconic checked pattern. However, with the rise of high-quality imitation designer products, it has become incredibly difficult to tell whether a designer item is counterfeit or not. In particular, imitations of the famous Burberry scarf are rampant at […]
IP Osgoode’s Prof. Pina D’Agostino, Aviv Gaon and Ian Stedman Join York University’s Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force
IP Osgoode is proud to announce that its founder and director, Prof. Pina D’Agostino, along with Aviv Gaon and Ian Stedman, both of whom are PhD Candidates at Osgoode Hall Law School, are members of York University’s Artificial Intelligence and Society Task Force. Prof. D’Agostino, Aviv and Ian are leading scholars in AI and the […]
Congratulations to Prof. David Vaver C.M., F.R.S.C. on being inducted to the fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada!
IP Osgoode is proud to announce that our very own Prof. David Vaver C.M., F.R.S.C. was inducted to the fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada. The induction ceremony was recently held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Moral Ethics of Artificial Intelligence Decision-Making – Who Should be Harmed and Who is Held Responsible?
As autonomous vehicles begin their test runs and potential commercial debuts, new liability and ethical questions arise. Unlike other computer algorithms which are already available to the public, a fully automated car divorces the authority of the device from the driver, instead vesting all power and decision-making into the car and its software. Accidents may […]