Announcing the 12th Annual Canada’s IP Writing Challenge

Announcing the 12th Annual Canada’s IP Writing Challenge

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC) and IP Osgoode are delighted to announce the 2020 edition of Canada’s IP 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, trademarks, industrial design and copyright.

There are three categories for entrants this year:

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 trademark agents)
The winner from each of category will be eligible for:

A prize of $1,000 (CAD)
Publication on the IP Osgoode website (
Consideration for publication in the Canadian Intellectual Property Review and/or the Intellectual Property Journal.

The deadline is Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 5 PM EDT.

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