Announcing the 2021-2022 Winners of the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize

Announcing the 2021-2022 Winners of the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize

IP Osgoode would like to congratulate the winners of the Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize for 2021-2022. Four prizes in total are awarded each year to Osgoode students and the winning blog posts are featured in the IPilogue. Recipients also receive a $500 award, are announced at Convocation and receive a permanent notation on their official Osgoode transcript. 

The Gowling WLG Best Blog in IP Law and Technology Prize (the “Gowling WLG IPilogue Prize”) was pioneered in Professor Pina D’Agostino’s Intellectual Property class in the Fall 2007 term and has been generously sponsored each year since then by Gowling WLG, formerly Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP. As a sector-focused law firm, Gowling WLG provides clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services, including a leading IP practice and 300-strong global Tech team. 

All blog entries and comments on the IPilogue submitted by Osgoode students are considered automatically for the prize. In each academic semester, one prize is awarded for the best blog post and one prize for the best comment. 

This award is a chance to recognize Osgoode students’ research and writing in a specialized and technical field and further encourage them to develop their strong interest in Intellectual Property Law. Of course, the subject matter of the IPilogue goes beyond strictly IP. Our stories also delve into related areas including: internet law, privacy rights, broadcasting, social media and free speech. 

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Gowling WLG IPilogue Prizes: 

Fall 2021 Term: 

Best Blog: Kwangil (David) Park: What is a Method of Medical Treatment? 

Best Blog Comment: We have a tie. 

Samantha Melhado’s comment on “Let the Chips Fall Where They May: Hershey Sues Californian Cookie Maker 

Lamont Abramczyk’s comment on “UK Court Finds Use Of Ring Surveillance Equipment Infringes Privacy Rights Associated With The General Data Protection Regulation 

Winter 2022 Term: 

Best Blog: Claire Wortsman: A Dove Has Spread Her Wings and Asks for Peace: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage at Risk 

Best Blog Comment: We did not award a winner for this category 

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who make the IPilogue possible. We are most grateful to Gowling WLG for its generous support.