IP Osgoode is an independent and authoritative voice that explores legal governance issues at the intersection of intellectual property (IP) and technology.
IP Osgoode cultivates interdisciplinary, comparative and transnational research, collaboration, and policy-oriented scholarship and practice. Our structure and activities reflect a tight connection between teaching and research. The program’s researchers, collaborators, and students actively engage in some of the most important and cutting-edge IP law and technology related research and policy discussions of today.
Among the program’s current focus areas are all facets of IP (including copyright, patents, trademarks, unfair competition, and industrial design), as well as privacy, ethics, and technology regulation, and intersecting areas of the law (from contract, labour and constitutional law to environmental justice, international trade and competition). Our interdisciplinary reach extends from law and technology to business, sciences, media, culture and the arts.
We aim to provide balanced and objective perspectives, and to contribute new and underexplored viewpoints and voices to public policy discussions.